10. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Enrollment: 3,157 (2017)
Denominational Affiliation: Southern Baptist
Average Tuition: $18,860
For More Information, visit https://www.sbts.edu/online/
Founded in 1859 in South Carolina, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) is the oldest of six seminaries associated with the Southern Baptist Convention. Students who are also members of a Southern Baptist church receive tuition at half price. Ranked #20 of 172 Best Colleges for Religious Studies in America (Niche), this seminary is also the largest ATS-accredited seminary in the world.
SBTS offers online degree programs in Apologetics, Biblical Counseling, Christian Ministry, Great Commission Studies, and Theological Studies with courses provided in 8-week terms. A sample class offered on their website can help students decide if online learning at SBTS is right for them.
According to their website, “the mission of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is to be totally committed to the Bible as the Word of God, to the Great Commission as our mandate, and to be a servant of the churches of the Southern Baptist Convention by training, educating, and preparing ministers of the gospel for more faithful service.”
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No matter how big or small, each of these schools has something different and valuable to offer. We hope you find one that has the right resources for you and helps you reach your goals.
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