College of Biblical Studies-Houston

7000 Regency Square Blvd.
Houston, TX 77036-3211
Tel: (713)785-5995
  • The mission of the college is to provide college level Bible education and biblically based general education for the Body of Christ, with primary focus on African-American and other ethnic minority groups and to equip its students with a biblical world view for ministry in and for the church and the world.
School Highlights
  • College of Biblical Studies-Houston serves 496 students (11% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 61%.
  • College of Biblical Studies-Houston is one of 19 community colleges within Harris County, TX.
  • The nearest community college is Mti College Of Business And Technology (0.30 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 31% over five years.
College of Biblical Studies-Houston(TX) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty22 staff76 staff
College of Biblical Studies-Houston Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 496 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment496 students3,921 students
College of Biblical Studies-Houston Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio23:135:1
College of Biblical Studies-Houston Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students57 students1,055 students
College of Biblical Studies-Houston Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students439 students2,866 students
College of Biblical Studies-Houston Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
College of Biblical Studies-Houston Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
College of Biblical Studies-Houston Asian (2007-2012)
% Hispanic
College of Biblical Studies-Houston Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
College of Biblical Studies-Houston Black (2007-2016)
% White
College of Biblical Studies-Houston White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
College of Biblical Studies-Houston More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
College of Biblical Studies-Houston Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.630.69
College of Biblical Studies-Houston Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$52,300$34,000
College of Biblical Studies-Houston Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2010-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $6,946 is less than the state average of $13,730. The private state tuition has declined by 26% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$6,946$13,730
College of Biblical Studies-Houston In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid67%83%
College of Biblical Studies-Houston % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$17,008$9,500
College of Biblical Studies-Houston Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,133$5,250
College of Biblical Studies-Houston Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The College of Biblical Studies of Houston, Texas is the largest nationally accredited, multi-ethnic Bible College in North America. Since 1979, CBS has been developing Christian leaders to serve our multi-ethnic community. A commuter college where tuition is kept low to broaden access to higher education, CBS provides instruction six days a week, offering morning, afternoon, evening and Saturday classes so that students can fit education into their life schedule. In the fall of 1979, the first classes of Houston Bible Institute, were offered. The school's first Executive Director was Rev. Rodney L. Cooper, Th.M. From inception, the school used the facilities of KHCB-FM, a Houston-based Christian radio network, for its classrooms, and leased administrative space nearby. In 1995, the work of building a campus began with the purchase of the Dale Carnegie National Training Center. Presently, the College owns 159,417 square feet of building on 14 acres of land and a net worth of 11.1 million dollars. As of August 2003, CBS offers three bachelor degree programs (Bachelors of Science in Biblical Counseling, Christian Leadership and Christian Ministry), an Associate in Biblical Studies and a Bible Certificate program. The college is accredited by the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) formerly the Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges (AABC), a national accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), the United States Department of Education, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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For Houston private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,807 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Houston community colleges have a diversity score of 0.54, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Houston is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.