Located in Madisonville, Tennessee, Hiwassee College is a private, four-year Christian liberal arts college, affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Established in 1849, the school’s motto is, “Founded in Faith. Forged in Excellence” and the school holds a deep commitment to the “Biblical and theological tradition of the Wesleyan movement.” Accredited through the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), Hiwassee awards both Bachelor of Arts and Science in a number of majors and concentrations. Hiwassee boasts a student-faculty ratio of just 12:1 with a selective admittance rate of 46%. The school’s overall retention and graduation rates are 44% and 18%, respectively and 91% of full-time beginning undergraduate students receive grant or scholarship aid.
Located in Southlake Texas, The King’s University (TKU) is a private, evangelical Christian university. Opening its doors in 1997, TKU is partnered with Gateway Church in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. TKU is accredited by both the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) as well as the Association for Biblical Higher Education and offers a variety of programs ranging from undergraduate to doctoral, many of which are offered both on campus and online. TKU boasts a low student-faculty ratio of 9:1 with an admittance rate of 100%. The school’s overall retention and graduation rates are 60% and 67%, respectively and 68% of full-time beginning undergraduate students receive grant or scholarship aid.
Located in Kansas City, Missouri, Calvary Bible College and Seminary (CBC) is a nationally known, private Christian institution. Established in 1932, Calvary is non-denominational, holding regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission and is also professionally accredited by the Association of Biblical Higher Education. With the core mission to provide students with a “biblical foundation for a life of service”, CBC offers a variety of undergraduate degree programs, including a non-traditional adult education program, as well as Masters degrees which are offered through the Calvary Theological Seminary. Boasting a remarkably low student-faculty ratio of 7:1, CBC’s admittance rate reaches 100%. The school’s overall retention and graduation rates are 54% and 48%, respectively, with 83% of full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid.
The American Baptist College (ABC) is a small, private Christian liberal arts institution with a predominately African American population. Established in 1924 with the original purpose of training African American Baptist ministers, ABC was recently granted the honor of being named a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). Affiliated with the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc, ABC is accredited by The Association for Biblical Higher Education and offers undergraduate and graduate programs on its Nashville, Tennessee campus and globally online. Boasting a low student-faculty ratio of 11:1, ABC has a 100% admittance rate. The school’s overall retention and graduation rates are 67% and 40%, respectively with 93% of full-time beginning undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid.
Located in Joplin, Missouri, Ozark Christian College is a private, Christian institution of higher education. Established in 1942, Ozark Christian College is affiliated with the Restoration Movement of Christian churches and churches of Christ and holds national accreditation through the Association for Biblical Higher Education. Ozark Christian College offers a variety Christian and ministry-related undergraduate degrees, and provides students with online learning options. The school’s student-faculty ratio is 17:1 with 100% of applicants admitted. Ozark Christian College boasts an overall retention rate of 79% with an overall graduation rate of 47%. 100% of full-time beginning undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid in the form of grants or scholarships.