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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1945
    • Size:
    • Small (<5000 students)
    • Type:
    • Private non-profit
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
      Religiously affliated
    • Specialization:
    • Bible School 1
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • 8695 W. Marigold Street, Boise, Idaho, United States, 83714
    • Phone:
    • +12083767731
    • Email Address:
    • N/A
    • Setting:
    • Urban

The History Of Boise Bible College

BBC was founded in 1945 as a ministry of First Church of Christ in Boise, and housed in the basement of the church building at the corner of 18th and Eastman Streets. Orin Hardenbrook served as its first president. Kenneth Beckman, minister of First Church of Christ and a member of the college faculty, became president of the college in 1949. He served in this capacity (while still preaching and teaching) until 1973. Even after stepping down as president and later retiring from preaching, Beckman continued to teach an introductory theology course taken by most first-year students until 2009. In 1995 he was awarded the first honorary doctorate granted by BBC

Academic Highlights

Boise Bible College offers degrees in Christian Ministry, Education, and Psychology. There are two and four-year degrees offered in these areas. The Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) has accredited Boise Bible College for the last 31 years.

Life in Boise Bible College

STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE. Community is one of our key values that guides the entire campus, and we’ve created all kinds of ways to get involved in our campus community. You can get started the moment you set foot on campus. This is a safe place to share your ideas, develop your leadership skills, and enhance your learning enviorment.

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At Boise Bible College (BBC), we have this saying, “Start here, go there.” This phrase indicates that we believe that BBC is the launching pad for wherever God calls you. The degrees here will equip you to become servant leaders inside and outside the Church. You will dive deep into Biblical truths as well as your chosen profession. 

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Acceptance Rate

92.3% - 2019

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