50 Most Affordable Bible Colleges 2016

50-Most-Affordable-Bible-Colleges-2016We are excited to compile this list of the most affordable Bible Colleges for 2016. All college tuition and costs are increasing and represent a significant impact on a household budget.  This list is of high quality Bible Colleges that offer degrees from an accredited institution at an affordable rate.  While cost or affordability should not be the primary measure of a Bible College, it is an important factor that should not be overlooked, either.  This list of schools represent the result of multiple data component review and have shown themselves as providing a quality program at an affordable cost.

The methodology behind this ranking began with schools that are members of The Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), or accredited members of The Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS).  Theological affiliates of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) were also considered.  We then collected each school’s “net price” tuition data.   Average net price is defined as “subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses,” by the National Center for Education Statistics.

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Nebraska Christian College

Nebraska Christian College is a private, non-profit, coeducational, Christian institution of higher education, located in Papillion, Nebraska. Affiliated with the Christian churches and churches of Christ, Nebraska Christian College offers a bible-based education designed to prepare students for service and ministry. Established in 1945, the school was founded with the original object of training and teaching young people who would be equipped to serve and lead in Christian churches. Today, Nebraska Christian College is passionate about creating church leaders. The school’s mission statement clearly declares itself to be “an Institution of Christian higher education that seeks to bring glory to God by calling people to know Christ, preparing disciples with skills for ministry, and sending them out to make Christ known.”

Nebraska Christian College is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education and has been so since 1985. The school’s total enrollment figure reaches nearly 150, all of which are undergraduate students. The school offers a number of programs, including Pastoral; Worship Ministry; Next Generation Ministry; Family Life and Care; Christian Ministry; and Intercultural Studies. In addition, Nebraska Christian College is partnered with Hope International University and through them, offers programs in Business Administration; Human Development (Family Studies Concentration, Community Mental Health Concentration); Liberal Studies: Teacher Preparation (Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Secondary Education: English, Secondary Education: Social Science). Nebraska Christian College also offers a number of Master degree programs which are offered 100% online, including a MBA, MA in Education, Master of Education, MA in Ministry, and Master of Divinity – each with their own unique specializations. Nebraska Christian College’s net tuition cost is $17,940. A number of financial aid options are available to assist students and 100% of full-time beginning students at Nebraska Christian College to receive some form of financial aid.

Net Price: $17,940

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Trinity College of Florida

Trinity College, located in Trinity, Florida, is a private, interdenominational, evangelical institution of biblical higher education. Originally called the Florida Bible Institute, the school was established in 1932 in Temple Terrace by Dr. William T. Watson, a fundamentalist tent preacher from North Carolina and pastor of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in St. Petersburg. Today, Trinity College is known as one of the very best in Christian higher education and has been listed as a Best Buy in private colleges and universities by the Consumers Digest Magazine. Trinity College is committed to impacting humanity and boasts alumni who are serving all around the globe in various areas of ministry, economic relief, business, education, government, human services, and communication. Trinity College’s training and preparation of students includes “state-of-the-art classroom training, career advancement, community service, internships, and personal support from fellow students, faculty, and staff.”

Trinity College is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education and has a total student population of over 200 students – all undergraduates. Trinity College offers a variety of undergraduate majors and programs, including Advanced Theological Studies; Bible and Theology; Business and Leadership (with a Management Concentration); Business and Leadership (with a Sports Management Concentration); Church Ministries (with specializations in Pastoral Care, Worship, and Youth); Counseling (with a Clinical Concentration and Family Systems Concentration); Elementary Education; General Studies; Intercultural Studies; and Psychology. Housing is offered both on and off campus and Trinity College’s residence halls offer double-occupancy rooms. Off-campus housing is offered in one of Trinity College’s several apartments which are located less than three miles off of campus. Net tuition cost at Trinity College is $17,837 and a variety of financial aid options are available to students, including institutional and federal grants, scholarships, student loans, and etc. Nearly all of Trinity College’s beginning full-time students receive some type of financial aid.

Net Price: $17,837

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Lincoln Christian University

Lincoln Christian University is a private institution of biblical higher education, located in Lincoln, Illinois, previously known as the Lincoln Christian College and Seminary. The school was established in 1944, originally called the Lincoln Bible Institute, as a four-year Bible college in association with the Restoration Movement. In 1951 the school’s seminary was opened and in September of 2009 the school adopted its current name, after announcing the change in May of the same year. Lincoln Christian University’s mission is to be a “higher education community whose mission is to “nurture and equip Christians with a Biblical worldview to serve and lead in the church and the world. The principal means…[used] to accomplish this mission are teaching, learning, leading, and serving through undergraduate and graduate programs.”

Lincoln Christian University is accredited by both the Association for Biblical Higher Education as well as the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The university has a total enrollment figure of nearly 1,000, including almost 600 undergraduate students. Lincoln Christian University offers roughly a dozen Bachelor’s of Arts degrees in the areas of Biblical Studies, Business Administration, Children’s Ministry, Christian Ministry, Communication Studies, Intercultural Studies, Philosophy, Preaching Ministry, Psychology, Spiritual Formation & Ministry, Worship Ministry, and Youth & Family Ministry. In addition, the university offers several Master’s degrees, including Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies, Church History / Historical Theology, Philosophy & Apologetics, Theology, Bible and Theology, Counseling, Intercultural Studies, Marriage & Family Therapy, Ministry, Organizational Leadership, and Spiritual Formation; a Master of Divinity; and Master of Religious Education. Lincoln Christian University also offers a Doctor of Ministry. The school’s net tuition cost is $17,790 and a number of financial aid programs are available to assist students. Approximately 96% of full-time, beginning undergraduate students do receive some type of financial aid.

Net Price: $17,790

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Messenger College

Messenger College, located in Euless, Texas, serves as the national college of the Pentecostal Church of God. A private institution, Messenger College was created in 1987 as the result of a merger between two collegiate institutions. As the national college for the Pentecostal Church of God, Messenger College serves as the organization’s educational arm for the training of the denomination’s ministers, missionaries, teachers, and other professionals which serve both in the United States and abroad. The school’s purpose is to “engage, enlighten, and enliven the mind of the student.” Four areas are considered essential to each degree program at Messenger College: 1) a Foundational Biblical knowledge, which contributes to the formation of a Christian worldview, 2) Competency in general education, 3) Skills for effective communication (oral, written, visual), and 4) Leadership competence and professionalism.

Messenger College is accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1993. Approximately 170 students are currently enrolled, all of whom are undergraduates. Several of Messenger College’s programs are offered on-campus and online and include a Certification of Christian Ministries; an Associate of Christian Ministries; a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries; and a Bachelor of Arts in Counseling. Messenger College’s campus is located in the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and the school’s facilities include classrooms, the lounge, library, administrative and faculty offices. Messenger College offers on-campus housing with fully furnished one or two bedroom apartments, each with a full kitchen. The school’s net tuition cost is $17,751, which falls into the lower price range for colleges of its type. Financial aid is available to students, including Pell grants, federal SEO grant, subsidized and unsubsidized loans, and more. All of Messenger College’s full-time beginning undergraduates receive financial aid, as do approximately 94% of all undergraduates.
Net Price: $17,751

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Life Pacific College

Life Pacific College is a private 4-year college located in San Dimas, CA.  The College was founded in Echo Park, Los Angeles, California, in 1923 as Echo Park Evangelistic and Missionary Training Institute; its name was changed to LIFE Bible College, LIFE standing for “Lighthouse of International Foursquare Evangelism”, in 1926.   In 1990 the college relocated to San Dimas, CA; it received its present name over 10 years later.  LPC is associated with the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel and serves as the denomination’s primary center for the education of ministers, missionaries and teachers.  It is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission.  The Southern California environment provides a beautiful backdrop for the study in God’s Word.  LPC exists for the transformational development of students into leaders prepared to serve God in the Church, the workplace, and the world.

Life Pacific College enrolls over 500 undergraduate students and offers Associate’s Degrees, Bachelor’s Degrees and Master’s Degrees.  The school awards six traditional degrees: Associate of Arts in General Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Transformational Ministry, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts Human Development & Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Worship Arts & Media; it also offers two non-traditional programs: Bachelor of Arts in Ministry & Leadership and Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership.  LPC’s stated values include Scripture as authoritative guide for faith and practice; Grace-based community; Foursquare heritage and Global awareness.  Financial Aid is available, 87% of full-time beginning undergraduate students receive some sort of financial aid.  That financial aid is in the form of scholarships and grants, Pell grants and student loans.  Approximately 79% of all undergraduate students receive financial aid.

Net Price: $17,750

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Emmaus Bible College

Emmaus Bible College is a 4-year, private college located on the west side of Dubuque, IA (along the Mississippi River) affiliated with Open Brethren.  The College was established as Emmaus Bible School in 1941 in Toronto, Ontario.  The college relocated to Chicago, Illinois in 1947, and in 1984, it moved to Dubuque, Iowa.  It was then renamed Emmaus Bible College.  The gently rolling topography of the 24 acre campus allows for open spaces for recreation and reflection.  There are sports fields for use in the warm months and areas for skating, cross-country skiing and downhill skiing in the winter.  Emmaus Bible College is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.  The College’s mission is to glorify God by equipping learners to impact the world for Christ through faithful and effective service in their ministries, professions, and communities.

