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Appalachian Bible College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Appalachian Bible College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Appalachian Bible College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Appalachian Bible College was awarded 5 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is theology and religious vocations.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Appalachian Bible College as #1,151 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 20 colleges in West Virginia, Appalachian Bible College is ranked at #5.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Appalachian Bible College?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Appalachian Bible College you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 59%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 39% of students accepted to Appalachian Bible College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 517 and 612. Math scores were between 477 and 552.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Appalachian Bible College  ( 517 to 612 )

SAT Math Scores for Appalachian Bible College  ( 477 to 552 )
Appalachian Bible College received ACT scores from 73% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Appalachian Bible College  ( 19 to 25 )

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Appalachian Bible College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Appalachian Bible College, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 9 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Appalachian Bible College is 49%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  49 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Appalachian Bible College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Appalachian Bible College has a freshmen retention rate of 85%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Appalachian Bible College is 26%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  26 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at Appalachian Bible College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 261 undergraduates at Appalachian Bible College with 162 being full-time and 99 being part-time.

Appalachian Bible College Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

Appalachian Bible College scored 43.35 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  43.35 out of 100
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How Much Does Appalachian Bible College Cost?

The overall average net price of Appalachian Bible College is $12,652. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Appalachian Bible College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Appalachian Bible College, approximately 34% of students took out student loans averaging $4,625 a year. That adds up to $18,500 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Appalachian Bible College is 3.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Appalachian Bible College Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Appalachian Bible College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $26,700 in their early years. This is about 33% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Appalachian Bible College make the most money.

Location of Appalachian Bible College

Appalachian Bible College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Mount Hope, West Virginia. Appalachian Bible College is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

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Location of Appalachian Bible College

Contact details for Appalachian Bible College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 161 College Drive, Mount Hope, WV 25880-9557
Phone: 304-877-6428

Appalachian Bible College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 2 majors graduated from Appalachian Bible College. Of these students, 59 received undergraduate degrees and 2 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Biblical Studies 51 $18,100
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Appalachian Bible College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Appalachian Bible College

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 26 students took at least one online class at Appalachian Bible College. This is an increase from the 12 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 26 9
2016-2017 12 6
2015-2016 11 2
2014-2015 24 3
2013-2014 19 7

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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