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Student Achievement

Evidence of Student Success

Evidence of Student Success in Graduation Rate, Placement Rate, & Persistence Rate:
2020-21 Academic Year

The mission of CCBS is to “disciple Christ-followers, through biblical higher education, for a lifetime of effective servant leadership.” Since our institutional mission to prepare Christ-followers for effective servant leadership, student success is of great importance to CCBS. We desire our graduates to exemplify the wisdom, knowledge, and skills necessary to launch and lead healthy ministries worldwide. In addition to grades, CCBS uses three measures to gauge student success: student graduation, persistence rates, and placement rates. 

Graduation Rate

At CCBS, Graduation Rates are calculated by comparing the total number of First Time, Full-Time Students in a semester of a given year to the total number of these students who graduate by the end of the sixth subsequent academic year. All programs use the six-year period for consistency across the institution.

CCBS seeks to graduate at least 50% of its undergraduate students within a six-year period. For the Fall 2014 undergraduate cohort, 22% of students graduated within six years. This number only reflects bachelor’s degree students. The graduation rate is consistently low due to the relatively small number of students entering CCBS as both “first-time college” and “full-time.”

[n = 9, 2 out of 9 completed within 150%.]

The goal for the graduate program is that 60% of our graduate degree students graduate within a six-year period. The graduate program did not begin until the 2020-21 Academic Year. Therefore, no graduation rate is available at this time.

Updated: June 22, 2021

Placement Rate

Placement data relies on graduates to report on a voluntary survey. This survey is distributed to graduates one year after their graduation. For these particular figures, this survey includes the respondents of the 2021 Graduating Class.

CCBS seeks to place 75% of its undergraduates who seek vocational ministry into a vocational ministry position. For the 2021 respondents, 100% seeking vocational ministry were placed in a vocational ministry setting. n = 20

At the graduate level, CCBS seeks to place 75% of graduate students into vocational ministry placement who seek vocational ministry. At this time, we have not graduated our first class, so no placement data is available yet.

Updated: June 22, 2021

Retention Rate

At CCBS, Retention Rates are calculated by comparing the total number of First Time, Full-Time Students in a semester of a given year to the total number of these students who registered for courses the next academic year.

Undergraduate Program

CCBS seeks to retain at least 60% of its undergraduate students. For the Fall 2019-20 Academic Year, the following percent of students were retained per program:

  • Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies = 69%
  • Associate of Arts in Leadership & Ministry = 80%
  • Bachelor of Arts in Advanced Theological Studies = 50%
  • Bachelor of Arts in Apologetics = 67%
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies = 83%
  • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership & Ministry = 100%

Graduate Program

CCBS seeks to retain at least 70% of its graduate students. For the Fall 2019-20 Academic Year, the following percent of students were retained per program:

  • Master of Arts in Theological Studies = 79%

Updated: June 22, 2021

Bible Knowledge Outcome

Students are demonstrating growth in their ability to effectively practice sound Bible study principles and the ability to communicate and multiply Scripture in others.

See Bible Knowledge Assessment Fall 2020-21 Results.