Carver Bible College
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Founded in 1943, Carver Bible College is in a large suburb with more than 250,000 residents. It is in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell GA area.
Address
3870 Cascade Rd
Atlanta, GA 30331
www.carver.edu
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Programs offered by this school
Size corresponds to the number of graduates and color indicates field of study
TheologyPsychologyBusiness Administration and Management
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Programs
This chart shows the number of graduates at all levels in the years shown for each discipline group. Look for a school with steady enrollment and focus in the areas that interest you most.
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Theology
Psychology
Business Administration and Management
Award Levels
Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Quick Facts
student housing
There is campus housing available for undergraduates. About 36% of undergraduates live on campus.
Denomination
Interdenominational
Institutional Control
Carver Bible College is a private not-for-profit organization.
Undergraduate Students
Accreditation
caution
Accreditation provides important oversight over a school's instructional practices and institutional stability.
We cannot identify an accreditation record for Carver Bible College. It is important for you to verify that this school is accredited before you attend.
Accreditation History
Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation (Accredited February 17, 2006 - June 13, 2018)
Student Attention
Context: Students per full-time instructor
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs.
Admissions Competition
Context: Average GPA
70% of attending first-time degree-seeking students submitted a high school GPA. The average GPA reported was 2.0.
Opportunities and Services
Does Carver Bible College offer good activities, services, and academic options for you? Here's what we found!
Activities offered

Choral groups

Drama/theater

Undergraduate services offered

Personal/psychological counseling

Academic/career counseling services

Employment services for current students

Placement services for program completers

Special academic opportunities

Cooperative program

Double-major allowed

Formal adult program

Orientation program

Part-time degree programs

Remediation available

Summer session

Undergraduate Student Satisfaction and Success
Do alumni earn enough to repay college loans?

Even if you don't need financial aid, the ability of past students to successfully repay loans speaks to the value of the education received.

Choose how to look at loan repayment
Loan defaults and burden
Success in loan repayment
Context and trends: are the loan default rates as small as possible?

The default rate is the percentage of students who are already delinquent on their loans within three years of leaving the school. If a school has a high default rate, that sends an alarm out that the students' educations are not sufficient to earn enough to repay those loans. Keep in mind that a low default rate may be more important than loan amounts in predicting your future success.

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Chart explanation
Carver Bible College
On the blue curve, we see the percentage of alumni from Carver Bible College who have defaulted on their federal school loans within 3 years ending on the date shown.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the 3-year loan default rate for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Classroom Quality
Student attention at Carver Bible College

Schools are required to report the ratio of students per instructor, but look for a small number of students for every full-time instructor as your best indicator of personal attention and a modern well-integrated curriculum.

Context: Number of students per instructor
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Full-time and long-term instructors at Carver Bible College
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs. Carver Bible College has 5% full-time instructors, and 99% of the context schools have a higher percentage of full-time instructors. Faculty with multi-year contracts provide additional stability and commitment to the school and its students. Within the full-time instructors at Carver Bible College, none have multi-year employment contracts. Of the context schools, 69% have instructors with multi-year contracts.
Full-time instructors
5%
Long-term instructors
0%
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Student Body
Which students comprise the campus?

Who might be attending school with you? We'll look at what degrees most students have received, whether they are on campus or online, a little about their path, and the overall student body size. Our aim is to give some idea of what the campus culture might be.

See what degrees have been awarded

This donut chart shows you what degrees were awarded by Carver Bible College last year, and gives you a good idea of this school's focus. Make sure this school's focus matches your goals.

Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
What percentage of students are online and not on campus?

There are performance problems with many online-focused schools -- you can read about this in an Ididio case study, but you may want some online options to give you greater flexibility.

Fall enrollment
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No online courses
Some courses online
All courses online
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Programs Offered
Finding a program

In the folders below, you can explore your options for study. The folders are grouped and colored by broad field, and you can see the number of students who have completed degrees in each field by following the colors in our chart showing graduations. You can...

