Nazarene Bible College Article

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Nazarene Bible College
Motto"Christian Education for those Called to Serve"
Type Bible College
Affiliation Nazarene
PresidentHarold B. Graves Jr. [1]
Students1400 [2]
Location, ,
38°48′50″N 104°45′11″W / 38.813760°N 104.753080°W / 38.813760; -104.753080
NAZARENE BIBLE COLLEGE Latitude and Longitude:

38°48′50″N 104°45′11″W / 38.813760°N 104.753080°W / 38.813760; -104.753080
Campus City
Colors Navy and Silver         

Nazarene Bible College (NBC) is a Bible College located on 43 acres (170,000 m2) in Colorado Springs, Colorado founded in 1964, [2] chartered in 1967, and approved by the Colorado Department of Education to grant degrees in 1970. [3] NBC has a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio. [2] Admission is noncompetitive and the academic year is divided into trimesters, similar to the quarter calendar system, but granting credit in semester hours.

Nazarene Bible College is a private four-year, co-educational institution serving over 1400 students through both campus and online course delivery. The average students' age is 38 years old, and there is no housing on campus. The ratio of men to women is slightly less than 2:1. Additionally, 80% are married, and 75% are Nazarene with 31 other Christian denominations represented. [2]


Nazarene Bible College is a baccalaureate granting institution affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene. [4] All the degree programs (except Christian counseling and Music Ministries) are offered through the online delivery system. [5]

NBC has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 2006, and the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) since 1976. NBC is also approved by the United States Department of Education (USDE), the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE), and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). [6]

NBC has collaborated with several institutions, including Caribbean Nazarene College, Nazarene Higher Education Consortium, Nazarene Theological College, and South Pacific Nazarene Theological College. [7]


  • Charles H. Strickland: 1967–1972
  • Leonard S. Oliver: 1972–1984
  • Jerry D. Lambert: 1984–1994
  • Hiram E. Sanders: 1994–2006
  • Harold B. Graves Jr.: 2006–present

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