This section highlights statistics and data based on recent student demographics, performance, and outcomes. It offers a comprehensive overview of key metrics, such as enrollment figures, graduation rates, academic achievements, and other relevant factors that provide valuable insights into the student body’s composition and success.
“Established in Christ. Confident in the Scriptures. Empowered for Witness.”
Biblical Foundation: Our mandate comes from Jesus Christ Himself, who commissioned his followers to: “Make disciples . . . teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you” (Matt. 28:19-20). As a ministry of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, the College functions in furtherance of the Church’s purpose “To build up the Church of Jesus Christ through the teaching of the Word of God and the ministry of the Holy Spirit.” The College is a branch of the teaching ministry of the Church, furthering its vision to be “a Jesus church, a kingdom-minded church, and a Great Commission church.”
Our Mission: As an institution of biblical postsecondary education, Calvary Chapel Bible College exists to train and develop men and women of all ages, backgrounds, and nationalities into Christ- like disciples and servant-leaders who know God through His Word and are equipped by His Spirit to serve Him in every area of life, for the glory of God.
Vision, Values, Objectives
Our vision is to be an oasis for learning and refreshment that blesses people all over the world. The following statements describe the core values and overarching aims of the College.
Specific objectives and outcomes for programs and courses are based on these aims:
Word. Through Spirit-filled, excellent teaching, develop learners who understand and are personally committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the teachings of the whole Word of God as a foundation for all of life, and are able to explain and defend these teachings with grace and humility, with no reason to be ashamed.
Character. Through modeling and mentorship, help students mature in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ, forming Christ-like habits, values, and character that prepare them to navigate the challenges of the modern world.
Practicality. Through experiential service and hands-on learning, enable students to develop work- related knowledge, skills, and teamwork abilities, applying biblical learning practically in a variety of work and ministry settings.
Servanthood. Through instruction and training, prepare servant-leaders who appreciate the dignity of labor and demonstrate a servant’s heart by leading with biblical values, Christ-like character, and practical excellence in their families, churches, communities, workplaces, and all other mission fields of the world.
Wisdom. Through integrative and collaborative courses, develop well-informed students who love truth, beauty, and goodness; who think biblically and reasonably, reflecting the mind of Christ concerning all areas of life within God’s world, discerning truth from error under the guidance of God’s Word and the Holy Spirit.
Spirit. Through feedback and encouragement, help students discover and use their spiritual gifts and find their unique calling within God’s plan, trusting in the Holy Spirit’s enablement, and living in expectation of Christ’s return and the life to come.
Relationship. As a growing, worldwide community of teachers and learners who have been redeemed by the love of God in Christ, develop worshipers of God who love Jesus Christ, love His Church, and show His love to each other and the world, all for the glory of God.
Institutional Learning Objectives (ILO'S)
Based on the above institutional purpose, our educational objectives for all programs are “to provide Christ-centered, biblical education; to strengthen the Body of Christ, through the light of God’s Word, for service in the world.” These objectives of“strength, light, and service” guide all aspects of our teaching and learning.
Institutional Learning Objectives (ILOs)
Strength involves God’s grace (empowerment), development, and formation of character.
ILO 1: All students will be equipped to develop the character of Christ.
Light includes revelation, knowledge, and illumination.
ILO 2: All students will be equipped to reflect the mind of Christ. Service results from caring relationships, action, and applied skill.
ILO 3: All students will be equipped to show the love of Christ.
Program Learning Outcomes (PLO's)
4-Year Bachelor of Biblical Studies & Leadership (BBSL) Outcomes:
Exhibit knowledge of the Bible, theology, and the essence of the gospel by interpreting, applying, and communicating Scripture in ways that strengthen relationship with God (ILOs 1 and 2).
Apply biblical insight and Christ-like values to various aspects of Christian practice, work, human relationships, and ministry as a foundation for life (ILOs 2 and 3).
Articulate knowledge of the major domains of general studies in light of a biblical worldview (ILO 2).
Employ transferable leadership knowledge, habits, and skills that reflect Christ-like character (ILOs 1, 2, & 3)
2-Year Associate (ABS) and Bachelor of Biblical Studies (BBS*) Outcomes:
ExhibitknowledgeoftheBible,theology,andtheessenceofthegospelbyinterpreting, applying, and communicating Scripture in ways that strengthen relationship with God (ILOs 1 and 2).
ApplybiblicalinsightandChrist-likevaluestovariousaspectsofChristianpractice,work, human relationships, and ministry as a foundation for life (ILOs 2 and 3).
Articulateknowledgeofthemajordomainsofgeneralstudiesinlightofabiblicalworldview (ILO 2).
*Degree completion program for those with 30 or more transfer/prior learning credits
Diploma in Biblical Studies Program Outcomes:
applying, and communicating Scripture in ways that strengthen relationship with God (ILOs 1
human relationships, and ministry as a foundation for life (ILOs 2 and 3).
