Founded in Springfield, Missouri in 1922, Central Bible College evolved from a merger with three institutes, Bethel Bible Training Institute (1929), Great Lakes Bible Institute (1954), and South Central Bible College (1953). Its mission is to train and equip ministers, missionaries, and workers for evangelical work in the United States and in foreign countries.
Central Bible College maintains five divisions in its 32-acre campus: The Division of Arts and Sciences, The Division of Biblical Education, The Division of Church Ministries, The Division of Fine Arts & Communication, and The Division of Missions & Evangelism. Under The Division of Arts and Sciences, degrees offered include: English, Speech, and Modern Language, Communications, Math and Science, Psychology, Social Science, Philosophy, and Physical Education; under The Division of Biblical Education: Bible & Theology, Bible & Theology Pre-Seminary, and Biblical Languages; under The Division of Church Ministries: Children’s Ministries, Church Education Ministries, Christian School Teaching, Church Administration, Pastoral Ministries, Preaching, Pre-Seminary in Christian Counseling, Urban Ministries, and Youth Ministries; under The Division of Fine Arts & Communication: Church Music, Contemporary Worship Leadership, Applied Piano, Applied Voice, Applied Instrument, Ministry & Arts, New Media Drama, and Media Ministry; and under The Division of Missions & Evangelism: Global Missions, Evangelism & Church Planting, Deaf Ministries, and Deaf Missions. An associate or bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and Pastoral Ministries may also be acquired online.
Central Bible College has an enrollment of nearly 700 students with a student to faculty ratio of 20:1.
Tuition costs $10,422 per year; room, $2,408; board, $2,408; books and supplies, $ 1,000; and others, $ 800.
Accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and by the Association for Biblical Higher Education, Central Bible College is affiliated with the Assemblies of God and a charter member of the Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges.