• Address: 15800 Calvary Rd., Kansas City, MO 64147

  • Phone Number: 816-322-0110

  • Website: http://www.calvary.edu/

About

Calvary University is a private for-profit institute established in the year 1961 as the result of a merger of Kansas City Bible College (KCBC) and Midwest Bible College (MBC). Truth, Service, Character, Relevance, and Relationship are the core values followed by the university. The mission is to provide an education which prepares Christians to live and serve in the church and the world.

  • Calvary is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and The Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE).
  • The acceptance rate is 98% with the total graduation rate of 68%.

  • The total student population is 271 which consists of 149 full-timers and 122 part-timers.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 7:1. The retention rate is 52% for full-timers and 50% for part-timers.


Online

The blended model of education allows students to achieve an online degree virtually anywhere around the world. Almost all the campus classes are video recorded and made available to the distance learning students which gives them the traditional classroom experience. The university is committed to providing high-quality online education.

There are many online resources which increase the flexibility in learning. The student portal sends all the information and notification to the students. Calvary Canvas is a gateway which provides access to all the online portals thus eliminating the difficulty of maintaining several username and passwords.


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Ranking and Reviews

  • The university ranks between 264 to 346 in Best Online Bachelor's Programs according to the US News report.

Some of the student's reviews are given below

  • Calvary has a beautiful campus situated on the top of a hill.

  • The academics are much harder but it is achievable with the help of faculties and other staffs.

  • The classes are really interesting. It is a school which views all the disciplines from a biblical viewpoint.

  • The university has an active alumni network which is beneficial in getting suggestions and feedback. It consists of classes to learn more about the Bible which is useful in the real world.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private For-Profit

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Headquartered at

Kansas City, Missouri

FAFSA/Federal School Code

002450

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Institutional Accreditation

HLC, ABHE

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Religious Affiliation

Christian

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Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: http://www.calvary.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Campus Life

The experience on the campus has the capability of changing your life. University provides many services such as Counseling Services, Crisis Services, International Student Services, Health Care Services and so on. It also provides a safe environment which prevents gender discrimination and other prohibited activities to set a good example for society.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 7: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 52 % Part Time: 50 %
Total Population 271
Student Population Full Time: 149 Part Time: 122
Gender Division Male: 53 % Female: 47 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 55 %

The College Monk

Female: 76 %

Total Graduation Rate: 68 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Calvary University offers 52 online programs across 16 Majors

Education

Offering 8 programs accross 2 degrees

Information Technology

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Theology

Offering 11 programs accross 3 degrees

Business Management

Offering 4 programs accross 2 degrees

Interdisciplinary Studies

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Music

Offering 10 programs accross 2 degrees

Arts

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Computer Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Literature

Offering 6 programs accross 1 degrees

Media Studies

Offering 3 programs accross 1 degrees

History

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Military

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Political Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Behavioral Sciences

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Engineering

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Criminal Justice

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

Calvary University Acceptance Rate is 98%

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 44
Total Applicants Admitted 43
Applicants Enrolled 32
Full time Applicants Enrolled 26
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 6
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Calvary University Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 3
Number of students submitting ACT scores 21
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 9%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 66%
SAT Math 481 average 445 - 518 range
SAT Critical Reading 525 average 473 - 578 range
SAT Writing 508 average 498 - 518 range
ACT Composite 21 average 19 - 24 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Nearly $718,630 is awarded to the students every year as financial aid with an average amount of $4,451 spending on each student. 82% of the full-timers receive some form of financial aid. Calvary’s Financial Aid Office is dedicated to helping students and their families to explore the various financial opportunities available. The FAFSA form should be filled by the students as an initial step in the process of applying for financial aids.

The Calvary University federal school code is 002450.

  • The Federal Aid includes the Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan and so on.

  • The Institutional Aid includes the Academic Merit Scholarship, Alumni Scholarship, Berean Fellowship Scholarship, Early College Scholarship, and IFCA Scholarship.

  • The Military Aid includes the Post 9/11 GI Bill, VA Vocational Rehabilitation, and the Tuition Assistance Program.


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Federal Aid

Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work Study Varies U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible. Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019
Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,201 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Varies Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,393 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $5,393 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loan $5,393 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Academic Merit Scholarship Varies ACT 28 CGPA 3.7 December 1st, 2018
Alumni Scholarship $500 Baccalaureate degree from Calvary. December 1st, 2018
Berean Fellowship Scholarship $500 Member of any Berean Fellowship Church. 3.0 CGPA. December 1st, 2018
Early College Scholarship $1,000 Satisfactory Academic Progress December 1st, 2018
IFCA Scholarship $500 Must be a member of any IFCA affiliated Church. Enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours in college. December 1st, 2018

Data Source: http://www.calvary.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $11,485 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
VA Vocational Rehabilitation Varies Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Tution Assistance Program Varies Eligible Members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Varies

Data Source: http://www.calvary.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $9,021
$30,001 - $48,000 $13,232
$48,001 - $75,000 $12,131
$75,001 - $110,000 $16,502
Over $110,000 $17,976

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 45% $3,745
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 68% $4,599
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 46% $3,695
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 61% $2,314
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 57% $5,108
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 46% $4,451
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 13,904
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 12 $7,390
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 9 $6,963
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 3 $8,673

Data Source: http://www.calvary.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Library

The Hilda Kroeker Library consists of about 40,000 books, e-books, and audiovisual materials. It is named after the first degreed librarian of Calvary at its existing location. It has partnered with Kansas City Public Library to help the students and faculties with an ability to access materials which are not available at the university library. About 50% of the resources are devoted to the Bible and Theology. The online catalog service brings resources to the Calvary campus twice a week.

FAQ's

  What is the average tuition fees at Calvary University?

The average tuition fees at Calvary University depends upon the degree and course the students choose to study. The tuition may come between $20,214 to $52,967.

  Does Calvary University offer online programs?

Yes, Calvary University offers 52 online programs across 16 majors.

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