School Stats

Location: Cincinnati, OH

History: Founded in 1900

Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational

Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Associate of Arts, Associate of Applied Science and Master of Arts

Programs of Study: 27

Articulation Agreements: We’ve entered into articulation agreements with other colleges to serve students as they pursue their callings. Currently we have agreements with the institutions listed below.

  1. Allegheny Wesleyan College
  2. Bible Missionary Institute
  3. The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  4. Free Gospel Bible Institute
  5. Indiana Wesleyan University
  6. The Institute for Global Outreach Developments
  7. Muslim Mission World University

Enrollment: 363

Faculty: 19 full-time, 26 part-time

On Campus Average Class Size: 9.78

Student to Faculty Ratio: 7:1

Academic Facilities: Five buildings containing instructional classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art classroom technology, the R.G. Flexon Memorial Library, and two special collection libraries.

Degrees available Online:

  • MA Ministry
  • MA Biblical Studies
  • BA Biblical & Theological Studies
  • BA Ministerial Education
  • BA Intercultural Studies & World Missions
  • BA in Church and Family Ministry
  • BA in Integrative Studies
  • BA in Teacher Education – Early Childhood Education
  • BA in Teacher Education – Integrated Language Arts, Adolescence to Young Adult (Grades 7-12)
  • AA in Bible and Theology
  • AAS Intercultural Studies & World Missions
  • AAS in Ministerial Education
  • AAS in General Studies

Ministry Opportunities: Local Church Opportunities, Cincinnati Circuit Riders, Christ Hospital Singers, Christ Hospital Volunteer Chaplaincy, Christ Hospital: Volunteering, City Gospel Mission, Good News Club at Taft Elementary, Good Samaritan Hospital Volunteer Chaplaincy, Judson Care Center, Laurel Homes Kid’s Club, Life Forward Pregnancy Care Center, Main Street Chapel, Matthew 25 Ministries, Mt. Auburn Community Gardening, Personal Witnessing Team, Prayer Station, Queen City Hospice, Wesley Chapel Mission Center, YMCA Volunteer Chaplaincy. 

Academic Divisions:

  • Professional Studies
  • Ministerial Education
  • Music

School Report

The below information only includes students who began college at GBSC in a fall semester as first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students as per the federal definition of “cohort.”

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation Rate Cohort

IPEDS Report Year  Retention Rate
(# of students)
Graduation Rate
(# of students)
Transfer-Out Rate BA Graduation Rate
2020 83% (19) 43% (37) 22% 50%
2019 89% (17) 49% (41) 16% 42%
2018 93% (13) 37% (51) 12% 29%

Employment Rate: In our 2020 alumni survey, 64.29% of respondents (n=224) agreed (somewhat to strongly) that “My present occupation is closely related to the vocational goal I had at GBS.”

Ministry Involvement: In our 2020 alumni survey, 94.86% of question responses (n=214) reported current ministry involvement.

Race/Ethnicity (Fall 2017)

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan – 0%
  • Asian –1%
  • Black or African American – 5%
  • Hispanic or Latino – 2%
  • International (Non-resident Alien) – 9%
  • White – 81%
  • Two or More Races – 2%

Pell / FEL / FDL

  • Pell Recipients – 57%
  • FEL/FDL Recipients – 39%