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Appalachian Bible College

Mount Hope, West Virginia

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Appalachian Bible College overview
Location Mount Hope, West Virginia
Online abc.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation Baptist
Appalachian Bible College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Appalachian Bible College, situated in Mount Hope, West Virginia, is a private, non-profit institution championing Christian education with an emphasis on Biblical studies and ministry training. Established in 1950, it provides a serene campus environment nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, approximately an hour's drive from the state capital of Charleston. Committed to a rigorous academic approach, the college offers an array of undergraduate and graduate programs with a notable focus on pastoral studies, missions, and theology. On-campus living is a prominent feature of student life at Appalachian Bible College, with residential facilities designed to support its faith-based community. Prospective students encounter a generally accessible admissions process, with the college maintaining a holistic review of applicants. While not primarily known for its athletic programs, the institution prioritizes a well-rounded education that includes physical wellness and character development.

In the most recent statistical year 40 prospective students applied, and 40 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 34 enrolled in the school.  157 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 75 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $15,220 plus fees of $1,830.












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Admission Standards

Appalachian Bible College overview
SAT 1036/1188
ACT 17/26
Estimated GPA 3.32

Applications Accepted

Appalachian Bible College overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $35

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Appalachian Bible College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,220
Other Fees$1,830
Room and Board $8,560
Budget for Other Expenses$2,712
Total One Year Cost$29,542

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$32,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

33% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Appalachian Bible College students
Subject Percent of Class
Theology and Religious Vvocations 100%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237136 IPEDS survey data for Appalachian Bible College.

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