Maranatha Baptist Bible College

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745 W. Main Street

Watertown, WI 53094

Phone: (920) 261-9300
2013-2014 Tuition
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Regional Colleges (Midwest)

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Maranatha Baptist Bible College is a private institution that was founded in 1968. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 887, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 68 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Maranatha Baptist Bible College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $13,120 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Maranatha Baptist Bible College is an accredited college that desires to produce students who are spiritually and academically prepared to serve the Lord. We want to develop servants of Christ who are disciplined, creative, and passionate about the field to which they have been called. Our passion is to instill a missionary vision and dedication to worldwide outreach and personal evangelism. Since 1968 Maranatha has emphasized a balanced approach to life. Each student must take significant Bible and liberal arts classes in addition to their major's requirements. Because students can serve the Lord in many ways, Maranatha offers majors in departments such as applied science, Bible, business, church ministries, education, fine arts, humanities, nursing, or ROTC. Our rigorous, interdisciplinary academics as well as excellent student to faculty ratio produce well rounded graduates. Maranatha's guiding core values stress fidelity to God and His Word, student learning that equips to serve with competence, integrity and moral excellence, charity and kindness to all, leadership and service to God and others, unity within diversity, educational balance, family, and the pursuit of excellence. As an NCAA III school, we offer opportunities to compete in football, soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, cross-country and wrestling. Our fine arts department encourages the development of talent through orchestra, band, plays, choral groups, and ensembles. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive college education that is founded upon a valuable Bible core true to our Baptist heritage and that is set in a nurturing environment where serving the Lord while in college is encouraged and facilitated.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1968
Religious affiliation Baptist
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Maranatha Baptist Bible College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 31. The application fee at Maranatha Baptist Bible College is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 73.9 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 73.9%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 31

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Maranatha Baptist Bible College is 14:1. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 75 percent.

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Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 40%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

Maranatha Baptist Bible College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 887, with a gender distribution of 46.4 percent male students and 53.6 percent female students. At this school, 70 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 23 percent of students live off campus. Maranatha Baptist Bible College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 983
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Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Maranatha Baptist Bible College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Maranatha Baptist Bible College also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Maranatha Baptist Bible College, 47 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Maranatha Baptist Bible College.

Students who have cars on campus 47%
Health insurance offered No

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Tuition and fees $13,120 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,480 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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