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  An Open Letter

  to College Freshmen

An Evangel University professor offers valuable—and sometimes unexpected— advice to students starting their college careers. By Diane Awbrey, Ph.D.

An NFL running back and NASCAR driver share why their experiences at Liberty University were so invaluable.

Students who think they need to be better prepared for God to use them need to know He wants to partner with them during their college years too.

First Things First

By Mitzi Bible

God Can Use You Now

By Kenneth Freire

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Plant your student in good soil and watch him grow. | By Dr. Steve Greene

22 How We Chose

See the criteria we used to select schools for our directory. | By Steve Strang

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Universities, Colleges and Schools

See our extensive listing of Christian colleges in North America with all the details students need to start their search—denominational affiliations, degrees offered, school websites and more.

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Welcome

BY DR. STEVE GREENE

Are You Planting Your Students in Good Soil?

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“Learning won’t make a difference for the kingdom if the ‘whole man’ is not educated.”

ollege is more important than ever before. Where students study is just as important as what they study. I recently read a study that said America’s lost manufacturing jobs aren’t coming back. Vocational-technical training has a very limited future. More than ever before, to compete in this economy, students need a college degree. Families must consider many variables when choosing a school. Obviously, prayer is the most important step. Majors and programs should be considered. Location may be a factor. But as a former dean, I always give one tip to families seeking guidance. Environment shapes character. Good seeds won’t grow in bad soil. Students can attend the greatest college available, but all their learning won’t make a difference for the kingdom if the “whole man” is not educated. Parents need to feel comfortable, knowing that Christian teaching and investment won’t be undone by secular professors and agendas. Students need to feel free to learn about, wrestle with and grow in their faith in an encouraging space. Christian colleges achieve both goals—without compromising on educational standards. At Christian schools, professors are not only instructors, they’re also spiritual guides to the student body. I fondly remember late nights spent with students in the dorms chatting about matters of life and faith. I watched many students grow in their faith—and their iron sharpened me. High school graduates often seem grown up and intelligent, but wisdom must be sought after. Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, wrote, “Where there is no counsel, the people fall; but in the multitude of

counselors there is safety” (Prov. 11:14). How valuable it is to have mentors who care not only about working with your students to find a great job after college but also encourage them to grow spiritually. In addition, Christian schools encourage fellowship. Proverbs 27:17 says, “Iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” Many college kids jump off metaphorical cliffs because their friends did first. The solution is not to rope off the cliff but to find godly friends. At Christian schools, students can meet friends who share their values and ethics. They will make lifelong friendships that are centered on the cross—and that’s a foundation that will endure. Deciding on the right college is one of the most important decisions a family will make. And it’s an easy decision to fumble— a recent study found more than one in three students transfer. We created Charisma’s Best Universities, Colleges & Schools to help in the decisionmaking process. We’ve recruited the best writers to walk students and their families through the decision process. This guide will help students prepare for the full college experience. Our final pages feature a full listing of the best Christian schools in the country—and we included a few in Canada too! Our team has scoured college websites and compiled the most up-to-date database of information. Phone numbers, email addresses, denominational affiliations and more are all presented in a neat, easy-to-digest format. I hope our guide provides wisdom to help your student select God’s path. I congratulate students on their decision to continue their education. We pray for discernment.

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Evangel English professor Dr. Diane Awbrey and her class enjoy a humorous observation made by a student.

“These four years can offer experiences you cannot get anywhere else at any other time of your life. Don’t squander them on job training.”

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College Freshmen Get an education on your way to a degree BY DIANE AWBREY, PH.D.

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ost college students realize there is much more to an education than showing up for class and choosing a major. In the process of getting a degree, the vista of life unfolds as the student becomes an adult. Many graduates who have become mature young adults on their way to a degree will look in life’s rearview mirror and stand amazed at how they’ve been influenced and what they’ve learned. Having taught at Evangel University since 2005, I’ve seen new students who are already focused on their future while others are trying to find their way forward. Since all freshmen could use a little guidance, every year in my advisory role, I share a letter with incoming students to help them reframe their approach to their next four years. I pray these students find a new perspective in this “Letter to My Advisees”:

Dear new student:

A lot of people attend college because they have heard that a degree will eventually lead to a better-paying job. But with escalating costs, some say the degree isn’t worth it. If you are cha ri s masbe st.co m

coming to college just for the degree as if it were a magic formula to make you rich, then I agree—it isn’t worth it. A mere credential is not worth the stress, the cost or the energy required in a four-year bachelor’s degree. If, however, you are coming to college to learn the best that has been known and thought and then find a life in which you can thrive, I would like to share some tips to help you on the journey:

Get an education, not just a degree.

Today, the media, parents, even the federal government emphasize earning a credential. A credential is that “secret pass to adulthood” called the bachelor’s degree. In reaching for the golden ticket, however, don’t forget that these four years also represent a rite of passage from childhood to adulthood. It is a journey from the court-mandated, parent-guided realm of secondary education to the self-exploration and vision-enhancing vistas of a liberal arts education. There are many ways to a degree but fewer means to an education. In the race to the degree, don’t miss being changed by the college experience.

Take professors, not courses.

Much of your focus may be on fulfilling the most credits in the least amount of time in order to graduate on time and spare yourself or your parents the expense of extra credits. But to avoid turning your college experience into a four-year “to-do list,” concentrate on choosing the right teachers. At Evangel, these are the people who live to invest in you. They can help you frame your questions about life, research the ways others have answered those questions and wrestle with the way you seek to answer them. You may find that the right teachers can even help you discern not only the right courses but also the best course for your future.

Minor in an area outside the department of your academic major.

Too often, on the path to graduation, students make the efficient decision to pick up their minor in the neighborhood of their major degree program. Finance majors minor in management, communication majors minor in film, and English majors minor in writing. This approach is too easy and too narrowing. Sure, you are probably really 2 01 6 | C H A RI S M A ’S B E ST

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strong in your major area—that’s why it’s your major. But nothing about life is one-dimensional, so your education should not be one-dimensional either. On a practical level, a diverse minor may be a safeguard against an economic downturn in your chosen field—you have a fallback plan. On another level, however, the very act of following a minor program in an area outside your major will cause you to see the world differently, approach problems from new angles and even expand your horizons, not reduce them.

No class is wasted.

Once in a while you will find yourself in a class you don’t like. When you do, remember that no class is wasted unless you waste it. Even a bad class is an opportunity to learn something about yourself, from your ability to persevere to your tendency to find the diamond in a lump of coal to your skill in making something of nothing. For the Christian scholar, according to Simone Weil, “Never in any case whatever is a genuine effort of the attention wasted. It always has its effect on the spiritual plane and in consequence on the lower one of the intelligence, for all spiritual light 10

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lightens the mind.” Pay attention and make the most of every class.

Squeeze everything you can out of required courses.

Sometimes I think students have decided that administrators only require courses when no one would take them otherwise. Yep. That’s it. The administration sits in its ivory tower in a locked room asking, “What are the worst classes on campus?” Let’s require them! Of course not! When a course is required, it is usually because that course has been deemed to be so essential to a college education that no one should miss it. The assumption by those requiring the course is exactly the opposite of the assumption by those taking it! If you are in on the secret that required courses are the most important on campus, then you will not waste time griping about them. Instead, you will pay extra attention to them and mine them for all the valuable nuggets that others leave behind because they failed to understand what the label “required” really meant!

Ignore grades, except as a measure of what you missed.

With an increased emphasis on credentialing comes an over-valuing of

Be guided by love, not by fear.

