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Trinity College of Florida

Trinity College of Florida is Christian college with 224 students located in Trinity, FL.

Open Admissions, Religiously affiliated, Seminary / Bible College

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Located on the beautiful Gulf Coast, Trinity College of Florida remains a premier institution for Biblical higher education. Trinity College students are equipped to serve the Lord as they study under professors who integrate a Biblical perspective into each course. The Word of God stands at the core of all training and instruction. BIBLICAL. Deeply rooted in gospel-centered teaching, Trinity College is dedicated to equipping students to rightly handle the Word of God. Earn your Bachelor of Arts in areas such as Church Ministry, Theology, Business, Elementary Education, Counseling, Psychology, or General Studies. An education at Trinity College will equip you to begin your career with confidence that you have been well-prepared academically, spiritually, intellectually, and professionally. TRANSFORMATIONAL. The experience at Trinity College of Florida is life-changing. Whether you’re building friendships in the residence hall, engaging in challenging Biblical texts in the classroom, or traveling with one of our ministry teams – you will experience personal and spiritual growth. As a student you will have various opportunities such as participating in NCCAA DII athletics, joining a student group, or being a part of the worship ministry team. These outside-the-classroom opportunities will prove to be an exciting part of the Trinity College experience. RELATIONAL. The low student-to-professor ratio (9:1) will allow you to receive the one-on-one attention you deserve from experienced professors. Trinity College of Florida is a place where students and faculty form a strong community, extending beyond the classroom. It’s a place where numbers don’t replace names and everyone is valued. It’s a place where life-long friendships are forged and a foundation on God’s Word is laid. It’s a place where lives are changed and the world is changed as a result.

Mission Statement

The mission of Trinity College of Florida is to equip men and women for Christian service to the church and all humanity through effective Biblical, Professional and General Education leading to associate and baccalaureate degrees.

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Student Life

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 224
Gender 60% Male / 40% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 91% Full Time / 9% Part Time
Geography 97% In State / 3% Out of State / 3% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 63% 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 58%
Multi-racial 2%
International 3%
Hispanic/Latino 17%
Ethnicity Unknown 4%
Black or African American 14%
Asian 1%

Activities

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Choral Groups
  • Campus Ministries

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: Student Learning Center - Tutoring
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries 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: chaplain/spiritual director financial aid counseling personal counseling career counseling
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): double major dual enrollment of high school students honors program internships degree completion program independent study

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Pastoral Studies/Counseling (35%), Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies (20%), Business/Commerce (17%), Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other (8%), Psychology (5%), Bible/Biblical Studies (5%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

An undifferentiated program that includes instruction in the general arts, general science, or unstructured studies.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers 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 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 prepares individuals to enter a seminary or other program leading to religious ordination, or a related religious vocation.

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.
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.

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.

An undifferentiated program that includes instruction in the general arts, general science, or unstructured studies.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

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 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.

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

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.
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
Apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.
Psychologists, All Other
All psychologists not listed separately.
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

Admissions Director Rachel Noble
President Mark T. O'Farrell
Accredited by Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Full-time Faculty 7
Student : Faculty Ratio 13 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 71 : 28
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 21.6% accepted of 204 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite15 - 21
 
SATMath390 - 540
Reading400 - 540
Writing390 - 550

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Academic GPA, Application Essay, Recommendations, Religious Affiliation Commitment

Important: Character Personal Qualities, Standardized Test Scores

Also Considered: Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Volunteer Work

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

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $15,785 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $13,961
$30K-$48K $15,531
$48K-$75K $18,156
$75K-$110K $21,986

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $12,520, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $12,528 Same as On-Campus
Fees $800 Same as On-Campus
Housing $6,050 $7,100
Books $1,276 $1,276
Total (before financial aid) $20,654 $21,704

Students Receiving Aid

75% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 66% $6,643
Federal Scholarships/Grants 63% $4,745
Institutional Grants 63% $1,301
Other Federal Grants 19% $933
Pell Grants 63% $4,465
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 53% $1,778
Student Loans 66% $6,643

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://trinitycollege.edu/admissions/financial-aid/overview.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

19% of students graduated on time.

41% of students graduated in six years.

61% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Trinity College of Florida include:

  • Burk Parsons - Editor - Table Talk Magazine Ligonier Ministry Co-Pastor with RC Sproul - St Andrew's Chapel
  • Billy Graham - Evangelist Author The Billy Graham Association
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