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Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary

Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary is Baptist college with 229 students located in Ankeny, IA.

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Thank you for taking time to learn more about Faith. Since 1921 Faith has pursued its mission of equipping men and women to take the Word of God to every corner of the world. More than 8,000 students have taken courses at Faith and are currently serving God as pastors, missionaries, teachers, businessmen and women, electricians, coaches, financial advisors, all as effective servants of Christ here in the United States and in 30 countries around the globe.PillerGirl

Every student that God leads to our beautiful 52- acre suburban campus will receive a double major (all our students receive a Bible Core) and a fully accredited degree. Our students will also have the opportunity to apply what they are learning in one of the many churches in the area, across the globe on a short term missions trip, in our ARRIBA! study abroad program, or by participating in one of our trips to South Africa and Japan.

We take seriously our role of assisting the homes of our students and their local churches in further training our students to make in eternal impact in the lives of others and to serve God faithfully.

As you get to know us better and have any questions about the ministry of Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary, please contact us. We look forward to getting to know you and learning how we might best serve you!

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 229
Gender 46% Male / 54% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 90% Full Time / 10% Part Time
Geography 48% In State / 52% Out of State / % International
Socio-Economic Diversity 48% 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 94%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 1%
Hispanic/Latino 1%
Black or African American 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $200.00. Housing deposit due : Jun 1. Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

69% of students live on-campus.

97% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Apartments for Married Students
  • Apartments for Single Students
  • Housing Offered
  • Men's Dorms
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Women's Dorms

Activities

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Yearbook
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Music Ensembles
  • Pep Band
  • Drama/Theater
  • Campus Ministries

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: reduced course load study skills assistance tutoring learning center remedial instruction writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries, dorms, student center dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections computer repair service available on campus wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling financial aid counseling health services personal counseling placement services for graduates veteran's counselor chaplain/spiritual director employment services for undergraduates women's services
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): internships teacher certification double major independent study dual enrollment of high school students
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Elementary Education and Teaching (18%), Bible/Biblical Studies (18%), Bible/Biblical Studies (14%), Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other (13%), Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science (13%), Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science (8%)

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.

A program that generally prepares individuals to master musical instruments and performing art as solo and/or ensemble performers. Includes instruction on one or more specific instruments from various instrumental groupings.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. 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.
Musicians and Singers
Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.

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.

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.

Bachelor's

A program that generally prepares individuals to perform the duties of administrative assistants and/or secretaries and stenographers. Includes instruction in business communications, principles of business law, word processing and data entry, office machines operation and maintenance, office procedures, public relations, secretarial accounting, filing systems and records management, and report preparation.

Job Opportunities:

Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings. May also train and supervise lower-level clerical staff.
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
Perform routine clerical and administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers.

Associates

A program that generally prepares individuals to perform the duties of administrative assistants and/or secretaries and stenographers. Includes instruction in business communications, principles of business law, word processing and data entry, office machines operation and maintenance, office procedures, public relations, secretarial accounting, filing systems and records management, and report preparation.

Job Opportunities:

Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings. May also train and supervise lower-level clerical staff.
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
Perform routine clerical and administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers.

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.

A program that prepares individuals to teach English grammar, composition and literature programs at various educational levels.

Job Opportunities:

Education Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that prepares individuals to teach music and music appreciation programs at various educational levels.

Job Opportunities:

Education Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Administration & Faculty

President James Maxwell III
Interim President Ernest J. Schmidt
Accredited by Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Full-time Faculty 18
Student : Faculty Ratio 10 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 88 : 11
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 66.9% accepted of 127 applications

43% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
36% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
14% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite19 - 25
English19 - 26
Math17 - 23
Writing8 - 9
 
SATMath410 - 530
Reading490 - 590
Writing430 - 530

Admission Considerations

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

Important: Class Rank, Academic GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Also Considered: Interview, Volunteer Work, Level Of Applicants Interest

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
Science Lab 0 3
Foreign Language 0 2
Computer Science 0 4
English 0 4
Math 0 4
Science 0 3
Social Studies 0 3
History 0 4

Other Application Information: Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates SAT or ACT

Deadlines

August

1

Regular Decision

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $16,745 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $12,612
$30K-$48K $14,031
$48K-$75K $16,641
$75K-$110K $19,280
$110K+ $22,468

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $15,070, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $15,070 Same as On-Campus
Fees $476 Same as On-Campus
Housing $6,242 $6,242
Books $1,114 $1,114
Total (before financial aid) $22,902 $22,902

Students Receiving Aid

100% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 57% $4,722
Federal Scholarships/Grants 49% $4,476
Institutional Grants 100% $4,361
Other Federal Grants 3% $5,451
Other Loans 10% $9,143
Pell Grants 48% $4,282
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 38% $4,079
Student Loans 58% $6,204

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

32% of students graduated on time.

59% of students graduated in six years.

70% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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