Although some may think I advocate a long and winding road through the sacred halls of academe with no view to the financial and social realities outside, this is not so. I urge you to look ahead at the four years you will spend here, even to the years afterward that may include grad school. I suggest you make a four-year plan in the first semester. Make another one. Make as many plans as you have ideas for majors and minors, career paths or graduate degrees. Try them on mentally, watching for potholes and pit stops that may deter you. I often discover that if students weren’t living in fear of the marketplace, they would follow a completely different academic path than the one they are in. Some of these unexplored majors—for example, theater, art, literature, philosophy, history—may be harder to justify economically, but they would help students more fully express who they truly are. Instead, fearful students opt for programs that more directly lead to a large number of job fair recruiting booths.

‘Begin with the end in mind.’

Stephen Covey’s mantra works in academe as well as in effectiveness training. Look at your goals. If you eventually c h ar ism asb est . com

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grades as a measure of the self. In reality, grades are a snapshot of your performance at a given time and place, not a reflection of your self-worth. Good grades may simply mean you know how to study efficiently, guess well on exams, show up for classes in which participation is weighted higher than actual knowledge or a multitude of other things that have nothing to do with your value as a person or your knowledge of the material. When grades really start to matter is when they are low. If you fail a test, you should be asking yourself, “Why? What did I miss? Where did I ‘fail’ to see the point of the material?” Weil suggests that contemplating our failures can have a better result even than contemplating our sin. Understanding failure leads to humility, which leads to sanctity. Focusing on sin can potentially lead to pride (“Look at what a bad person I am!”). Focusing on grades can lead to a false sense of self-worth.


need a graduate degree to practice in a particular field but your heart is pulling you to major elsewhere as an undergrad, be creative! How much undergraduate preparation do you need in that field before admission to grad school? Do the research. For example, those who document these types of statistics have demonstrated that philosophy and art history majors score at least as well and usually better on the GMAT than business majors. Personally, I know of at least three English majors who have pursued medicine because they made a plan early and stuck to it. Maybe you can major in what moves you as an undergraduate, minor or double-major in the field of your career interest and still make the grade on the GMAT, LSAT, MCAT or GRE. Because you focus on what you love, you can become the person you want to be, not a cipher with a degree.

life be radically changed by it, that what he learns may affect his action, his tastes, his choices, that no previous attachment be immune to examination and hence re-evaluation. Liberal

an existential one. Take the courses that will offer you the most insight into yourself and your world. Take the teachers who challenge you to think more, change more, grow more

Get what you can only get in these four years.

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These four years can offer experiences you cannot get anywhere else at any other time of your life. Don’t squander them on job training. Ironically, in the process of becoming an educated person, you will also become a marketable one. Becoming educated means that you will learn to read texts imaginatively, construct sound arguments, think from multiple points of view—including the long and short term, articulate ideas and emotions clearly, and solve problems of many types. Who wouldn’t want to hire that? But you will only earn those gifts if you pay attention to everything, allow yourself to stay open to new ideas, pursue patience with the unfamiliar and seek the wisdom of many counselors.

Expect to be changed by the process, and remember that change is hard, but God is good.

Many students trod the easy road to quick results. The sad part of this approach, to me, is that real change is hard and slow. Try not to leave college a four-years-older version of the person who arrived here. According to philosopher Allan Bloom, “True liberal education requires that the student’s whole cha ri s masbe st.co m

“Try not to leave college a four-years-older version of the person who arrived here.” education puts everything at risk and requires students who are able to risk everything.” To the Christian student, this process looks familiar. One could exchange the term “liberal education” with “following Christ,” and the paragraph would describe a spiritual reality. A good education can do for the mind what the Holy Spirit can do in the heart. Imagine the impact if you live the same dynamic in both planes!

Keep striving not only for what you want to do but also for who you want to become.

Contrary to popular belief, these four years really should be less about what you plan to do with your life and more about who you hope to be. The ultimate goal of a college education should not be an economic one but

and be more than you had thought of on your own. The grand irony of the rush to credentialing is that in your single-minded hurry to check everything off the list toward graduation, you may actually fail to take away the very thing that employers look for— your humanity. These transition years between high school and the rest of your life only happen once. Blessings on the journey! DIANE AWBREY, PH.D.,has taught at universities in Kansas, Missouri and Vermont. She now serves as a professor of English, teaching literature and composition at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Evangel and both her master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Missouri–Columbia. 2 01 6 | C H A RI S M A ’S B EST

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First Things First Staying Christ-focused in the competitive world of sports

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thletes’ lives are filled with statistics—batting averages, rushing and passing yards, field goal percentages and lap times down to the thousandth decimal place. The numbers show the athletes where they are and where they want to be. Results get fixed in their memories the next time the finish line comes into view or the final seconds tick off the clock. A constant measure of athletic performance, stats help athletes know where they stand against their competition. But there are some athletes who focus on where they stand in the bigger arena of life. They strive for a prize that doesn’t come from a league or a conference—their goal is a life that honors their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. And making their relationship with Christ central in the midst of an intense daily regimen is essential. It’s even more essential, they would say, than having the world’s best trainers by their side.

RASHAD JENNINGS NFL running back

Liberty University graduate Rashad Jennings was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Then, after a brief stint with the Oakland Raiders, he signed with the New York Giants in 2014. In a national sport where less than 2,000 athletes can call themselves professionals, Jennings knows what success requires. It takes extreme discipline to train his body to outperform others on the field. “Consistency has led to success and understanding how to take care of my body,” Jennings says. “I train by lifting with the strongest offensive linemen, I run with the fastest wide receivers, I study with the smartest quarterbacks, and I train with some of the greatest running backs in the league. I also study the playbook—so much that I am teaching the playbook to other guys on the team.” 14

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But Jennings’ steady focus didn’t come easy. “I have never been the guy who could just roll out of bed and be the best,” he says. “Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve had to work extremely hard. God gave me enough talent to work hard and to chase it. I’ve learned a lot about work ethic, ways to stay healthy and ways to stay mentally sharp.” He remembers those days at Liberty, buckling down with the books between practices and games. He dove deep into his studies, taking on two majors: business and sports management. Studying at the world’s largest Christian university in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Lynchburg, Virginia, Jennings was challenged in all aspects of his life. Whether wearing his jersey, sitting in class or hanging out with friends at the dining hall, he was encouraged to grow in his faith. That spiritual support enabled him to push through long hours in the weight room and on the practice field while also pursuing a diploma. “Liberty continued to water the seeds that were planted in me by my family,” Jennings says. “During my time at Liberty, I was challenged biblically—challenged to use my faith on and off the field. Liberty helped me develop the discipline I needed to be prepared for the real world.” College is a pivotal moment in life. It’s when dreams and goals truly become your own, when you start to carve out your own future and when you determine how you will fit in as a member of society. For Jennings, Liberty University was the place where he broke records on the field and excelled in the classroom. He had coaches, professors and members of Liberty’s student leadership team cheering him on every step of the c h ar ism asb est . com

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Liberty grad Rashad Jennings takes the tools he learned in his college years onto the field for the New York Giants.


way. They listened to him, prayed for him and nurtured him in his relationship with Christ. “Liberty is all about ‘Training Champions for Christ,’” explains Jennings. “That training is not confined to the football field—it is for every aspect of life.” Jennings entered the NFL with his name and stats in Liberty’s record books, but more importantly, he attended a college that kept his sights on living a Christ-centered life. “I have set my goals far beyond what football and even anything this world can ultimately offer,” he says. “I have set the glory of God as my goal. Stats are nothing more than goals, and goals are nothing more than checkpoints along the way to the ultimate goal, which is God.” Follow Jennings’ pro sports success at nfl.com/rashadjennings.

