A selection of resources for evaluating RBC’s effectiveness according to our mission, goals, and regulatory requirements.
Retention Rates are based on IPEDS reporting definitions
Fall 2018 Cohort 78% Retention
Fall 2019 Cohort 63% Retention
Fall 2020 Cohort 70% Retention
Fall 2021 Cohort 78% Retention
Graduation rates at Rosedale Bible College are slightly below average for completing within 150% of normal time, but well above industry minimums. Graduation rates are calculated based on the incoming cohort in each fall semester. See the following table.
|Year||Total Fall Cohort||2-yr Completers||3-yr Completers||Total Completers||Graduation Rate|
Mission Statement of Rosedale Bible College
Our vision—To become a primary learning destination for preparing Kingdom workers.
Our mission— RBC exists to prepare kingdom workers through:
- Collegiate biblical education.
- Personal relationships formed in the context of an authentic community.
- Experiential learning opportunities and skill development.
- Spirit-led prayer, worship, and devotional Bible reading.
- The Word of God. We are committed to the belief that the Word of God is powerful and life-giving through the ministry of the Holy Spirit (Hebrews 4:12; II Timothy 3:16-17).
- The Gospel Message. We are committed to the truth of the Gospel message.
- Evangelical Anabaptism. We are committed to a theological perspective of Evangelical Anabaptism because it reflects the teaching and revelation of Jesus Christ.
- Partnerships. We are committed to partnerships with local congregations of the Rosedale Network of Churches and beyond.
- Academic Excellence. We are committed to academic excellence for the glory of God.
- Community. We are committed to a nurturing, authentic Christian community.
- Cultural Engagement. We are committed to equipping people to engage the broader culture with the Gospel.
Goals Of Rosedale Bible College
- To deepen students’ understanding of the Bible as the authoritative Word of God.
- To equip students with basic biblical knowledge, a Christian worldview, and a solid foundation for more advanced study.
- To encourage comprehensive student learning by offering a degree program in biblical studies taught by capable faculty.
- To develop practical ministry skills in students by providing them with appropriate experiences and training.
- To encourage spiritual growth and godly character in students in a nurturing campus environment.
- To enhance the experience of students by maintaining quality facilities and support services.
General Objectives of the Associate Degree in Biblical Studies
The degree program is designed to develop the core components of biblical understanding, a
biblical worldview, global vision, and commitment to evangelism. The program provides
students with a balanced sequence of courses from the three major course divisions: Biblical/Theological, Church/Vocational, and General Studies. Students may choose a general studies approach to
develop relevant skills in specific
areas of interest, or they can choose a concentration in business and leadership.
After completing this program the student will be able to:
• Articulate a basic knowledge of the Old and New Testaments.
• Apply informed interpretive principles to the study of the Bible.
• Articulate an evangelical Anabaptist faith perspective consistent with the theology of the RNOC and the faculty of RBC.
• Reflect on, discuss, and develop biblical convictions about faith and ethics.
• Advocate and support arguments with compelling evidence, sound reasoning, and generosity.
• Speak persuasively, confidently, and creatively.
• Write clear, well-constructed, and engaging prose
• Engage with the social sciences and humanities by practicing close reading, careful analysis,
and critical thinking.
• Apply knowledge and skills for ministry gained through serving in a variety of settings.