Moody Bible Institute Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#5284 of 14,131 In the World
#1459 of 2,597 In North America
#1378 of 2,496 In the United States
#60 of 100 In Illinois
#21 of 38 In Chicago
#718 of 1,011 For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
#4774 of 5,073 For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Quick Review

Religion
Interdenominational
Acceptance rate
98%
Avg. cost to attend
$18,790 /y
Aid receiving
96%
Undergraduates
2,161
Graduates
709
Male:Female Ratio
55:45
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree
Website
www.moody.edu

Moody Bible Institute Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 98% 98% 97%
Applicants 361 170 191
Admissions 352 166 186
Freshmen enrolled full time 190 95 95
Freshmen enrolled part time 21 12 9

141 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

953 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
SAT/ACT Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 1628 (57%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 374 (13%)
Nonresident Alien 245 (9%)
Hispanic 222 (8%)
Black or African American 211 (7%)
Asian 109 (4%)
Two or more races 76 (3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 2 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$18,790/year
Average aid awarded
$10,650
Students receiving aid
96%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $20,301
$30-48K $19,072
$48-75K $19,450
$75-110K $18,899
$110K+ $20,334

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $11,520$8,280
Tuition in-state $11,520$8,280
Tuition out-of-state $11,520$8,280
Fee in-district $2,450$650
Fee in-state $2,450$650
Fee out-of-state $2,450$650

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,335
Combined charge for room and board $11,710
Room charge $6,730
Meal charge $4,980

Moody Bible Institute Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's
Bible & Biblical Studies 6 80 54
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other 92 41
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other 105 17
Missions & Missionary Studies 80 7
Pastoral Studies & Counseling 47 7
Divinity & Ministry 39
Religious Education 36
Theology & Theological Studies 32 4
Youth Ministry 22
Women's Ministry 11
Mental Health Counseling & Counselor 10
Religious & Sacred Music 5
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language, Other 4
Worship Ministry 2
Grand Total 6 512 183
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 62% 60% 65%
  • Full-time retention rate - 82%
  • Part-time retention rate - 42%

Publications & Citations

Publications
62
Citations
71

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
56 / 50
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
40 / 20
Philosophy
26 / 8
History
20 / 1
Art & Design
8 / 19
Sociology
6 / 16
Classics and Ancient History
5 / 4
Literature
4 / 0
Psychology
3 / 3
Creative Writing
2 / 0
Education Majors
2 / 1
Genealogy
2 / 1
Medicine
2 / 20
Communications and Public Relations
1 / 18
Management
1 / 0
Political Science
1 / 7
Physics
1 / 0
Linguistics
1 / 0
Art History
1 / 0
Health Science
1 / 1
Theoretical Physics
1 / 0
Singing and Vocal Performance
1 / 19
Computational Linguistics
1 / 19
Business
1 / 0
Law
1 / 7
Demography
1 / 0
Audiology
1 / 19
Media Studies
1 / 0
Social Psychology
1 / 2
Computer Science
1 / 19

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
2005 1 1
2006 1 0
2007 0 1
2008 1 1
2009 1 6
2010 2 3
2011 6 4
2012 13 2
2013 8 8
2014 6 5
2015 12 7
2016 8 3
2017 12 8
2018 6 8
2019 1 9
2020 0 6
2021 2 7

Notable alumni

  1. Bart D. Ehrman

    Bart D. Ehrman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    philologistuniversity teacherwritertheologian
    Biography

    Bart Denton Ehrman is an agnostic atheist American New Testament scholar focusing on textual criticism of the New Testament, the historical Jesus, and the origins and development of early Christianity. He has written and edited 30 books, including three college textbooks. He has also authored six New York Times bestsellers. He is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  2. Mary McLeod Bethune

    Mary McLeod Bethune
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1875-1955 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    teacherjournalistpoliticianwriterhuman rights activist
    Biography

    Mary Jane McLeod Bethune was an American educator, philanthropist, humanitarian, womanist, and civil rights activist. Bethune founded the National Council of Negro Women in 1935, established the organization's flagship journal Aframerican Women's Journal, and presided as president or leader for myriad African American women's organizations including the National Association for Colored Women and the National Youth Administration's Negro Division. She also was appointed as a national adviser to president Franklin D. Roosevelt, whom she worked with to create the Federal Council on colored Affairs, also known as the Black Cabinet. She is well known for starting a private school for African-American students in Daytona Beach, Florida. It later continued to develop as Bethune-Cookman University. Bethune was the sole African American woman officially a part of the US delegation that created the United Nations charter, and she held a leadership position for the American Women's Voluntary Services founded by Alice Throckmorton McLean. For her lifetime of activism, she was deemed "acknowledged First Lady of Negro America" by Ebony magazine in July 1949 and was known by the Black Press as the "Female Booker T. Washington". She was known as "The First Lady of The Struggle" because of her commitment to gain better lives for African Americans.

  3. Daniel Everett

    Daniel Everett
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    linguistuniversity teacherwritermissionary
    Biography

    Daniel Leonard Everett is an American linguist and author best known for his study of the Amazon Basin's Pirahã people and their language.

  4. Arthur Pink

    Arthur Pink
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1886-1952 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    theologianevangelistpreachermissionarywriter
    Biography

    Arthur Walkington Pink was an English Bible teacher who sparked a renewed interest in the exposition of Calvinism or Reformed Theology. Little known in his own lifetime, Pink became "one of the most influential evangelical authors in the second half of the twentieth century."

  5. Tim Walberg

    Tim Walberg
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Enrolled in Moody Bible Institute
    Studied in 1970-1973
    Occupations
    politicianpriest
    Biography

    Timothy Lee Walberg is an American politician. A member of the Republican Party, he has served as the U.S. representative for Michigan's 7th congressional district since 2011. He previously represented the district from 2007 to 2009.

  6. George Verwer

    George Verwer
    Years
    1939-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    George Verwer is an Evangelist and is the founder of Operation Mobilisation (OM), a Christian missions organization. Verwer has written several books on various Christian themes. He is a passionate advocate of radical discipleship as the only legitimate option for people who believe in Jesus. In recent days, he has been working in India (Barathdasham in Telugu) ministered in various languages including Hindi, Telugu and Tamil. Over a million books he has authored have been distributed worldwide. He preaches in many churches in zoom and is very passionate about spreading the word of God.

  7. Rachel Burgin

    Rachel Burgin
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Rachel Burgin was a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives from 2008 to 2012. She represented the 56th district (which was located in Hillsborough County prior to state legislative district reconfiguration in 2012.) Burgin was first elected in 2008 over Democratic opponent Lewis Laricchia, a retired union negotiator, and was overwhelmingly re-elected in 2010 over Democratic challenger David Chalela.

General info

Alternative names Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School--Michigan
MBI
Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School
Moody Bible Institute--Spokane
Founded 1886
Motto Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. Timothy 2:15
Colors blue, white
Academic Calendar August to May, semester based
Total FTE staff 408
Carnegie Classification Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions

Location and Contacts

Address 820 N LaSalle Blvd
Chicago, Illinois, 60610-3284
United States
City population 2,746,000
Phone 3123294000

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