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Kentucky Mountain Bible College

Kentucky Mountain Bible College is Protestant college with 79 students located in Vancleve, KY.

Religiously affiliated, Seminary / Bible College


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Kentucky Mountain Bible College (KMBC) challenges men and women to "Climb Higher" for God.

KMBC is located in the midst of the breathtaking scenic wonder of Eastern Kentucky. This rural area, rich in history and cultural, allows the student a season of thoughtful solitude. The focus on traditional Biblical values, spiritual character, a caring family atmosphere, a passion for a holy living, and high academic standards enrich each student who comes to KMBC.

KMBC's quality is insured by a student/faculty ratio of 6 to 1, guaranteeing personal spiritual care and academic instruction. Course work, community life, work study, and field ministry serve to create a holistic learning experience. KMBC seeks to launch servant leaders into diverse ministry-oriented careers with a minimum of academic debt. Residential faculty, family style dining, and an open and caring atmosphere provide for a unique and thrilling learning experience.

KMBC graduates are serving around the globe, crisscrossing the United States, and impacting over 50 nations. From inner-city missions to denominational leadership; from international ministry to Native American outreach, KMBC graduates are making a worldwide difference.

Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 79
Gender 53% Male / 47% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 82% Full Time / 18% Part Time
Geography 28% In State / 71% Out of State / 6% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 74% 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
White 91%
International 7%
Hispanic/Latino 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%


Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Freshman allowed to have car. Pets allowed in dorms.

92% of students live on-campus.

96% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Apartments for Married Students
  • Housing Offered
  • Men's Dorms
  • Wellness Housing
  • Women's Dorms


  • Government or Political Activity
  • Radio Station
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Choral Groups
  • Drama/Theater
  • Campus Ministries

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: reduced course load remedial instruction study skills assistance tutoring
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries wireless network available dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections computer repair service available on campus
  • Counseling Services: financial aid counseling personal counseling chaplain/spiritual director health services
  • Facilities: radio station, hiking tails in several hundred acres of woodland.
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): internships independent study teacher certification dual enrollment of high school students
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services



Popular Majors

Religion/Religious Studies (85%), Bible/Biblical Studies (14%)

Majors Offered


A program that focuses on the nature of religious belief and specific religious and quasi-religious systems. Includes instruction in phenomenology; the sociology, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and art of religion; mythology; scriptural and textual studies; religious history and politics; and specific studies of particular faith communities and their behavior.

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.


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

President Philip Speas
Accredited by Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Full-time Faculty 4
Student : Faculty Ratio 12 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 75 : 25
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100




Acceptance Rate: 50.7% accepted of 67 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite16 - 23
English15 - 23
Math15 - 20

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Academic GPA, Religious Affiliation Commitment, Recommendations, Level Of Applicants Interest, Character Personal Qualities, Application Essay

Important: Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Interview, Standardized Test Scores

Also Considered: Work Experience, Alumni Relation, Volunteer Work, Talent Ability, First Generation College Student, Extracurricular Activities

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
History 0 2
English 0 4
Math 0 2
Science 0 2

Other Application Information: Please contact college for information about its use of SAT scores ACT (writing section optional) SAT

Admissions Websites



Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $10,663 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $7,955
$30K-$48K $10,677
$48K-$75K $12,093
$75K-$110K $14,725

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $6,450, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $6,450 Same as On-Campus
Fees $690 Same as On-Campus
Housing $4,450 $5,500
Books $500 $500
Total (before financial aid) $12,090 $13,140

Students Receiving Aid

100% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 42% $3,949
Federal Scholarships/Grants 74% $4,854
Institutional Grants 95% $1,456
Other Federal Grants 47% $200
Pell Grants 74% $4,725
Student Loans 42% $3,949

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Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

44% of students graduated on time.

77% of students graduated in six years.

62% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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