Emmaus Bible College enrolls over 200 undergraduate students and offers Certificates, Associate’s and Bachelor’s Degrees.  The available programs include: Bible & Theology; Business Administration; Computer Studies; Counseling Psychology; Educational Ministries; General Education; Health Sciences (offered in partnership with the University of Dubuque and Northeast Iowa Community College); Intercultural Studies; Music and Teacher Education (including five teacher license options from the state of Iowa and additional specialist endorsements in K-8 Reading, K-8 Social Studies, and K-8 Music).  In addition, there are New Programs including: Bible/Theology and Computer Science, Bible/Theology and Applied Mathematics, Bible/Theology and Cross-Cultural Nursing and Biblical Studies with a concentration in Pre-Professional Health Sciences.  Online opportunities are limited to individual courses.  Financial Aid is available, 100% of full-time beginning undergraduate students receive some sort of financial aid.  That financial aid is in the form of scholarships and grants, Pell grants and student loans.  Approximately 96% of all undergraduate students receive financial aid.

Net Price: $17,482

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New Hope Christian College

New Hope Christian College is a private 4-year college in Eugene, OR.  The school began as the Bible Standard Training School, and was later known as the Bible Standard Institute, the Bible Standard College, Eugene Bible College and finally New Hope Christian College.  In 2009, the school joined the Pacific Rim Christian College Consortium.  The name was changed from Eugene Bible College to New Hope Christian College in 2010.  New Hope Christian College is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation and Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; it is affiliated with the Open Bible Churches.  The college, situated on 36 suburban acres overlooking Eugene (just 5 miles from downtown) exists to disciple emerging Christian leaders by developing their theology, ministry skills, and character in order to win souls, plant fruitful churches, and lead as exemplary ambassadors for Christ in the ministry and marketplace.

There are over 150 students enrolled at New Hope Christian College, all of them undergraduates.  Degree programs include Bachelor of Science in Creative Arts (with a Drama & Dance, Music & worship or Technology & Production concentration); Bachelor of Science in Ministry Leadership (with a Business Administration, Christian Counseling, Christian Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Pastoral Ministry or Youth Ministry Concentration).  In addition to the on-campus degree programs, New Hope Christian College offers the following online programs: Associate of Science Ministry Leadership (2-year degree) and Master of Arts Christian Ministry (2-year degree).  The college’s aim is to develop servant-leaders, train students to live lives fully devoted to God and His Word, nurture healthy, biblical relationships and grow a resolute faith that’s consistently lived.  100% of full-time beginning undergraduate students receive some sort of financial aid.  That financial aid is in the form of scholarships and grants, Pell grants and student loans.  Approximately 84% of all undergraduate students receive financial aid.

Net Price: $17,451

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Cincinnati Christian University

Cincinnati Christian University was formed in 1924 by the merger of two institutions to form the Cincinnati Bible Seminary.  According to their founding charter, the purpose of CBS was “to prepare men and women for Christian service.”  In 2004, the corporate name became Cincinnati Christian University.  The University, supported by the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ, is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.  Additionally, the school has specialized accreditation by Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools and the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation.  This private, 4-year university is located in Cincinnati, OH a few miles west of downtown.  CCU is committed to providing an excellent educational, spiritual, and social experience for each student. Graduates are trained to bring a Christ-like perspective to their home, workplace, and community.

Cincinnati Christian University enrolls over 600 undergraduate students and over 200 graduate students.  Among the degree offerings – Associates, Bachelors and Masters – are the following areas of study: AA Communication Arts; BS Biblical Studies (with Business, Communication Arts, History, Interpreter Training, Psychology, Social & Cultural Studies, Urban & Intercultural Studies or Public Theology minors); BS Business (with Accounting, Entrepreneurship, IT Management, Marketing, Sports Management or Organizational Leadership concentrations); BA General Ministry; BA Preaching & Congregational Ministry; BA Youth & Children’s Ministry; BS Music & Worship.  Master of Arts (Religion) degrees include: MAR Biblical Studies; MAR Pastoral Care & Counseling; MAR Theological Studies; Master of Divinity (M.Div).  Approximately 93% of full-time beginning undergraduate students receive some sore of financial aid.  That financial aid is in the form of scholarships and grants, Pell grants and student loans.  Approximately 85% of all undergraduate students receive financial aid.

Net Price: $17,394

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World Mission University

World Mission University was started in 1989 after a special committee from the Oriental Mission Church gathered to pray about the need for a new seminary to train missionaries, pastors and lay leaders.  World Mission Theological Seminary, a private 4-year university, located in Los Angeles, CA was the direct result of that committee’s prayer.  In 1993, the name of the institution was changed from World Mission Theological Seminary to World Mission University to reflect the school’s broader offering of programs.  In August 2003, the institution moved to a new location in Koreatown, a center of downtown Los Angeles.  The school is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation and the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools and the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Commission.  World Evangelical Mission Alliance (WEMA) recognizes World Mission University as a major source for training prospective missionaries, ministers, professionals, and church leaders.

There are nearly 150 undergraduate students enrolled in World Mission University and about as many graduate students.  The University offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biblical Studies, Christian Counseling and Music.  The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and Bachelor of Arts in Christian Counseling are also available online in their entirety.  The University awards Master of Arts in Theology, Christian Counseling and Music; online Masters programs include Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Theology.  An on campus Doctorate program confers the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min).  There are 2 non-degree programs available online: Early Childhood Education Certificate and Family Christian Counseling Certificate.  Approximately 50% of full-time beginning undergraduate students receive some sort of financial aid.  This financial aid is in the form of scholarships, grants and Pell grants as well as student loans.  For all undergraduate students, over 90% receive financial aid.

Net Price: $17,312

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Pillar College

Pillar College, a private 4-year institution, was established as Somerset Christian College has its main campus in Newark, NJ.  Started in 2001 in Franklin Township, NJ, flooding led to the condemnation of all campus buildings and caused the school to relocate all operations to its administration offices in Newark, NJ.  In 2013, the school opened an extension site in Somerset, NJ and, with the geographical change, also changed its name to Pillar College.  It is affiliated with Pillar of Fire International and is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation and Middle States Commission on Higher Education.  The college is run in the Wesleyan-Arminian tradition.  Pillar College educates, inspires, and equips students for excellent scholarship, service, and leadership. Rooted in and committed to Christian faith and love, SCC fosters intellectual, spiritual, and social development among its diverse student population at various instructional sites.

There are nearly 500 students enrolled in Pillar College, all of whom are undergraduates.  Pillar offer five Bachelor of Arts degrees:  BA in Biblical studies with concentrations in Worship, Music, & Media, Youth Leadership and A.A. Degree Biblical Studies; BA in Business administration and Management with concentrations in Organizational Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Non-Profit Management; BA Psychology and Counseling with concentrations in Marriage and Family, Counseling and Christian Counseling; BA Intercultural Communication and BA Elementary Education.  Individual Online classes are available, but at the present time there is no full online degree program (online classes are targeted to fill any gaps in coursework).  Pillar also offers a Continuing Education program that issues a Certificate in Christian Ministry for adults seeking a change in career or ministry.  Financial aid is available for students; 100% of beginning full-time students receive some sort of financial aid. Forms of aid available include scholarships, grants, Pell grants and student loans.

Net Price: $17,058

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Oak Hills Christian College

Oak Hills Christian College is a private 4-year college founded in 1946 by the Oak Hills Fellowship (itself established in 1927) for the purpose of instructing youth and adults “in Bible without denominational emphasis or bias.”  Originally founded as Oak Hills Christian Training School, it has changed names over the years to Oak Hills Bible Institute (1961), Oak Hills Bible College (1985) and most recently Oak Hills Christian College as of 1998.  The campus is located on the shore of Lake Marquette just south of Bemidji, MN in the rugged north central section of the state.  Oak Hills Christian College identifies itself as inter-denominational, placing faith in Jesus Christ as the most important facet of religion.  The school is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation.  Its remote location removes distraction from the student’s studies and provides opportunity for deeper study and reflection.

There are nearly 150 students enrolled at Oak Hills Christian College, all of whom are undergraduates.  The school offers 1-year certificates in Biblical Studies, five Associate of Arts degrees, five Bachelor of Arts and four Bachelor of Science degrees as well as an Associates degree in Biblical Studies and Ministry, Associate of Science in Business Administration and two Bachelor’s degrees online.  On campus BA programs include Biblical Studies, Camp Ministry, Intercultural Studies and Pastoral and Youth Ministry.  BS programs include Addictions Counseling, Psychology, Business and Sports Management.  Students complete their studies with the stated goals of Growing in Faith and Worship, Understanding the Bible, Understanding our World, Integrating Faith and Learning and Serving Others in clear focus.  Financial aid is available as approximately 96% of all incoming full-time students receive some sort of financial assistance.  Aid available is in the form of scholarships, grants, Pell grants and student loans.

Net Price: $16,945

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Welch College

Welch College is a private 4-year college located in the Richland section Nashville, TN.  The 9 acre campus includes twelve buildings and it is situated on West End Avenue near Interstate 440.  Founded in 1942 as the Free Will Baptist Bible College, the school originally offered 2-year programs.  By 1951, 4-year Bachelor’s Degrees were available.  Affiliated with the Free Will Baptist denomination, the school is accredited by both the Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.  In 2008, the school purchased a 66 acre tract of land for a new campus in Gallatin, TN, which is about 30 miles northeast of the present campus.  In 2012, at the National Association of Free Will Baptist in Memphis, the denomination voted to give Welch College its present name.

