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Southeastern Bible College

Southeastern Bible College is college with 161 students located in Birmingham, AL.

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Southeastern Bible College says

At an inter-church Bible conference in Birmingham in 1933, the late Dr. Harry A. Ironside, a respected Bible teacher, challenged a group of Christian business and professional men to establish a Bible school. It was the unanimous conviction of these men that there was a vital need for a school to train Christian workers that was centered on the Bible and also evangelical.

The school was organized and incorporated as the Birmingham School of the Bible. On May 1, 1935, it opened its doors for evening classes. Regular day courses were offered beginning in 1940, and the name was changed to Southeastern Bible School in 1943. A basic three-year program grew to a four-year degree program in 1948. Other academic programs were developed and the charter rights to grant degrees were obtained in 1950. The name of the school was changed to Southeastern Bible College in 1952.

The College attained national accreditation with the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) in 1962. The campus moved from a two story frame house to its Pawnee Avenue Southside location in 1947. In 1988, the College moved to a 10-acre site in Mountain Brook on Highway 280. In March 2001, Dr. Don Hawkins was appointed President. In 2004, with God's providential blessing, Southeastern Bible College relocated to its current 22-acre campus facilities at 2545 Valleydale Road in North Shelby County.

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Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 161
Gender 58% Male / 42% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 81% Full Time / 19% Part Time
Geography 92% In State / 8% Out of State / 0% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 67% 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 65%
International 0%
Hispanic/Latino 1%
Ethnicity Unknown 2%
Black or African American 30%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $200.00. Housing deposit due : Aug 15. Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

33% of students live on-campus.

81% of freshman live on-campus.

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

Activities

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Music Ensembles
  • Campus Ministries

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: reduced course load study skills assistance
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries dorms wired for high speed internet connections wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: chaplain/spiritual director financial aid counseling personal counseling adult (re-entering) student services/programs
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: services and/or facilities for hearing impaired partial services for students with learning disabilities services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): double major internships independent study dual enrollment of high school students
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Bible/Biblical Studies (54%), Lay Ministry (37%), Lay Ministry (8%), Bible/Biblical Studies (0%)

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 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.

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.

Administration & Faculty

President Dr. Don Hawkins
Accredited by Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Full-time Faculty 7
Student : Faculty Ratio 12 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 85 : 14
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 96.2% accepted of 26 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite16 - 25
English14 - 26
Math15 - 24
 

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Recommendations, Standardized Test Scores, Academic GPA

Important: Application Essay, Religious Affiliation Commitment

Also Considered: Extracurricular Activities, Interview

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
Academic Electives 0 7.5
Computer Science 0 0.5
English 0 4
Math 0 4
Science 0 4
Social Studies 0 4
Foreign Language 0 0

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

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $14,165 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $10,494
$30K-$48K $17,627
$48K-$75K $15,477

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $10,920, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $11,700 Same as On-Campus
Fees $450 Same as On-Campus
Housing $4,975 $5,703
Books $942 $942
Total (before financial aid) $18,067 $18,795

Students Receiving Aid

100% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 53% $7,644
Federal Scholarships/Grants 73% $3,955
Institutional Grants 80% $2,725
Other Federal Grants 33% $400
Pell Grants 67% $4,150
Student Loans 53% $7,644

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

6% of students graduated on time.

19% of students graduated in six years.

64% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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