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GBS Facts

Location: Cincinnati, OH; access to campus from Interstate 71, air, rail and bus. 

Student Body: More than 320 men and women from 29 states and 14 foreign countries.

Faculty: 17 full-time faculty members; 2 part-time faculty members; 9 adjunct faculty members

Average Class Size: 17.9

History: God's Bible School began in 1900 under the leadership of Martin Wells Knapp.

Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational

Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Associate of Arts

Accreditations: GBS is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and School and is accredited by its Higher Learning Commission. This is the regional accrediting agency for 19 states and accredits such institutions as the Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati, as well as Christian colleges and universities, such as Cincinnati Christian University and Indiana Wesleyan University. This accrediting agency may be contacted at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois, 60604 or by calling the HLC office at (312) 263-0456.

GBS is also a member of the Association for Biblical Higher Education and is accredited by its Commission on Accreditation. ABHE is a national accrediting agency that is authorized by the Department of Education to accredit Bible colleges. This accrediting agency may be contacted at 5850 T.G. Lee Boulevard, Suite 130, Orlando, Florida, 32822 or by calling the ABHE office at (407) 207-0808.

Recognitions: GBS is recognized by the Department of Education of the state of Ohio, and all its degrees are authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents. It is approved by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to enroll international students and by the Social Security Administration to give training to those who qualify to receive benefits under the Social Security Program. Additionally, the college is approved by the State Approving Agency of the State Department of Education of Ohio to give training to veterans and veterans’ orphans who qualify for benefits.

Affiliations: GBS is also an institution listed by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) and holds membership in the following organizations: GCCCU (Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities), Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), National Association of Independent College and Universities (NAICU), SouthWest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries (SWON), and the College Administrator’s Roundtable.

Graduation/Completion and Employment Rates: Our IPEDS-reported data shows a graduation/completion rate for the 4-year reported period (2008-2011) of 40%. Concerning employment, in our last alumni survey, 67.44% of respondents agreed (somewhat to strongly) that “My present occupation is closely related to the vocational goal I had at GBS.”

Academic Divisions: Ministerial Education, Intercultural Studies and World Missions, Teacher Education, Music, and General Studies Through these divisions, 12 majors are offered.

Residential Students: 2 residential halls; nearly 70% of students live on campus

Academic Facilities: 5 buildings containing instructional classrooms equipped with State of the Art Classroom Technology, R.G. Flexon Memorial Library

Approximate Tuition Cost: $3,000 per semester

Room and Board: $1,925 per semester

Faculty to Student Ratio: 1:15.15

Ministry Opportunities: Inner-City Adult Ministries, Main Street Chapel, Vine Street Chapel, Inner-City Children’s Ministries, Main Street Kid’s Club, Vine Street Kid’s Club, Laurel Homes Kid’s Club, Mt. Auburn Kid’s Club, Inner-City Teen Ministries, Teens of Power School, Teen Power, Teen Praise, Scarlet Oaks Nursing Home Ministry, Jail Ministry, Personal Witnessing Team, Open-Air Sketch-Board Ministry, Prayer Station, Local Church Ministries

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