Welch College enrolls just over 300 students, all of whom are undergraduates.  The school is comprised of 4 Academic Divisions: the School of Theology, the Department of Arts & Sciences, the Department of Music and the Department of Teacher Education.  There are over 40 majors offered, culminating in a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Music Education degree. Adult degrees are available, also.  These include Associate of Science: Biblical Studies-General Christian Ministries, Bachelor of Science: Biblical Studies-General Christian Ministries and Teacher Education Licensure.  Welch College offers three online Associate’s Degrees (Associates of Science in Business, AS in Ministry and Associates of Arts) and an online Bachelor of Science in Theological Studies Degree as well.  Financial aid is available for students, including scholarships, grants and Pell grants as well as student loans.  Nearly all full-time beginning undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid for their costs.
Net Price: $16,446

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Ohio Christian University

Ohio Christian University, located in Circleville, Ohio, is a private, Christian institution of higher education, denominationally affiliated with the Churches of Christ in Christian Union. Previously known as the Mount of Praise Bible College, the school was established in 1948 for the primary purpose of training pastors to minister in the Churches of Christ in Christian Union denominations. In 2006 the school’s name was changed to its current moniker when it achieved regional accreditation from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; Ohio Christian University is also accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education and has been so since 1976. Ohio Christian University has experienced tremendous growth over the years, increasing its enrollment to more than 4,000 students in all, including over 3,500 undergraduates. The University’s mission is to prepare “students to serve effectively in the church and society by providing a holistic, Christ-centered, biblically integrated education in the Wesleyan tradition.”

Ohio Christian University offers a variety of residential undergraduate, adult, online, and graduate degrees. Undergraduate programs are offered through Ohio Christian University’s School of Business & Government, General Studies & Nursing department, Music & Worship Leadership department, Psychology & Counseling department, Religion & Ministry department, and Teacher Education department. Ohio Christian University’s graduate programs include a Master of Arts in Ministry (with two concentration options), a Master of Business Administration (with six concentrations), and a Master of Management. Net tuition costs at Ohio Christian University are $16,414, placing it in the lower cost range for universities of its type. A number of financial aid programs are available to students, including federal and institutional grants and scholarships, work-study programs, student loans, Pell grants, and more. Approximately 94% of all full-time beginning undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid as do 62% of all undergraduate students.

Net Price: $16,414

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Trinity Bible College

Located on the east side of Ellendale, North Dakota on a beautiful 28 acre campus is Trinity Bible College, a private, Christian institution of biblical higher education. Established in 1948 by the Reverend L.E. Englar, a North Dakota pastor, together with the support of the Reverend G.L. Riffe and Reverend W.H. Kesler, Trinity Baptist College’s first classes were held at Devils Lake, North Dakota with an original enrollment consisting of just 18 students. Overtime, the school expanded, outgrowing its facilities in 1960. At that time the Assemblies of God church in Aberdeen, South Dakota offered the school the use of their newly constructed building, prompting both a move and a name change to the Hub City Bible Institute. Again, the school outgrew these facilities also and in 1967 the need for an even larger facility caused the Bible Institute to move and again change names, this time becoming known as the Trinity Bible Institute. In 1972 the school moved for the last and adopted its current name.

Trinity Bible College is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education and has a total enrollment of nearly 250, more than 200 of which are undergraduate students. Trinity Bible College’s mission is to be “committed to training and educating people with theological reflection and missional passion, in order that people and communities everywhere will hear the good news of Jesus and see His love demonstrated.” Several undergraduate majors in the areas of ministry and education are offered, culminating in a Bachelor of Arts degree. In addition to these, the school offers a Master of Arts in Missional Leadership as well as a number of online programs through Trinity’s Distance Education. Trinity Bible College’s net tuition cost is $16,356 with approximately 93% of full-time beginning undergraduate students receiving some form of financial aid.

Net Price: $16,356

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Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College and Randall Graduate School

Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College and Randall Graduate School (soon to become Randall University) is a private Christian liberal arts institution located in Moore, Oklahoma. One of several higher learning institutions to be affiliated with the Free Will Baptists, Hillsdale’s vision is to be “a learning community of faith serving Christ with integrity, showing respect without exception, and shouldering responsibility without excuse.” The school’s mission is to serve as a Christian institution of higher education that is “committed to the intellectual, spiritual, social, moral, and physical development of its students… [seeking] to prepare students to serve the Lord Jesus Christ, both in the church and society at large.” Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College and Randall Graduate School has held accreditation through the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools since 1995, and has a total enrollment figure of nearly 250 – the majority of which are undergraduate students.

Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College offers educational courses in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and pre-professional studies. Bachelor degrees are offered in the areas of Business, Christian Ministry (with a number of specializations), Exercise Science, Intercultural Studies, Letters, Ministry and Business, Multidisciplinary Studies, Psychology, Teacher Education (also available with several specializations), and Worship and Music Studies. A number of minors and an Associate of Arts degree are also offered through the College. Randall University offers both a Master of Arts in Ministry as well as a Master of Public Administration. Net tuition costs at Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College and Randall Graduate School is $16, 356, putting it in the lower range for schools of its type. A number of financial aid options exist, including institutional scholarships and grants, Federal grants, Pell grants, other scholarships, and student loan aid. 100% of full-time beginning undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid.

Net Price: $16,356

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Nazarene Bible College

Nazarene Bible College is a private, four year, co-educational, Christian institution of biblical higher education located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. One of ten Nazarene institutions of higher education in the United States, Nazarene Bible College is one of just two institutions in the nation that have been charged by the denomination with the relatively exclusive task of preparing ministers and is the only U.S. institution of the Church of the Nazarene to have been given both the responsibility and funding to provide a multicultural contextual education. Those who graduate from Nazarene Bible College with a Bachelor of Arts in Ministry degree and a major in Pastoral ministries meet the denominational requirements for ordination. The school’s stated purpose is to “glorify Jesus Christ as Lord by preparing adults to evangelize, disciple and minister to the world.”

Nazarene Bible College has been accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education since 1976 and in 2006 was also granted accreditation through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The school has an enrollment figure of over 700 students, all undergraduates. Nazarene Bible College offers a number of non-degree programs, an Associate of Arts in Ministry degree, and a Bachelor of Arts in Ministry degree with majors in Bible and Theology; Christian Counseling; Christian Educational Ministries; Christian School Education; Counseling for Christian Ministries; Hispanic Pastoral Ministries; Leadership and Ethics; Pastoral Leadership; and Pastoral Ministries. Nazarene Bible College’s net tuition costs are $15,969. Financial aid is available to students in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and employment offered through the college as well as federal aid including the Pell Grant, SEOG, and Work-Study. Approximately 71% of full-time beginning undergraduates receive some type of financial aid as do as 58% of all undergraduates.

Net Price: $15,969

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Virginia University of Lynchburg

Located in Lynchburg, Virginia, the Virginia University of Lynchburg (abbreviated VUL) is a private, historically black, Christian institution of higher education. VUL is Lynchburg’s oldest institution of higher education and was established in 1886, just a little over 20 years following the Emancipation Proclamation, by the Virginia Baptist State Convention for the original purpose of providing the community with better-educated and trained ministers, missionaries, and public school teachers. Since its inception, the university has been coeducational and has remained committed to Biblical principles and the philosophy of self-help, believing that those who study in VUL’s classrooms today will be the world’s leaders of tomorrow. The mission of VUL is “to recognize the possibilities in every human being and maximize the gifts of the individual within the context of a thoroughly Christian and nurturing environment, which offers students opportunities to develop into able leaders and scholars.” VUL embraces its African American heritage while fostering an appreciation for other cultures and ethnic groups in the global community.

Virginia University of Lynchburg is accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools and has been so since 2003. The school has a total student population of over 300, including more than 250 undergraduates. VUL offers a number of programs and degrees both on-campus and online as well as at VUL’s several teaching sites, including certificate programs, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. VUL is made up of three schools, namely the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Management, and the School of Religion. VUL’s net tuition cost is $15,670. VUL’s goal is to offer quality education and services at the lowest possible costs to each student. This goal is achieved, in part, by donations received from alumni, churches, businesses, and friends of the University. Financial aid is also made available to assist students, and approximately 97% of full-time beginning undergraduates do receive financial aid.

Net Price: $15,670

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Summit University

Summit University is a private, Christian institution of higher education located in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, on a suburban 141 acre campus outside of Scranton in South Abington Township. Formerly known as Baptist Bible College & Seminary, the school recently obtained university status and was renamed in 2015. Established in 1932, Summit University was originally located in Johnson City, New York before moving to its current location in the 1960’s due to a steady growth in enrollment. Summit University is accredited by both the Association for Biblical Higher Education (since 1968) as well as the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (since 1984). The school is affiliated with the Independent Baptist denomination. Summit University is dedicated to offering students a biblical higher education and seeks to strengthen the church of God and influence society “by cultivating an environment that promotes academic excellence and Christlikeness.”

Summit University has a total enrollment figure of more than 800 students, including nearly 600 undergraduate students. Undergraduate degrees are offered in a number of areas through Summit’s School of Theology, School of Arts & Sciences, and School of Education. Summit University’s Graduate Academic department offers a Master of Science in Counseling, Master of Arts, Master of Education, and a Master of Arts in Literature while the Baptist Bible Seminary portion of Summit University offers a Master of Ministry, Master of Arts Degree in Biblical Apologetics, Master of Divinity, Master of Theology, Doctor of Ministry, and a Doctor of Philosophy. In addition Summit University also offers a number of online programs. Summit University’s net tuition cost is $15,574, which places it in the lower cost range for schools of its type. Financial aid is available to students in a number of different forms including both institutional and federal grants or scholarships, student loans, and work study programs. 100% of full-time beginning students receive some type of financial aid.

Net Price: $15,574

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Dallas Christian College

Dallas Christian College is a private, four-year undergraduate institution of biblical higher education, located in Dallas Texas. Affiliated with the Christian Churches, the college was established in 1950. Dallas Christian College strives to “meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student body and to encourage leadership of churches and Christian organizations.” The school’s mission is to educate and mentor students to become “people of influence, under God’s influence, for a life of influence.” In order to fulfill this purpose, Dallas Christian College offers a unique blend of academic programs designed to equip students in their chosen field of service, building on a strong biblical foundation, offering opportunities for supervised experiences, and fostering mentoring relationships between faculty and students. Dallas Christian College’s vision is to be transformed into “a city on a hill, a distinctive Christian university recruiting and equipping a generation of influencers around the world.”

Dallas Christian College is accredited by the Association of Biblical Higher Education and has a total enrollment figure of more than 300 students. Students may earn either their Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science and major programs of study at Dallas Christian College include Business; Interdisciplinary Studies; Practical Ministries; Worship Arts; Humanities; Psychology; Teacher Education; and Biblical Ministry. All single freshmen, sophomore, and junior students under the age of 21 who do not live with their parents or guardians are required to live in one of Dallas Christian College’s residence halls. The net tuition price at Dallas Christian College is $15, 496, which falls into the lower cost range for schools of its type. Financial aid is available to students in a number of forms including scholarships, grants, and participation awards offered by Dallas Christian College; federal programs; federal work-study; community service; veteran’s assistance; and private loans. Approximately 98% of full-time beginning undergraduates do receive some type of financial aid.

Net Price: $15, 496

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Appalachian Bible College

Appalachian Bible College (abbreviated ABC) is a private, non-profit, Christian college of biblical higher education located in Mount Hope, West Virginia, north of Beckley. Though officially unaffiliated with any particular denomination, ABC generally serves independent churches within the fundamental Bible and Baptist associations. Established in 1950, the school achieved accreditation through the Association of Biblical Higher Education in 1967 and in 2000 was granted additional accreditation by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Appalachian Bible College’s mission is to equip “servants through a biblical curriculum of quality academics and guided Christian Service that nurtures Christ-like character leading to effectiveness in passionately serving the fundamental church community.” The school’s core values include the 5 P’s: Primacy of the Bible; Passion for Servanthood; Priority of the Church; Pursuit of a Biblical Worldview; and Practice of Integrity.

Appalachian Bible College has a total enrollment of more than 300, the vast majority of which are undergraduate students. The school offers a number of undergraduate majors which include, Bible & Theology; Camping; Elementary Education (WV State Certified); Interdisciplinary Ministry; Missions Ministry (Language, Internship, Nursing, & TESOL); Music Ministry (Choral, Piano, & Voice); Pastoral Ministry (English Bible, Greek N.T.); and Youth and Family Ministry (Biblical Counseling). Appalachian Bible College awards Associate of Arts degrees, Bachelor of Arts degrees, a Master of Arts in Ministry, and also offers Online Learning via ABC Connect. A number of residential halls offer students the option of on-campus housing, each hall places just two students per room, allowing for greater privacy and personal space. Appalachian Bible College’s net tuition costs are $15,451, putting it in the lower cost range for schools of its type. A number of financial aid options exist to help assist students; approximately 98% of all full-time beginning undergraduates receive some type of financial aid.

Net Price: $15,451

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Piedmont International University

Located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Piedmont International University is a private institution of Christian higher education widely recognized as a top choice to prepare students for the ministry. The school was established in 1945 as the Piedmont Bible Institute and by 1948 the institute had added a two years of junior college and fulfilled its accreditation requirements in 1956. Piedmont International University recently merged with Tennessee Temple, which brought their programs over to Piedmont’s location. Piedmont International University’s mission is to provide “quality, Bible-centered higher education for effective lifetime ministry”, and the school is driven by its “love for students and alumni and are committed to their success.” The school seeks to “serve churches by equipping leaders to obey the Great Commandment and fulfill the Great Commission”, and holds the vision of becoming “an internationally recognized leader in innovative, Bible-centered education for effective ministry in a constantly changing world.”

Piedmont International University is accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools and has a total enrollment figure of nearly 400, including approximately 200 undergraduate students. The university is made up of several schools, including the School of Bible & Theology, School of Leadership, Alford School of Ministry, School of Arts & Sciences, and the Moore School of Education. Piedmont International University awards both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees at the undergraduate level, with major programs including Biblical Studies, Christian Ministry, Elementary Education, and more. A variety of graduate-level programs are also offered with Master’s in Ministry, Biblical Studies, Leadership, Divinity, and Education as well as a Doctor of Ministry, Ph.D. in Biblical Studies, and a Ph.D. in Leadership. Piedmont International University’s net tuition cost is $15,119 and approximately 84% of full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid.

Net Price: $15,119

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Crossroads Bible College

Crossroads Bible College is a private, undergraduate, Christian institution of higher education, located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Established in 1982, Crossroads Bible College’s mission is to “train Christian leaders to reach a multiethnic urban world for Christ” with a vision to be a “catalytic resource for the global church in the twenty-first century.” The school operates according to its guiding principles which are: “Scriptural in our approach to life; Transformational in our philosophy of education; Experiential in our practice of learning; and Missional in our accountability to God and each other.” Crossroads Bible College seeks to encourage students to take an active participation role in ministry, serving in whatever capacity they find themselves. Crossroads Bible College seeks to help students begin to purposefully engage in mission work and ministry by providing them with a variety of opportunities for involvement.

Crossroads Bible College is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education and has been so since 1999. The school offers undergraduate programs in the areas of Christian Ministry, Biblical Counseling & Discipleship, Urban Leadership, Pastoral Leadership, Leadership & Ministry, World Missions, and Management & Ethics. Undergraduate classes are offered in 15 week, 5 week, and 1 week formats, as well as online. In addition, Crossroads Bible College offers a Master of Arts in Ministry with emphases in Leadership and Pastoral Ministry, and a Master of Divinity through a partnership with Lancaster Bible College. Crossroads Bible College’s has a total undergraduate student population of approximately 150. The school’s net tuition costs are $15,049, which fall into the lower range for schools of its type. A number of financial aid options exist to assist students in their pursuit of a quality, Christian education; 100% of full-time undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid whether in the form of federal or institutional grants or scholarships, or student loans.

Net Price: $15,049

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Arlington Baptist College

Arlington Baptist College is a private, four year institution of biblical higher education, located in Arlington, Texas. The college serves as the official educational institution of the World Baptist Fellowship and offers both undergraduate and graduate level degree programs. Established in 1939 by J. Frank Norris, the school was originally known as the Fundamental Baptist Bible Institute, beginning with just sixteen students and holding classes in the First Baptist Church of Fort Worth. The school was renamed once more, before settling into its present location and adopting its current moniker in 1955. In the early 1980’s the school achieved full accreditation through the Association for Biblical Higher Education and is also approved by the Texas State Board of Educator Certification.

Arlington Baptist College has a total student population of over 250, the majority of which are undergraduate students. Arlington Baptist College’s mission is to “prepare men and women for Christian life and ministries, both lay and professional, through studies in Bible, general education, church vocations, and practical service; integrating faith and learning in the context of a Christian world view.” Undergraduate programs are offered through the Arlington Baptist College’s Biblical / Theological Studies Division, Interdisciplinary Studies Division, and Professional Studies Division with graduate programs offered including a Master Education and a Graduate Theology Program. Arlington Baptist College’s net tuition cost comes out to $15,031, which falls in the lower range for schools of its type. A number of financial aid programs are available for students, including federal and institutional grants or scholarship aid, student loan aid, and work study programs. 93% of full-time beginning undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid as do approximately 68% of all undergraduate students.

Net Price: $15,031

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Great Lakes Christian College

Great Lakes Christian College is a private, four year Christian college located in Lansing, Michigan. The school was established in 1949, originally known as the Great Lakes Bible College, and is affiliated with the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ and is a part of the Stone Campbell Restoration Movement. Great Lakes Christian College’s suburban campus is located in a beautiful residential area, which surrounds the 47 acre campus. The campus’ location in the state capital of Lansing offers students easy access into the city by way of Amtrak, the Capital Region International Airport, bus terminals, and interstate highways. The school’s campus is within walking distance of a variety of shopping areas which also provide opportunities for student employment. Great Lakes Christian College enjoys an extremely low student to faculty ratio of 7 to 1 with a total student population of 160.

Great Lakes Christian College’s mission is “to create servant leaders in the church and the world”, following the pattern set forth in the ministry and life of Christ. The school is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The school views its task as being to “educate men and women for preaching and other ministry roles as well as careers related to the church of institutions in the public sector.” To this end, Great Lakes Christian College offers undergraduate majors in the areas of Advanced Biblical Studies; Bible Theology; Business; Business Management-Nonprofit; Christian Education; Christian Ministry; Cross-Cultural Ministry; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Family Life Education; History; Interpersonal and Organizational Communication; Music; Psychology / Counseling; and Youth Ministry. Great Lakes Christian College’s total net tuition cost is $14,893, which falls into the lower range for schools of its type and approximately 64% of full-time beginning undergraduate students do receive financial aid.

Net Price: $14,893

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Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary

Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary is a private undergraduate and graduate institution of Christian higher education located in Ankeny, Iowa. Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary was founded in 1921 by William H. Jordan who, after hearing famous evangelist, Dwight L. Moody speak to the importance of training workers for the Christian ministry at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago, was burdened to see the establishment of schools that would carry out this mission. Originally established in Omaha, Nebraska, the school relocated to Ankeny in 1967 after outgrowing its facilities. In the 1980’s the school – then just the college portion – merged with the Denver Baptist Bible College and about that time the seminary was added. Today, Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary has a total enrollment of nearly 300 students including approximately 250 undergraduate students.

Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary has been accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education since 1969 and since 1996 has also held accreditation from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Programs offered at Faith Baptist Bible College include the areas of Assistant Pastor; two- and four-year Biblical Studies programs; Elementary Education; Local Church Ministries; Missions; Music Education; Office Administration; Pastoral Training; Sacred Music; and Secondary English Education along with a number of minor program offerings. Faith’s Theological Seminary offers a Master of Arts in Religion; Master of Arts in Biblical Studies; Master of Arts in Practical Theology; Master of Arts in Theological Studies; and a Master of Divinity. Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary’s net tuition cost is $14,833, putting it in the lower range for schools of its type. A number of financial aid programs are available to students; 96% of Faith’s students receive some form of financial aid and the average financial aid package is $10,621.

