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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:  Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  67 (0 undergraduate)
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).
Special Learning Opportunities
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 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty41
Instructional41
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2018-2019
Tuition$12,870
Fees$700
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition planX
  • Military Tuition Assistance for Active Duty and National Guard soldiers is accepted.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2017-2018, therefore financial aid information was not reported.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2017-2018, therefore net price information was not reported.
Fall 2018
Total enrollment (all graduate)67
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 10%
Part-time: 90%Student Gender:
Male: 58%
Female: 42%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 36%
Hispanic/Latino: 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 52%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 10%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 69%
Enrolled in some distance education: 19%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 12%
  • 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) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • 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 Studies5d--
Category total5d--
Theology and Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies0d--
Divinity/Ministry6d6-
Religious Education--0d
Theology/Theological Studies1d--
Category total7d60d
Grand total1260
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
  • We are a graduate institution that works with GoArmyEd, Navy, Air Force and VA departments to provide tuition assistance from Department of Defense and VA.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
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: 1
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: $9,177
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological SchoolsAccredited since (06/01/1991)03/31/2020
  • 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.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • 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.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate7.1%6.3%4.1%
Number in default443
Number in repayment566373
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)