Criswell College

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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
Total undergrads: 475

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

Degrees offered:

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

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