Columbia Bible College

Columbia Bible College

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Institute Overview

Founded in 1936, Columbia Bible College's vision is to be Christ-centred, Kingdom-focused, and world-impacting. Columbia's diploma, degree, and certificate programs will give you a biblical foundation, grow you spiritually, and equip you with tools for life, ministry, and leadership. With a mild climate, stunning West Coast setting, and prime location for internship placements, Columbia is an incredible place to live and learn. Caring staff, faculty, and student community will encourage, mentor, and enjoy life with you as you learn and grow.


  • Over 600 students have participated in QUEST, Columbia's reputable and life-changing one-year outdoor adventure discipleship program.
  • Columbia now offers a two-year Diploma in General Studies. This program will deepen your faith and prepare you for further academic pursuits as you explore a series of key subject areas, including biblical studies, the arts, literature, business, and psychology. Our 2+2 block transfer with UFV allows you to move directly into Year 3 of the Bachelor of General Studies program at University of the Fraser Valley.
  • Located in a small city one hour from Vancouver, Columbia students have access to a wealth of internships & practicums: rural, suburban, urban churches, multicultural settings, parachurch organizations.
  • Small class sizes allow Columbia's dedicated faculty to get to know you personally and mentor you in your studies and life.

  • Institute Accreditation

    National Accreditation

    Colleges in Canada Association for Biblical Higher Education

    Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates Offered

    Colleges in Canada Bachelor's Degrees 3 - 4 yrs
    Colleges in Canada Certificates < 1 yr
    Colleges in Canada Diplomas 1 - 3 yrs

    Program Majors

    Prgram Majors Education
    Prgram Majors Humanities
    Prgram Majors Religious Studies
      Program Minors  Applied Leadership
      Program Minors  Biblical Studies
      Program Minors  Counselling and Human Services
      Program Minors  Educational Assistant
      Program Minors  Intercultural Studies
      Program Minors  Outdoor Leadership
      Program Minors  Worship Arts
      Program Minors  Youth Work

    Academic Options for Students

    Colleges in Canada Co-op Education/Work Experience Programs
    Colleges in Canada Online Programs
    Colleges in Canada Part-Time Programs

    Admissions & Tuition

    # Students Admitted to 1st Year:  200
     % Accepted: 98
     Minimum GPA: 2.0
     Application Deadline
    Notification of Acceptance
    Advanced Acceptance to Fall Semester: 
    Fall Semester: 
    Winter Semester: 
    Spring Semester: 
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    Campus StarterRolling Notification
    Annual Tuition (C$): 9,630
    Student Health Care Coverage: Available Through Institution
    Institute Scholarships & Bursaries Available: Yes

    Scholarships/Awards and Financial Assistance

    Colleges in Canada Canadian Student Bursary Programs
    Colleges in Canada Canadian Student Loan Programs
    Colleges in Canada Canadian Student Scholarship Programs
    Colleges in Canada Canadian Student Teaching/Research Assistantships

    Institute Support for Students

    Colleges in Canada Academic Counselling
    Colleges in Canada Career and Employment Counselling
    Colleges in Canada Chaplaincy
    Colleges in Canada Disabilities Resources
    Colleges in Canada Incoming Student Orientation and Advising

    Buildings & Facilities

    Columbia's campus is tucked in the heart of the small city of Abbotsford, within walking distance of coffeeshops, parks, public library, shopping, and recreational facilities.

    Columbia has six buildings spread over ten acres. The Student Centre is home to the cafeteria, offering a delicious and healthy menu daily; student lounges & rec rooms; counselling, academic, and support services. Columbia has a well-stocked library, as well as gymnasium & fitness centre, and sports fields. Two dorm buildings offer junior & senior housing, with single & double rooms, kitchen spaces, and lounges.

    Columbia Bible College
    2940 Clearbrook Road
    Abbotsford, British Columbia
    V2T 2Z8
    Phone:  1.800.283.0881

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    Canadian Schools Year Institute Founded: 1936
    Canadian Schools # of Full-Time Faculty: 20
    Canadian Schools # of Campuses: 1
    Canadian Schools Campus Setting (Main Campus): Suburban
    Canadian Schools Nearest City (Main Campus): Abbotsford
    Canadian Schools City Population: 138,000
    Canadian Schools Cost of Living: Medium
    Canadian Schools Climate Range: 0°C to 25°C

    Student Profile
    Canadian Schools Total Undergraduate Program Enrolment (all years): 10
    Canadian Schools % of Out-of-Province Students (all years): 20
    Canadian Schools % of Undergraduate International Students (all years): 10
    Canadian Schools # Countries of Origin: 10 or less
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