Net Price: $14,833

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Grace University

Grace University is a private, Christian institution of higher education located in Omaha, Nebraska. Established in 1943, Grace University “exists to develop servant leaders for the home, the church, and the world through excellence in biblically-integrated education and through life change in a personal, discipling environment, all for the glory of God.”Committed to a Christian philosophy of education, every facet of Grace University’s programs are “conditioned and directed by a Christ-centered, biblical perspective.” Grace University’s campus is located a short walk from the historic downtown business district of Omaha and covers approximately six city blocks in the historic Dahlman Association neighborhood. Grace University’s facilities include nearly 200 dormitory rooms for students within the school’s four residential halls, modern classrooms, a campus library, curriculum labs for teacher and church education, the Sackau Chapel, the Dirks Student lounge, and more.

Grace University has been accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education since 1948 and was also granted accreditation by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in 1994. Grace University offers undergraduate programs, graduate programs, and an adult degree completion program. Undergraduate majors are offered in the areas of Business & Technology, Christian Ministries, Communication Studies, English, Intercultural Studies, Music, Nursing, Psychology, and Teacher Education. The university also offers a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science in Education, Master of Arts in School Counseling, a Graduate ELL Endorsement, and graduate-level Counseling programs. Grace University has a total enrollment figure of nearly 500 students, with approximately 400 undergraduate students. Scholarships are available for students of all learning levels and Grace University’s net tuition cost is $14,757. In addition to the school’s scholarship programs, a number of financial aid options are available to assist students including Federal programs and 100% of full-time beginning undergraduate students do receive financial aid.

Net Price: $14,757

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Pacific Rim Christian University

Pacific Rim Christian University is a private, Christian institution of higher education located in Honolulu, Hawaii. The school was formally established in 1998 as Pacific Rim Bible Institute and was recognized as a Bible Institute of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. Formally incorporated as a college in the State of Hawaii in 2001, the Pacific Rim Bible College awarded its first associate’s degrees in 2002 followed by its first bachelor’s degrees in 2004. One year later, in 2005, the school applied for accreditation which was granted in 2009 through the Association for Biblical Higher Education. Pacific Rim Christian University’s mission is to be an “institution of higher education, [existing] to disciple emerging Christian leaders by developing their theology, ministry skills, and character in order to win souls, plant fruitful churches, and lead as exemplary ambassadors for Christ in the ministry and marketplace.”

Pacific Rim Christian University has a total enrollment of just over 100 students, the majority of which are undergraduates. The school awards a number of associate’s degrees as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Theology; Bachelor of Theology; Bachelor of Arts in Bible & Pastoral Ministry; Bachelor of Arts in Bible & Christian Ministry; and a Bachelor of Arts in Bible & Creative Arts as well as a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry with a Ministry Project track. Thanks to the college’s small size, Pacific Rim Christian University enjoys a low student to faculty ratio and an emphasis is placed on fostering a mentoring relationship between faculty and student. Resident students have the advantages that come with living on-campus and the close proximity which helps to foster relationships with fellow classmates and teachers. Pacific Rim Christian University’s net tuition cost is $14,757 and approximately 78% of full-time, beginning undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid.

Net Price: $14,757

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Laurel University

Laurel University is a private, Christian institution of higher education located in High Point, North Carolina on a rural campus about 15 miles south of Greensboro in the central Piedmont Triad area. Laurel University was originally established as the Greensboro Bible and Training School in 1903 by founders Reverend Seth Rees and Reverend Charles Weigle. The school was chartered in 1932 and continued to expand and grow, making multiple moves and changing names a number of times before settling on its current moniker. In 1982, Lauren University became accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education. Lauren University’s vision is to provide an atmosphere that encourages intellectual development, spiritual maturation, and professional competency. The school enjoys a low student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1 and offers study programs that are convenient and flexible, with options of enrolling either on-campus or online.

Nearly 200 students are enrolled at Laurel University, including approximately 150 undergraduates. The school’s mission is “to provide a quality education in an environment of Christian care.” Laurel’s academic programs are offered through the John Wesley College of Divinity, which offers an Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry, a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry (with several areas of concentration), and a Master of Arts in Theological Study. Laurel University’s School of Management offers both a Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Management as well as a Master of Business Administration. In addition, Laurel University’s students may earn their Associate of Arts/ Bachelor of Science in Nursing through a partnership Laurel has with Liberty University. Laurel University is committed to keeping education affordable and offers the lowest tuition of any private liberal arts college in the state of North Carolina and its region with net price tuition of $13,938. Approximately 71% of students receive some type of financial aid.

Net Price: $13,938

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Ozark Christian College

Ozark Christian College is a private, nonprofit, Christian school of higher education, located in Joplin, Missouri. Affiliated with the Restoration Movement of Christian churches and churches of Christ, Ozark Christian College was first established in Bentonville, Arkansas in June of 1942. In 1944 the school moved to its current location of Joplin, MO, chosen for the fact that it was easily reached by car, bus, train or plane. It was not until 1985 that the school became accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education. Ozark Christian College’s ultimate goal is to “glorify God by evangelizing the lost and edifying Christians worldwide”, with an immediate mission of training “men and women for Christian service as a degree-granting institution of biblical higher education.” Ozark Christian College places an emphasis on vocational preparation for preaching ministers, missionaries, worship, youth, and children’s ministers. In addition, both biblical and practical training is provided for individuals who will serve in the church in non-vocational roles, such as deacons, Bible school teachers, and youth sponsors.

Ozark Christian College’s total enrollment includes more than 700 students. The school offers six Bachelor’s degrees and three Associates degrees in the following areas: Bachelor of Theology; Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry; Bachelor of Arts in Music and Worship; Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Ministry; Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Intercultural Studies; Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Interdisciplinary Studies; Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry; Associate of Arts in Music and Worship; and Associate of Arts in Intercultural Studies. Many classes are also offered through Ozark Christian College’s distance learning program with the option of earning an entire degree completely online. The school’s net tuition cost is $13,875, which falls into the lower range for schools of its type. 100% of full-time beginning undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid.

Net Price: $13,875

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Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary

Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary is an independent, nondenominational, private institution of Christian higher education. Calvary’s campus is located in Kansas City, Missouri on a suburban campus; the school’s location allows students to have access to the variety of employment and ministry opportunities the large Midwestern city has to offer, as well as the wide range of recreational activities with the city’s parks, fountains, shopping, restaurants, outdoor markets, entertainment, and athletic events. Calvary’s mission is to provide an “undergraduate and graduate education which prepares Christians to live and serve in the church and the world according to a biblical worldview.” Each of Calvary’s education programs emphasizes biblical studies and the school operates according to its core values of “truth, service, character, relevance, and relationship”.

Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary is accredited by both the Association for Biblical Higher Education as well as the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. A number of academic and biblical study programs are offered through Calvary’s Bible College, Theological Seminary, Adult Education Department, and Online. Undergraduate areas of study include Bible and Theology, Biblical Counseling, Education, General Studies, Ministry Studies, Music, Professional Directed Studies, and Theatre Arts. Graduate degrees are awarded through Calvary’s Theological Seminary which offers an M.S. in Worship Arts, M.S. in Education, M.S. in Organizational Development, M.A. in Biblical Counseling, M.A. in Biblical Studies, and a M.Div. in Pastoral Studies. Calvary’s total enrollment figure reaches more than 300, including approximately 250 undergraduate students. The College’s net tuition cost is $13,657, putting it in the lower range for schools of its type. Financial aid in the forms of institutional and federal grants and scholarships, student loans, and work study programs are available to assist students; approximately 89% of all full-time beginning undergraduate students at Calvary do receive some type of financial aid.

Net Price: $13,657

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Barclay College

Barclay College is a private, four year college located in Haviland, Kansas. Established in 1917 by Quaker settlers as the Kansas Central Bible Training School, the school was formally known as Friend’s Bible College from 1926 until 1990. Today, students from all evangelical faith traditions are welcome by Barclay College; the school’s mission is to “prepare students in a Bible-centered environment for effective Christian life, service, and leadership.” Barclay’s main 13-acre campus is located in south-central Kansas between Doge City and Pratt, an area that offers the advantage of a friendly and safe small-town environment with easy access to the opportunities a larger town has to offer. The school has been accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education since 1975 and recently achieved accreditation from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in October of 2014.

Barclay College offers a variety of academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Barclay’s campus programs include a number of bible and ministry degree programs, including Bible/Theology; Bible as Second Degree; Business Administration; Elementary Education; Missions; Psychology and Family Studies; Sports and Recreation Ministry; Worship Arts; and Youth Ministry. The school’s Graduate programs include Family Ministries, Pastoral Ministries, Quaker Studies, Spiritual Formation, and Transformational Leadership with Online programs offered in the areas of Biblical Studies; Business Management; Christian Ministry Leadership; Elementary Education K-6; and Psychology. Approximately 250 students are enrolled at Barclay, including over 200 undergraduates. The school’s net tuition cost is $13,641, which falls into the lower range for schools of its type. Financial aid is available to students in a number of different forms including grant or scholarship aid (both federal and institutional), student loan aid, and work study programs. 100% of Barclay’s full-time beginning undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid.

