Central Bible College

Central Bible College

Central Bible College, CBC, is a co-educational, Bible college in Springfield, Missouri that was founded in 1922. The campus is spread across more than 100 acres.

CBC offers academic programs through the following five divisions:

  • The Division of Arts and Sciences
  • The Division of Biblical Education
  • The Division of Church Ministries
  • The Division of Fine Arts and Communication
  • The Division of Missions and Evangelism

The sports teams of Central Bible College are known as the Spartans. CBC has men's soccer and basketball teams, and women's basketball and volleyball teams. CBC's publication, 'The Cup', which portrays the year's activities, was first published in 1938. FOCAL (Married Students Association), The Student Government Association, and Delta Chi are several of the student organizations of CBC.

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Contacting Central Bible College

Central Bible College
3000 N Grant Ave
Springfield , MO 65803-1033
General Phone: (417) 833-2551

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Central Bible College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy160bible studies, missionary studies, religious education, religious music, theological and ministerial studies, theology and religious vocations

Number of programs and degrees for Central Bible College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years01
Associate's degree205
Bachelor's degree1406

Central Bible College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Central Bible College had a total enrollment of 673 students (440 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 28%
Women 24%
Full-Time 49%
Part-Time 51%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 87%
Black 3%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 21%
20-21 35%
22-24 23%
25-29 11%
30-34 4%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York3%

Central Bible College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 66 %
Part-Time 56 %

Central Bible College Room and Board (2007)

Central Bible College offers campus housing for 663 of its 440 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Springfield, Missouri for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Missouri Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Central Bible College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal400620
SAT Math400600
SAT Writing400600
ACT Verbal1623
ACT Math1621
ACT Composite1824

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT20%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT62%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Central Bible College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 10,980
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,980
Room and board $ 5,032
Room charge $ 2,516
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,516
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Central Bible College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 245200)

Central Bible College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year7$55,7322*
Associate professoracademic year9$45,8402*
Assistant professoracademic year4$41,0164$38,505
All faculty totalacademic year20$48,3378$44,269

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Central Bible College Degree Programs (2007)

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other

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