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The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is Baptist college with 723 students located in Louisville, KY.

Religiously affiliated, Seminary / Bible College

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Southern Seminary has been an innovator in theological education since its founding in 1859 in Greenville, South Carolina as the first seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention. The school's pioneering legacy began in the visionary mind of James Petigru Boyce, the school's first president. Boyce dreamed of a school that would accept all God-called individuals for study regardless of their educational background. At Southern Seminary, TRUTH is our foundation for learning and our LEGACY runs deep. Each year, thousands of students see their VISION come alive while fulfilling their ministry calling with us. We believe that we are living in serious times and we are looking for students who are serious about impacting our world with the gospel of Christ Under the lordship of Jesus Christ, the mission of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is to be totally committed to the Bible as the Word of God, to the Great Commission as our mandate, and to be a servant of the churches of the Southern Baptist Convention by training, educating, and preparing ministers of the gospel for more faithful service. The seminary utilizes evangelical scholarship with reverent dependence upon the guidance of the Holy Spirit who witnesses to the truth of the Holy Scriptures. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, under the governance of its Board of Trustees, conducts its programs in an environment of spiritual nurture for the development of Christian leaders, including lay leaders, for the various ministries of the churches and the denomination.

The programs of the seminary focus on the development of ministerial competencies at the pre-baccalaureate, baccalaureate, professional post-baccalaureate, professional doctoral, and research doctoral levels. The seminary also provides services to persons, churches, and denominational entities through its programs of continuing education for ministry.

The seminary does not discriminate because of race, color, ethnic or national origin, political orientation, handicap, age, or gender in its educational and administrative programs.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 723
Gender 64% Male / 36% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 60% Full Time / 40% Part Time
Geography 1% International
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 89%
Multi-racial 0%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Ethnicity Unknown 0%
Black or African American 2%
Asian 4%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Student Services

  • Career And Alumni Services
  • Libraries
  • Remedial Coursework

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Theology/Theological Studies (81%), Theology/Theological Studies (9%), Humanities/Humanistic Studies (7%), Elementary Education and Teaching (1%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on combined studies and research in the humanities subjects as distinguished from the social and physical sciences, emphasizing languages, literatures, art, music, philosophy and religion.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

A program that focuses on the beliefs and doctrine of a particular religious faith from the intramural point of view of that faith. Includes instruction in systematic theology, historical theology, moral theology, doctrinal studies, dogmatics, apologetics, and applications to specific questions of ecclesiastical polity and religious life.

Job Opportunities:

Clergy
Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Associates

A program that focuses on the beliefs and doctrine of a particular religious faith from the intramural point of view of that faith. Includes instruction in systematic theology, historical theology, moral theology, doctrinal studies, dogmatics, apologetics, and applications to specific questions of ecclesiastical polity and religious life.

Job Opportunities:

Clergy
Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the elementary grades, which may include kindergarten through grade eight, depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all elementary education subject matter.

Job Opportunities:

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.

Administration & Faculty

President R. Albert Mohler Jr.
Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Accredited by Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
Full-time Faculty 56
Student : Faculty Ratio 14 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 96 : 3
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 64
Tenure Track Faculty 21
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 14

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 90.5% accepted of 295 applications

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $21,132 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $15,024, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $15,024 Same as On-Campus
Fees $490 Same as On-Campus
Housing $5,200 $2,460
Books $1,700 $1,700
Total (before financial aid) $22,414 $19,674

Students Receiving Aid

50% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Institutional Grants 50% $1,518
Other Loans 26% $8,886
Student Loans 26% $8,886

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.sbts.edu/future-students/financial-aid/.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.sbts.edu.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

31% of students graduated on time.

52% of students graduated in six years.

92% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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