Net Price: $13,641

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Bob Jones University

Bob Jones University is a private, Christian, liberal arts institution of biblical higher education, located in Greenville, South Carolina. Established in 1927 by evangelist Bob Jones, Sr., Jones’ vision for the school was to establish a training center for Christians that would be “distinguished by its academic excellence, refined standards of behavior, and opportunities to appreciate the performing and visual arts” and in which “Christ would be the center of all thought and conduct.” Throughout its early years, the school’s campus made a number of moves before settling in its current location on a suburban 210 acre campus inside of the city limits of Greenville, S.C. The school did not become accredited until the early 2000’s when accreditation was granted by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. Today, Bob Jones University boasts more than 3,000, including over 2,500 undergraduate students. The majority of students live on campus (about 66%) and a significant percentage of the student population were homeschooled.

Bob Jones University offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through its colleges and schools – the School of Religion; College of Arts & Sciences; School of Business; School of Education; School of Fine Arts & Communication; and the Seminary & Graduate School of Religion. The university’s top ten academic programs are: Accounting; Bible; Biblical Counseling; Biology; Business Administration; Criminal Justice; Elementary Education; Engineering; Graphic Design; and Nursing. Tuition costs at Bob Jones University fall into the lower range for schools of its type with a net tuition of $13,537. Financial aid is available to students in a number of different forms, including grants, scholarships, loans, student jobs, and veteran aid. 95% of students at Bob Jones University apply for grants and scholarships and receive them. Bob Jones University also provides aid for eligible students in addition to the federal and state programs that are available.

Net Price: $13,537

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Grace Bible College

Grace Bible College is a private, evangelical Christian institution of higher education located in Wyoming, Michigan, just outside of the city of Grand Rapids. Grace Bible College’s roots reach back to 1939 when it was founded as the Milwaukee Bible Institute, a training center for both laymen and Sunday School teachers of Milwaukee that was organized by the pastor of the Fundamental Bible Church, Reverend Charles F. Baker. By 1953, the school’s curriculum had broadened and the name was changed to the Milwaukee Bible College. In 1961, the school relocated to suburban Grand Rapids and adopted its current name. Through this change and over the next several years the school continued to expand and grow, adding to its offerings a number of degree programs and achieving accreditation in 1964 from the Association of American Biblical Colleges – now known as the Association of Biblical Higher Education. Today, the school has a total enrollment figure of about 700 students.

Grace Baptist College’s mission is straightforward: to graduate “godly individuals prepared to serve Christ in church and society.” The school’s core values include being Biblically centered, having a grace theology, being ministry focused, and creating transformational relationships. Grace Bible College offers several programs of undergraduate study, each consisting of three major components: general education courses, biblical and theological studies, and a vocational major. In addition, several Adult and online educational options are available and Grace Baptist College also offers a Master of Arts in Ministry program. Living on campus offers students the convenience of close proximity to classes and events and provides extra opportunity to connect with classmates and professors. On-campus student housing is available in a number of different residence halls, apartments, and houses. Grace Bible College’s net tuition cost is $13,324 and 100% of full-time beginning undergraduate students do receive financial aid.

Net Price: $13,324

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Southeastern Bible College

Southeastern Bible College is a private, four year, Christian institution of higher education located in Birmingham, Alabama. The school sits on a 22 acre campus located in the suburbs, south of Birmingham’s downtown area. A non-denominational institution, Southeastern Bible College attracts students from a wide range of Christian walks and traditions, including Methodist, Presbyterian, Baptist, Assemblies of God, Church of God, and other non-denominational churches. Admitted students are required to agree the core principles of the Christian faith, that Jesus Christ is Savior and the belief that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. Southeastern Bible College first opened its doors in 1935 as the Birmingham School of the Bible, offering classes two nights per week. From this humble beginning, the institution steadily grew, widening the scope of its ministry. Today Southeastern Bible College has a total enrollment of nearly 200 students and is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education.

Southeastern Bible College’s mission is to “produce graduates who are biblically grounded, spiritually mature and culturally relevant,” with a vision of equipping “servant leaders for Christian living and service worldwide through being an institution of academic and spiritual excellence.” The College offers thirteen programs for both traditional degree students and adult evening students in the areas of Pre-Seminary/Pastoral Ministries; Intercultural Studies; Biblical Studies; Christian Ministries; Children’s Ministries; Youth Ministries; Counseling Ministries; Elementary Education; Educational Ministries; Worship Leadership; Christian Thought & History; and Business Administration. On-campus housing accommodations are offered to students under the age of thirty who are taking a full course load. Net tuition cost at Southeastern Bible College is $13,171, putting it in the lower range for colleges of its type. A number of financial aid options are available to students, including grants, scholarships, and loans, with 100% of full-time beginning undergraduates receiving some form of financial aid.

Net Price: $13,171

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American Baptist College

American Baptist College is a small, private, institution of Christian higher education located in Nashville, Tennessee. Established in 1924, the school was founded for the original purpose of training Black Baptist ministers, led by National Baptist leaders and Dr. O.L. Hailey, one of the College’s founders. Originally known as the American Baptist Theological Seminary, upon receiving full accreditation, the school dropped use of the term “Theological Seminary” and adopted its current name. In March of 2013, the school was given the honor of being named a Historically Black College and University (commonly referred to as an HBCU). The American Baptist College (ABC) has educated Civil Rights champions, national leaders, and outstanding Christian ministers. ABC is committed to educating students to “become leaders in whatever profession of their choosing, instilling in them a passion to advance God’s mission of justice, compassion, and reconciliation.”

American Baptist Bible College has a modest enrollment of just over 150 students and is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education. ABC offers an Associate of Arts in General Studies; a Bachelor of Arts in Bible & Theology; a Bachelor of Arts in Behavior Studies; and a Bachelor of Theology. Students are brought together each week for chapel events, ABC’s weekly community worship and gathering time. On-campus housing is offered to students in a newly restructured housing environment with options of a studio dormitory, single bedroom, and two bedroom dormitories. ABC’s net tuition cost is $13,011, which falls into the lower range for universities of its type. A variety of Financial Aid options, including federal scholarships, grants, and loans, as well as institutional grants and scholarships, are available to assist students and 100% of ABC’s full-time beginning undergraduate students do receive some type of financial aid.

Net Price: $13,011

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Manhattan Christian College

Manhattan Christian College is a private, four year undergraduate institution of Christian higher education, located in Manhattan, Kansas. Established in 1929, the school was originally known as Kansas Bible College and is historically affiliated with the nondenominational, independent Christian Churches and Churches of Christ of the Restoration Movement. Today, Manhattan Christian College is accreditation by both the Association for Biblical Higher Education as well as the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In keeping with its mission, Manhattan Christian College is firmly committed to “educating, equipping, and enriching men and women for leadership and service in the name of Christ”. The college holds to the philosophy that all people are learners and that education is and ought to be holistic and that “effective education includes the cognitive, affective, behavioral, and spiritual domains of a person.”

A small school of just over 300 enrolled students, Manhattan Christian College’s distinctive programs of study include single and dual degrees, along with an adult degree completion program with online study options. Programs of traditional study feature double majors in Bible & Leadership and Christian Ministry or Bible & Leadership with a KSU major – each program leads to either a Bachelor of Science or Arts degree. Emphasis and track options for Manhattan’s Christian Ministry degree include pastoral ministry, intercultural ministry, children’s ministry, family ministry, worship ministry, and youth ministry. All of Manhattan Christian College’s students are required to live on campus in one of the college’s residence halls for the first two years of their enrollment, unless certain qualifications are met. Manhattan Christian College’s net tuition costs are $12,757, which puts it in the lower range for schools of its type. A number of financial aid options exist for students and 100% of Manhattan’s full-time beginning undergraduates do receive some form of financial aid.

Net Price: $12,757

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Davis College

Davis College (formerly known as the Practical Bible College) is a private, coeducational, Christian institution of higher education, located in Johnson City, New York. The school became established in the early 1900’s, growing out of a series of Bible classes conducted by John A Davis, a young evangelist from  what is now known as the Moody Bible Institute. By 1906, the new institution, then known as the Practical Bible Training School, began its first two-year study program with resident teachers. Over time the school grew, changing its name multiple times, and today has a total enrollment of nearly 400. From the very beginning, Davis College has promoted the preaching of the Word, evangelism, and missions. The school’s mission statement declares that the college is “committed to making an impact upon the world for Jesus Christ by the fostering of Christian character and the equipping of students with the knowledge, competencies, and skills needed in an ever-changing world for service and leadership within the church, Christian organizations and society.”

Davis College is accredited by both the Association for Biblical Higher Education as well as the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The college offers Bachelor programs with Biblical Studies Concentrations in the areas of Christian Counseling; Christian Ministries; Intercultural Ministries; Music/Worship Leader; Organizational Leadership; Pastoral Studies; Teaching English as a Second Language; and Youth Ministries. A number of associate and certificate programs are also offered, as are a several online degree programs. Davis College’s net tuition costs are $12,675, which places it in the lower range for colleges of its type. Davis College participates in a variety of financial aid programs, including FLEX, Federal Pell Grant, Institutional Scholarships, Federal and College Work Study, and more. 100% of full-time beginning undergraduates receive some form of financial aid.

Net Price: $12,675

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Johnson University

Johnson University is a private, co-educational, Christian college located in Knoxville, Tennessee. Established in 1893, Johnson University’s vision is to “bring glory to God and hope to the world by preparing promising students for excellence in Christian ministry through an affordable, community-oriented, Christ-centered education. Johnson University’s three-fold educational approach blends Arts & Science and Bible & Theology with Professional Study areas for the purpose of preparing students to make a meaningful impact on the world in the name of Christ. The school boasts a positive reputation in the higher education community as a leader among Christian universities. Johnson University teaches students from a Christian worldview which permeates each program and activity in the system. The school’s main campus of 175 acres is located in Knoxville with an additional campus in Kissimmee, Florida. Online studies and programs extend Johnson University’s reach even further and the school has attracted and involved students from nearly every continent.

