What type of college is Pacific Bible College?
Pacific Bible College is a fully accredited, independent, private, four-year Bible college located in Medford, Oregon, in the United States. The following degree programs are currently being offered:
- Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies.
- Associate of Biblical Studies
- Associate of Liberal Arts
- Associate of Applied Science in Christian Counseling
- Associate in Early Childhood Education
- Certificate in Christian Ministries
- Certificate in Christian Missions
How much does it cost to attend Pacific Bible College?
For all details regarding costs to attend Pacific Bible College, please see go to the Student Catalog & Handbook tab.
- For Credit Students: a non-refundable admission fee of $60 is required upon completion of your online application.
- For Audit / Self-Enrichment Students: a $50 non-refundable fee is required upon completion of your online application. Audit students are not required to supply transcripts.
- Credit Students (those enrolled in a degree program) will pay $216 per credit.
- Audit/self-enrichment students will pay $140 per credit.
What are my financial aid options?
Federal Financial Aid (Title IV)
Pacific Bible College processes Federal Pell Grants. Pacific Bible College also has a small internal General Scholarship. Please see the Federal Pell Grant section and the General Scholarship section for additional information.
Federal School Code
Pacific Bible College’s Federal School Code is 04251300.
How do I apply? What kind of aid is available?
General Scholarship Fund
The General Scholarship Fund (GSF) is an internal needs-based scholarship. Students must be enrolled in at least 6 (six) semester credits in the term in which they apply. GSF may NOT be used for Audit/Self–Enrichment classes. High school juniors and seniors are not eligible for GSF. The GSF may be applied to tuition only.
For more information on the GSF, please see the Student Catalog & Handbook.
For Veteran students and information on Veterans Educational Benefits, please see the Veterans Educational Benefits section Student Catalog & Handbook.
How does the cost of Pacific Bible College compare with neighboring colleges?
Oregon State Authorization
Higher Education Coordinating Commission — Office Of Degree Authorization (HECC-ODA)
Pacific Bible College is a nonprofit corporation authorized by the state of Oregon to offer and confer the academic degrees described herein, following a determination that the state academic standards will be satisfied under OAR 583–030. Inquiries concerning the standards or school compliance may be directed to the HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING COMMISSION, Office of Degree Authorization, 3225 25th Street SE, Salem, OR 97302, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pacific Bible College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE-COA), to grant certificates and degrees at the Associate and Baccalaureate levels. ABHE is a member of the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education and is a common accreditor of academic programs at evangelical and other Christian colleges such as Multnomah or Corban.
ABHE’s accredited and pre-accredited member institutions are also recognized by the Department of Justice, the Veteran’s Administration, and other relevant federal agencies in the United States and Canada.
Inquiries concerning the standards or school compliance may be directed to:
ABHE, 5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Ste 130, Orlando, FL 32822, 407.207.0808.
What is accreditation and why does it matter?
Accreditation is primarily about peer recognition and our relationship with other institutions of higher learning. Practically speaking, this means that the general transferability of credits earned at Pacific Bible College depends on recognition of what we offer by other institutions, the accreditation agency being a kind of guarantor of our institutional academic quality and integrity.
Will my credits at Pacific Bible College transfer to another school?
Per OAR 583-030-0035(12)(b), a school without regional accreditation shall print in a separate section of its catalog titled "transfer of credit to other schools" a statement warning students verbatim that "transfer of credit is always at the discretion of the receiving school, generally depends on comparability of curricula, and may depend on comparability of accreditation.” Other comments may follow concerning the school's documented experience in credit transferability, but it must be clear that a student should make no assumptions about credit transfer.
With whom does Pacific Bible College have articulation agreements?
Pacific Bible College currently has articulation agreements to facilitate credit transfer with the following institutions:
- Calvary Chapel Bible College
- Corban University
- George Fox
- Montana Bible College
- Multnomah University
- New Hope Christian College
- Bushnell University (FKA: Northwest Christian University)
- Oak Hills Christian College
- Simpson University
- Shasta Bible College
How long will it take to graduate?
For suggested timeframes to complete each degree, please see the Student Catalog & Handbook Degree Completion requirements. Please note: Pacific Bible College’s Catalog & handbook state MORE THAN 12 credits per semester are necessary to complete each degree.
What are your graduation rates?
- Student to Faculty Ratio for 2022-2023: 3.67 : 1
- Graduation Rates for 2022-2023: 100%
- Retention Rates: 50%
- Gainful Employment
- ~Graduates gainfully employed:100%
- ~Graduates gainfully employed in their chosen area of study: 50%**
Some graduates are not looking for employment in their field of study. Graduate data from the 2022-2023 academic year.
How do I apply for classes?
Applications are completed online through our website: www.pacificbible.edu.
You may call the Pacific Bible College office at 541.776.9942, Monday–Friday, 9 am–4 pm for assistance with your application.
If you would like to tour our current facility and/or our new campus currently undergoing renovations, please call the office to schedule an appointment.
Current Facility: 28 S. Fir Street, Suite 212, Medford, OR.
New Campus: 516 W. 4th, Medford, OR.
We strongly encourage all prospective students to visit us at least once to sit in on a class to see what we have to offer!
What is Pacific Bible College’s mission statement?
Pacific Bible College is a Christ-centered learning community committed to equipping students to become biblically competent, academically proficient, spiritually cultivated, and culturally engaged servant leaders.
Does Pacific Bible College have a motto?
Yes, Teaching Students to Kingdom Think
How did Pacific Bible College get started?
In 1989 local Christian radio station owner of the Dove, Perry Atkinson, met with a group of pastors to discuss the possibility of starting a Bible college in southern Oregon. In December of 1991, the school was originally named, Dove Bible Institute. In 2000, the name was changed to Pacific Bible College.
The college is not directly affiliated with any church or denomination and is the only Christ-centered institution of higher learning between Eugene, Oregon, and Redding, California. Pacific Bible College serves both Southern Oregon and Northern California.
We identify this generation as being uniquely challenged to understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ in its cosmological framework.
The 21st-century American church is transitioning into an exiled church. Existing on the fringes of society as ambassadors of reconciliation requires a unique set of skills embodied in what we call Kingdom Think. The times are unprecedented for knowing and operating, hearts and minds, in the Kingdom of God and God’s redemptive purposes.
We provide collegiate-level worldview training. We theologically train towards a fully-orbed and biblically integrated science of God grounded in applying this knowledge in one’s daily life through rigorous critical thinking.
We enculturate leaders to practice love, servanthood, critical thinking, and to contextualize each decision against the fundamental kingdom reality, actualizing the ethics and community of the kingdom in our daily lives.
The community of Pacific Bible College strives to exercise the following core values at every level and opportunity:
- Submissive attitude toward Biblical authority.
- Pursuit of excellence in all endeavors.
- Godly integrity in all decisions.
- Community orientation in all relationships.
- Passion for Christ’s kingdom work.
- Authentically exercising His love.