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Who We Are

Baptist Bible College offers an education that goes beyond the average and expected to fulfill a commitment to excellence and a mission of global Christian leadership.

BBC is a fully accredited, faith-centered educational institution that challenges its students, faculty, and staff to "go beyond" in their faith, obedience, learning, commitment to Christ, and their role in global Christian leadership.

The first classes were held in 1932 in Johnson City, NY. The college remained there for 36 years.

A growing student population created the need to find another campus. In 1968, Pennsylvania Governor William Scranton and other civic leaders helped locate the current Clarks Summit, PA, campus for the school.

Baptist Bible Seminary began classes in 1972. Baptist Bible College's Graduate Studies started in 1989.

Why Baptist Bible College and Seminary?

BBC will equip you to serve and lead in ways that shape the culture and impact the world.

Top Ten ways a BBC education goes beyond:

1. Mentors for life. Our faculty members serve as living curriculum in a rigorous, spiritually-focused environment, supporting you through graduation and beyond.

2. Nurturing Christian community. You build meaningful relationships through our close-knit residential life experience, worship, daily chapel, and more.

3. Fulfilling involvement. Whether you enjoy music, theatre, athletics, or campus events, there's something for you at BBC. You can get involved in clubs, intramurals, residence hall leadership, student government, and more.

4. Real-life learning, real-world influence. Under the guidance of a dedicated ministry coach, you will put your faith into practice through relevant experiences, local church involvement, and service programs.

5. Academic excellence with a biblical foundation. BBC is fully accredited and faith-centered, offering dual majors in Bible and nearly 40 other programs, such a business, counseling, and education.

6. Effective global Christian leadership development. You will be equipped to lead with excellence in your family, church, community, and in the career field you choose.

7. Successful graduates. Alumni lead businesses, colleges, schools, churches, missions agencies, camps, and countless other organizations. At BBC, you will join a network of success.

8. Strong preparation. BBC students are accepted at top-level graduate schools and seminaries across the country.

9. Significant financial aid. More than 95 percent of BBC students receive assistance in paying for college. We make your education affordable.

10. Beautiful location. Our campus is located just two hours from metro New York City and Philadelphia. Ski resorts, amusement parks, and state parks are all within a quick drive, so you will find plenty to do off-campus as well.


Fast Facts

Includes 17 major buildings, athletic facilities, and a 4 acre lake. Space for chapel services, cafeteria, athletics programs, and other activities is located in the Phelps Student Center.

College: 672
Graduate: 174
Seminary: 207

Total Enrollment: 1,053

High School Profile:
45.6% - Public High School
39.1% - Christian High School
13.8% - Home School
1.5% - Private or other

Independent Baptist

Baptist Bible College Housing
91% of undergraduates live in one of our 11 modern residence halls

Geographic Profile
43% - Pennsylvania
59% - from 29 states other than Pennsylvania
1% - from outside the United States

Full-time Faculty
College: 36 (18 hold doctrates)
Seminary: 8 (8 hold doctrates)

Baptist Bible College & Seminary Programs
Bible College Undergraduate Studies:

Graduate Studies:

Seminary Studies:

Men's Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis
Women's Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE)
5850 T.G. Lee Blvd.,Ste 130
Orlando, FL 32822-1781

Financial Aid
95% receive financial assistance

Tuition, room, board, and fees $27,650 (2014-2015)
Financial aid is available.

$300 tuition per credit hour
Financial aid is available.

From $300 tuition per credit hour
Financial aid is available.

ACT: 3523
SAT: 2036
FAFSA: 002670

Economic Impact
Our economic impact in the community is estimated at $36 million a year. We generated nearly $15 million in revenue during the 2013-2014 school year and conducted business with about 300 vendors in Pennsylvania alone.

Our students spend about $1 million each year locally.

We provide $6 million in salaries to about 210 employees annually, generating over $60,000 for local government wage taxes. About half of our employees own homes, paying more than $300,000 a year in property taxes.

Special Summer Programs
Each summer nearly 4,000 visitors participate in many programs we offer, including:

  • Big Blue sports day camps in basketball and soccer for athletes ranging from five-year olds to ninth graders.
  • Defender overnight Sports Camps for high-school age boys and girls feature soccer, basketball and volleyball.
  • Teen Leadership Conference
  • Men’s Conference
  • Women's LYFE Conference