Johnson University holds accreditation from both the Association for Biblical Higher Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Johnson University offers more than 50 bachelor’s, master’s, Ph.D., associate’s and certificate programs across its three campuses (Tennessee, Florida, and Online). With a total enrollment of over 1,000 students, including nearly 900 undergraduates, Johnson University boasts two modern and well-equipped residence halls – Johnson Hall and Brown Hall- that provide housing for undergraduate students. Each dorm has a live in residence director with resident assistants in each wing. Johnson University’s net tuition cost is $12,546, which falls into the lower range for colleges of its type. Financial assistance is made available to students through Johnson Scholarships, more than 300 work-study jobs on campus, as well as a variety of federal financial aid programs. Approximately 99% of full-time beginning undergraduate students receive financial aid in some form.

Net Price: $12,546

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Hiwassee College

Located in Madisonville, Tennessee, Hiwassee College is a private four-year, residential college of the liberal arts and applied science. The school was established in 1849 and is affiliated with the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church. Hiwassee College is committed to upholding its historic values of Excellence, Faith, Tradition, and Community and seeks to instill “confidence and academic strength in its students in the liberal arts tradition.” Hiwassee College boasts a beautiful 60 acre campus that sits within a 400-acre area owned by the college. The college campus is ideally located between Knoxville and Chattanooga and is adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The school’s location in the community provides students with abundant opportunities for service and experiential learning through course activities and internships, allowing students to apply what they learn in the classroom to real-life situations.

Hiwassee College is accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools and offers four baccalaureate programs: Equine Science; Equine Management and Training; Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts; and Pastoral Studies. In addition, Associate programs are offered in Agri-Business, Business Entrepreneurship, Criminal Justice, Dental Hygiene, and Forestry Technology. Hiwassee College places strong emphasis on student success, specifically seeking to assist students in “learning how to learn, to think analytically, and to structure learning in a way that enables students to apply it in everyday life”. With an enrollment of just over 400 students, opportunities for developing leadership skills abound and students have more opportunities for one-on-one interaction with the professors and with academic advisors. Hiwassee College’s net tuition cost is $12,198, putting it in the lower range for schools of its type. One of Hiwassee College’s passions is to ensure that students have the opportunity to graduate with as little debt as possible and students have access to a variety of financial aid options.

Net Price: $12,198

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Saint Louis Christian College

St. Louis Christian College is a private, four year, undergraduate Bible college located in Florissant, Missouri. Established in 1956, St. Louis Christian College’s mission from the beginning has been to provide a Bible-centered higher education to men and women for the purpose of equipping them to serve as leaders who will impact the world for Christ. What began as a tiny institution with eleven faculty members and nineteen students has grown to more than 175 students – though the student to faculty ratio is still kept low at 9 to 1. The school’s stated mission is to pursue “excellence in the Word and develop servant leaders for urban, suburban, rural, and global ministry.” St. Louis Christian College is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education and is theologically and ecclesiastically associated with the Restoration Movement of Christian Churches and Churches of Christ.

St. Louis Christian College offers traditional degrees in the areas of Behavioral Ministry; Children’s Ministry; Christian Ministry; General Studies; Intercultural & Urban Missions; Preaching Ministry; Student Ministry; Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL); and Worship & Music. In addition, evening and online degrees are also available in the areas of Biblical Studies or Religious Studies and Christian Ministries. St. Louis Christian College is committed to developing relational ministry skills in students and encourages academic excellence. The small size of the college’s classes allows students to get to know their professors and classmates on a deeper level and through the college’s Ministry Advancement Program (MAP), many opportunities are provided for students to work alongside of faculty and staff outside of the classroom. St. Louis Christian College’s net tuition cost reaches $12,153, putting it in the lower range for schools of its type. Approximately 95% of full-time beginning undergraduates receive some form of financial aid.

Net Price: $12,153

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Trinity Baptist College

Trinity Baptist College is a private, Christian institution of biblical higher education, located in Jacksonville, Florida. An Independent Baptist school, the college was established in 1974 by Trinity Baptist Church. A small, close-knit college of about 400, Trinity Baptist College’s faculty care deeply for their students and the college follows a disciplinary system that is focused on the ideas of mentoring, accountability and responsibility. Trinity Baptist College offers a variety of accredited degree programs with concentrations that are designed to ensure that each student is prepared for their future work. The college’s programs utilize a “learn and serve” academic model with provides valuable instruction as well as opportunities to put into practice what is taught in the classrooms. Trinity Baptist College’s Bachelor degree programs include Education (with a number of different specializations); Biblical Studies (with several ministry-related concentrations); Music (in voice, piano, and guitar); Christian Counseling; Business; and Pre-Law. In addition, Trinity Baptist College offers a Degree Completion program, three Associate’s degree programs, and a number of Online Programs. Trinity Baptist College also offers two Graduate level degrees, a Master Education and a Master of Arts in Bible.

Trinity Baptist College is accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools and has been so since the early 1990’s. Trinity Baptist College’s campus is located in the heart of downtown Jacksonville and is within close proximity of the historic district, Florida’s gorgeous beaches and waterfront, and a vibrant downtown with fun weekend spots. Trinity Baptist College’s net tuition price is $11,916, putting it in the lower range for colleges of its type. Several financial aid options exist to assist qualifying students; these include Federal Pell grants, Stafford loans, state aid, institutional scholarships and more. 100% of full-time beginning undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid.

Net Price: $11,916

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Central Christian College of the Bible

Central Christian College of the Bible is an accredited four-year college, located in Moberly, Missouri. Affiliated with the Christian Churches and churches of Christ, Central was established in 1957 for the purpose of recruiting and training individuals for leadership in the church according to the teaching of the New Testament. Today, Central remains committed to pursuing this purpose and builds upon a foundation of core values which include: “Authority – Submitting to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and the written Word of God; Heritage – Continuing the legacy of the Restoration Movement and CCCB; and Affordability – Making the cost of the college education inexpensive for qualified students.” Central holds its students to a high standard for the purposing of guarding the school’s Christian witness and reputation. All students are required to sign a pledge, promising to “abstain from all alcohol, drugs, R-rated movies, M-rated video games, and to hold themselves to a high standard of modesty and conduct.”

Central Christian College of the Bible is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education since 1982 and offers majors in the areas of Youth & Family, Christian Education, Preaching, Christian Counseling, Cross-Cultural, and Christian Ministries. Ministry minors include Biblical Research, Christian Education, Cross-Cultural Ministry, Pastoral Counseling, Preaching Ministry, Worship Arts, Youth & Family, and Specialized minors. These programs are also offered in an online format. Central has a total enrollment figure of nearly 300 students and offers students on-campus housing options in one of its three residence halls. Central is committed to keeping costs low and making their programs available to as many eligible students as possible. To this end, the college offers Full-Tuition Scholarships and 100% of full-time beginning students receive some type of financial aid, whether in the form of grants, scholarships, or loans. The net cost of Central’s tuition is $11.647.

Net Price: $11,647

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Baptist University of the Americas

Baptist Universities of the Américas (BUA) is a private Christian institution located in San Antonio, Texas. Affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, BUA was established in 1947, by founder missionary Paul Siebenmann and was originally known as the Mexican Baptist Training School and later the Mexican Baptist Bible Institute, before adopting its present name in 2003. BUA takes pride in its role of bridging cultures for the purpose of sharing the word of God. Three out of every four Hispanic Baptist pastors in Texas attend classes at BUA and the school operates extension centers in three countries and has plans for further expansions. BUA’s mission, as an institution of higher education, “is the formation, from the Hispanic context, of cross-cultural leadership.”

Baptist Universities of the Américas is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education and has been so since 2003. The school offers an Associate of Arts in Cross-Cultural Studies; Bachelor of Arts in Music; Bachelor of Arts in Human Behavior; Bachelor of Arts in Business Leadership; Bachelor of Arts in Biblical/Theological Studies; and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language & Literature. In addition, BUA offers a variety of certificate and diploma programs through the Baptist Bible Institute; an ESL (English as a Second Language) program, intended to serve international students; and plans to expand by offering online courses beginning in the Fall of 2016. Less than 200 students are enrolled and BUA offers students a number of on-campus housing options. BUA’s net tuition cost comes out to $11,586, putting it in the lower range for schools of its type. A number of financial aid options are available to students, including grant or scholarship aid, and student loans; approximately 88% of full-time beginning undergraduates at BUA receive some form of financial aid.

Net Price: $11,586

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Paul Quinn College

Paul Quinn College is a private, faith-based, four-year liberal arts-inspired college, located in Dallas Texas. The school was established in 1872 by a group of African Methodist Episcopal Church leaders from Austin, Texas with the purpose of educating freed slaves and their children. Originally called the Connectional High School and Institute, students were taught the skills of blacksmithing, carpentry, tanning, and saddle work, which were common occupations of the time and area. Under the leadership of Bishop William Paul Quinn, the school experienced significant growth and expanded its curriculum to include classical subjects such as Latin, mathematics, theology, and English, as well as vocational skills. In May of 1881, the school was chartered by the State of Texas and adopted its current name to honor the contributions of Bishop Quinn. Today, Paul Quinn College’s mission is to “provide a quality, faith-based education that addresses the academic, social, and Christian development of students and prepares them to be servant leaders and agents of change in their communities.”

