Purpose, Affiliation, and Quality

Nazarene Bible College has a clear purpose, has a strong affiliation to the church, and provides quality education.

Clear Purpose

Nazarene Bible College exists to glorify Jesus Christ as Lord by preparing adults to evangelize, disciple, and minister to the world. Since 1967 Nazarene Bible College has fulfilled its mission of preparing men and women for ministry.

Strong Affiliation

Nazarene Bible College is one of ten Nazarene institutions of higher education in the United States. It is one of the two institutions charged by the denomination with the relatively exclusive task of preparing ministers.

Quality Education

Nazarene Bible College is accredited by both The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), 2006, and the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), 1976.

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Reasons to Choose Nazarene Bible College

Nazarene Bible College is accessible, affordable, and accountable.


NBC is accessible to students around the world through an online delivery system.


NBC is affordable due to the broader support of the Church of the Nazarene. This support from the denomination and many local churches enables the cost of tuition for students to be substantially lower than tuition found at other private colleges and universities.


NBC is accountable to the denomination it serves. All members of the Board of Trustees are elected by the USA caucus during the denomination's quadrennial General Assembly. Trustees represent regions, districts, and local churches as all members of the Board are members of the Church of the Nazarene and are involved in other leadership positions throughout the USA. The bylaws of the Board mandate representation of minority populations to assure diversity on the Board.

Nazarene Bible College has been a leader in adult education for over 56 years. Class schedules are tailored to the specific needs of the adult learner.

We Take Your Education Personally

We Take Your Education Personally

Nazarene Bible College has talented faculty members that are available to help.

Talented Faculty

Faculty members at NBC are practitioners as well as educators. The full-time faculty at NBC has more than 150 years of practical experience in pastoral or staff roles in churches of all sizes. Adjunct faculty members are all involved in ministry within their own local churches.

Faculty members take a personal interest in students in a way that is unlike other colleges. Faculty members open their homes to local students and their families. Faculty members pray with students online, on the telephone, in their offices, and at local Nazarene churches.

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Here to Help

Nazarene Bible College invests in its students’ success. The college's academic advisors, staff, faculty and administrators support students as they pursue their studies and achieve their goals through their education at NBC.

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