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Faith Baptist Bible College & Theological Seminary

Faith Baptist Bible College & Theological Seminary is a private Christian college located in Ankeny, Iowa. The school’s mission is to provide students with the biblical foundation they need to perform well in church leadership and other Christian ministry positions. Faith Baptist Bible College was founded by William H. Jordan in 1921 in Omaha, Nebraska as the Omaha Bible Institute. The school was later moved to Ankeny, Iowa and its name changed to Faith Baptist Bible College. Approximately 330 students attend this school each year.

Faith Baptist Bible Degree Programs

Faith Baptist Bible College awards undergraduate and graduate degrees in a number of subjects. The curriculum is designed so that students graduate with a double major, one of which is biblical studies. Here is a sample of the programs available at Faith Baptist College:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Assistant Pastor
  • Elementary Education
  • Local Church Ministries
  • Missions
  • Music Education
  • Secondary English Education
  • Biblical Counseling
  • Greek
  • Missionary Nursing
  • Women’s Ministry

Seminary degrees students can earn at the school include:

  • Master of Arts in Religion
  • Master of Arts in Biblical Studies
  • Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies
  • Master of Arts in Theological Studies
  • Master of Divinity

Faith Baptist Bible College has a unique study abroad program. Students can enter the Arriba! minor which combines biblical studies with hands-one missionary experience in Peru, South America. Students have the opportunity to live among the Peruvians, study Spanish, and work with local missionaries. There are significant financial costs associated with this program, so it is important to notify the admissions office as early in your educational career as possible that you want to participate in it. This will ensure you take the right classes and have enough time to arrange for funding.

Admissions

There are two parts to the school: the college and the seminary school. To be accepted into the college, first-year students must have graduated from an accredited high school program that included 4 years of English, 3 years of science, 3 years of math, and 2 years of social studies. GEDs are acceptable. Students need to submit transcripts from all schools attended and ACT or SAT scores. Transfer students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.

Faith Baptist Biblical School also requires an applicant to have a specific set of personal qualifications:

  • Acceptance of Jesus Christ as savior
  • Not divorced or married to a divorced person
  • Commitment to the doctrinal position of the college
  • Must be willing to abide by the standards set by the school

To reserve their spot, students must pay a $200 deposit by May 1 after being accepted.

The seminary school awards master degrees and each program has its own set of eligibility criteria. It is best to contact the school directly for admission information for the degree you are interested in pursuing.

Faith Baptist Bible Tuition and Fees

The per-semester costs of attending Faith Baptist Biblical College are as follows:

  • Tuition (college, full time): $7,510
  • Tuition (seminary, full time): $5,886
  • Room and Board: $2,994
  • Books and Supplies: $520

All students must make a down payment by July 15 for the fall semester, which is $1,500 for new students and $1,000 for returning students. Students can pay the tuition and fees all at once or in monthly installments. Federal financial aid, scholarships, and grants are available to students that need assistance paying for their educations.

Campus Life

On-campus housing is available at Faith Baptist Biblical College. In addition to residence halls, the college has apartment-style housing for those that prefer this type of living arrangement. The dormitories are separated by gender and the rooms come equipped with stackable furniture including desks, beds, closets, and dressers. The apartments are also equipped with a kitchenette and a living room.

There is an onsite student center featuring a game room, wireless Internet and Twig’s Coffee Shop. Athletically-inclined students can join the school’s soccer, basketball, volleyball, or track and field team. Students are required to attend several events at the school including the Missions Conference, Bible Conference, Festival of Carols, and the Spring Concert. More information about these required events can be found on the school’s website.

 
 
 
 

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