WILLIAM BYRON NASCAR driver

Sometimes the drive to excel becomes a real drive. At 18 years old, William Byron is making a name for himself in NASCAR. Driving for team owner Kyle Busch in the NASCAR Camping World

Truck Series, Byron set a rookie record, winning five races and clinching a spot in the Chase, NASCAR’s pointsbased playoff system. The Charlotte, North Carolina, native recently signed a multiyear contract with Hendrick Motorsports to drive a car in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Off the track, Byron is a new residential student at Liberty. Like other members of this year’s freshman class, he is excited to become more independent, make new friends and explore a new place. He is eager to major in business and proud to be part of Flames Nation. But Byron has been showing his pride in a much larger way than most freshmen do. His truck and racing fire suit bear his school’s name. Byron wears Liberty’s signature red, white and blue proudly—not only because the university is his title sponsor but also because it is the place he will call home for the next four years. Byron says it’s been a blessing to take the Liberty name to victory lane. The unique partnership not only has boosted his racing career, but it has also strengthened his faith. Since 1971, Liberty has been “Training Champions for Christ,” developing Christ-centered men and

women with the values, knowledge and skills essential for impacting the world. Byron joins over 15,000 students studying at the Lynchburg campus and more than 94,000 pursuing their degrees through Liberty’s top-ranked online programs. “Liberty has done a great job of always keeping God as the first priority with me,” Byron says. “They have their slogan on the hauler—‘Training Champions for Christ’—and I think having that on the car every week is a reminder to everyone that God is present at the race track and, with Liberty’s support, we can have a positive impact.” Although racing demands his attention, and many hours of his day, he does not allow his sport to divert his focus from God. “Racing does take a high level of focus both on the track and off the Liberty is the title sponsor for NASCAR driver and alumnus William Byron.


Williams Stadium on the Liberty University campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, was renovated in 2010 and seats more than 19,000 fans of the Liberty Flames.

refusing to keep it for himself. “I try and keep perspective with my faith by knowing how fortunate I am to have good people around and seeing what God is doing in my life to allow me to live my dream,” Byron says. “I’ve been very blessed to win these races, and I know that I could

“Liberty is all about ‘Training Champions for Christ.’ That training is not confined to the football field—it is for every aspect of life.”—Rashad Jennings have all been part of a celebration that hasn’t seemed to end for Byron. Any rookie NASCAR driver would dream of the moments he has had. But as a Christian, Byron finds his contentment in the Lord, giving Him the glory and 16

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not have done it without God. He’s allowed me to reach my dreams.” No matter where the points end up, he knows he will look back at his rookie season with praise and thanksgiving. And as he looks

forward to a new season of life as a Liberty University student, he knows he’s in the perfect place for God to mold him into the person He created him to be. The points, to Byron, become insignificant when compared to the blessings that are in store as he grows closer in his walk with the Lord. “The standings are important to me, but people have always told me that you can’t judge your life off of a scoreboard or leaderboard,” he says. “I know that God sees the person I am, and I trust that He has a plan for me.” Follow Byron’s NASCAR season online at williambyron.com. MITZI BIBLE is the senior managing editor of the News Office at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. c h ar ism asb est . com

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track,” Byron says. “However, I realize that God is still the center of my life.” Byron has personal strategies to keep God front and center during racing season, like attending the drivers’ chapel service on race days and keeping a different Bible verse on the dash of his truck each week. Taking the checkered flag is a wonderful feeling—the cheers, the confetti, the media interviews. They


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prepared, the more I realized how little I knew. God had placed opportunities in front of me to fulfill His mission, but I was too blind to see them. I was too focused on the details of the mission rather than on the goal: bringing as many people into a right relationship with God through sharing with them the Good News of Jesus Christ. It’s about being intentional with every single person you meet and looking for opportunities to share how the gospel affects every part of their lives. We tend to lose sight of this goal when we focus too much on the details of our lives. We get so consumed by our five-year plans, to-do lists and the daily grind of life that we forget God has put people around us now and given us opportunities to engage them and reflect His wonderful glory.

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s a student, God has called you to be a part of His great plan to restore all things back to Himself (Eph. 1:9-11). But for many, that statement can be paralyzing. Why? Well, in my own life when I was younger, I thought I had to wait for God to use me until I was older. Sure, I had heard all the stories of how God was using younger people, but I was afraid. I wasn’t sure how God had gifted me or what He was calling me to do, so I waited on the sidelines hoping He would tell me in a vision or some other extreme way. I felt I wasn’t ready for what God had planned for my future. I thought I had to wait until I got my college degree or had to prove to myself and others that I was capable. This only led to anxiety because the more I

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CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: A Bethany Global student enjoys ministering to children in Southeast Asia; Another student teaches a woman in Equatorial Guinea about the alphabet; Corey Hicks engages kids in Bible study on a mission trip in Southeast Asia.

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Although none of our plans may be inherently wrong, take the opportunity to mentor them. The more young people self-focus can be blinding. Be aware that even as a student, are exposed to genuine believers, the greater the opportunity God is working through you every moment of the day so that they will have to come to faith in Jesus. you reach out to those around you. Once I learned that God 5) Engage in church outreach. Hopefully, your local wants to use me right now and that He’s actually orchestrated church has a variety of outreach opportunities you can plug opportunities in my life to reach people, my fear of inadequacy into as a student. Sometimes the best way to help is just to started to fade away. serve, even if it’s outside your gifting. If God wants to use me right now, I know He also wants to 6) Get involved with a nonprofit. Find an organizause you right now. You don’t have to wait until you graduate to tion or two that align with what you’re passionate about be used by God. Here are some of the many opportunities He in service, and look for organizations that focus on the has given you to serve: Great Commission. For example, in Minneapolis, Somali 1) Connect with the people at school Adult Literacy Training (SALT) helps people or work. Share the gospel with those engage cross-culturally. At Bethany you interact with daily. There are Global University, we partner with tons of people around you nonprofits to evangelize in our who simply need a friend. local communities. We believe Through friendship, you that evangelism should be can build a relationship a focused habit, so we that will open the doors partner with organizato share your faith. Get tions that use different to know those at work evangelistic styles in or school outside of hopes that students your own group of find the approaches “One of the best ways to friends. Ask them out that fit them best. experience God’s heart for to coffee, hear their 7) Head out on a stories and be availshort-term mission. His people is to get out of able when they are One of the best ways to going through hard experience God’s heart our First World problems times. The more intenfor His people is to get and go overseas.” tional you are with out of our First World those around you, the problems and go overseas. greater the opportuniSeeing how God works in ties will be for them to see impoverished places is one of through you how beautiful the most powerful experiences a God is. student can have. 2) Be intentional about the 8) Study abroad. Students places you frequent. We tend to be who have the opportunity to take part people of habit, which means we go to the in a study-abroad program should do it! same places in our regular routines. We become Learning how to engage in cross-cultural ministry regulars at our favorite coffee shops, gyms, grocery stores and is one the most vital, yet lacking, skills for many people. parks. As a regular at your favorite spots, take some time to The more you can be planted elsewhere cross-culturally reach out to the workers or others you see there. for a period of time, the better off you are having had 3) Start a discussion group on spiritual matters. Lots of the experience. people have questions about life and spirituality. Whether at These are just some ways God wants you to fulfill His school or at work, people are open to talking about spiritual mission in the world. You don’t have to wait to do this. You matters. What they don’t like, of course, is someone shoving can do it right now! faith down their throats. You may not know all the answers to KENNETH FREIREis dean of work education and associate director of their questions, but listening to what they have to say brings the LEAD internship program at Bethany Global University. He earned them one step closer to encountering God. 4) Disciple someone younger than you. Just because there a master of divinity in church and ministry at Regent University and a bachelor of science in biblical studies at Liberty University. are young people at church doesn’t mean they are saved, so cha ri s masbe st.co m

