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Evangel University named #1 Best College in Springfield by Niche

Published on Aug 30, 2023 by Erin Hedlun

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – Evangel University has been recognized as the #1 Best College in Springfield, Missouri by Niche, a premier source for verified information, rankings, and reviews on higher education institutions. EU was also named #2 Best Christian College in Missouri and ranked in the top 20% of Christian colleges nationally.

Additional EU ranking highlights from Niche include:

  • Top 10% of colleges for education degrees in the U.S.
  • Top 12% of colleges for religious studies in the U.S.
  • Top 25% of colleges with best academics in the U.S.
  • Top 25% of best small colleges in the U.S.
  • Top 25% of best college campuses in the U.S.
  • Top 25% of safest college campuses in the U.S.

“We have been intentional and focused in our efforts to enhance the student experience on campus and provide students with a world-class education through the lens of a Biblical worldview,” said Dr. Mike Rakes, Evangel University president. “These rankings confirm our efforts are working as we strive to make EU among the premiere Christian universities in America.”

Niche features in-depth profiles on every school and college in America and is recognized as a market leader in connecting these institutions with students and families. Niche’s website features over 140 million reviews and ratings to help prospective students identify and enroll in the right school for them.


 About Evangel University

Evangel University, with its embedded Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Spirit-led Christian university located in Springfield, Missouri. It is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Under the leadership of Dr. Mike Rakes, EU is committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally and becoming compassionate innovators in their chosen vocations. EU offers more than 70 degree programs, including cutting-edge majors, pre-professional programs, and affordable and flexible online degree options.

EU is highly regarded and has been ranked:

  • US News & World Report Best Colleges Top Performer in Social Mobility
  • Colleges of Distinction Best Christian University
  • Top 10 Best Universities by
  • Third Most Beautiful Campus in the Midwest by Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Top 10 Best Colleges in Missouri by

With additional accreditations in business, counseling, music, social work, and theology and certification as an Excellence in Giving university, EU is focused on providing students with hands-on experience and real-world training for today’s professional careers. Learn more about the university at