Finding a typical Apostolic college isn't easy, but there are several schools in Texas that are Apostolic, Pentecostal, Protestant, or Assemblies of God, all of which have similar values. Read on to learn about three colleges that represent those principles.
Below, you'll find schools that share the core mission of Apostolic Church. The table shows some basic data like tuition or location.
|School Name||Institution Type||Denomination||Location||Tuition (2018-2019)*|
|Southwestern Assemblies of God University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Assemblies of God Church||Waxahachie||$19,582|
|College of Biblical Studies||4-year, private not-for-profit||Protestant||Houston||$6,955|
|Messenger College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Pentecostal Church||Bedford||$9,180|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
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Description of Schools
These institutions are located throughout Texas and are accredited by trusted organizations. They all pay close attention to the biblical development of students.
Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Southwestern Assemblies of God University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Its mission is to prepare students spiritually for their future in accordance with Pentecostal values. As of 2018, the school had 1,790 undergraduate students, and a 16:1 student to faculty ratio, per the NCES. Additionally, all students in 2018 received financial aid. SAGU has over 70 degrees in subjects like counseling, psychology, biblical studies, marketing, and music education. Students can develop spiritually by attending chapel services, and take part in concerts, events, and intramural sports.
College of Biblical Studies
Also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission, the College of Biblical Studies brings students education based on the Bible. In 2018 there were 428 undergraduate students attending the college, majoring in topics like biblical counseling and women's ministry and minoring in fields such as Biblical Preaching and Ministry of the Pastor's Wife. The college offers many amenities to its students, including the HBU Fitness Center and online tutoring.
Messenger College is a very small school located in Bedford. The school offers courses like biblical studies, English, math, philosophy, and sociology. Students can grow spiritually by attending chapel services and joining ministries. Accredited by Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), the school had 51 undergraduate students in 2018, with an impressive student faculty ratio of 5:1. All students at this school received financial aid of some kind for the 2018 school year.