Academic Excellence

Excellence. It is reflected in the way you THINK, LIVE, and SERVE. It requires knowledge and wisdom, character and integrity, action and commitment. At ABC you are not only educated in class, you are challenged to move beyond the books into real life experience.

THINK. Absorb the Word of God, letting Him renew your mind and transform your thinking.

LIVE. God's Word calls it walking [in a manner] worthy of your calling. Our president dubs it "tennis shoe Christianity".

SERVE. Christ exemplified it; God commands it. Practice it practically, tangibly, selflessly.

Academic Programs

Aspiring doctors pursue medical school. Aspiring lawyers attend law school. Students who desire to know and live God's Word, as pastors, missionaries or in non–vocational ministry careers, are equipped for a life of service at Appalachian Bible College.

Bachelor of Arts

ABC students combine a sound Bible & Theology focus with a second ministry major, preparing you for full-time vocational ministry or a non-vocational ministry career.
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Master of Arts: Ministry

A 36-hour professional program serving pastors, missionaries, Christian leaders and evangelists with a minimum of 30 hours of undergraduate Bible & Theology credits.
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Associate of Arts Degree

A 62-hour program that provides a solid biblical foundation, a grounding in general education, and basic ministry skills.
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Bible Certificate

A 30-hour program for students undecided about a vocational choice, spouses preparing for a supportive role in ministry, and anyone seeking to enhance their knowledge of spiritual truth.
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Online Learning

Build a foundation for life and ministry through enriching, professor-led online classes that combine video enhanced instruction, text-based study and live sessions that allow students to interact with an instructor and other students.
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Completion/Graduation Rates

Graduation rates of full-time, first-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates within 150% of normal time to program completion, by gender and race/ethnicity and transfer out-rate: 2007 cohort

Overall graduation rates  
Total 62%
Men 64%
Women 60%
White 61%
Nonresident alien 100%
Transfer out-rate

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Retention Rates

First to second year retention rates of first-time bachelor's degree-seeking undergraduates: Fall 2013 - 60%

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