SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Faculty

61 Faculty Members | 12:1 student faculty ratio

Religious affliation

Assemblies of God Church

Mission Statement

SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary (SUM)equips indigenous leaders from America and the nations of the world by offering an affordable theological education combining academic instruction with practical hands-on ministry with personal mentorship. Our mission empowers these leaders to be instruments of change in their communities.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees

Undergraduate

In state

$10,604

Out of state

$10,604
Graduate

In state

$6,969

Out of state

$6,969

Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
94%
Did not receive aid
6%
Type of aid % of students recieving aid Average amount
Federal grants 74.0% $5,008
State/local grants 94.0% $2,955
Institutional grants 94.0% $2,154
Loans 71.0% $2,533

Financial aid resources

Paying for college

Learn about different ways to cover costs, incluing financial aid, GI Bills, grants and scholarships

Applying for financial Aid

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Academics

Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Bible/Biblical Studies
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Undergraduate Majors X

  • THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS
    • Bible/Biblical Studies
      • A program that focuses on the Christian and/or Jewish Bible and related literature, with an emphasis on understanding and interpreting the theological, doctrinal, and ethical messages contained therein. May include preparation for applying these studies in various religious vocations. See other colleges that offer this major

Most Popular Graduate programs

  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
  • Divinity/Ministry
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Graduate ProgramsX

  • THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS
    • Bible/Biblical Studies
      • A program that focuses on the Christian and/or Jewish Bible and related literature, with an emphasis on understanding and interpreting the theological, doctrinal, and ethical messages contained therein. May include preparation for applying these studies in various religious vocations. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Divinity/Ministry
      • A program that prepares individuals for ordination as ministers or priests in any of the Christian religious traditions. Includes instruction in the theology and polity of a particular church, church law, liturgy and ritual, principles of pastoral ministry, homiletics, evangelism, church/parish organization and management, Christian ethics, church history, and related studies. Examples: [Divinity/Ministry (BD)], [Divinity/Ministry (MDiv)] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
      • Any instructional program in theological and ministerial studies not listed above, including preparation for religious vocations in faiths other than Christianity and Judaism. See other colleges that offer this major

Types of Degrees Offered

  • Certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctoral degree
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Admissions

Undergraduate acceptance rate

Acceptance rate
55.79%
  • Apply 95
  • Accepted 53
  • Attend 40

Application Fee

Undergraduate
$20
Graduate
$20

Undergraduate application requirements

  • High school transcript

    Required
  • High school GPA

    Required
  • Recommendation letter

    Required
  • Admissions test
    (SAT or ACT)

    Not applicable
  • TOEFL
    (international students)

    Required
  • Completion of college
    prep program

    Not applicable
  • Demonstration of
    competencies

    Recommended
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
47%
Male Students
53%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian34.08%
  2. Black25.68%
  3. Hispanic/Latino22.95%
  4. Asian13.18%
  5. Not Specified1.88%
  6. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander1.37%
  7. Two Or More Ethnicities0.52%
  8. American Indian/Alaska Native0.34%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

732

Undergraduate students

535

Graduate students

197

Attendance breakdown

Full time
83%
Part time
17%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children
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