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SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary

SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary is Assemblies of God college with 348 students located in Oakland, CA.

Open Admissions, Religiously affiliated, Seminary / Bible College

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SUM is a private, coeducational, Bible College connected with its Pentecostal/ Charismatic Christian community. This movement generated a multi-cultural, multi-racial, and gender-inclusive fellowship empowered by the Holy Spirit. Evangelism, peacemaking, and reconciliation became the hallmark of this fellowship. The Pentecostal/Charismatic movement reached out to all people with the Gospel, creating a strong commitment to cultural diversity, racial reconciliation, and gender equality which is reflected in the values of the School of Urban Missions.

The New Orleans School of Urban Missions started in 1991 when its founder, George Neau, was pastor of an inner city church in a predominantly needy area of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He saw the need to develop ethnic leadership to reach the moral, spiritual, and financial needs of impoverished neighborhoods. The new school, Inner City Evangelism (ICE), was moved to New Orleans in 1992 and became New Orleans School of Urban Missions. In 1993 SUM purchased the former Delta College campus on the Westbank of New Orleans. Drawing from the major cities of America, the college has trained students who have established urban ministries and churches. A second SUM campus was opened in Oakland, California in December of 2000. In 2004 the campuses of the New Orleans School of Urban Missions and the Oakland School of Urban Missions were merged to form one college, the School of Urban Missions.

The School of Urban Missions is a Bible College that equips indigenous leaders from America's urban communities by offering an affordable theological education combining academic instruction with practical hands on ministry. Our mission empowers these leaders to be instruments of change in their respective communities.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 348
Gender 47% Male / 53% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 91% Full Time / 9% Part Time
Socio-Economic Diversity 73% 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 42%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 5%
Multi-racial 4%
International 0%
Hispanic/Latino 19%
Ethnicity Unknown 4%
Black or African American 26%
Asian 0%

Student Services

  • Career And Alumni Services
  • Libraries
  • Remedial Coursework

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Bible/Biblical Studies (100%), 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.

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.

Administration & Faculty

Chancellor/President George Neau
Accredited by Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Full-time Faculty 4
Student : Faculty Ratio 12 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 50 : 50
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 98.9% accepted of 87 applications

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $20,211 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $22,567
$30K-$48K $24,004
$48K-$75K $24,474
$75K-$110K $26,941
$110K+ $26,941

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $7,800, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $7,800 Same as On-Campus
Fees $1,320 Same as On-Campus
Housing $2,400 $15,000
Books $900 $900
Total (before financial aid) $12,420 $25,020

Students Receiving Aid

73% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 88% $7,116
Federal Scholarships/Grants 73% $4,732
Institutional Grants 73% $2,300
Pell Grants 73% $4,732
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 5% $6,895
Student Loans 88% $7,116

Financial Aid Websites

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

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.sum.edu/net-price-calculator/.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

60% of students graduated on time.

60% of students graduated in six years.

53% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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