Accredited by both the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as well as the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Paul Quinn College offers academic programs in the following areas: Biology; Business Administration (with concentrations in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Fundraising and Philanthropy, and Management); Computer Science; Health and Wellness; Legal Studies; Liberal Arts (with the option of a path to EC-6 Teacher Certification); and Religious Studies. Paul Quinn also offers a bachelor’s degree-completion program that is available online with foundational courses in a variety of business specializations and majors in two areas: entrepreneurship and management. Paul Quinn College has a total enrollment of nearly 300 students. The college’s net tuition cost reaches $11,465, putting it in the lower range for schools of its type. Approximately 88% of full-time beginning undergraduates receive some form of financial aid.

Net Price: $11,465

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Gods Bible School and College

God’s Bible School and College is a private, interdenominational Christian Bible college, located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Established in 1900 by Martin Wells Knapp, the school had its earliest start as a diploma course which was devoted almost exclusively to Biblical studies and other practical subjects. Over the years the school grew and by 1936 became authorized by the Ohio State Department of Education to confer baccalaureate degrees.  God’s Bible School and College (GBSC) is made up of four departments of Education and Professional Studies, Intercultural Studies and World Missions, Ministerial, and Music. More than two dozen programs of study are offered at GBSC and the school awards both an Associate of Arts and of Applied Sciences as well as a Bachelor of Arts. All of GBSC’s programs comprise five components: Bible/theology, general education, professional studies, Christian service, and character development.

God’s Bible School and College seeks to “glorify God and to serve his Church by providing higher education centered in Holy Scripture and shaped by Wesleyan conviction, thus preparing faithful servants to proclaim Jesus Christ and spread scriptural holiness throughout the world.”  The school’s vision statement goes on to declare its intent to “develop a spiritually vibrant institution that is academically excellent, growth oriented, student centered, and financially sound.” GBSC has a total enrollment figure of just over 300 students. The school follows the Honor System where a commitment of honor is recognized by every student and faculty member, creating a community of respect and trust. GBSC’s tuition costs fall into the lower range for schools of its type, with a net tuition of $10,606. Financial aid is available to students in a number of forms, including grants, scholarships, and student loans, with 90% of all undergraduate students receiving some type of aid.

Net Price: $10,606

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Selma University

Selma University is a private, four-year Bible College, located in Selma, Alabama. A historically black college, Selma is affiliated with the Alabama State Missionary Convention. Established in 1878, Selma University was founded by the Reverends W. H. McAlphine, James A. Foster and R. Murrell, who led the effort in turning the idea for the school a reality. The purpose for such an institute was the preparation of individuals to serve as equipped and able leaders in the church and the schoolroom. Originally known as the Alabama Baptist Normal and Theological School of Selma, in 1908 the school’s name was officially changed to the one it holds today. In 1886 the Women’s Baptist Convention was organized, building a girl’s dormitory for the school in 1889. Since its beginning, Selma University’s mission has been straightforward: “to prepare men and women to be servant leaders throughout the world”, by stimulating students “spiritually, intellectually and socially and to produce graduates who lead in the profession for which they were trained.”

Selma University is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education. The school awards Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, and Master of Arts. Undergraduate areas of study include General Studies; Business Administration; Physical Education; Biology; and Bible, Theology and Christian Education. Master programs are offered in Bible and Pastoral Ministry; and Bible and Christian Education. In addition, through the Selma University College of Allied Healthcare Program, students are also given opportunity to study and learn in the areas of patient care, medical terminology, practice-based learning and performances, interpersonal and communication skills and professionalism. As a small school with a total enrollment of just over 500, Selma University offers students a unique experience with a strong family atmosphere that can be felt across the campus. Selma University’s net tuition costs reach $9,472, with 93% of full-time beginning undergraduate students receiving financial aid.

Net Price: $9,472

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Apex School of Theology

Apex School of Theology (ASOT) is a private Christian institution of higher education with an African-American culture, located in Durham, North Carolina. ASOT was established in 1995 by the Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Perkins, pastor of the historic, Apex First Baptist Church in Apex, NC. Originally called the Apex Academy School of Religion, the school’s mission has always been to reach and serve local clergy who desire formal theological training but lack the funds to afford tuition and most other seminaries. In order to effectively reach and serve these students, the faculty and staff of ASOT serve at a minimal stipend as a way of giving back to the faith community. ASOT’s motto is, “Training Christian Leaders for the 21st Century,” and the school endeavors to be faithful to its mission of preparing “clergy and laity for service in churches, Christian ministries and the community.”

Apex School of Theology has been accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools since 2000. The school offers an Associates of Christian Education and a Bachelor of Theology at the undergraduate level with graduate degree programs which include a Master of Christian Education, M.A. in Christian Counseling, M.A. in Biblical Counseling, Master of Divinity, and a Doctor of Ministry. Several of ASOT’s courses are offered online and provide students with the opportunity of acquiring an education of equal quality to the school’s on-campus programs. More than 750 students are enrolled at ASOT, with an undergraduate population of nearly 600. ASOT’s net tuition costs come to $9,160, putting it in the lower range for universities of its type. ASOT participates in the Federal Student Aid Program (FAFSA) which is administered by the U.S. Department of Education. Approximately 73% of full-time, beginning undergraduates receive some type of financial aid, while 94% of all undergraduate students receive either grant or scholarship aid.

Net Price: $9,160

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Bethesda University

Bethesda University is a private, Christian institution of higher education, located in Anaheim, California. Established in 1976 by Dr. David Yonggi Cho, the original purpose of the institute was to “raise millennium leaders who have a firm Christian foundation and vision for world missions.” The school was founded on a Christian groundwork that was derived from Pentecostal Theology in order to equip future leaders with the necessary professional skills to become “leaders in world peace and world missions by building churches and Bible institutions around the world.” A Christ-centered community of higher education, Bethesda University is committed to preparing Korean/English speaking men and women with the “professional competence, academic excellence, and spiritual integrity to be servant leaders in the church, community, and global society.”

Bethesda University holds accreditation from both the Association for Biblical Higher Education as well as the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. The university offers four undergraduate degree programs – a B.A. in Religion (Theology); B.A. in Music; B.A. in Business Administration; and a B.A. in Early Childhood Education, – with nine majors. Five Graduate degrees are also offered, namely a Master of Business Administration; M.A. in Music; M.A. in Biblical Studies; Master of Divinity; and a Doctor of Ministry. Several of Bethesda’s degree programs are also offered online and students may enroll both within the United States and overseas. Bethesda University’s net tuition cost is $8,383, putting it in the lower range for universities of its type. Financial Aid is available to students and is based upon need; types of Financial Aid offered include several federal programs, including the Pell Grant, federal work study program, federal family education loan (FFEL) program, and more, as well institutional grants offered to full-time students. Approximately 58% of full-time beginning students receive some form of financial aid as does 37% of all undergraduate students.

Net Price: $8,383

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Clear Creek Baptist Bible College

Clear Creek Baptist College (CCBBC) is a private, four-year institution of higher education which provides a biblically-based education which focuses on Christian service. Located in Pineville, Kentucky, CCBBC’s roots reach back to 1926 when Dr. Lloyd Caswell Kelly founded the school for the purpose of bringing Christian education to the mountains of Kentucky. The school grew, changing its name multiple times, and became accredited but kept its primary focus of educating men and women for the Christian ministry. Under the leadership of Dr. Bill D. Whittaker, the college became debt free and has continued to operate without any institutional debt of any kind. Today, CCBBC is accredited by both the Association of Biblical Higher Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The college’s stated mission is “to provide educational preparation for adults called of God into Christian service.”

Clear Creek Baptist Bible College offers three academic programs, an Associate of Arts in Ministry, a Certificate in Bible, and the Bachelor of Arts in Ministry, a 120 hour program that “prepares the graduate for the particular ministry to which God has called him or her.” Both the Certificate in Bible and CCBBC’s Bachelor of Arts in Ministry program are offered online as well as on campus. Just over 150 students are enrolled at CCBBC; housing is provided for single students as well as families. CCBBC desire is to allow men and women who are called by God to find affordable accommodations while they study in preparation for ministry work. To this end, CCBBC offers several two, three, and four bedroom homes as well as a men’s dormitory and women’s apartments. The net cost of tuition at CCBBC comes to $7,102. Financial aid is available to students in a number of forms, including grants, scholarships, and student loans, with 94% of all undergraduate students receiving some type of aid.

Net Price: $7,102

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Hobe Sound Bible College

Hobe Sound Bible College (HSBC) is a Christian college located in Hobe Sound, Florida. HSBC’s mission is “to provide a Christ-centered, Bible-based education in the Wesleyan tradition,” and the school is “committed to preparing servant-leaders who think Biblically, live Spirit-filled lives, fulfill the great commission and glorify God in all they do.” HSBC’s campus is located one mile away from the Atlantic Ocean, 90 miles north of Miami and 12 miles south of Stuart. Located in the small, safe, and friendly town of Hobe Sound, the school’s 66 acre campus is adjacent to the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway. The school is within easy distance of the West Palm Beach International Airport, Interstate 95 and the Florida Turnpike, making it easily accessible.

Hobe Sound Bible College is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). HSBC awards associate and bachelor degrees in the areas of Professional Studies; Counseling; Intercultural Studies; Ministerial Studies; Missionary Flight Training; and Music Education. HSBC also offers a number of degree programs online, ranging from a two year Associate of Arts in Bible to a full four year Bachelor of Arts in Ministerial Studies. HSBC has a total enrollment figure of about 250 students; the college’s dormitories offer resident students a single-occupancy room. HSBC strives to keep its financial charges as low as possible, in an effort to make the opportunity of a Christian education available to all who desire it. HSBC’s net tuition cost is only $4,607; this low cost is made possible largely in part by the sacrificial labors of HSBC’s staff and gifts from the friends of the College. Financial aid is available to students in a variety of forms, including grants, scholarships, and loans, which may be combined. HSBC is willing to work with students on their financial needs, promising to help in any way possible.

Net Price: $4,607

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