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Baptist Bible College & Seminary is a private, fully accredited, faith-centered educational institute located just outside Scranton, Pennsylvania, in the borough of Clarks Summit. The college’s primary purpose is to prepare men and women to pursue careers in the Christian ministry.

Baptist Bible College was founded in 1932 in Johnson City, New York, with an initial enrollment of 40 students. For its first 36 years, the college utilized the facilities of the First Baptist Church in Johnson City, gradually purchasing and building facilities of its own. By the 1960’s it had become evident that the college was in need of a new campus. Property was located in Clarks Summit in 1968. Seminary classes were initiated in 1972 and graduate programs in 1989.

Today, Baptist Bible College & Seminary boasts an enrollment of over 1000 students, including approximately 670 undergraduates, 175 graduates and 200 seminarians. There are 36 full-time college and 9 full-time seminary faculty members. The college offers its students courses of study leading to a one-year Bible certificate, a two-year Associate of Arts degree, four-year Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees, and a five-year Bachelor of Sacred Music degree. Graduate students can earn Master degrees in Ministry, Divinity or Theology, as well as Doctorates in Ministry and Biblical Studies. Baptist Bible is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and by the Association for Biblical Higher Education.

Baptist Bible College & Seminary is situated on a 131-acre suburban campus in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre region of Pennsylvania. On-campus housing is provided through a system of five men’s and five women’s residence halls. Housing is also available for married and seminary students.

Baptist Bible’s varsity athletic teams, nicknamed the Defenders, are affiliated with both the NCAA Division III and NCCAA Division II and compete in the Colonial States Athletic Conference.

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