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HOW WE CHOSE

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or many years, Charisma has served not only the Pentecostal/charismatic community but also the wider evangelical community. We know the two overlap, yet when we created Charisma’s Best Christian Universities, Colleges & Schools, we were primarily aiming to serve the Pentecostal/charismatic institutions of higher learning because they have few other avenues to reach potential students. We believe sending young people to a Christian institution of higher learning is vital today, partly because as American culture becomes more and more ungodly, we need strong Christian leaders—which is what these institutions produce. We also know that secular schools can often challenge a student’s Christian faith to the extent that some fall away. This motivates parents and grandparents to get their college-bound students into Christian schools, where their faith is developed rather than destroyed. Because of this, Charisma’s Best Christian Universities, Colleges & Schools is more than just an advertising vehicle; it’s our attempt to serve this community with a guide that is informative, authoritative and helpful to parents, grandparents and students in making a wise decision regarding higher education—including looking at colleges they may not have known about otherwise. 22

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We started with a list of 311 Christian schools and narrowed it down to the 254 currently included. To help you focus on which schools are either Pentecostal/charismatic or are open to Pentecostal/charismatic theology, we added a dove icon representing the Holy Spirit next to these schools. These are the ones we call “Charisma’s Best.” We also eliminated any colleges we knew were antiPentecostal. In fact, a couple of schools we contacted even asked us to take them off our lists, which we did. However, many Protestant and evangelical colleges with solid reputations are open to Pentecostal and charismatic students. Though we’ve done our due diligence, we can’t vouch for every school. We believe our information is correct and that the schools we have endorsed merit this; however, we want this listing to be interactive, so if we’ve made a mistake, please contact us so that we can make changes in the future. Likewise, if we haven’t included a university, college or Bible school that should be listed, feel free to send us contact information for that school so we can research it and make a qualified decision. More than anything, we hope this school listing serves as an invaluable guide for students, their families and others assisting them during the critical process of selecting a school. —Steve Strang, founder and CEO c h ar ism asb est . com

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CHARISMA’S BEST CHRISTIAN COLLEGES

ALABAMA Amridge University Montgomery Phone: 888-790-8080 Website: amridgeuniversity.edu Email: admissions @amridgeuniversity.edu Affiliation: Churches of Christ Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Bethany Divinity College & Seminary Dothan Phone: 334-793-3189 Website: bethanybc.edu Email: gen-info@bethanybc.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Concordia College Selma Phone: 334-874-5700 Website: ccal.edu Email: admissions@ccal.edu Affiliation: Lutheran— Missouri Synod Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

Heritage Christian University Florence Phone: 800-367-3565 Website: hcu.edu Email: hcu@hcu.edu Affiliation: Churches of Christ Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Huntsville Bible College Huntsville Phone: 256-469-7536 Website: hbc1.edu Email: admin@hbc1.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master

Judson College Marion Phone: 800-447-9472 Website: judson.edu Email: admissions@judson.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor cha ri s masbe st.co m

Samford University Birmingham Phone: 800-888-7218 Website: samford.edu Email: admission@samford.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Selma University Selma Phone: 334-872-2533 Website: selmauniversity.edu Email: info@selmauniversity.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Southeastern Bible College Birmingham Phone: 800-749-8878 Website: sebc.edu Email: info@sebc.edu Affiliation: Evangelical Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

ALASKA Alaska Bible College Palmer Phone: 800-478-7884 Website: akbible.edu Email: info@akbible.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

Alaska Christian College Soldotna Phone: 877-222-7211 Website: alaskacc.edu Email: mail@alaskacc.edu Affiliation: Evangelical Degrees: Certificate, Associate

Alaska Pacific University Anchorage Phone: 800-252-7528 Website: alaskapacific.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Methodist Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

A R I ZO N A Arizona Christian University Phoenix Phone: 800-247-2697 Website: arizonachristian.edu Email: info@arizonachristian.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor

Gateway International Bible Institute Peoria Phone: 623-486-5000 Website: gibionline.org Email: contact@gibionline.org Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Grand Canyon University Phoenix Phone: 855-428-5673 Website: gcu.edu Email: studentlife@gcu.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Ouachita Baptist University Arkadelphia Phone: 870-245-5000 Website: obu.edu Email: registrar@obu.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor

CALIFORNIA Azusa Pacific University Azusa Phone: 626-969-3434 Website: apu.edu Email: admissions@apu.edu Affiliation: Evangelical Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Bethesda University

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Anaheim Phone: 714-517-1945 Website: buc.edu Email: admissions@buc.edu Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Central Baptist College

Biola University

Conway Phone: 501-329-6872 Website: cbc.edu Email: info@cbc.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

Ecclesia College Springdale Phone: 479-248-7236 Website: ecollege.edu Email: admissions@ecollege.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Freedom Bible College & Seminary

La Mirada Phone: 800-652-4652 Website: biola.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

California Baptist University Riverside Phone: 877-228-3615 Website: calbaptist.edu Email: admissions @calbaptist.edu Affiliation: Southern Baptist Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Siloam Springs Phone: 479-373-6420 Website: freedom.edu Email: info@freedom.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational 2 01 6 | C H A RI S M A ’S B E ST

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California Christian College Fresno Phone: 559-251-4215 Website: calchristiancollege.edu Email: admissions @calchristiancollege.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks Phone: 805-493-3135 Website: callutheran.edu Email: admissions @callutheran.edu Affiliation: Lutheran—ELCA Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Concordia University Irvine Phone: 800-229-1200 Website: cui.edu Email: admissions@cui.edu Affiliation: Lutheran— Missouri Synod Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Cottonwood Leadership College Los Alamitos Phone: 562-308-2460 Website: cottonwoodcollege.org Email: clcinfo @cottonwoodcollege.org Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate

Harvest Bible University Los Angeles Phone: 213-384-8747 Website: harvest.edu Email: info@harvest.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Life Pacific University San Dimas Phone: 877-886–5433 Website: lifepacific.edu

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Email: info@lifepacific.edu Affiliation: International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Pacific Baptist Bible College Long Beach Phone: 562-424-7714, ext. 315 Website: pacificbaptistbiblecollege.com Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

Providence Christian College Pasadena Phone: 866-323-0233 Website: providencecc.edu Email: admin@providencecc.edu Affiliation: Reformed Degrees: Bachelor

San Diego Christian College Santee Phone: 619-201-8700 Website: sdcc.edu Email: admissions@sdcc.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor, Master

School of Bible Theology Seminary and University San Jacinto Phone: 951-654-7700 Website: sbtsu.org Email: office@sbtsu.org Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Simpson University Redding Phone: 530-224-5600 Website: simpsonu.edu Email: admissions @simpsonu.edu Affiliation: Christian and Missionary Alliance Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master

Southwestern College Chula Vista Phone: 619-421-6700 Website: swccd.edu Email: admissions@swccd.edu Affiliation: Methodist Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor

SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary Oakland Phone: 888-567-6174 Website: sum.edu Email: contact@sum.edu Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Vanguard University Costa Mesa Phone: 800-722-6279 Website: vanguard.edu Email: admissions @vanguard.edu Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master

Vision International University Ramona Phone: 760-789-4700 Website: vision.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Vision University Pasadena Phone: 626-791-1200 Website: visionu.net Email: visionuniversityusa @yahoo.com Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

William Jessup University Rocklin Phone: 800-355-7522 Website: jessup.edu Email: info@jessup.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor, Master

World Mission University Los Angeles Phone: 213-388-1000 Website: wmu.edu Email: wmuinfo@wmu.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

CO LO R A D O Charis Bible College Woodland Park Phone: 719-635-6029 Website: charisbiblecollege.org Email: info@charisbible college.org Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate

