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Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is Baptist college with 261 students located in Kansas City, MO.

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Greetings from Midwestern Seminary and College! We're honored that you have taken time to visit our website, and we pray that you will find all the information pertinent toward making your decision about theological education. The Midwestern family is incredible, from our students and their families to the faculty and staff, God is truly moving in a great way here! I would like to personally invite you to visit our campus to see what this is all about!

Fall semester is in full swing. Our students are studying hard, and all of our campus organizations/ ministries, including the Midwestern Evangelism Teams, are being diligent to present themselves approved to God. Upcoming chapel services include guest speakers, Dr. Frank Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee, on Sept. 14, and then Dr. Blake Hearson, MBTS professor of Old Testament and Hebrew on Sept. 20 and Dr. David McAlpin, MBTS V.P. of Student Development, on Sept. 21. Weekly chapel events are open to all, so please join us! Additionally, upcoming seminary happenings include our Evangelism Week activities on Sept. 27-28, a 400thanniversary celebration of the King James Bible on Oct. 4-6 and the "Evangelizing Eastern Religions" workshop on Oct. 14-15. Please click on our website's homepage banners for more details about these upcoming events.

As President, I have many opportunities to host seminary events and travel to spread the great news of what God is doing at Midwestern. My upcoming schedule includes preaching at Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary on Sept. 18. Please pray for God's Spirit to move greatly during that service. Then, I will be hitting the road on Sept. 19-20 to attend the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee meeting.

If you are considering Midwestern as your choice for pursuing theological education, please contact us to schedule a personalized campus visit by calling (816) 414-3738. Schedule pending, I strive to meet each of you and field your questions. We are honored by your desire to learn more about Midwestern. As you seek direction toward your ministry calling, may the Lord richly bless you!

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Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 261
Gender 73% Male / 27% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 59% Full Time / 41% Part Time
Socio-Economic Diversity 28% 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 75%
Multi-racial 0%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 4%
Ethnicity Unknown 1%
Black or African American 10%
Asian 6%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2%

Student Services

  • Career And Alumni Services
  • Libraries
  • Remedial Coursework

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Bible/Biblical Studies (48%), Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology (40%), Religious Education (7%), Divinity/Ministry (3%), Bible/Biblical Studies (0%), Religious Education (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 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 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.

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 individuals for ordination as ministers or priests in any of the Christian religious traditions. Includes instruction in the theology and polity of a particular church, church law, liturgy and ritual, principles of pastoral ministry, homiletics, evangelism, church/parish organization and management, Christian ethics, church history, and related studies.

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.

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.

A program that focuses on the history, theory, composition, and performance of music for religious or sacred purposes, and that prepares individuals for religious musical vocations such as choir directors, cantors, organists, and chanters.

Job Opportunities:

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.
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.

Administration & Faculty

President Jason K. Allen
Accredited by Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
Accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Full-time Faculty 24
Student : Faculty Ratio 15 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 95 : 4
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 67.7% accepted of 62 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite19 - 25
English18 - 25
Math17 - 24
 
SATMath370 - 540
Reading450 - 630

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $17,120 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $16,785
$30K-$48K $17,148
$48K-$75K $19,098

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $5,980, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $5,930 Same as On-Campus
Fees $340 Same as On-Campus
Housing $3,938 $9,338
Books $980 $980
Total (before financial aid) $11,188 $16,588

Students Receiving Aid

36% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 28% $3,607
Federal Scholarships/Grants 28% $2,371
Institutional Grants 20% $459
Other Loans 12% $5,617
Pell Grants 28% $2,371
Student Loans 40% $4,210

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.mbts.edu/future_students/financial_aid/.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.mbts.edu/future_students/financial_aid/.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

13% of students graduated in six years.

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

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