FBBC Enrollment Takes Historic Climb
ANKENY, Iowa—Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary is thrilled to announce the 2017 fall semester’s total undergraduate enrollment is up 18% over last year, including an increase of almost 50% in this year’s freshman class over last year’s class.
In light of the large increase of full-time, on-campus students, the school converted a campus apartment building into a residence hall to accommodate the influx of students. Mark Davis, Vice President of Enrollment and Student Life, said, “All signs point to us needing to do more of this type of work in the future. We are humbled and extremely thankful for God blessing us in this way.”
FBBC is thankful for God’s hand of blessing not only in the area of enrollment, but also in finances. The school continues to operate with no debt, and it is paying for campus improvement projects with cash. The Lord brought in $300,000 in just over 60 days to pay for the new seminary building, which will be dedicated and opened on Friday, September 15.
“We at Faith firmly believe the need has never been greater for balanced, relational, servant-leaders who are willing to do whatever God wants,” Davis said. “We count it a privilege to invest in each of our students, and we want to thank all of the partnering parents, pastors, Christian school administrators, and others who have entrusted their students to us ‘for such a time as this.’”
According to Davis, FBBC&TS is anticipating continued growth for the next school year as well. God continues to bless Faith with both finances and students, making the start of another school year exciting as God works.