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Lancaster Bible College

Lancaster Bible College is college with 1313 students located in Lancaster, PA.

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At Lancaster Bible College, our focus is on your journey to fulfill God's purpose for your life. Our mission has remained constant for over 75 years: to educate Christian students to think and live a biblical worldview and to proclaim Christ by serving him in the Church and society.

OUR HISTORY

Lancaster Bible College was founded by Henry J. Heydt in September 1933. Eight day students and 14 evening students were enrolled in the original class, which met in the Convention Hall at West Orange and Pine Streets in Lancaster. William J. Randolph '50 succeeded Heydt as president. From 1954-61, President Randolph moved the school toward accreditation, and the size of the campus grew, initiated by a gift of land in 1957 from Mr. and Mrs. J. Martin Esbenshade.

In 1961, the school's academic dean, Stuart E. Lease, was elected president. During his seventeen-year presidency, the student body grew to more than 400 students, and the campus expanded to 36 acres. Finally, in 1973, the school earned provisional approval to grant the degree of Bachelor of Science in Bible, and the school officially became Lancaster Bible College (LBC).

When Dr. Gilbert A. Peterson began his duties as president in 1979, he focused on debt reduction. Within five years, LBC raised more than $500,000 toward financial stability and more than $1.5 million toward the school's endowment. Additional land was purchased, bringing the campus size to 100 acres.

In 1999, Dr. Peter W. Teague became LBC's fifth and current president. Since then, the Good Shepherd Chapel, Olewine Dining Commons, and Peterson Hall were completed. In February 2007, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education approved LBC's offering the Bachelor of Science in Bible degree completely online.

Lancaster Bible College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and the Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation (ABHE).

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 1,313
Gender 51% Male / 49% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 62% Full Time / 38% Part Time
Geography 74% In State / 26% Out of State / 0% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 39% 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 55%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 2%
International 0%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Ethnicity Unknown 3%
Black or African American 34%
Asian 4%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

51% of students live on-campus.

78% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Housing Offered
  • Men's Dorms
  • Women's Dorms

Activities

  • Government or Political Activity
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Musical Theater
  • Music Ensembles
  • Drama/Theater

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center reduced course load remedial instruction study skills assistance tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: libraries, student center, computer center, dorms 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 employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling health services personal counseling placement services for graduates career counseling
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: comprehensive services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): accelerated program double major independent study internships teacher certification
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Bible/Biblical Studies (88%), Elementary Education and Teaching (5%), Bible/Biblical Studies (4%), Physical Education Teaching and Coaching (1%)

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.

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 physical education programs and/or to coach sports 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.
Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to recreation, leisure, and fitness studies, including exercise physiology and facilities management. 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.
Coaches and Scouts
Instruct or coach groups or individuals in the fundamentals of sports. Demonstrate techniques and methods of participation. May evaluate athletes' strengths and weaknesses as possible recruits or to improve the athletes' technique to prepare them for competition. Those required to hold teaching degrees should be reported in the appropriate teaching category.
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
Instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities. Demonstrate techniques and form, observe participants, and explain to them corrective measures necessary to improve their skills.

Administration & Faculty

President Peter W Teague
Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Accredited by Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Full-time Faculty 62
Student : Faculty Ratio 17 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 77 : 22
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 58.1% accepted of 535 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite16 - 22
English16 - 23
Math16 - 23
Writing6 - 9
 
SATMath420 - 560
Reading440 - 570
Writing440 - 550

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Application Essay, Standardized Test Scores, Character Personal Qualities, Recommendations, Religious Affiliation Commitment

Important: Extracurricular Activities

Also Considered: Interview, Talent Ability, Volunteer Work

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

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $18,954 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $16,066
$30K-$48K $17,202
$48K-$75K $17,012
$75K-$110K $20,781
$110K+ $22,787

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $17,640, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $17,640 Same as On-Campus
Fees $630 Same as On-Campus
Housing $8,010 $5,500
Books $1,200 $1,200
Total (before financial aid) $27,480 $24,970

Students Receiving Aid

95% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 73% $5,477
Federal Scholarships/Grants 40% $3,797
Institutional Grants 92% $5,456
Other Federal Grants 16% $778
Other Loans 20% $9,973
Pell Grants 39% $3,540
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 43% $3,444
Student Loans 74% $8,109

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.lbc.edu/undergraduate/financial-aid/index.

Estimate the net price for you at http://lbc.studentaidcalculator.com/.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

44% of students graduated on time.

69% of students graduated in six years.

72% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Athletics

Athletics

Lancaster Bible College participates in the for college athletics.

Sport Contact
Tennis Ethan McNaughton (Get recruited )
Soccer Tom Ardt (Get recruited )
Baseball T.J. Horn (Get recruited )
Basketball Marshall Tague (Get recruited )
Volleyball Jade Brubaker (Get recruited )
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Softball Brad Brubaker (Get recruited )
Tennis Ethan McNaughton (Get recruited )
Soccer Ken Craul (Get recruited )
Lacrosse Amber Dooley (Get recruited )
Basketball Rachel Steinbarger (Get recruited )
Volleyball Lauren Bewley (Get recruited )

Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Colleges (Northeastern)
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