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Moody Bible Institute Overview

Moody Bible Institute is a private not-for-profit institution located in Chicago, Illinois. The city atmosphere of Chicago makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Moody Bible Institute Known For?

611 Undergraduate Awards
$22,381 Avg Cost After Aid
66% Acceptance Rate
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School.
  • In 2017-2018, 34% of the faculty were full-time.
  • It takes the average Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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Moody Bible Institute Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Theology & Religious Vocations Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Missionary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Religious Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Biblical Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Online Theological & Ministerial Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Sacred Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Online Theology & Religious Vocations Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Theological & Ministerial Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Highest Paid Missionary Studies Graduates College Factual
#2 Highest Paid Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries Graduates College Factual

Where Is Moody Bible Institute?

Location of Moody Bible Institute

Contact details for Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 820 N Lasalle Blvd, Chicago, IL 60610-3284
Phone: 312-329-4000
Website: https://www.moody.edu
Facebook: http://www.moody.edu/connect/#facebook

How Do I Get Into Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School?

You can apply to Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School online at: https://www.moody.edu/chicago/apply/

Admission Requirements for Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School?

66% Acceptance Rate
47% Of Accepted Are Women
Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School has an acceptance rate of 66%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 53% of accepted students are men and 47% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 66%, and the acceptance rate for women is 66%.

Can I Afford Moody Bible Institute?

$22,381 Net Price
43% Take Out Loans
The overall average net price of Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School is $22,381. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $6,376 a year. That adds up to $25,504 over four years for those students.

Moody Bible Institute Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,769 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,275 undergraduate students at Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School, with 1,769 being full-time and 506 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School

There are also 734 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,769 full-time undergraduates at Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Moody Bible Institute students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 57
Black or African American 64
Hispanic or Latino 118
White 1,005
International Students 158
Other Races/Ethnicities 367

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at Moody Bible Institute. At this time, 32 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 63 countries are represented at Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, Canada, and India.

Online Learning at Moody Bible Institute

954 Took All Classes Online
1,281 Took At Least One Class Online
2.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 2 master’s degree programs available online at Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School. In 2017-2018, 1,281 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 33rd most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Moody Bible Institute was 2.1%. This is the #1,891 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Theological & Ministerial Studies 27%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) #25
Biblical Studies #57
Theological & Ministerial Studies #88
Theology & Religious Vocations #135

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Moody Bible Institute Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Biblical Studies 3 13 122 5 55 198
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 108 0 58 166
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 1 0 97 0 10 108
Missionary Studies 0 0 91 1 5 97
Religious Education 0 0 97 0 0 97
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) 8 0 5 1 25 39
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 38 0 0 38
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0 18 18
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 0 15 0 0 15
Sacred Music 0 0 13 0 0 13
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 12 13 586 7 171 789

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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