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Boise Bible College

Boise Bible College is Christian college with 186 students located in Boise, ID.

Religiously affiliated, Seminary / Bible College

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Overview

Overview

Boise Bible College says

BBC is located on a 16-acre campus at the northwest edge of Boise, just south of the Boise River and only minutes from numerous opportunities for recreation, amusement, shopping and employment. The BBC campus is not only in a great location, it is continually being developed to accommodate a growing student body. How big will we get? That is in God's hands, but we believe we will be blessed with over 500 students in the not too distant future.

Boise Bible College began in 1945, with just a few students as a ministry of the First Church of Christ in Boise as a training school for ministers in the Pacific Northwest. After 65 years of service, BBC's primary mission remains the same -- to prepare Christians for a life of full-time ministry and leadership for the church in America and throughout the world.

Our college is not a part of any denominational system, but it is associated with and supported by independent congregations which are generally called Christian Churches or Churches of Christ. These churches call all Christians to unite behind the practices and teachings of the church described in the New Testament as a means of more effectively evangelizing the world.

The traditional goal of a college education was to provide a basic understanding of our complex world and the tools with which to respond creatively to life's challenges. Students at BBC learn to read, write, think, speak, and do research through studies in literature, language, history, the sciences, philosophy, and theology. Our students are given the experiences to help mature them into leaders capable of serving on any team with integrity, loyalty and discipline. They make a strong asset to any community or organization.

We offer Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Associate of Science degrees. Students may also pursue one-year Bible certificates or take advantage of one of the cooperative transfer agreements BBC has with other colleges and universities. The College is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) a CHEA recognized accrediting organization.

Campus activities include outlets of many sorts - drama, music and intramural sports to name a few. BBC has something for everyone. Our students find a home away from home in the dorms and a friend and support base that will stay with them for a lifetime.

Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 186
Gender 55% Male / 45% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 90% Full Time / 10% Part Time
Socio-Economic Diversity 62% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 84%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 3%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 4%
Ethnicity Unknown 6%
Asian 0%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Activities

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Choral Groups
  • Music Ensembles

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: reduced course load remedial instruction
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling health services personal counseling placement services for graduates adult (re-entering) student services/programs veteran's counselor
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): double major independent study internships
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Pastoral Studies/Counseling (21%), Bible/Biblical Studies (15%), Youth Ministry (15%), Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology (13%), Religious Education (13%), Bible/Biblical Studies (5%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the Christian and/or Jewish Bible and related literature, with an emphasis on understanding and interpreting the theological, doctrinal, and ethical messages contained therein. May include preparation for applying these studies in various religious vocations.

Job Opportunities:

Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
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.

A program that focuses on the theory and practice of religious outreach, social service and proselytization, and that prepares individuals for mission vocations. Includes instruction in theology, evangelism, preaching, medical and social mission work, missionary education, missionary aviation, emergency services, legal and political aspects of working in other countries, and preparation for ordination as missionaries.

Job Opportunities:

Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
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.

Any instructional program in pastoral counseling and specialized ministries not listed above.

A program that focuses on the theory and principles of pastoral care and prepares ordained clergy to provide non-clinical pastoral counseling to individuals and groups. Includes instruction in pastoral leadership, counseling psychology; crisis intervention; individual and group procedures; theological and spiritual counseling; pastoral care; and applications to specific types of ministry.

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.
Religious Workers, All Other
All religious workers not listed separately.
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.

A program that focuses on the theory and practice of providing educational services to members of faith communities, within the context of a particular religion, and that prepares individuals to serve as religious educators. Includes instruction in planning and teaching lessons, organizing and supervising instructional activities, designing and developing instructional materials, and administering religious education programs and facilities.

Job Opportunities:

Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
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.

A program that focuses on the history, theory, composition, and performance of music for religious or sacred purposes, and that prepares individuals for religious musical vocations such as choir directors, cantors, organists, and chanters.

Job Opportunities:

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.
Music Directors and Composers
Conduct, direct, plan, and lead instrumental or vocal performances by musical groups, such as orchestras, bands, choirs, and glee clubs. Includes arrangers, composers, choral directors, and orchestrators.

A program that prepares the ordained clergy and other religious professionals to provide spiritual, counseling, and leadership services to children, adolescents, and young adults. Includes instruction in child and adolescent psychology, human growth and development, family studies, communication skills, religious education, youth counseling, small group leadership, planning and organizing youth activities, volunteer supervision, and youth evangelism and worship.

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.
Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.

Associates

A program that focuses on the Christian and/or Jewish Bible and related literature, with an emphasis on understanding and interpreting the theological, doctrinal, and ethical messages contained therein. May include preparation for applying these studies in various religious vocations.

Job Opportunities:

Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
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.

A program that prepares non-ordained individuals to serve as lay pastors, religious educators, youth leaders, and other professional positions open to the laity in local churches and other settings. Includes instruction in bible studies, theology, spirituality, pastoral counseling, foundations of ministry, effective communication, and church leadership.

Job Opportunities:

Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
Religious Workers, All Other
All religious workers not listed separately.

A program that focuses on the theory and practice of religious outreach, social service and proselytization, and that prepares individuals for mission vocations. Includes instruction in theology, evangelism, preaching, medical and social mission work, missionary education, missionary aviation, emergency services, legal and political aspects of working in other countries, and preparation for ordination as missionaries.

Job Opportunities:

Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
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.

A program that focuses on the theory and practice of providing educational services to members of faith communities, within the context of a particular religion, and that prepares individuals to serve as religious educators. Includes instruction in planning and teaching lessons, organizing and supervising instructional activities, designing and developing instructional materials, and administering religious education programs and facilities.

Job Opportunities:

Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
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.

A program that focuses on the history, theory, composition, and performance of music for religious or sacred purposes, and that prepares individuals for religious musical vocations such as choir directors, cantors, organists, and chanters.

Job Opportunities:

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.
Music Directors and Composers
Conduct, direct, plan, and lead instrumental or vocal performances by musical groups, such as orchestras, bands, choirs, and glee clubs. Includes arrangers, composers, choral directors, and orchestrators.

Administration & Faculty

President Terry Stine
Accredited by Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Full-time Faculty 10
Student : Faculty Ratio 15 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 70 : 30
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 100.0% accepted of 65 applications

59% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
23% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
3% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite17 - 23
English16 - 24
Math17 - 24
Writing4 - 6
 
SATMath410 - 550
Reading460 - 560
Writing440 - 540

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Recommendations, Religious Affiliation Commitment, Character Personal Qualities

Important: Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Application Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Also Considered: Interview, Talent Ability

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
History 0 2
English 0 4
Foreign Language 0 1
Math 0 2

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT SAT Subject Tests

Deadlines

August

1

Regular Decision

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $19,286 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $18,671
$30K-$48K $18,283
$48K-$75K $20,322

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $10,700, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $10,700 Same as On-Campus
Fees $380 Same as On-Campus
Housing $7,400 $10,300
Books $1,030 $1,030
Total (before financial aid) $19,510 $22,410

Students Receiving Aid

100% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 58% $2,900
Federal Scholarships/Grants 62% $2,309
Institutional Grants 94% $2,399
Other Federal Grants 4% $500
Other Loans 18% $877
Pell Grants 62% $2,277
Student Loans 64% $2,875

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.boisebible.edu/future_students/finaid/.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.boisebible.edu/future_students/finaid/.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

12% of students graduated on time.

53% of students graduated in six years.

66% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Rankings

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#93 The Best and Worst College Cities and Towns in America
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