Criswell College

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School Overview

In Old East Dallas, Texas lies Criswell College a Christian college and divinity school. The stated objective of Criswell College is to train students in the original languages and biblical inerrancy, and to teach them how to preach the Bible with emphasis on evangelism.

Criswell College was established in January of 1971 as “Criswell Bible Institute”. It was later renamed the “Criswell Center for Biblical Studies” and more recently it’s name was simplified to “Criswell College”. The institute was named after its founder W. A. Criswell, a dispensationalist Baptist pastor.

Criswell College is affiliated with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention and currently has over 300 students from accross the nation and around the world. Criswell offers diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees and masters degress in divinity studies.

Criswell received accreditation by the Commission of Colleges of the Sourthern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) in 1985 but the college was placed on probation in June 2007. In 2010, Criswell was denied reaffirmation of its accreditation status for failure to make improvements to its general education programs. The college is currently accredited with an accreditation renewal date of 2020.

General Information

Admission Office
4010 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX 75246-1537
(214) 818-1305
(800) 899-0012
Fax: (214) 818-1310

Contact: Danny Blair
Academic and Enrollment Services
Main Address
4010 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX 75246
(214) 821-5433
www.criswell.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 475

Setting
Urban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: Not reported


College Majors

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy A,B
Religion/Religious Studies A,B,C

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Bible Studies B
Missionary Studies B
Pastoral Counseling B
Theology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Criswell College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(214) 821-5433
Website:www.criswell.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:application.criswell.edu/
Address:4010 Gaston Avenue, Dallas, TX 75246-1537
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:284
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):24%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:10 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:244 (86% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$8,950
Out-of-state Tuition:$8,950
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$10,363

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Criswell College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Criswell College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Education1
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Psychology1
Theology and Religious Vocations125
Grand total257

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Criswell College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Theology and Religious Vocations1
Grand total2

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Criswell College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$8,950
Out-of-state$8,950
Books and supplies$855

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$8,860
Out-of-state$8,860

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid7100%
Grant or scholarship aid686%$10,363
Student loan aid343%$4,250

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid19285%$4,317
Federal student loans11450%$7,965

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Criswell College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Criswell College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants251312
Percent admitted100%100%100%
Percent admitted who enrolled64%62%67%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Criswell College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment284
Undergraduate enrollment225
Graduate enrollment59

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Criswell College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

    *General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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