TBC Institutional Factbook

Last Revised: 2014

The following is a listing of important Academic, Enrollment, and Financial information on Trinity Bible College. Below you will find tables, graphs, and statistics on Trinity in terms of its size, average enrollment, and academic achievements. You will find our averages as well as comparisons between Trinity and national norms.


Repaying your student loans:
To learn about loan repayment choices and work out your Federal Loan monthly payment, go to: http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/understand/plans

For more information:
Trinity Bible College-Financial Aid Office
50 6th Ave S
Ellendale, ND 58436
Telephone: (701) 349-3621

Loan Statistics:

  • Trinity Bible College current Direct Loan default rate is 16.6% as of September 2013
  • Trinity Bible College current Perkins Loan default rate is 21.21% as of June 30, 2013

Median Borrowing:

Students at TBC typically borrow $12,000 in Federal loans for their undergraduate study. The Federal loan payment over 10 years for this amount is approximately $138.10 per month. Your borrowing may be different.


ACT-CAAP TBC Insitutional Norms vs National Norms
The ACT-CAAP test is a widely used and highly recognized tool for assessing General Education. It provides an objective measure that compares Trinity Bible College graduates with national norms in writing skills, critical thinking, and science.

Bible Content Exam: TBC Institutional Norms Vs National Norms
The following norms are based on a test of 150 questions. National Norms are taken from all of the schools throughout the U.S. utilizing the ABHE (Association of Biblical Higher Education) Bible Content Exams. All new students are required to take an entrance exam to help us monitor our effectiveness at teaching Biblically sound content. At the end of their 2 or 4 years here at Trinity all students will take an exit exam to see how far they have progressed in their time here.

Entrance Exam Comparison

YearTBC AverageNational Norms

Exit Exam Comparison

YearTBC AverageNational Norms

Teacher Education PRAXIS Average Scores

Reading (Praxis I: 0710)
ND Passing Score (173)
Writing (Praxis I: 0720)
ND Passing Score (173)
Math (Praxis I: 0730)
ND Passing Score (170)
Elem. Ed. Curriculum Assessment (0011)
ND Passing Score (158)
Learning and Teaching K-6 (0622)
ND Passing Score (160)

ND Licensure for all areas requires (1) achieving a combined total score of 516 and meeting the passing scores on any two of the three tests or (2) meeting the passing score of 170 for PPST or CPPST Mathematics (0730, 5730), meeting the passing score of 173 for PST or CPPST Reading (0710, 5710), and meeting the passing score of 173 for PPST or CPPST Writing (0720, 5720).

To better understand these scores please refer to the Praxis 2011-12 guide: Understanding Your Praxis Scores (PDF)

To see a list of passing scores by state go here: Passing Scores by state(PDF)


Total on-campus (for the fall)
2009241 students
2010242 students
2011219 students
2012227 students
2013187 students

Student/Teacher ratio: 10:1

Freshmen Information:

Average ACT score: 20 ; Average GPA: 3.00

Enrollment Statistics – 2006 – 2012 


Financial Audit Information
The Financial Audit for Trinity Bible College is located in the Business Office on campus and may be viewed upon request and by appointment.


Valley City State University Articulation Agreement (PDF)
This is the articulation agreement between Trinity Bible College and Valley City State University for the Physical Education and Elementary Education programs. Through this articulation agreement Trinity is able to provide degree programs for Physical and Elementary Education. Students who participate in this program will graduate with a degree from Trinity Bible College and a degree from Valley City State University.


Trinity Bible College currently has a graduation rate of 29.5%.