Summit Christian College
Summit Christian College, an institution of higher learning, educates leaders for Christian service.
Summit Christian College works in collaboration with the church to provide a Biblical higher education to faithful men and women equipping them to serve effectively in various ministries in the church, on the mission field, and in para-church organizations.
Degrees and Certificates
To accomplish our mission and fulfill our purpose, Summit Christian College offers the following degrees and certificates.
Bachelor of Arts: Major in Biblical Studies: A degree designed to prepare students for entry-level ministry positions, missions, or entry into a graduate school. The degree includes 12 hours of Biblical languages. This is a 128-credit hour degree that can be completed in 4 years.
Bachelor of Science: Major in Ministry Studies: A degree designed to prepare students for entry-level ministry positions, missions, or entry into a graduate school. Students completing this degree may earn a degree emphasis in Family Education in the Church, Youth Education in the Church, Preaching and Teaching, Church Leadership, or Missions. This is a 128-credit hour degree that can be completed in 4 years.
Bachelor of Science: Major in Christian Studies: A degree designed for students who have already received a BA/BS, AA, or have earned 60 transferable credit hours in the appropriate areas and desire a career or degree change so they may enter into ministry, missions, or Christian education. Students completing this degree may earn a degree emphasis in Family Education in the Church, Youth Education in the Church, Preaching and Teaching, Church Leadership, or Missions. Students with 60 transferable credit hours may earn this degree by completing 68 additional hours at SCC.
Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies: A degree designed for students who desire to complete a major in a field of study not available at Summit Christian College or serve in a local church program or a mission support role. Students can take many of their general education courses in a Christian environment, and receive a solid Biblical foundation. This is a 62 credit hour degree that can be completed in 2 years.
Associate of Arts in Christian Studies: A degree designed for students who would like to complete an associate degree at SCC and an associate degree at a community college or have completed an associate degree at another institution and are seeking an associate degree from a Christian college. This is a 62-credit hour degree that allows students to transfer in general education courses and some electives from other institutions of higher learning and acquire Biblical knowledge and develop a Christian Worldview through SCC courses.
Certificate in Christian Foundations: A course of study designed to give students who will be living, working, or studying in a secular environment the necessary knowledge and skills to stand firm in, and share, the Christian faith.
Summit Christian College uses the following information as to its primary means for measuring its effectiveness.
Christian Service Rates
Graduation and Employment Rates
Graduating Senior Surveys
ABHE Bible Exams (exit exams for graduating seniors)
Student Learning Assessment
Retention and Graduation Rates
Summit Christian College’s courses and programs are designed for ministry-minded students who desire to effectively serve the body of Christ in vocational and volunteer ministries. Students desiring to serve vocationally, normally enroll in one of the College’s bachelor's degrees. However, many students who desire to serve as volunteers enroll in an associate degree, a certificate, or simply take select courses that fulfill their educational goals.
To get an accurate assessment of the school’s retention rates the College uses two primary sources of data for retention measurements.
First, Graduation Rates as reported in IPEDS for first-time, full-time, bachelor’s degree-seeking students. This data set is used in benchmarking with other institutions. Second, the College has created its own data report that calculates retention for new students including those that transfer in and those seeking degrees or certificates less than a bachelor’s degree. This data reports the retention of students who reflect the college’s Institutional goal of seeking out ministry-minded students. Both data sets are assessed annually as part of the Recruitment and Retention’s annual Institutional Assessment meeting in September.
New Student Retention Rate
Overall Retention Rate
Christian Service Rates
Graduation Rates are tracked and reported in IPEDS as part of the Student Right to Know Graduation Rates. Placement Rates are tracked via the Registrar’s office at six months post-graduation and five years post-graduation. Placement Rates are tracked for Bachelor’s degrees and Associate’s degrees. Data is collected through surveys and personal contact with prior graduates. Data is then made available on the college’s website.
Bachelors within 6 months of graduation
Bachelors within 5 years of graduation
Associates within 6 months of graduation
Associates within 5 years of graduation
Graduating Senior Surveys
Based on its mission, Summit Christian College developed the following sixteen program objectives. The objectives reflect the general knowledge, attributes, and skills students will need to be effective leaders in Christian Service. Students completing a bachelor’s degree should be able to do all of the objectives. Students completing an associate degree should be able to do all the objectives marked with an asterisk (*), and those completing a one-year certificate should be able to do those marked with a double asterisk (**).
Surveys: Summit Christian College uses various surveys as indirect assessment tools to measure student program objective achievement. Unless otherwise stated, surveys use a five-point Likert scale. The faculty desire an average response of 3.5 on the surveys using the five-point Likert scale.
Direct Assessment: Summit Christian College faculty assess student achievement of the program objectives by examining course work, which may include but is not limited to for following: essays, exegetical and research papers, exams and quizzes, daily exercises, and mentored ministry activities. The faculty desire an average student achievement score of 2.5 using the following three-point Likert scale:
1 The student did not achieve the program objective at the stated course level.
2. The student partially achieved the program objective at the stated course level.
3. The student achieved the program objective at the stated course level