Private 4 Year

Central Baptist Theological Seminary

Shawnee, Kansas

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Central Baptist Theological Seminary overview
Location Shawnee, Kansas
Online cbts.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation American Baptist
Central Baptist Theological Seminary overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Central Baptist Theological Seminary, located in Shawnee, Kansas, is a graduate institution that offers professional and academic degree programs centered on ministry. Established in 1901, the seminary has a longstanding history in theological education and prides itself on its Baptist heritage. The campus offers a serene setting conducive to study and reflection within the Kansas City metropolitan area, providing both a quiet environment and proximity to urban resources. Central Baptist Theological Seminary's academic profile includes master's degrees in Divinity, Theological Studies, and Missional Church Studies, reflecting its focus on theological education and pastoral leadership. The seminary maintains a welcoming admissions policy, seeking to train a diverse and committed group of students for various forms of ministry. While primarily a residential campus, the seminary allows for commuter students, with housing options available for those looking to immerse themselves fully in the seminarian community. Central Baptist is not particularly noted for intercollegiate athletics; its primary focus remains on its academic and religious mission.

In the most recent statistical year 5 prospective students applied, and 5 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 4 enrolled in the school.  257 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 102 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $8,640 plus fees of $500.












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Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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Costs for Central Baptist Theological Seminary
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,800
Other Fees$500
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $12,729
Budget for Other Expenses$14,228
Total One Year Cost$37,897

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