Johnson Bible College: Narrative Description

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7900 Johnson Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37998-1001
Tel: (865)573-4517
Free: 800-827-2122
Admissions: (865)251-2346
Fax: (865)251-2337
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Christian Churches and Churches of Christ. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1893. Setting: 75-acre rural campus. Educational spending 2003-04: $3702 per student. Total enrollment: 889. Faculty: 58 (26 full-time, 32 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 239 applied, 62% were admitted. 18% from top 10% of their high school class, 41% from top quarter, 68% from top half. Full-time: 728 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 28 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 34 states and territories, 14 other countries, 77% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 15% 25 or older, 88% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 68% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview, ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $10,580 includes full-time tuition ($5800), mandatory fees ($690), and college room and board ($4090). College room only: $2595. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $242 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $20.42 per semester hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 3 open to all. Most popular organizations: Quest, Timothy Club, International Harvesters. Major annual events: homecoming, Founders' Day, Miller-Scott Christmas Banquet. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, controlled dormitory access. 720 college housing spaces available; 642 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. Glass Memorial Library plus 1 other with 104,808 books, 16,934 microform titles, 397 serials, 13,057 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $370,721. 34 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The college is located in the rural community of Kimberlin Heights within a 20-minute drive of Knoxville where shopping, jobs, recreation, hospitals, churches, and civic cultural, and service organizations are abundant.

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