Christian Universities Online Publishes List of 50 Most Affordable Bible Colleges for 2016

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DURHAM, N.C., July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Leading Christian higher education resource, Christian Universities Online (, has published a ranking of 50 Most Affordable Bible Colleges for 2016 (

At the top of the list is Hobe Sound Bible College in Hobe Sound, Florida. Clear Creek Bible College in Pineville, Kentucky and Bethesda University in Anaheim, California, came in second and third, respectively.

Other schools that made the list include (in alphabetical order):

American Baptist College – Nashville, TN

Apex School of Theology – Durham, NC

Appalachian Bible College – Mount Hope, WV

Arlington Baptist College – Arlington, TX

Baptist University of the Americas – San Antonio, TX

Barclay College – Haviland, KS

Bob Jones University – Greenville, SC

Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary – Kansas City, MO

Central Christian College of the Bible – MO

Cincinnati Christian University – Cincinnati, OH

Crossroads Bible College – Indianapolis, IN

Dallas Christian College – Dallas, TX

Davis College – Johnson City, NY

Emmaus Bible College – Dubuque, IA

Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary – Ankeny, IA

Gods Bible School and College – Cincinnati, OH

Grace Bible College – Wyoming, MI

Grace University – Omaha, NE

Great Lakes Christian College – Lansing, MI

Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College and Randall Graduate School – Moore, OK

Hiwassee College – Madisonville, TN

Johnson University – Knoxville, TN

Laurel University – High Point, NC

Life Pacific College – San Dimas, CA

Lincoln Christian University – Lincoln, IL

Manhattan Christian College – Manhattan, KS

Messenger College – Euless, TX

Nazarene Bible College – Colorado Springs, CO

Nebraska Christian College – Papillion, NE

New Hope Christian College – Eugene, OR

Oak Hills Christian College – Bemidji, MN

Ohio Christian University – Circleville, OH

Ozark Christian College – Joplin, MO

Pacific Rim Christian University – Honolulu, HI

Paul Quinn College – Dallas TX

Piedmont International University – Winston-Salem, NC

Pillar College – Newark, NJ

Saint Louis Christian College – Florissant, MO

Selma University – Selma, AL

Southeastern Bible College – Birmingham, AL

Summit University – Clarks Summit, PA

Trinity Baptist College – Jacksonville, FL

Trinity Bible College – Ellendale, ND

Trinity College of Florida – Trinity, FL

Virginia University of Lynchburg – Lynchburg, VA

Welch College – Nashville, TN

World Mission University – Los Angeles, CA

For its methodology, this ranking began with schools that are members of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), or accredited members of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS). Theological affiliates of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) were also considered. Christian Universities Online then collected and compared each school’s net price and total cost of attendance. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), average net price is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, and institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost to attend a given school. The total cost of attendance is the sum of a school’s published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Anna-Rebekah Orr, the editor for the ranking, states that the goal of the ranking is to highlight schools that are very open to grant and scholarship funding as well as keeping overall costs as low as possible. Orr adds, “It is good to see schools put the value of their programs (from a student budget perspective) above the school’s potential income.”

Christian Universities Online (  is an online resource for students and families researching Christian higher education. The site publishes rankings and reviews of the best Christian colleges and universities, information about Christian scholarships and financial aid, and many other resources for finding, getting into, and paying for a quality Christian education.

Michael Templeton
Site Manager
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