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Appalachian Bible College

Appalachian Bible College is Baptist college with 278 students located in Mount Hope, WV.

Religiously affiliated, Seminary / Bible College

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Overview

Overview

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For 60 years Appalachian Bible College has been a leader among accredited Bible colleges in educating and equipping servants in the Word of God for effective ministry in the local church. Immersion in the Word of God, godly relationships, and hands-on service mold students to think, live, and serve with biblical integrity. Come join us...Because Life is for Service. Your interest in Appalachian Bible College thrills me. I believe God has established ABC to serve you and our world through His Church.

Our purpose statement summarizes our focus in these words: "Appalachian Bible College exists for the purpose of Educating and Equipping Servants for the Church of Tomorrow while Edifying the Church of Today." These words capture the pulse of our campus as we engage in the exciting and challenging task of serving God and His Church.

You too can join in this eternal mission. As you sit in classes led by experienced and godly teachers, you will find your life directed toward rewarding service. Your personal relationship with Jesus Christ will be enlarged and enriched as you submit to God's Word. Our motto, "Because Life is for Service," permeates our entire campus community. Through ministry opportunities and through campus activities we seek to nurture humble but confident servant leaders.

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

Appalachian Bible College... Because Life is for Service!

Student Life

Student Life

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 278
Gender 46% Male / 54% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 71% Full Time / 29% Part Time
Geography 42% In State / 57% Out of State / 1% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 60% 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 94%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Black or African American 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $25.00. Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

76% of students live on-campus.

89% of freshman live on-campus.

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

Activities

Student Publications: Introspect

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Choral Groups
  • Music Ensembles
  • Drama/Theater
  • Campus Ministries

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: remedial instruction study skills assistance reduced course load tutoring
  • Computer Services: libraries, computer center, dorms, student center dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections computer repair service available on campus student web hosting available wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling financial aid counseling health services personal counseling placement services for graduates veteran's counselor chaplain/spiritual director
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): cooperative education dual enrollment of high school students independent study internships teacher certification double major
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Bible/Biblical Studies (75%), Bible/Biblical Studies (24%), Theology/Theological Studies (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 beliefs and doctrine of a particular religious faith from the intramural point of view of that faith. Includes instruction in systematic theology, historical theology, moral theology, doctrinal studies, dogmatics, apologetics, and applications to specific questions of ecclesiastical polity and religious life.

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.

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.

Administration & Faculty

President Daniel Anderson
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 13
Student : Faculty Ratio 17 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 61 : 38
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 90.9% accepted of 121 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite20 - 26
English20 - 30
Math18 - 25
 
SATMath378 - 495
Reading453 - 568

Admission Considerations

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

Important: Academic GPA

Also Considered: Alumni Relation, Interview

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
History 0 3
English 0 4
Math 0 3
Science 0 3
Social Studies 0 3
Foreign Language 0 1
Academic Electives 0 4

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $15,148 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $11,908
$30K-$48K $12,898
$48K-$75K $14,586
$75K-$110K $17,725
$110K+ $20,100

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $11,450, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $11,450 Same as On-Campus
Fees $1,495 Same as On-Campus
Housing $6,964 $5,049
Books $970 $970
Total (before financial aid) $20,879 $18,964

Students Receiving Aid

99% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 41% $4,295
Federal Scholarships/Grants 60% $3,924
Institutional Grants 96% $4,154
Other Federal Grants 11% $282
Pell Grants 60% $3,873
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 22% $4,346
Student Loans 41% $4,295

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

48% of students graduated on time.

62% of students graduated in six years.

60% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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