50 ‘most beautiful Bible colleges’ listed

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Leading Christian higher education resource, Christian Universities Online (http://www.christianuniversitiesonline.org/), has published a ranking of the 50 Most Beautiful Bible Colleges 2017 (http://www.christianuniversitiesonline.org/50-most-beautiful-bible-colleges-2017/).

Clarks Summit University in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania

Clarks Summit University in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, claimed the top spot on the list.Appalachian Bible College in Mount Hope, West Virginia, and Welch College in Nashville, Tennessee, round out the top three.

Other schools making the list are as follows (in alphabetical order):

  • American Baptist CollegeNashville, Tennessee
  • Arlington Baptist CollegeArlington, Texas
  • Barclay CollegeHaviland, Kansas
  • Bob Jones UniversityGreenville, South Carolina
  • Boston Baptist CollegeBoston, Massachusetts
  • Cairn University – Langhorne, Pennsylvania
  • Central Christian College of the BibleMoberly, Missouri
  • Cincinnati Christian UniversityCincinnati, Ohio
  • Clear Creek Baptist Bible CollegePineville, Kentucky
  • Columbia International UniversityColumbia, South Carolina
  • Dallas Christian CollegeDallas, Texas
  • Davis CollegeJohnson City, New York
  • Ecclesia College – Springdale, Arkansas
  • Emmaus Bible CollegeDubuque, Iowa
  • Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological SeminaryAnkeny, Iowa
  • Faith Evangelical College and Seminary – Tacoma, Washington
  • God’s Bible School and CollegeCincinnati, Ohio
  • Grace Bible CollegeWyoming, Michigan
  • Grace UniversityOmaha, Nebraska
  • Great Lakes Christian CollegeLansing, Michigan
  • Hiwassee CollegeMadisonville, Tennessee
  • Hobe Sound Bible CollegeHobe Sound, Florida
  • Johnson University – Knoxville, Tennessee
  • King’s University – Southlake, Texas
  • Kuyper College – Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Lancaster Bible CollegeLancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Life Pacific CollegeSan Dimas, California
  • Lincoln Christian University – Lincoln, Illinois
  • Midwest University – Wentzville, Missouri
  • Moody Bible InstituteChicago, Illinois
  • Multnomah University – Portland, Oregon
  • Nazarene Bible College – Colorado Springs
  • Nebraska Christian CollegePapillion, Nebraska
  • New Hope Christian CollegeEugene, Oregon
  • Northpoint Bible College – Haverhill, Massachusetts
  • Olivet UniversityAnza, California
  • Ozark Christian CollegeJoplin, Missouri
  • Paul Quinn CollegeDallas, Texas
  • Pensacola Christian CollegePensacola, Florida
  • Piedmont International UniversityWinston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Providence Christian College – Pasadena, California
  • St. Louis Christian CollegeFlorissant, Missouri
  • Southeastern Bible CollegeBirmingham, Alabama
  • Southern California Seminary – El Cajon, California
  • Trinity Baptist College – Jacksonville, Florida
  • Trinity Bible CollegeEllendale, North Dakota
  • Virginia University of LynchburgLynchburg, Virginia

This ranking gave consideration to schools that are members of The Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), or accredited members of The Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS). Theological affiliates of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) were also considered. Each of these schools were evaluated and scored in the following criteria: 1) continuity of campus; 2) architectural style; 3) signature building(s); and 4) natural setting. The total score from these criteria was then used to rank the schools.

Anna-Rebekah Orr, site editor for Christian Universities Online, states that the goal of this ranking is to highlight schools whose educational offerings are enhanced by beautiful surroundings. “For many,” says Orr, “a beautiful campus is an important criteria when deciding on a school. With this ranking we hope to point to a selection of Bible Colleges that offer the kind of beautiful setting that many find conducive for learning.”

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