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Gods Bible School and College

Gods Bible School and College is Protestant college with 305 students located in Cincinnati, OH.

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Gods Bible School and College says

Welcome to God's Bible School and College! I am so happy that your interest in GBS&C has led you to view our web site. I believe you will be encouraged by what you find here.

God has established GBS&C to serve you and our world through His church. Our mission statement captures the heartbeat of our campus and summarizes our focus in these words: "God's Bible School and College seeks to glorify God and to serve His Church by providing higher education centered in Holy Scripture and shaped by Wesleyan conviction, thus preparing faithful servants to proclaim Jesus Christ and spread scriptural holiness throughout the world."

As you examine our college over the web, you will gain a perspective on what sets GBSC apart and makes this a great place to study and learn. We are a Bible College with a rich history, a clear vision, a quality academic program and a timely mission.

Today, as they have for over a hundred years, our graduates are making a contribution around the world by taking their places in the church and society as well-trained, biblically-minded, and professionally-competent servants of the Lord Jesus Christ. A long history of outstanding Alumni is the real measure of our success. The graduates of our school have so impacted our world that the alumni motto is "The sun never sets on the students of God's Bible School and College."

When you join our growing student body, you will study with outstanding leaders. The members of our faculty combine strong academic qualifications, years of ministry experience, and a deep commitment to our mission. All of our professors are men and women of faith, deeply committed to Christ and to the life-changing truth of scripture. Studying with them you will be challenged personally, intellectually, professionally, and spiritually.

GBS&C offers ready access to multiple resources in our main library, Schmul Ministerial Resource Center and Gale Missions Library. Our location in a large city and near major universities makes unlimited resources available.

Our beautiful campus is a rare blend of historic buildings and modern facilities. Our strategic location in urban Cincinnati offers one a picturesque view of the city skyline and serves as a ready reminder of the challenges and opportunities for ministry in the twenty-first century.

Thank you for spending time getting to know us through the web. Why not take the next step and come see for yourself. I'll look forward to your visit.

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Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 305
Gender 51% Male / 49% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 67% Full Time / 33% Part Time
Geography 17% In State / 83% Out of State / 9% 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 73%
Multi-racial 1%
International 10%
Hispanic/Latino 5%
Ethnicity Unknown 7%
Black or African American 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Housing

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

83% of students live on-campus.

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

Activities

Student Publications: The Hilltop

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Student Newspaper
  • Choral Groups
  • Music Ensembles
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Drama/Theater

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center
  • Computer Services: dorms wired for high speed internet connections wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: employment services for undergraduates health services placement services for graduates veteran's counselor chaplain/spiritual director financial aid counseling personal counseling
  • Facilities
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): double major internships liberal arts/career combination independent study
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Elementary Education and Teaching (17%), Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology (17%), Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other (17%), Music Teacher Education (10%), Family and Community Services (7%), Religious/Sacred Music (7%)

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Associates

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.

A program that prepares individuals to teach music and music appreciation programs 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.
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. 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.

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the secondary grades, which may include grades seven through twelve, depending on the school system or state regulations. May include preparation to teach a comprehensive curriculum or specific subject matter.

Job Opportunities:

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.

Associates

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 program that focuses on the development and implementation of public, private, and voluntary support services for individuals, families, and localities and that prepares individuals to function in a variety of occupations promoting family life, and family/community development. Includes instruction in family systems, human development, social services, community social and economic development, social policy, voluntary sector activities, and outreach and community education.

Job Opportunities:

Farm and Home Management Advisors
Advise, instruct, and assist individuals and families engaged in agriculture, agricultural-related processes, or home economics activities. Demonstrate procedures and apply research findings to solve problems; and instruct and train in product development, sales, and the use of machinery and equipment to promote general welfare. Includes county agricultural agents, feed and farm management advisors, home economists, and extension service advisors.

Administration & Faculty

President Michael Avery
Accredited by Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Full-time Faculty 20
Student : Faculty Ratio 12 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 75 : 25
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 100.0% accepted of 77 applications

22% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
78% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
39% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $10,528 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $8,333
$30K-$48K $9,749
$48K-$75K $8,943

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $6,000, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $6,000 Same as On-Campus
Fees $1,000 Same as On-Campus
Housing $3,850 $12,000
Books $550 $550
Total (before financial aid) $11,400 $19,550

Students Receiving Aid

88% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 25% $3,405
Federal Scholarships/Grants 67% $4,396
Institutional Grants 73% $1,037
Other Federal Grants 16% $330
Pell Grants 67% $4,318
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 18% $992
Student Loans 25% $3,405

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.gbs.edu/admissions_and_aid/financial_aid/index.htm.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.gbs.edu/admissions_and_aid/npcalc/npcalc.htm.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

8% of students graduated on time.

39% of students graduated in six years.

76% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Rankings

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