Colorado Christian University Lakewood Phone: 303-963-3000 Website: ccu.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master

DISTRICT OF CO LU M B I A American University Washington, D.C. Phone: 202-885-1000 Website: american.edu Email: admissions @american.edu Affiliation: United Methodist Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

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Apostolic Christian College

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Logos Christian University

Washington, D.C. (Temporary: Capital Heights, Maryland) Phone: 202-543-0500 Website: apostolicchristiancollege.com Email: registrar @apostolicchristiancollege.com Affiliation: Evangelical Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Bradenton Phone: 941-792-3200 Website: gibcs.com Email: info@gibcs.com Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Jacksonville Phone: 800-776-0127 Website: logos.edu Email: info@logos.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Grace and Truth Christian University

Palm Beach Atlantic University

Tampa Phone: 813-903-8822 Website: graceandtruthempowered.org Email: gtcu @graceandtruthempowered.org Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

West Palm Beach Phone: 888-468-6722 Website: pba.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Heritage University and Seminary

Tampa Phone: 813-971-9999 ext. 233 Website: riverbibleinstitute.com Email: rbi@revival.com Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

F LO R I DA Baptist College of Florida Graceville Phone: 800-328-2660 Website: baptistcollege.edu Email: admissions @baptistcollege.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Daytona Beach Phone: 386-481-2000 Website: bethune.cookman.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: United Methodist Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Kissimmee Phone: 407-348-6200 Website: heritageseminary.com Email: admissions @heritageseminary.com Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Evangelical Bible College and Seminary

Johnson University Florida

Bethune-Cookman University

Greenacres Phone: 561-965-0363 Website: legacychurchministries .org/ebcs.htm Email: legacychurchministries @gmail.com Affiliation: Evangelical Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Faith Theological Seminary and Christian College Tampa Phone: 813-886-8492   Website: ftscc.org Email: ftscc@tampabay.rr.com Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

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Kissimmee Phone: 407-847-8966 Website: johnsonu.edu /Florida/Home.aspx Email: johnsonufl@johnsonu.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

Life Christian University Lutz Phone: 813-909-9720 Website: lcus.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

River Bible Institute

Southeastern University Lakeland Phone: 800-500-8760 Website: seu.edu Email: admission@seu.edu Affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Trinity College of Florida Trinity Phone: 727-376-6911 Website: trinitycollege.edu Email: admissions @trinitycollege.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

University of the Supernatural Ministry

Email: university @kingjesusministry.org Affiliation: Charismatic Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

Warner University Lake Wales Phone: 800-309-9563 Website: warner.edu Email: admissions@warner.edu Affiliation: Church of God Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Zion Christian University Clearwater Phone: 727-791-4846 Website: zion.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Zoe University Jacksonville Phone: 904-743-6166 Website: zoeuniversity.org Email: zoe@zoeuniversity.org Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

GEORGIA Beulah Heights University Atlanta Phone: 404-627-2681 Website: beulah.org Email: admissionsinfo @beulah.org Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Brewton-Parker College Mount Vernon Phone: 800-342-1087 ext. 3265 Website: bpc.edu Email: admissions@bpc.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

Miami Phone: 305-398-7969 Website: university .kingjesusministry.org

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Covenant College Lookout Mountain Phone: 706-820-1560 Website: covenant.edu Email: info@covenant.edu Affiliation: Reformed Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Emmanuel College Franklin Springs Phone: 800-860-8800 Website: ec.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

Hope Seminary Warner Robins Phone: 478-953-7898 Website: nhbi.org Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

South University Savannah Phone: 800-688-0932 Website: southuniversity.edu Email: susavadm @southuniversity.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Toccoa Falls College

Email: info@uofnkona.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

ILLINOIS Christian Life College Mount Prospect Phone: 847-259-1840 Website: christianlifecollege.edu Email: rstevens @christianlifecollege.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

Dayspring Bible College Mundelein Phone: 224-677-7800 Website: dbc.edu Email: info@dbc.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Certificate

Greenville College Greenville Phone: 618-664-2800 Website: greenville.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Free Methodist Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Judson University

Toccoa Falls Phone: 706-886-7299 Website: tfc.edu Email: admissions@tfc.edu Affiliation: Christian and Missionary Alliance Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

Elgin Phone: 847-628-2500 Website: judsonu.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Evangelical Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Truett McConnell College

North Park University

Cleveland Phone: 706-865-2134 Website: truett.edu Email: admissions@truett.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor, Master

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Chicago Phone: 773-244-6200 Website: northpark.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Evangelical Covenant Church Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais Phone: 800-648-1463 Website: olivet.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Church of the Nazarene Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Trinity Christian College Palos Heights Phone: 866-874-6463 Website: trnty.edu Email: admissions@trnty.edu Affiliation: Reformed Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Wheaton College Wheaton Phone: 630-752-5000 Website: wheaton.edu Email: admissions @wheaton.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

INDIANA Anderson University Anderson Phone: 800-428-6414 Website: anderson.edu Email: info@anderson.edu Affiliation: Church of God Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Grace College & Theological Seminary Winona Lake Phone: 866-974-7223 Website: grace.edu Email: enroll@grace.edu Affiliation: Evangelical Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Huntington University Huntington Phone: 800-642-6493 Website: huntington.edu Email: admissions @huntington.edu Affiliation: United

Brethren in Christ Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Trinity College of the Bible Theological Seminary Newburgh Phone: 800-457-5510 Website: trinitysem.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Valparaiso University Valparaiso Phone: 219-464-5000 Website: valpo.edu Email: undergrad .admission@valpo.edu Affiliation: Lutheran Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

I OWA Central College Pella Phone: 877-462-3687 Website: central.edu Email: admission@central.edu Affiliation: Reformed Degrees: Bachelor

Deaf Missions Training Center Council Bluffs Phone: 712-322-5493 Website: deafmissions.com/ibtc Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate

Dordt College Sioux Center Phone: 800-343-6738 Website: dordt.edu Email: admissions@dordt.edu Affiliation: Reformed Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary Ankeny Phone: 515-964-0601 c h ar ism asb est . com


CHARISMA’S BEST CHRISTIAN COLLEGES Website: faith.edu Email: admissions@faith.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Kingsway University & Theological Seminary

Winfield Phone: 800-846-1543 Website: sckans.edu Email: scadmit@sckans.edu Affiliation: United Methodist Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Norwalk Phone: 515-288-2852 Website: kingsway.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

KANSAS Baker University Baldwin City Phone: 785-594-6451 Website: bakeru.edu Email: admission@bakeru.edu Affiliation: United Methodist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Central Christian College

Southwestern College

K E N T U C KY Asbury University Wilmore Phone: 800-888-1818 Website: asbury.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Campbellsville University

McPherson Phone: 800-835-0078 Website: centralchristian.edu Email: admissions @centralchristian.edu Affiliation: Free Methodist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

Campbellsville Phone: 270-789-5000 Website: campbellsville.edu Email: admissions @campbellsville.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Friends University

Union College

Wichita Phone: 800-794-6945 Website: friends.edu Email: learn@friends.edu Affiliation: Quaker Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Barbourville Phone: 800-489-8646 Website: unionky.edu Email: contact@unionky.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor, Master

MidAmerica Nazarene University Olathe Phone: 913-971-3380 Website: mnu.edu Email: admissions@mnu.edu Affiliation: Nazarene Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Ottawa University Ottawa Phone: 855-774-7713 Website: ottawa.edu cha ri s masbe st.co m

University of the Cumberlands Williamsburg Phone: 877-713-8767 Website: ucumberlands.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

LO U I S I A N A Evangel Christian University of America Monroe

Phone: 855-796-7111 Website: ecua.edu Email: admin@ecua.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Team Impact Christian University Baton Rouge Phone: 225-292-1771 Website: tiuniversity.com Email: dean@tiuniversity.com Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

