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Trinity Bible College: Narrative Description


50 South 6th Ave.
Ellendale, ND 58436-7150
Tel: (701)349-3621; 888-TBC-2DAY; Admissions: (701)349-3621; Fax: (701)349-5443; Web Site:

Description: Independent Assemblies of God, 4-year, specialized, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1948. Setting: 28-acre rural campus. Endowment: $539,057. Educational spending 2002-03: $2793 per student. Total enrollment: 307. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 8:1. 234 applied, 50% were admitted. Full-time: 272 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 35 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 77% from out-of-state, 3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 18% 25 or older, 69% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 81% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, health form, evidence of Christian conversion, ACT. Required for some: interview, SAT I. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $15,280 includes full-time tuition ($8880), mandatory fees ($2178), and college room and board ($4222). College room only: $1986. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $296 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $350 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: GAP, Youth Ministry, Inner City Ministry, Fine Arts Club, Children's Ministry. Major annual events: College Days, Spring Missions Convention, Spiritual Emphasis Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 269 college housing spaces available; 185 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Graham Library with 67,868 books, 5,873 microform titles, 227 serials, and 2,258 audiovisual materials. Operations spending 2002-03: $91,908. 40 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Ellendale is a rural community (population 1,967) just north of the South Dakota border and 62 miles south of Jamestown on U.S. Highway 281.

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