SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,600
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$16,651
After Financial Aid
2020 Acceptance Rate
55.8%
95 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
584
82.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
50%
65 Graduates

About

SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary is a higher education institution located in El Dorado County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary were Biblical Studies (85 degrees awarded).

In 2020, 124 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary. 47.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 52.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (48 degrees), 1.37 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (35 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary is $9,600, which is $−4,800 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary is $9,600, which is $−4,800 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,651.

In 2020, 88% of undergraduate students attending SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 73% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,600
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary was $9,600. The cost of tuition at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary is $−4,800 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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Average Net Price

$16,651
2020 Value
9.94%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,651. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary grew by 9.94%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,337
Room and Board
$900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary was of $10,337 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

88%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
73%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

88% of undergraduate students at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.33% with respect to 2019, when 86% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary received 95 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 34% annual decline. Out of those 95 applicants, 53 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 55.8% acceptance rate.

There were 584 students enrolled at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary has an overall enrollment yield of 75.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

55.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
53
Accepted Out of 95

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary was 55.8% (53 admissions from 95 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 95.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −34%, while admissions declined by −61.3%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary has a total enrollment of 584 students. The full-time enrollment at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary is 484 students and the part-time enrollment is 100. This means that 82.9% of students enrolled at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary, both undergraduate and graduate, is 34.1% White, 25.7% Black or African American, 22.9% Hispanic or Latino, 13.2% Asian, 1.37% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.514% Two or More Races, and 0.342% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (22%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (18.9%) and White Female (18.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (37.3%), followed by Black or African American Female (12.7%) and Asian Male (11.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary, both undergraduate and graduate, is 584 students. The full-time enrollment at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary is 484 and the part-time enrollment is 100. This means that 82.9% of students enrolled at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary are enrolled full-time compared with 68.5% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71.5%), SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    199
  2. Black or African American
    150
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    134

The enrolled student population at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary is 34.1% White, 25.7% Black or African American, 22.9% Hispanic or Latino, 13.2% Asian, 1.37% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.514% Two or More Races, and 0.342% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 44% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.4% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 6 fewer women than men received degrees from SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary is white (48 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (35 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary is Biblical Studies (85 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (124 degrees awarded).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary are Clergy (74,405 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (9,473 people), Other managers (6,316 people), Postsecondary teachers (4,612 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (4,375 people).

The most specialized majors at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary are Theology (124 degrees awarded).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary are Physicians, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary are Theology (124 degrees awarded).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary are Religious organizations (82,708 people), Elementary & secondary schools (20,551 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (11,740 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (8,056 people), and Construction (7,996 people).

The most specialized majors at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary are Theology (124 degrees awarded).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary.
Most Common
  1. 85 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary was Biblical Studies with 85 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

65
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
59
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 65 degrees were awarded to men at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary, which is 1.1 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (59).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 58 degrees were awarded to men at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary in Biblical Studies, which is 1.23 times more than the 47 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 47 degrees were awarded to women at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary in Biblical Studies, which is 0.81 times less than the 58 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

30%
100% Completion Time
36%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 30% of students graduating from SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 36% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 38% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.54% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    48 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    35 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary is white (48 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (35 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    27 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    21 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary is white male (27 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (21 degrees).

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Operations

SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary has an endowment valued at nearly $131k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $13.3k (10.2%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary had a total salary expenditure of $6.91M. SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary employs 8 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary are Male No academic ranks (7), Female No academic ranks(1), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 7 employees, Management, with 4 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 3 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$131k
2020 Endowment
7.56%
growth from 2019

SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary has an endowment valued at about $131k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary grew 7.56% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $10.3M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $77.5k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary received $77.5k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$2.16M
2020 Salaries
5.84%
growth from 2019

In 2020, SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary paid a median of $2.16M in salaries, which represents 31.2% of their overall expenditure ($6.91M) and a 5.84% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.77% growth from 2018 and a 4.89% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.95M (42.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$221k
Instructional Salaries
8
Number of Employees

In 2020, SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary paid a total of $221k to 8 employees working as instructors, which represents 10.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $855k (29%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
8 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
7 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary were No academic rank with 8 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 7 employees; Management with 4 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 3 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male No academic rank
  2. Female No academic rank

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary was Male No academic rank with 7 employees, and Female No academic rank with 1 employees.

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