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Central Bible College: Narrative Description


3000 North Grant Ave.
Springfield, MO 65803-1096
Tel: (417)833-2551
Free: 800-831-4222
Fax: (417)833-5141
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Independent Assemblies of God, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1922. Setting: 108-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 817. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 265 applied, 71% were admitted. 7% from top 10% of their high school class, 14% from top quarter, 43% from top half. Full-time: 742 students, 41% women, 59% men. Part-time: 75 students, 32% women, 68% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 74% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 2% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 18% 25 or older, 65% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: interview. Placement: SAT or ACT required. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to Christians.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $13,282 includes full-time tuition ($8034), mandatory fees ($688), and college room and board ($4560). Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $311 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $114 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Major annual events: Annual School Picnic, Missions Convention, Spiritual Emphasis Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, controlled dormitory access. 665 college housing spaces available; 493 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Meyer Pearlman Library with 107,023 books, 38,341 microform titles, 1,074 serials, 6,894 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $186,610. 20 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Southwest Missouri State University.

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