Kentucky Mountain Bible College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 10
Vancleve, KY 41385-0010
Tel: (606)693-5000
Free: 800-879-KMBC
Fax: (606)693-7744
Web Site:


Independent interdenominational, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1931. Setting: 35-acre rural campus. Endowment: $350,000. Total enrollment: 92. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 7:1. 33% from top 10% of their high school class, 38% from top quarter, 38% from top half. Full-time: 63 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 29 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 3.3 other countries, 71% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 0% Hispanic, 0% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 17% international, 24% 25 or older, 91% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 64% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, recommendations, ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to Christians.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $8460 includes full-time tuition ($4800), mandatory fees ($460), and college room and board ($3200). College room only: $1000. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $160 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $160 per credit hour, $30 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Social organizations: 40 open to all. Most popular organizations: Drama Team, choral groups, Student Council, band, Student Involvement (missionary group). Major annual events: College Acquaintance Days, Missionary Convention, graduation. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols. 100 college housing spaces available; 73 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Gibson Library with 23,520 books, 81 microform titles, 175 serials, 1,263 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $35,500. 12 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Vancleve is a rural town located 7 miles northwest of Jackson just off State Highway 15. Radio Station WMTC is located here. Part-time employment found on campus.

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