Pillsbury Baptist Bible College: Narrative Description

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315 South Grove Ave.
Owatonna, MN 55060-3097
Tel: (507)451-2710
Free: 800-747-4557
Fax: (507)451-6459
Web Site: http://www.pillsbury.edu/


Independent Baptist, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1957. Setting: 14-acre small town campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Endowment: $1.1 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3955 per student. Total enrollment: 172. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 6:1. 76 applied, 57% were admitted. Full-time: 150 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 22 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 22 states and territories, 1 other country, 33% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 0% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 4% 25 or older, 83% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, 2 photographs, ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/20. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $12,032 includes full-time tuition ($6912), mandatory fees ($1360), and college room and board ($3760). Part-time tuition: $216 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $906 per year. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Major annual events: Valentine Banquet, Junior/Senior Banquet, Harvest Home. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols. 500 college housing spaces available; 159 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Pillsbury College Library with 53,732 books, 312 microform titles, 15,371 serials, 1,632 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $47,407. 33 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.