MAINE Faith Bible College Charleston Phone: 207-285-3373 Website: faithbci.org Email: admissions@faithbci.org Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

M A RYL A N D Maryland Bible College and Seminary Baltimore Phone: 800-528-2027 Website: mbcs.edu Email: info@mbcs.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master

M A S S AC H U S E T TS Eastern Nazarene College Quincy Phone: 617-745-3000 Website: enc.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Nazarene Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Gordon College Wenham Phone: 978-927-2300 Website: gordon.edu Email: info@gordon.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor, Master

MICHIGAN Concordia University Ann Arbor Phone: 734-995-7300 Website: cuaa.edu Email: admissions@cuaa.edu Affiliation: Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Cornerstone University Grand Rapids Phone: 616-949-5300 Website: cornerstone.edu Email: info@cornerstone.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master

Grace Bible College Grand Rapids Phone: 616-538-2330 Website: gbcol.edu Email: graceadmissions @gbcol.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Hope College Holland Phone: 616-395-7000 Website: hope.edu Email: admissions@hope.edu Affiliation: Reformed Degrees: Bachelor

Kuyper College Grand Rapids Phone: 616-222-3000 Website: kuyper.edu Email: admissions@kuyper.edu Affiliation: Reformed Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

Spring Arbor University Spring Arbor Phone: 800-968-0011 Website: arbor.edu Email: admissions@arbor.edu Affiliation: Free Methodist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

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M I N N E S OTA Acts International Bible College

Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

North Central University

Blaine Phone: 763-755-4800, ext. 114 Website: actscollege.org Email: mail@actscollege.org Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master

Minneapolis Phone: 800-289-6222 Website: northcentral.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master

Bethany Global University

Oak Hills Christian College

Bloomington Phone: 800-323-3417 Website: bethanygu.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master

Bethel University St. Paul Phone: 651-638-6400 Website: bethel.edu Email: undergrad -admissions@bethel.edu Affiliation: Converge Worldwide Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Concordia College Moorhead Phone: 218-299-4000 Website: concordiacollege.edu Email: info@cord.edu Affiliation: Lutheran—ELCA Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Crossroads College Rochester Phone: 800-456-7651 Website: crossroadscollege.edu Email: admissions @crossroadscollege.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

Crown College Saint Bonifacius Phone: 952-446-4100 Website: crown.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Christian and Missionary Alliance 32

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Bemidji Phone: 888-751-8670 Website: oakhills.edu Email: oakhills@oakhills.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

Spirit Life Bible College & Seminary Brooklyn Center Phone: 763-560-7221 Website: slbc.slcgrace.com Email: biblecollege @slcgrace.com Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master

MISSISSIPPI Belhaven University Jackson Phone: 800-960-5940 Website: belhaven.edu Email: admission@belhaven.edu Affiliation: Presbyterian Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Blue Mountain College Blue Mountain Phone: 662-685-4771 Website: bmc.edu Email: admissions@bmc.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Mississippi College Clinton Phone: 601-925-3000 Website: mc.edu

Email: admissions@mc.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Southeastern Baptist College Laurel Phone: 601-426-6346 Website: southeasternbaptist.edu Email: rkitchens @southeasternbaptist.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

Tougaloo College Tougaloo Phone: 601-977-7700 Website: tougaloo.edu Email: jjacobs@tougaloo.edu Affiliation: United Church of Christ Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

MISSOURI Biblical Life College and Seminary Marshfield Phone: 417-859-0881 Website: biblical-life.com Email: biblicallife@centurytel.net Affiliation: Charismatic Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Carver Baptist Bible College, Institute & Theological Seminary Kansas City Phone: 816-333-1577 Website: carverbiblecollegekc.org Email: admissions @carverbiblecollegekc.org Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master

College of the Ozarks Point Lookout Phone: 800-222-0525 Website: cofo.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Presbyterian Degrees: Bachelor

Evangel University Springfield Phone: 800-382-6435 Website: evangel.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Global University Springfield Phone: 800-443-1083 Website: globaluniversity.edu Email: info@globaluniversity.edu Affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

International House of Prayer University Grandview Phone: 816-763-0243 Website: ihopkc.org/ihopu Email: ihopu@ihopkc.org Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate

James River Leadership College Ozark Phone: 417-581-8613 Website: jrlc.com Email: jrlc@jamesriver.org Affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees: Associate

Lindenwood University St. Charles Phone: 636-949-4949 Website: lindenwood.edu Email: admissions @lindenwood.edu Affiliation: Presbyterian Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Southwest Baptist University Bolivar Phone: 800-526-5859 Website: sbuniv.edu Email: admissions@sbuniv.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

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St. Louis Christian College Florissant Phone: 314-837-6777 Website: stlchristian.edu Email: admissions @stlchristian.edu Affiliation: Churches of Christ Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

M O N TA N A Rocky Mountain College Billings Phone: 800-877-6259 Website: rocky.edu Email: admissions@rocky.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Bachelor, Master

NEBRASKA Concordia University, Nebraska Seward Phone: 800-535-5494 Website: cune.edu Email: admiss@cune.edu Affiliation: Lutheran— Missouri Synod Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Grace University Omaha Phone: 402-449-2800 Website: graceuniversity.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master

Hastings College Hastings Phone: 800-532-7642 Website: hastings.edu Email: hcadmissions @hastings.edu Affiliation: Presbyterian Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Nebraska Christian College Papillion Phone: 402-935-9400 Website: nechristian.edu Email: info@nechristian.edu Affiliation: Churches of Christ

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Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

NEW JERSEY Drew University Madison Phone: 973-408-3000 Website: drew.edu Email: cadm@drew.edu Affiliation: United Methodist Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Pillar College Newark Phone: 800-234-9305 Website: pillar.edu Email: info@pillar.edu Affiliation: Methodist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

N E W YO R K Concordia College Bronxville Phone: 914-337-9300 Website: concordia-ny.edu Email: admission @concordia-ny.edu Affiliation: Lutheran— Missouri Synod Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Davis College Johnson City Phone: 877-949-3248 Website: davisny.edu Email: askdavis@davisny.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

Elim Bible Institute & College Lima Phone: 800-670-3546 Website: elim.edu Email: info@elim.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate

Houghton College Houghton Phone: 800-777-2556 Website: houghton.edu

Email: admission @houghton.edu Affiliation: Wesleyan Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Nyack College Nyack Phone: 845-358-1710 Website: nyack.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Christian and Missionary Alliance Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Roberts Wesleyan College Rochester Phone: 800-777-4792 Website: roberts.edu Email: admissions@roberts.edu Affiliation: Free Methodist Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

NORTH CAROLINA Brevard College Brevard Phone: 828-884-8292 Website: brevard.edu Email: admissions@brevard.edu Affiliation: United Methodist Degrees: Bachelor

FIRE School of Ministry Concord Phone: 704-782-3555 Website: fire-school.org Email: info@fire-school.org Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

Gardner-Webb University Boiling Springs Phone: 800-253-6472 Website: gardner-webb.edu Email: admissions @gardner-webb.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Heritage Bible College Dunn Phone: 910-892-3178 Website: heritagebiblecollege.edu Email: srzonca @heritagebiblecollege.edu Affiliation: Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

Impact University Clemmons Phone: 336-714-4048 Website: impactuniv.com Email: info@impactuniv.com Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor, Master

John Wesley University High Point Phone: 336-887-3000 Website: johnwesley.edu Email: admissions @johnwesley.edu Affiliation: Evangelical Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Montreat College Montreat Phone: 828-669-8012 Website: montreat.edu Email: admissions @montreat.edu Affiliation: Presbyterian Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Piedmont International University Winston-Salem Phone: 800-937-5097 Website: piedmontu.edu Email: admissions @piedmontu.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

STC Bible College Thomasville Phone: 336-472-4109 Website: stcbiblecollege.com Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Nondenominational

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EVERY GRADUATE NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT MONEY They’ve run the gauntlet to learn history, math, science and more, but less than half of high school graduates are financially literate. And no matter which career they chose, the key to financial success all comes down to smart money management. Here are four things every high school student must learn about personal finance before going to college or starting a career:

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How to Budget. Financial Literacy 101 starts here. Unfortunately, the word “budget” has earned a bad rap. It’s not difficult to learn how to do, but it does take discipline to follow. You could help young adults master financial literacy by letting them know that budgeting is simply about creating a plan for their money and sticking to it. This should include things like how to pay for day-to-day living, college courses, housing and related expenses. Grasping the basics of a checking account comes into practice, too, as well as how to use ATM and debit cards responsibly.