First-year Essentials in Biblical Studies Certificate Outcomes(s):
DemonstrateemergingknowledgeoftheBible(NTfocus),theology,andtheessenceofthe gospel by interpreting, applying, and communicating Scripture in ways that strengthen relationship with God (ILOs 1 and 2).
ApplybasicbiblicalinsightandChrist-likevaluestovariousaspectsofChristianpractice,work, human relationships, and ministry as a foundation for life (ILOs 2 and 3).
Assessment & Success
Calvary Chapel Bible College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.
CCBC uses several assessment tools to measure how well we are accomplishing our goals.
Our formal and informal learning activities general various forms of evidence that allow us to evaluate how well we are meeting our educational objectives.
For overall, summative evaluation of institutional outcomes, we use the ABHE Bible Knowledge Exam and the SpiritPulse Inventory, which are norm-referenced quantitative assessments that are recognized and used by member schools of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). Findings from these tools are triangulated with our own course evaluation-based evidence and our in-house alumni surveys and course evaluations to check for reliability and generate further insights for a continuous cycle of quality improvement through multiple measures for each outcome.
Several other formative assessments are used to gauge and improve teaching and learning practices.
These results are used in program reviews (all degree programs) and curriculum planning by the faculty council, every two years.
• Class-based Exams:
• OT/NT Survey comprehensive Bible Knowledge
• Theology comprehensive exam (summative)
• Written Class Assignments:
• BSM Expositional Paper (summative)
• Bible book introduction assignment (summative) (Core Bible Course)
• Summaries for Bible Survey courses (formative)
• CM199 supervisor evaluations (2-3 per term)
• CM199 book report and reflection paper
• Evangelistic Outreach form
• ABHE Bible Exam (summative, fourth semester, norm-referenced for outcomes
• comparison with other ABHE schools)
• SpiritPulse Spiritual Transformation Assessment (summative, fourth semester, normreferenced
• for outcomes comparison with other Christian institutions.
• Retention and Graduation Rates
• Alumni Survey (every 3 years; provides self-reported data on volunteer
• service, employment, placement, church attendance, Christian service, etc.)
• Student Satisfaction Survey
• Course Evaluations
• Faculty Evaluations
The following retention rates are from the past four years (2018-2021): Our average retention over the past four year period
(2018-2021) for first time, new traditional students is 35.63%.
Our average retention, over the past two years (2020-2021), for first, time new non-traditional students is 17%.
Please find the annual retention data below for years 2018-2021:
In fall 2020, 47 first time, new traditional students joined our on-campus programs and 32% (15 students) returned in fall 2021.
34 first time, non-traditional students joined our Online Learning program and 18% (6) first time, new non-traditional students returned fall 2021.
In fall 2019, 131 first time, new traditional students joined our on-campus program and 29% (38 students) returned in fall 2020.
68 first time, non-traditional students joined our Online Learning program and 16% (11 students) returned in fall 2020.
In fall 2018, 285 first time, new traditional students joined our on-campus program and 38% (95) students returned in fall 2019.
There is no reported non-traditional student data for 2019.
In fall 2017, 266 first time, new traditional students joined our on-campus program and 43.5% (116) students returned in fall 2018.
There is no reported non-traditional student data for 2018.
82% of graduates* stated that their education at CCBC helped them grow/mature in Christ-like character and equipped them for serving in ministry, and 68% also felt that CBC prepared them for life in general.
72% of graduates* are serving in a local church, in eithet a volunteer or professional capacity, with 45%
of overall graduates attending a Calvary Chapel affiliated church and 47% attending a non-Calvary
CCBC Graduation Rates 2018-2022
67% of CCBC graduates are employed full-time and
16% are employed part-time. 7% are searching for employment and the remainder are either on leave, not searching for employment, or retired.
23% are employed in a Church position, 10% are employed with a Christian Organization and 3.7% are working in full-time missions; while, 85.07% are employed in a workfield outside of vocational ministry.
The primary activities of non-working CCBC graduates include further education (18%), raising children/caring for family (64%), and volunteering with a church or Christian organization (40%.
37.5% of recent graduates are employed in an occupation related to their program of study.
CCBC has a recent graduation rate of 39.74% (percentage of full-time, first-time students who enrolled in the fall six years ago and graduated from their program within 150% of the time).
76% of graduates pursued further education beyond CCBC.
*Notes: The results reported above are based on an online survey of CCBC graduates conducted from June 3-15, 2022. The graduate survey is based on all CBC graduates, ranging from graduation years
1989-2022, with the majority of graduate responses from years 2005-2022. Out of approximately 4,220 graduate students, 500 graduates participated in the online survey, with a completion rate of 86%.