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Institutional Effectiveness

A selection of resources for evaluating RBC’s effectiveness according to our mission, goals, and regulatory requirements.

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Retention Rates
Retention Rates are based on IPEDS reporting definitions

Fall 2017 Cohort               71% Retention

Fall 2018 Cohort               78% Retention

Fall 2019 Cohort               63% Retention

Graduation Rates
Graduation rates at Rosedale Bible College are about 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.

YearTotal Fall Cohort2-yr Completers3-yr CompletersTotal CompletersGraduation Rate
2017-201825821040%
2018-2019211321571%
2019-20202916 1655%
Multi-Year Aggregate75  4155%

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.

Core Values

  • 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 the local churches of CMC 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 CMC 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.

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To learn more about the research behind these numbers, see the Summary Description Narrative and the Embedded Assignment Narrative.

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