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How to Live Below Your Means. This lesson is closely related to budgeting, but

reaches farther. It encompasses not only practical steps but also a commitment to stewardship. The years following high school and college are probably the first when young adults earn their own money and decide how to spend it. It’s tempting to live a lifestyle that consumes every dollar coming in. After all, we live in a society that celebrates spending and measures success by the amount of stuff owned – even though more and more research shows that valuing time rather than pursuing money is linked to greater happiness. Help young adults develop the grit to live below their means now.

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How to Build Net Worth through Compounding Interest. Once high school graduates are budgeting and living below their means, they’ll likely have money to stock away, and that means learning to invest early. Many employers will offer a 401(k) matching retirement, but there’s no reason young adults need to wait for a job-based plan. Help them make their money work harder for them by advising graduates to open Individual Retirement Accounts. Traditional IRAs may provide for tax deductions on

contributions while Roth IRAs provide tax-free withdrawals during retirement. In either case, growth in their savings is tax-deferred. Young adults – or anyone looking to save for retirement – can lock in high yields through an IRA certificate or maintain liquidity with an IRA money market.

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Credit Cards Aren’t Free Money – But Building a Good Credit Score Is Invaluable. It’s tempting to take up credit card companies on their offers for “free money.” After all, what high school graduate wouldn’t want to buy new clothes, furnish their dorm rooms and live like they’re well beyond the ramen-and-coupon years? One of the best gifts you can give graduates is to caution them against racking up credit card debt. If they do, they’ll be ahead of most Americans. When the young adults in your family are ready for a bank account of their own, ECCU offers a variety of banking and savings options. If you’d like to start banking where your money can earn more and do more, visit www.ECCU.org or call (800) 634-3228.

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William Peace University

Cincinnati Christian University

Raleigh Phone: 919-508-2000 Website: peace.edu Email: admissions@peace.edu Affiliation: Presbyterian Degrees: Bachelor

Wingate University Wingate Phone: 800-755-5550 Website: wingate.edu Email: info@wingate.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Cincinnati Phone: 800-949-4228 Website: ccuniversity.edu Email: info@ccuniversity.edu Affiliation: Churches of Christ Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Email: info@valorcollege.com Affiliation: Charismatic Degrees: Certificate, Associate

Email: rbtc@rhema.org Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Certificate

OKLAHOMA

Southern Nazarene University

AFCM International Training Center Tulsa Phone: 918-392-0511 Website: afcmitc.com Email: office@afcmitc.com Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Certificate

Steubenville Phone: 740-283-3771 Website: franciscan.edu Email: admissions @franciscan.edu Affiliation: Catholic Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Family of Faith College

God’s Bible School and College

Oklahoma Baptist University

OHIO

Cincinnati Phone: 513-721-7944 Website: gbs.edu Email: info@gbs.edu Affiliation: Wesleyan Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Shawnee Phone: 405-275-2850 Website: okbu.edu Email: admissions@okbu.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Allegheny Wesleyan College

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

N O R T H DA KOTA Trinity Bible College Ellendale Phone: 800-523-1603 Website: trinitybiblecollege.edu Email: admissions @trinitybiblecollege.edu Affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master

Salem Phone: 330-337-6403 Website: awc.edu Email: college@awc.edu Affiliation: Wesleyan Methodist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

Capital University Columbus Phone: 614-236-6011 Website: capital.edu Email: admission@capital.edu Affiliation: Lutheran—ELCA Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

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Mount Vernon Phone: 866-462-6868 Website: gotomvnu.com Email: admissions@mvnu.edu Affiliation: Nazarene Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Tri-State Bible College South Point Phone: 740-377-2520 Website: tsbc.edu Email: mercer.tsbc@tsbc.org Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master

Valor Christian College Columbus Phone: 800-940-9422 Website: valorcollege.com

Shawnee Phone: 405-695-5533 Website: familyoffaithcollege.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor

Oklahoma Wesleyan University Bartlesville Phone: 800-468-6292 Website: okwu.edu Email: admissions@okwu.edu Affiliation: Wesleyan Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Oral Roberts University Tulsa Phone: 918-495-6518 Website: oru.edu Email: admissions@oru.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Rhema Bible Training College

Bethany Phone: 405-789-6400 Website: snu.edu Email: kelliejohnson@snu.edu Affiliation: Nazarene Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Wisdom University Tulsa Phone: 918-712-7122 Website: wisdomuniversityonline.org Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

OREGON Concordia University Portland Phone: 503-288-9371 Website: cu-portland.edu Email: admission @cu-portland.edu Affiliation: Lutheran— Missouri Synod Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Corban University Salem Phone: 800-845-3005 Website: corban.edu Email: admissions@corban.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

New Hope Christian College Eugene Phone: 800-322-2638 Website: newhope.edu Email: admissions @newhope.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

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Northwest Christian University

Lancaster Bible College

Columbia College

Eugene Phone: 541-343-1641 Website: nwcu.edu Email: admissions@nwcu.edu Affiliation: Disciples of Christ Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Lancaster Phone: 717-569-7071 Website: lbc.edu Email: admissions@lbc.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Columbia Phone: 800-277-1301 Website: columbiasc.edu Email: admissions @columbiasc.edu Affiliation: United Methodist Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Warner Pacific College

Lebanon Valley College

Columbia International University

Portland Phone: 503-517-1020 Website: warnerpacific.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Annville Phone: 866-582-4236 Website: lvc.edu Email: admission@lvc.edu Affiliation: United Methodist Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

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Mechanicsburg Phone: 717-766-2511 Website: messiah.edu Email: admissions@messiah.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Clarks Summit University South Abington Township Phone: 800-451-7664 Website: clarkssummitu.edu Email: info@summitu.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Eastern University St. Davids Phone: 610-341-5800 Website: eastern.edu Email: ugadm@eastern.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Geneva College Beaver Falls Phone: 855-979-5563 Website: geneva.edu Email: admissions@geneva.edu Affiliation: Reformed Presbyterian Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Grove City College Grove City Phone: 724-458-2100 Website: gcc.edu Email: admissions@gcc.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor

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University of Valley Forge Phoenixville Phone: 800-432-8322 Website: valleyforge.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

SOUTH CAROLINA Anderson University Anderson Phone: 800-542-3594 Website: andersonuniversity.edu Email: admission @andersonuniversity.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Charleston Southern University Charleston Phone: 843-863-7000 Website: csuniv.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master

Columbia Phone: 800-777-2227 Website: ciu.edu Email: yesciu@ciu.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Erskine College Due West Phone: 888-359-4358 Website: erskine.edu Email: admissions@erskine.edu Affiliation: Reformed Presbyterian Degrees: Bachelor

