Jackson Hall photoBaptist Bible College & Seminary is a fully-accredited, faith-centered educational institution. We are committed to providing students with excellence in biblical higher education for effectiveness 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, for the school.

Baptist Bible Seminary began classes in 1972. Baptist Bible College’s graduate studies started in 1989.


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.


Includes 17 major buildings, athletic facilities, and a 4 acre lake. Space for chapel services, cafeteria, athletic 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
56% - from 29 states other than Pennsylvania
1% - from outside the United States

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

Baptist Bible College & Seminary Programs
Bible College Undergraduate Studies:

Graduate Studies:

Seminary Studies:


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Graduation Rates
6-year and 8-year graduation rates:
-BBC’s 150% (6-year) graduation rate for the 2007 cohort seeking a bachelor’s degree is 48%. The overall 150% rate for the 2007 cohort is 50%. The four year average 150% graduation rate is 53%
-BBC’s 200% (8-year) graduation rate for the 2005 cohort seeking a bachelor’s degree is 36% for 4-year rate, 45% for 6-year rate, and 46% for the 8-year rate.

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
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.

From $330 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:


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