The Nation’s Most Racially Diverse Bible College

There are many historically black colleges and universities that maintain affiliations with religious organizations. Many of these institutions continue to train large numbers of black students for the ministry. But at a majority of the Christian colleges, black students are scarce. JBHE research has found that there are at least 33 Christian colleges where blacks are less than 3 percent of the student body.

But the College of Biblical Studies in Houston is one of the more diverse institutions of higher education in the United States. Blacks make up 51 percent of the total enrollments at the college. Hispanics are 23 percent of the student body and whites make up 22 percent of all students. There are between 700 and 800 black students on campus each semester. And unlike traditional colleges, students at the College of Biblical Studies are an average age of 36. Most are looking to change careers.