Programs of Study
An Associate Degree in Biblical Studies (two years) is the degree program offered by RBC. Students may choose between nine different concentrations within the degree curriculum. For students staying only one year, the college offers a Certificate in Biblical Studies which shares many core requirements with the associate's degree. In addition, the Institute for Pastoral Studies is a distance education option designed especially for pastors and leaders. A special three-week wilderness training experience, Akwachink Leadership School, is offered each fall in association with Living Hope Native Ministries.
RBC is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education. ABHE is recognized as a national accrediting agency by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation (CORPA). It is also listed by the United States Department of Education as a recognized agency for biblical higher education. Internationally, ABHE is recognized by the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education. Rosedale is also authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents (the state's educational oversight body) to grant the associate degree in biblical studies.
Tuition costs at Rosedale compare very favorably with other private colleges and universities. The total estimated annual cost for full-time students in the 2011-2012 academic year is just under $14,000. Tuition and boarding costs are kept low through the generous giving of alumni, friends, and the churches of Conservative Mennonite Conference.
Study at Rosedale qualifies for public assistance through the federal and Ohio state governments. In addition, some private scholarships are available.
Average enrollment for the 2010-2011 academic year was 86 students. Enrollment for specific terms varied from 79 to 99. Typical class size is 15 to 20 students.
Rosedale is situated in a small central Ohio community 31 miles west of downtown Columbus and 33 miles northeast of downtown Springfield. Its rural setting provides a peaceful, safe environment within easy driving distance of the cultural offerings of significant urban centers.
Rosedale is the educational institution of Conservative Mennonite Conference.
Organized intramural sports include basketball, volleyball, soccer, and Ultimate. Student teams have played soccer in a community league in north Columbus. The disc golf course also sees frequent use during the fall and spring.
The program list below was created by historical graduation information reported by the school. This list may not represent the current curriculum offered. Visit the school's website to get more information about programs offered.
Find more information about available programs offered by Rosedale Bible College by clicking the request information button to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biblical Studies (A, C)
- The tuition charges per year are around $7,980*
- Required fees, excluding tuition, cost about $330*
- Part-time per credit hour charges for undergraduates are $270*
- From the last reported year the graduating class was around twenty students
*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average annual "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around -. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance visit the net price calculator. There is also a $50 application fee for students applying to the school. Student who wish to obtain more information regarding financial aid may contact the school's financial aid office at (740) 857-1311 x228, which has information regarding types of aid, forms and more. The financial details shown on this page are an approximation. The actual costs may differ, please contact this school for more information.
Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition is estimated to range between $8,000-$9,600
- The estimated tuition for part time students is around $270 to $320 per credit hour
- Required fees: $350
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||83%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||79%||$5,214|
|Receiving Student Loans||42%||$5,124|
Other Theological Schools & Seminaries Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Rosedale Bible College.
- Athenaeum of Ohio in Cincinnati, OH (85 miles away)
- Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY (167 miles away)
- Kentucky Mountain Bible College in Jackson, KY (169 miles away)
- Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Inc. in Elkhart, IN (170 miles away)
- Appalachian Bible College in Mount Hope, WV (194 miles away)
- Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in St. Meinrad, IN (223 miles away)
- Clear Creek Baptist Bible College in Pineville, KY (233 miles away)
- Catholic Theological Union at Chicago in Chicago, IL (245 miles away)