Lancaster Bible College in Lancaster

Lancaster, PA

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Lancaster Bible College offers 126-degree programs and 9 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 59%. The most popular test is SAT - 74% of students submitted it in comparison to 25% of students who submitted ACT. 52.8% are women, and 47.2% are men. Lancaster Bible College is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Lancaster Bible College is 17369$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $22600 and $30770 per year. 65% of full-time Lancaster Bible College students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $30,000, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Lancaster Bible College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Lancaster Bible College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$14,257
$30,001 - $48,000$16,341
$48,001 - $75,000$17,536
$75,001 - $110,000$19,050

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: 8350


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1264 of Lancaster Bible College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 90 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Lancaster Bible College number 115 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at Lancaster Bible College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Lancaster Bible College.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Lancaster Bible College graduation rate is above the national average.

65% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Lancaster Bible College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

2 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Lancaster Bible College acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 13%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so Lancaster Bible College acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 9%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Lancaster Bible College full-time retention rate is 79% and part-time retention rate is 80%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Lancaster Bible College students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
885 - 1130

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 450 - 570
Math: 435 - 560
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Lancaster Bible College students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
19 - 23

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 17 - 25
Math: 17 - 24
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Lancaster Bible College is 14:1, that means that for every 14 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Lancaster Bible College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Lancaster Bible College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in U.S., but not in Pennsylvania.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 901 Eden Rd address in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Lancaster Bible College with 0.2% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Lancaster Bible College offers 126 programs in total: 63 are for Bachelor's degree, 45 - for Master's degree, 6 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 6 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 3 - for Associate's degree, and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 394 universities in Pennsylvania state. Lancaster Bible College is one of the few institutions in Pennsylvania that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 9 distance education programs that are provided in the Lancaster Bible College: 3 are for Associate's degree, 3 - for Bachelor's degree and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Pennsylvania state average data to help you compare.


Lancaster Bible College provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1171 students with 35134 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 293 with 7029 credit hours.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Lancaster Bible College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Held up traffic in Myrtle Beach. Instead of staying on the road, turning around and turning right, they held up traffic to turn left on a busy road...which is illegal and highly inconsiderate.

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Overall Rating:

A place that profoundly and permanently changed my entire life by their simple reliance on the Word of God and His sufficiency. I enjoyed nearly every aspect of this school and am grateful to it for so many wonderful blessings on account of their faithfulness. I have come away with knowledge of how to serve God more faithfully, a deeper walk with the Lord, and a Wife. God is certainly at work here in this school and I would highly suggest you join Him in it if you don't already.

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Overall Rating:

We attended a Compassion International experience and took a journey into the life of a Compassion International child whose name is Olive. A self-guided tour through the real life experience of Olive was very eye opening. The walk through tour was accompanied with an audio guide that we heard through a headset. If you've never been outside of the U.S., or to a third world country, this helps you put things in the proper perspective.

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Overall Rating:

I had a great experience at Lancaster Bible College! I graduated in May of 2015 with a degree in Bible and Women in Christian Ministries. :) As a student, the opportunities seemed endless of all that I could be involved with and learn. I loved the one on one interaction I could have with professors and how they made time for me as a student. I love the staff members who provided ways to serve through athletics, music, missions, and so much more. I found that in everything that was provided for me as a student it would always point me to Christ. I would not be who I am today without my time at LBC.

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Overall Rating:

Lancaster Bible College helped me grow in many areas. I had great professors who not only poured into my life while I was a student but even after I graduated in 2015. From the President on down, everyone is super down to earth and it shows everywhere you walk on campus. I have really grown in my walk with God and am super encouraged as to where the college is headed. God is doing some amazing things. I highly recommend this school.

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Location & Website

Address: 901 Eden Rd


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +7175697071

Institution is active in current year: 1

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