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IPEDS ID: 176451
OPE ID: 02516200
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Wesley Biblical Seminary
1880 E County Line Road, Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157-1920
General information:  (601) 366-8880
Website:  www.wbs.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  158 (0 undergraduate)
Admissionswww.wbs.edu/admissions/
Apply Onlinewbs.edu/apply/
Financial Aidwbs.edu/admissions/financial-aid/
Net Price Calculatorwbs.edu/admissions/tuition/
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswbs.edu/admissions/military-benefits/
Disability Serviceswww.wbs.edu/admissions/wbs-life/
Mission Statement
  wbs.edu/about-wbs/about-us/
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions
Religious Affiliation
Interdenominational
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2020Full timePart time
Total faculty45
Instructional44
Research and public service01
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022% change 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
Tuition and fees---$11,000 -
Books and supplies---$500 -
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board---$9,000 -
Other---$3,000 -
Off Campus with Family
Other---$3,000 -
Total Expenses2018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022% change 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
Off Campus---$23,500 -
Off Campus with Family---$14,500 -
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2021-2022
Tuition$16,500
Fees$600
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition planX
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2019-2020
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2019-2020, therefore financial aid information was not reported.

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  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2019-2020, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2020
Total enrollment (all graduate)158
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 16%
Part-time: 84%Student Gender:
Male: 65%
Female: 35%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 20%
Hispanic/Latino: 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 27%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 51%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 69%
Enrolled in some distance education: 17%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 14%
  • This institution does not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore admission information was not reported.
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
  • Institutions that did not offer undergraduate programs were not required to report Outcome Measures.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2020-2021
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramPostgraduate
Certificate
MasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Christian Studies-9d-
Category total-9d-
Theology and Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies-4d-
Divinity/Ministry-1d3
Religious Education2d--
Theology/Theological Studies-6d-
Category total2d11d3
Grand total2203
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2019-2020
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 3
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $6,292
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution. Data on varsity athletics are submitted annually as required by the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), by all co-educational postsecondary institutions that have an intercollegiate athletics program.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological SchoolsAccredited since (06/01/1991)03/31/2031
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/124955.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201820192020
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary000
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201820192020
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking000
Arrests201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201820172016
Default rate10.6%12.8%7.1%
Number in default554
Number in repayment473956
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)