Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is part of the six seminaries of the Southern Baptist Convention. Also known as MBTS, the seminary is located in the heart of Kansas City in Missouri. It was officially founded in 1957 to provide Christian and Bible education to the local community. MBTS started with 136 students and 6 faculty members.

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary offers Doctoral Programs in Christian Education, Ministry, and a new Ph.D. coursework. MBTS also has an undergraduate college, the Midwestern Baptist College (SBC).

MBTS has numerous on-campus ministries including the Student Body Association, the Midwestern Evangelistic Teams, 31Woman, the Midwestern Mission Fellowship, the Midwestern Praise Team, and the Midwestern Singers.

'The Midwestern' is the official news magazine of the seminary. MBTS offers scholarships on the basis of ministry involvement, academic performance, and financial need.

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Contacting Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
5001 N. Oak Trafficway
Kansas City , MO 64118-4697
General Phone: (816) 414-3700

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy95bible studies, missionary studies, religious education, religious music, theology, ministry, pre-ministerial studies, theology and religious vocations
Therapy and Counseling9patient counseling
Liberal Arts8Biblical languages

Number of programs and degrees for Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree315
Associate's degree45
Bachelor's degree214
Postbaccalaureate certificate01
Doctor's degree162
First-professional degree381
Award of less than 1 academic year21

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Student Body

In 2007-2008, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary had a total enrollment of 735 students (468 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 53%
Women 47%
Full-Time 88%
Part-Time 12%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 32%
Graduate 68%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 76%
Black 5%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 9%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 3%
20-21 5%
22-24 13%
25-29 20%
30-34 14%
35-39 13%
40-49 18%
50-64 11%
65+ 2%

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 72 %
Part-Time 50 %

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Room and Board (2007)

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary offers campus housing for 196 of its 468 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Kansas City, 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.

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal659661
SAT Math589591
SAT Writing659661
ACT Verbal1928
ACT Math1627
ACT Composite1828

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT5%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT57%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,450
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,450
Room and board $ 8,800
Room charge $ 1,935
Board (meal plan) charge $ 550
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 3,600

Financial Aid:
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 248500)

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track170

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year4$56,4300*
Associate professorcalendar year8$52,0290*
Assistant professorcalendar year5$50,0310*
All faculty totalcalendar year17$52,4770*

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

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Degree Programs (2007)

Liberal Arts
Ancient Near Eastern/Biblical Languages, Lit & Linguistics

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
Theology/Theological Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling

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