  • Filter the programs by the award level that interests you.
  • Use the search key to limit the listings to all relevant progrmas.
  • Select a specific program from this menu to see some great details!
All current offerings
Award Level
All levels
  • chevron-rightfolder-closePhilosophy, Theology, and Religious Studies/Vocations
  • chevron-rightfolder-closePsychology
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeGeneral Business Operations and Management
Admissions
Open Admissions
Carver Bible College is an open admissions school and accepts any student who applies.
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Costs and Financial Aid
Historic Annual Costs

See how this school's published costs have changed over the year, and how their cost trends compare with other private schools.

Published costs may have little to do with what you actually pay

It's important to remember that a school's published costs may not be indicative of what it will actually cost to attend. Time magazine wrote about this in their article Yes, you can get a college to cut its tuition price. Nonetheless, this inflation-adjusted look at the historic annual costs for tuition, fees, books, and supplies can give you an idea of the costs you might expect in the coming years. Comparing the total costs inclusive of room and board (if applicable) with the annual net price estimates in the previous tab will help you determine the financial aid package to expect.

Private and public universities' charges are difficult to compare due to the in-state and out-of-state price differences of public universities, and therefore we only compare Carver Bible College to other private schools within your chosen context group.

Include room and board
Undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and supplies over time
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Chart explanation
Carver Bible College
On the blue curve, we see how the published annual cost to attend Carver Bible College has changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the annual cost for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Current published costs

Here's a quick summary of costs to attend Carver Bible College. You will find the most up-to-date information at their website for admissions.

Undergraduate costs
Charge
Annual fees
Annual tuition
Estimated books and supplies
Miscellaneous (living off campus)
Miscellaneous (living on campus)
Miscellaneous (living with family)
Off-campus room and board
On-campus room and board
Per-credit charges
Cost
$650
$12,450
$800
$6,500
$4,500
$4,500
$9,800
$6,600
$415
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Financial aid overview

Understanding the rules and process that determine who gets financial aid can be intimidating. Here are some quick links to help:

  • Visit Carver Bible College's Net Price Calculator for the most accurate estimate of your anticipated costs. Every school publishes a Net Price Calculator that does its best to give you a fair estimate of what you might expect to pay. Many calculators consider your high school record as part of the calculation. This will be far more accurate than any of the averages or published tuition values that you see here.

  • FederalStudentAid, a government site that will walk you through the federal financial aid process. There are a number of kinds of student loans and other aid, and this site can walk you through all of the choices you will need to make.

Campus overview
Student housing at Carver Bible College

Carver Bible College houses 36 undergraduate students, which is 36% of the undergraduate population.Undergraduates, including freshmen, are allowed to bring cars to campus.

We are able to share a few of the choices you can make when choosing dorm space, and you'll definitely want to learn more about the school's spaces from their web site.

Living on campus
36%
Special types of housing available
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Programs for Veterans

If you are a veteran, it's worth digging around to find a military-friendly campus. We think this article about how colleges might help veterans might be a good starting point for questions to ask the Admissions office before you choose to attend. It's also good to be aware that many for-profit schools are behaving as predators, hungry for GI Bill dollars. Watching out for those schools is no different for veterans than for all students: judge very critically using our "Student Satisfaction and Success" tab for undergraduate programs. We wish we had the same data to support graduate programs; however, we think the undergraduate data is a good starting point for judging overall quality.

Programs offered
  • Credit for Military Training
  • Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
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School finances
Carver Bible College: What its budget can tell you about classroom quality

Where a school spends and collects its money can suggest a lot about the educational experience it offers. The tabs below offer a look at spending that is important for the quality of your experience if you attend.

Choose Classroom aspect
Instructional spending
Student services spending
Context and trends: Instructional expenditures per student

Instructional expenses are primarily the salary and benefits paid to the heart of a school: its full-time instructors. High expenditures in this area suggest care in hiring enough highly qualified full-time faculty to provide personal attention and up-to-date subject-area excellence.

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Chart explanation
Carver Bible College
On the blue curve, we see how the instructional expenses per student at Carver Bible College have changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the instructional expenses per student for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
All values have been adjusted for inflation. Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Does Carver Bible College have stable finances?
You want to attend schools that can meet their annual expenses, and have other indicators of strong financial health.
Should this school's stability matter to you?