North Greenville University Tigerville Phone: 864-977-7000 Website: ngu.edu Email: admissions@ngu.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Southern Wesleyan University Central Phone: 877-644-5556 Website: swu.edu Email: admissions@swu.edu Affiliation: Wesleyan Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

W.L. Bonner College Columbia Phone: 803-726-3503 Website: wlbc.edu Email: emcqueen@wlbc.edu Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

S O U T H DA KOTA University of Sioux Falls Sioux Falls Phone: 800-888-1047 Website: usiouxfalls.edu Email: admissions @usiouxfalls.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor, Master

TENNESSEE American Baptist College Nashville Phone: 615-256-1463 Website: abcnash.edu Email: registrar@abcnash.com Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

Belmont University Nashville Phone: 615-460-6000 Website: belmont.edu Email: admissions@belmont.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Berea Bible Institute & Seminary Hixson Phone: 423-643-3100 Website: bereabibleseminary.com Email: berea@abbashouse.com Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Bryan College Dayton Phone: 423-775-2041 Website: bryan.edu Email: info@bryan.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Carson-Newman College Jefferson City Phone: 865-471-2000 Website: cn.edu Email: admitme@cn.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate 2 01 6 | C H A RI S M A ’S B E ST

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Johnson University Tennessee Knoxville Phone: 865-573-4517 Website: johnsonu .edu/tennessee/ Email: johnsonu@johnsonu.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

King University Bristol Phone: 800-362-0014 Website: king.edu Email: admissions@king.edu Affiliation: Presbyterian Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Lee University

Union University Jackson Phone: 731-668-1818 Website: uu.edu Email: admissions@uu.edu Affiliation: Southern Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

T E XA S All Nations School of Ministry Houston Phone: 281-821-2222, ext. 104 Website: allnations.cc Email: school@allnations.cc Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: N/A

Arlington Baptist College

Cleveland Phone: 423-614-8000 Website: leeuniversity.edu Email: info@leeuniversity.edu Affiliation: Church of God Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master

Arlington Phone: 817-461-8741 Website: arlingtonbaptistcollege.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Mid-South Christian College

Baptist University of the Americas

Memphis Phone: 901-375-4400 Website: midsouthcc.org Email: info@midsouthcc.org Affiliation: Restoration Movement Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

New Life Bible College Cleveland Phone: 423-479-7120 Website: newlifecollege.net Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

Trevecca Nazarene University Nashville Phone: 615-248-1200 Website: trevecca.edu Email: admissions@trevecca.edu Affiliation: Nazarene Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate 38

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San Antonio Phone: 800-721-2701 Website: bua.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

Baylor University Waco Phone: 800-229-5678 Website: baylor.edu Email: admissions@baylor.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Calvary Cathedral International Bible College Fort Worth Phone: 817-332-1246 Website: calvarycathedral .org/bible-college-home/ Email: lparis @calvarycathedral.org Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate

Christ for the Nations Institute Dallas Phone: 800-933-2364 Website: cfni.org Email: info@cfni.org Affiliation: Charismatic Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

Christian Bible Institute and Seminary Houston Phone: 888-360-0004 Website: christianbibleinstitute.net Email: info @christianbibleinstitute.net Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Criswell College Dallas Phone: 800-899-0012 Website: criswell.edu Email: admissions@criswell.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Dallas Baptist University Dallas Phone: 214-333-7100 Website: dbu.edu Email: admiss@dbu.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

East Texas Baptist University Marshall Phone: 800-804-3828 Website: etbu.edu Email: admissions@etbu.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Elevate Leadership Institute Frisco Phone: 214-387-9833 Website: elevateinterns.com Email: intern@elevatelife.com Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

FIRE Institute Fort Worth Phone: 417-862-2781 ext. 4041 Website: fireinstitute.com Email: fireinstitute@ag.org Affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees: Certificate

Hardin-Simmons University Abilene Phone: 325-670-1000 Website: hsutx.edu Email: visit@hsutx.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Houston Baptist University Houston Phone: 281-649-3000 Website: hbu.edu Email: registrar@hbu.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Howard Payne University Brownwood Phone: 325-649-8020 Website: hputx.edu Email: enroll@hputx.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master

Institute for Biblical Leadership Baird Phone: 325-269-9474 Website: iblcentral.net Email: admin@iblcentral.net Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: N/A

LeTourneau University Longview Phone: 800-759-8811 Website: letu.edu Email: admissions@letu.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

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Messenger College Euless Phone: 817-554-5950 Website: messengercollege.edu Email: info @messengercollege.edu Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

Southwestern Assemblies of God University Waxahachie Phone: 888-937-7248 Website: sagu.edu Email: info@sagu.edu Affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

The King’s University

VIRGINIA

Wayland Baptist University

Southlake Phone: 817-722-1700 Website: tku.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Evangelical Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Plainview Phone: 800-588-1928 Website: wbu.edu Email: admitme@wbu.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

The Way Bible College

West Coast Bible College and Seminary

The Woodlands Phone: 281-419-0208 Website: waychurch .org/bible-college Email: info@waychurch.org Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate

Waco Phone: 800-921-4561 Website: westcoastbible.org Email: ​info@westcoastbible.org Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Bluefield College Bluefield Phone: 800-872-0176 Website: bluefield.edu Email: bluefield@bluefield.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Faith Landmarks Bible Institute Richmond Phone: 804-262-7104 ext. 111 Website: flbi.org Email: rgupton @faithlandmarks.org Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Certificate

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Liberty University

Roanoke College

Lynchburg Phone: 800-543-5317 Website: liberty.edu Email: admissions@liberty.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Salem Phone: 540-375-2500 Website: roanoke.edu Email: admissions@roanoke.edu Affiliation: Lutheran Degrees: Bachelor

Patrick Henry College Purcellville Phone: 540-338-1776 Website: phc.edu Email: info@phc.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor

Regent University Virginia Beach Phone: 866-910-7615 Website: learn.regent.edu Email: regentundergrad @regent.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

WEST VIRGINIA Appalachian Bible College Mount Hope Phone: 304-877–6428 Website: abc.edu Email: abc@abc.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master

W YO M I N G Jackson Hole Bible College Jackson Phone: 307-739-8630 Website: jhbc.edu Email: jhbc.admin@gmail.com Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate

C A N A DA Briercrest College and Seminary Caronport, Saskatchewan Phone: 306-756-3200 Website: briercrest.ca Email: info@briercrest.ca Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master

Canada Christian College Toronto, Ontario Phone: 416-391-5000 Website: canadachristiancollege.com Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Evangelical Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Canadian Baptist Bible College Winkler, Manitoba Phone: 204-325-8648 Website: canadianbaptistbiblecollege.com Email: cbbc@pvbc.ca Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor


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Crandall University Moncton, New Brunswick Phone: 888-968-6228 Website: crandallu.ca Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master

Eston College Eston, Saskatchewan Phone: 888-440-3424 Website: estoncollege.ca Email: info@estoncollege.ca Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

Horizon College & Seminary Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Phone: 877-374-6655 Website: horizon.edu Email: info@horizon.edu Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor

Steinbach Bible College Steinbach, Manitoba Phone: 800-230-8478 Website: sbcollege.ca Email: info@sbcollege.ca Affiliation: Anabaptist Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

Redeemer University Ancaster, Ontario Phone: 877-779-0913 Website: redeemer.ca Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Bachelor

Summit Pacific College Abbottsford, British Columbia Phone: 800-976-8388 Website: summitpacific.ca Email: admissions @summitpacific.ca Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor

Trinity Western University Langley, British Columbia Phone: 888-468-6898 Website: twu.ca Email: admissions@twu.ca Affiliation: Evangelical Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master

Tyndale University College and Seminary Toronto, Ontario Phone: 416-218-6757 Website: tyndale.ca Email: admissions@tyndale.ca Affiliation: Evangelical Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

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