Grace Christian University

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School Overview

Grace Christian University, located in Wyoming, MI (near Grand Rapids, MI), is a privately owned and operated Christian college. The college is unique among Christian colleges in that it is a fundamentalist Christian education institution that subscribes to the premillennial Mid-Acts Dispensational tradition. It is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate and bachelor’s degrees and holds national accreditation through the Association for Biblical Higher Education.

Grace Christian University is directly affiliated with the Grace Gospel Fellowship, a denominational organization for Grace Ministries International, a large missionary group of the “Grace Movement”. The college’s affiliation with the Grace Gospel Fellowship is voluntary – the college is still an independent higher education organization.

According to the Grace Christian University website, each degree program found at Grace consists of three major components, including:

  • General education courses
  • Biblical and theological studies
  • A vocational major

Grace Christian University seeks to ensure that each student graduates with great achievements in the following four domains:

  • Knowing – increase their knowledge of God’s word and God’s general revelation
  • Being – fbecome a person of strong character who can apply God’s Word to their lives
  • Doing – establish skills for living and working in the world (communication, life skills, working with others)
  • Serving – develop a heart of compassion and concern through their service to the school, church, and society

Athletics is an important part of the culture and student life at Grace Christian University. The college sponsors Grace Tiger men’s and women’s intercollegiate teams in various sports including basketball, soccer, volleyball, track & field, cross country, tennis, and bowling. The college is a member of the Association of Christian College Athletics (ACCA) and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). The men’s basketball program at Grace Christian University is well-known for having won 7 national championships between 1994 and 2012. The college also has a well developed intramural athletics program where all of the college’s students can participate in sports such as golf, table tennis, skiing, soccer, tennis, racquetball, golf, handball, volleyball and wallyball.

Graduating Godly Individuals Prepared to Serve Christ in Church and Society.
-Grace Christian University Mission Statement

Grace Bible College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(616) 538-2330
Website:www.gbcol.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.gbcol.edu/admissions/traditional/application
Address:1011 Aldon SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:1,012
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):41%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:312 (31% 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:$12,644
Out-of-state Tuition:$12,644
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$8,291

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Grace Bible College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Grace Bible College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services11
Education1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Theology and Religious Vocations131
Visual and Performing Arts1
Grand total381

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Theology and Religious Vocations121
Grand total241

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Grace Bible 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$12,644
Out-of-state$12,644
Books and supplies$600

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$8,200
Out-of-state$8,200

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid140100%
Grant or scholarship aid13496%$8,291
Student loan aid10676%$7,346

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid73188%$6,739
Federal student loans67882%$7,683

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Grace Bible 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 Grace Bible College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants313119194
Percent admitted100%81%80%
Percent admitted who enrolled31%39%26%

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

Grace Bible College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment1,012
Undergraduate enrollment1,000
Graduate enrollment12

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

Grace Bible College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning 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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