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South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary

South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary is Christian college with 110 students located in Deerfield Beach, FL.

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South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary (SFBC&TS) was founded to prepare dedicated men and women for service to the Lord by providing a quality Christian education. SFBC&TS provides a non-denominational theological education whereby the biblical standards of Christian faith and Christian life are established and maintained. South Florida Bible College is a recognized institution-authorized to grant earned undergraduate degrees in specific programs, such as Christian business management; religious education; biblical studies; divinity; theology; Christian counseling; and Christian pastoral ministry and clinical counseling. For more information on the undergraduate degrees and the respective curricula, clink on the A.A. Degree or B.A. Degree links. The masters programs at South Florida Theological Seminary are designed as professional degrees requiring extensive study and proficiency. Seminary master degrees are not terminal degrees, but are preparation for doctoral study. For more information on the masters program and its curricula, click on the M.A. Degree link.

South Florida Theological Seminary is a recognized institution-authorized to grant earned doctorate degrees in specific areas, such as pastoral, evangelistic, missiology, seminary teaching ministry, counseling, and Christian psychology. The doctoral programs of South Florida Theological Seminary have been designed generally upon the historical structure of the European system. Each degree offers the flexibility to accommodate the needs of individual students, without compromising academic standards. For more information on the design of the doctoral program and its curricula, click on the Doctoral Degree link.SFBC&TS' headquarters and campus are located in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Directions to SFBC&TS may be obtained through the Contact Us link, above. We may also be reached by telephone and email (please contact the Admissions office). The Campus for South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary is located on 3 ½ acres on Federal Highway in Deerfield Beach, Florida. The campus is less than one mile from the beautiful beach and is within thirty minutes of three major airports. The campus has 29,000 sq. ft. with classrooms, chapel, bookstore, student center and the Steven R. Sylvester Library: The library houses the college's circulating and non-circulating collections (e.g. that is made up of books, journals, electronic learning resources and computer resources) for student use. Our private study cubicles with computers and wireless Internet access are also available.

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Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 110
Gender 59% Male / 41% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 20% Full Time / 80% Part Time
Geography 8% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 25% 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 29%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Multi-racial 1%
International 9%
Hispanic/Latino 7%
Ethnicity Unknown 2%
Black or African American 50%
Asian 1%

Student Services

  • Career And Alumni Services
  • Libraries
  • Remedial Coursework

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other (25%), Business Administration and Management (25%), Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling (12%), Counseling Psychology (12%), Bible/Biblical Studies (12%), Bible/Biblical Studies (12%)

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 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.

Any instructional program in theological and ministerial studies not listed above, including preparation for religious vocations in faiths other than Christianity and Judaism.

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.

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.

Bachelor's

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals, including but not limited to, ordained clergy and other counseling professionals to respond to the emotional and/or spiritual needs of patients and families in health care emergencies and other situations, and to consult with and counsel other health care professionals. Includes instruction in advanced interpersonal communication; individual and small group counseling; interdisciplinary teamwork; crisis management; extended care relationships; self-analysis; medical ethics; pastoral care art; spiritual dimensions of human growth and health; counseling psychology and therapy; and applications to grief, death, emotional collapse, injury, individual/family adjustment, and chronic illness situations.

Job Opportunities:

Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
Counsel and advise individuals with alcohol, tobacco, drug, or other problems, such as gambling and eating disorders. May counsel individuals, families, or groups or engage in prevention programs.
Marriage and Family Therapists
Diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, whether cognitive, affective, or behavioral, within the context of marriage and family systems. Apply psychotherapeutic and family systems theories and techniques in the delivery of services to individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed nervous and mental disorders.
Mental Health Counselors
Counsel with emphasis on prevention. Work with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. May help individuals deal with issues associated with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; and aging.
Counselors, All Other
All counselors not listed separately.
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.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of psychological counseling, involving the rendering of therapeutic services to individuals and groups experiencing psychological problems and exhibiting distress symptoms. Includes instruction in counseling theory, therapeutic intervention strategies, patient/counselor relationships, testing and assessment methods and procedures, group therapy, marital and family therapy, child and adolescent therapy, supervised counseling practice, ethical standards, and applicable regulations.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

President Joseph Guadagnino
Accredited by Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Student : Faculty Ratio 8 : 1

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $11,038 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $11,038

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $5,040, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $5,040 Same as On-Campus
Fees $90 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $8,928
Books $800 $800
Total (before financial aid) $5,930 $14,858

Students Receiving Aid

25% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 25% $9,500
Federal Scholarships/Grants 25% $5,550
Pell Grants 25% $5,550
Student Loans 25% $9,500

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.sfbc.edu.

Estimate the net price for you at http://sfbc.vfao.com/aidestimator/default.aspx.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

100% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Rankings

Washington Monthly

#310 Master's Universities - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#312 Master's Universities - Community Service Participation Rank
#346 Master's Universities - Research Expenditures Rank
#374 Master's Universities - Graduation Rate Rank
#472 Master's Universities - ROTC Rank
#500 Master's Universities - Peace Corps Rank
#567 Master's Universities - Overall Rank
#569 Master's Universities - Bachelor's to PhD Rank
#591 Master's Universities - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
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