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Lancaster Bible College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Lancaster Bible College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Lancaster Bible College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Lancaster Bible College was awarded 47 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is Biblical studies.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Lancaster Bible College is ranked #532 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Lancaster Bible College held the #895 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Lancaster Bible College is also ranked #39 out of 134 schools in Pennsylvania.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Lancaster Bible College?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Lancaster Bible College is 72%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Lancaster Bible College is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 81% of students accepted to Lancaster Bible College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 590. Math scores were between 460 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Lancaster Bible College  ( 480 to 590 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Lancaster Bible College  ( 460 to 580 )
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800
Lancaster Bible College received ACT scores from 23% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Lancaster Bible College  ( 20 to 25 )
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Learn more about Lancaster Bible College admissions.

Lancaster Bible College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Lancaster Bible College, this ratio is 14 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Lancaster Bible College is 40%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  40 out of 100
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100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lancaster Bible College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Lancaster Bible College has a freshmen retention rate of 75%. 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  75 out of 100
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100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Lancaster Bible College the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 57%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  57 out of 100
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100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Lancaster Bible College.

Lancaster Bible College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,740 undergraduates at Lancaster Bible College with 994 being full-time and 746 being part-time.

How Much Does Lancaster Bible College Cost?

The overall average net price of Lancaster Bible College is $22,349. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Lancaster Bible College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,669 $18,237 $21,557 $22,526 $26,198

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 Lancaster 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 Lancaster Bible College, approximately 71% of students took out student loans averaging $8,091 a year. That adds up to $32,364 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Lancaster Bible College is 8.2%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Lancaster Bible College Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Lancaster Bible College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $34,300 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 14% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.

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

Location of Lancaster Bible College

Lancaster Bible College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Lancaster is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Contact details for Lancaster Bible College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 901 Eden Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-5036
Phone: 717-569-7071
Website: https://www.lbc.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lancasterbible
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lancasterbible

Lancaster Bible College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 22 majors graduated from Lancaster Bible College. Of these students, 339 received undergraduate degrees and 93 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 115 $36,700
Business Administration & Management 41 NA
Social Work 22 NA
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 21 $23,300
Teacher Education Grade Specific 19 NA
Communication & Media Studies 17 NA
Human Services 12 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 9 NA
Teaching English or French 7 NA
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 7 NA

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

Online Learning at Lancaster 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 2018-2019, 550 students took at least one online class at Lancaster Bible College. This is a decrease from the 554 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 550 277
2017-2018 554 259
2016-2017 1,005 204
2015-2016 521 211
2013-2014 376 199

Learn more about online learning at Lancaster Bible College.

Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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