You can find a myriad of articles about the enrollment crises expected across US colleges and universities due to fewer births during the 2008 recession and other demographic shifts. The end result to you is that you need to protect your college investment by researching the financial stability of schools that you are considering. Many of our metrics are based on the excellent advice of Forbes' Financial Health Grades.

Ididio does not want to see you stuck with debt and no degree.

Choose budget aspect
Core operating margin
Net assets per student
Tuition dependence
Interest obligations
Government appropriations
Context and trends: Core operating margin

The core operating margin is the percentage by which core revenues exceed (or, when negative, fall short of) core expenses, so higher is better here. This margin excludes finances for non-academic expenses such as housing, hospitals, or other independent operations. For schools with large endowments, this measure can be volitile from year-to-year without indicating concern because investment losses and gains are driving this figure, but if an institution's margin is trending downwards or consistently negative, you should be concerned.

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Chart explanation
Carver Bible College
On the blue curve, we see how the core operating margin at Carver Bible College have changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the core operating margin for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
All values have been adjusted for inflation. Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Does incoming revenue consistently cover expenses?

Carver Bible College is a private not-for-profit school. Along with publicly-controlled schools, not-for-profit schools do not have the goal of annual profit, but they do want to have healthy finances with adequate revenue to meet all expenses. On the other hand, private for-profit schools have creating a profit for shareholders as an annual goal.

Total revenue and expenses by category

We divided revenue and expenses for Carver Bible College into categories to give some insight to what may have influenced peaks and ditches in the chart above. The purple shades correspond most directly to student education. The blue shades, auxiliary expenses and revenue, are often related to room and board. We show investment gains and losses in apricot.

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Investment gains
Auxiliary revenue
Tuition and fees revenue
Government appropriations etc.
Private and capital gifts
Other revenue
Auxilliary expenses
Instructional expenses
Student services expenses
Academic support expenses
Institutional support expenses
The power of a large endowment

Related to the previous question of whether the annual revenue stream is stable is the question, "How deep are this school's pockets?" For many schools, a major source of annual income is investment growth. Schools with large endowments have a built-in revenue stream, although you'll see in the accompanying graphs that this revenue stream is highly dependent on the nation's economy. You can choose how to examine the depth of Carver Bible College's resources by selecting from the buttons below.

Net Assets Per Student

Here we examine assets at Carver Bible College in context, and it seems most fair to adjust for the size of the institution. We examine the assets per full-time-equivalent student so that we level the playing field for size.

There's a catch to these assets, though. Many gifts to a school's endowment have strings attached; the money is restricted to a specific purpose. Assets shown in green below are unrestricted, and are very important to a school's ability to meet its financial obligations. Some assets are the land and buildings that a school must have in order to function, and these may appear as green (unrestricted assets) but are nonetheless less helpful in meeting annual financial commitments. This look at assets is only a piece of the puzzle as we decide if a school is stable.

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Unrestricted net assets
Context: 2018 net assets per student
Academic research
The library is the backbone of academic learning and research

We have no library data for Carver Bible College in spite of the fact that about 61% of the degrees it awards are bachelor's or higher degrees. It is unusual for a school with this focus to not have library data. In fact, about 90% of the schools that graduate at least 10% of students at the bachelor's or higher level report library information.

In the age of digital resources, a library can offer incredible support even to distance education students. For students on campus, the library is the study and meeting hub for both residential and commuting students. Through the academic libraries, students can freely access resources not available on the internet.

It is difficult to imagine a meaningful bachelor's or graduate degree program that does not require independent research projects from its students. Without academic library resources, those projects could become quite expensive and also much more difficult, because academic librarians are indispensable for guiding students toward appropriate resources for a research project. The greater fear is that a lack of library means that minimal research and outside reading is expected of students. If you're interested in attending Kaplan University - Cedar Falls Campus, you should ask about their library resources and research expectations, and make sure that you would be receiving the academic challenges and support that you and your future reputation deserve.

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Research funding: the best indicator of post-baccalaureate academic rigor

Any school that reports at least $150,000 in research and development expenditures in a given year should have submitted out the Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) survey to the National Science Foundation (NSF). We did not find HERD data for Carver Bible College, so there would at most modest graduate-level academic scholarship campus-wide.