Moody Bible Institute is a higher education and media ministry founded by Dwight Lyman Moody in 1886. Originally the Chicago Evangelization Society, the school came to fruition largely through the efforts of a successful teacher and administrator – Emma Dryer. Its main campus is located at 820 N. LaSalle Blvd., Chicago, Illinois.
The founding of the institute paved the way for the establishment of Moody Correspondence School in 1901 and the Moody Evening School in 1903. While correspondence courses are now known as Independent Studies, the evening school tradition continues through the institute’s Distance Learning Regional Classrooms. These regional classrooms are currently operating in Chicago, Northwest Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio and Florida. A branch campus is Spokane is also currently operating.
Total student enrollment is about 5,077 composed of 3,408 undergraduate students, 414 graduate school students and 1,255 continuing education students. Each undergraduate student has biblical and theological studies as their major with an opportunity to select a second major from options provided by the departments including Bible, Communication, Educational Ministries, Field Education/Practical Christian Ministry, Missionary Aviation and Technology, Pastoral Studies, Sacred Music, Sports Ministry and Lifetime Fitness, Theology, as well as World Missions and Evangelism. Online courses are given through a convenient eight-week or semester-based format.
Tuition for undergraduate online studies costs $ 230.00 per credit hour, $ 690.00 for a three credit hour course and $ 920.00 for a four-hour credit course. Online graduate courses cost $ 310.00 per credit hour or $ 930.00 for a three credit hour course. Approximate cost per semester is $ 11,600.00 for on-campus students or $ 4,650.00 for off-campus students. Amounts indicated include tuition, room and board. There are five residence halls offering to accommodate on-campus students.