Being one of two institutions designated by the Nazarene denomination with the task of preparing ministers, Nazarene Bible College opened its doors in 1967 using facilities provided by the First Church of Nazarene. It occupied its permanent location at 1111 Academy Park Loop, Colorado Springs, Colorado by the end of the first school year. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education.
The Nazarene Bible College is an undergraduate, professional school offering baccalaureate and associate degree programs. It occupies a 43-acre campus situated on a hill northeast of Academy and Fountain Boulevards. The campus houses the Strickland Chapel, the Apostles Court, Oliver Hall, Sanders Administrative Building, Powers Hall, Least Hall, Williamson Center and classroom buildings.
The Nazarene Bible College’s academic offerings include programs leading to degrees in Bachelor of Arts in Ministry with majors in Bible and Theology, Christian Counseling, Christian Educational Ministries, Christian School Education, Counseling for Christian Ministries, Leadership and Ethics, Music Ministries and Pastoral Ministries and Associate of Arts in Lay Ministries with concentrations in Christian Educational Ministries, Church Ministries, Early Ministries and Music Ministries. Non-degree programs include Keyboard Ministries and Pedagogy Diploma as well as early Education Ministries Diploma.
The student body is comprised of about 1,542 individuals aged under 20 to over 60. The average age of students is 38. Class sizes are small with a 12:1 student/faculty ratio. Eighty-five percent of the students belong to the Nazarene denomination, while the remaining percentage is shared by at least 17 other denominations.
Tuition per credit hour is $ 300.00. All degree programs with the exception of Christian Counseling are offered online. Other fees apply for on-campus and online courses.