College of Biblical Studies-Houston

  • 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 460 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 71%.

Top Rankings

College of Biblical Studies-Houston ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 56 teachers has grown by 133% over five years.
College of Biblical Studies-Houston(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related InstitutionsAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profitPublic
Total Faculty56 staff262 staff
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Student Body

The student population of College of Biblical Studies-Houston has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
The College of Biblical Studies-Houston diversity score of 0.69 is more than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment460 students4,831 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio8:117:1
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# Full-Time Students134 students1,371 students
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# Part-Time Students326 students3,460 students
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% Asian
8%
5%
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% Hispanic
24%
47%
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% Black
47%
12%
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% White
17%
29%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.690.68
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$52,300$34,600
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $6,946 is less than the state average of $13,663. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$6,946$13,663
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid67%82%
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Median Debt for Graduates$26,828$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$12,667$5,500
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to College of Biblical Studies-Houston is Mti College Of Business And Technology (0.3 miles away).
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For Houston private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,889 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Houston community colleges have a diversity score of 0.53, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Houston is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.