Opened in 1932, Calvary Bible College has become a nationally-known Bible college. Calvary Bible College (or "CBC" for short) is located in Kansas City, Missouri and offers several associate and bachelor degrees, including a non-traditional program called EXCEL for older students. Master of Science degrees, Master of Arts degrees, and a Master of Divinity degree are offered at Calvary Theological Seminary. Fall 2011 undergraduate enrollment was 342 and post-graduate enrollment was 83.
Calvary is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (since 2003) and professionally accredited by the Association of Biblical Higher Education (since 1947).
The Calvary campus is located in Kansas City, Missouri, a large Midwest city with a variety of employment and ministry opportunities, along with strong ties to active family and church life involvement. In 2011 Calvary expanded its campus through the donation of five new buildings and 13 acres of land located directly across the street from its current campus. Calvary's newly expanded campus offers spacious and modern dormitories, the Liberty Chapel auditorium, a beautiful classroom building, the swimming pool, and a new administration building. The newly expanded campus also includes the student center, the KA-BAR Café.Classes began on the newly expanded campus in the fall of 2012.
The administration building houses offices for most of Calvary's staff and many faculty members including the president and deans. The registrar, business office and public relations department are all located here as well. The Welcome Desk in the lobby is the place where most campus visits begin.
Two education buildings (West Ed and East Ed) are the main classroom buildings for the college. These buildings also house numerous faculty offices.
The campus dining hall and Warrior's Nook is a full service cafeteria which provides three meals a day to dorm students and guests. The facility seats approximately 185 people.
The Hilda Kroeker Library is home to more than 56,000 books, ebooks, and audio visual materials. The library primarily serves the needs of Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary students. The library is a participating member of the Kansas City Public Library's Library Services Program consortium (KCPL-LSP). This allows students and faculty the ability to submit requests to the library for materials that are unavailable within the consortium by sending an email request to the library through WorldCat. The library also houses the Learning Center, a tutoring and mentoring program in which students can get additional assistance with study skills.
The campus coffee shop and student lounge is named after the blade of choice for many members of the U.S. Armed Forces. This location is provided as a place for students and visitors to relax, watch T.V., study, play games or purchase snacks.
The Liberty Chapel is the main campus auditorium. Daily chapel services are held here as well as public events such as Theatre Arts productions, Music Department concerts, and the annual President's Dinner. The auditorium is named in honor of Liberty Bible Church in Eureka, Illinois.
Calvary has a newly renovated four-story dormitory for students living on campus. The dormitory is divided in half for separate housing of male and female students and is supervised by Resident Assistants.
The Calvary Warriors offer sports for Men's and Women's Basketball, Men's Soccer, and Women's Volleyball. In each of these sports the Warriors compete against other colleges in regular season games and post-season tournaments. The Warriors are members of the Midwest Christian College Conference (MCCC) and the Association of Christian College Athletics (ACCA). The MCCC is made up of eight colleges from Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska. The ACCA is made up of approximately 25 colleges from all over the United States.
The Warriors' Men's Soccer team took the ACCA national title in November of 2012.
Calvary offers a theatre arts program that stresses the performance, technical and administrative aspects of theatrical performance with a focus on ministry. Some parts of the Theatre Arts program include Reflection Drama Troupe, Chapel Theatre, LOGOS Theatre Company and a calendar full of individual student and group recitals. Calvary's Fine Arts Series presents a fully staged production each semester.
Calvary's Non-Traditional Studies program is geared toward the individual who is busy with work and other activities during the day, but would still like to complete his Bachelor's or Associate's degree. Calvary also offers a Gateway Certificate for students interested in earning college credit by participating in a Bible Track, Life Track, or Worship Arts Track course of study.
Calvary's EXCEL program is designed to allow students to complete a Bachelor's Degree who are unable to attend traditional day school. The program is centered around 3-credit hour classes known as Intensives that meet one evening per week for six weeks from 6:00-10:00 p.m. Students enrolled in the EXCEL Baccalaureate program may transfer previous course work from other schools.
Calvary's Bridge program is designed to allow students to complete an Associate's Degree who are unable to attend traditional day school. The program is centered around 3-credit hour classes known as Intensives that meet one evening per week for six weeks from 6:00-10:00 p.m. Students enrolled in the BRIDGE Associate program may transfer previous course work from other schools.
Calvary offers a GATEWAY Certificate for students interested in earning college credit by participating in a Bible Track, Life Track, or Worship Arts Track course of study. This program is an introductory or preparatory study in the area of emphasis selected. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a program that fully prepares the student for ministry or employment in the area of emphasis selected.
Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary is ranked among the top 15 percent of technical schools, colleges and universities for its cooperation with active duty and retired members of the armed forces. CBC was included on the 2013 G.I. Jobs "Military Friendly Schools" list by Victory Media Inc.