Consumer Information

Kentucky Mountain Bible College wants you to know about the effectiveness and integrity of our college. We want you to be an informed consumer regarding the standards of excellence that we seek to maintain. Here are some links to information that you may find helpful.

Academic Programs

Kentucky Mountain Bible College offers two degrees: an Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion. The later degree offers multiple majors and concentrations. A list of majors and concentrations can be found here as well as in the college catalog. You may also contact the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs at (606) 693-5000 ext. 150 or by email.

KMBC has entered into a cooperative agreement with the Nazarene Bible College to offer online classes through NBC. You can learn more about this agreement in the college catalog. You may also contact the Registrar at (606) 693-5000 ext. 140 or by email.

Information about KMBC faculty and other instructional personnel can be obtained here and in the college catalog. You may also contact the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs at (606) 693-5000 ext. 150 or by email.

Information about instructional facilities is found in the college catalog.

Accreditation

KMBC is fully accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education. Accreditation documents are maintained in the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs and are available for review upon request. You may contact the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs at (606) 693-5000 ext 150 or by email.

Alcohol and Drug Policy

KMBC has adopted, in accordance with its purposes, the policy that illegal drugs, alcoholic beverages, and the use of tobacco in any form are strictly prohibited on and off campus. KMBC’s Alcohol and Drug Policy can found in the Emergency Procedures and Campus Policies Handbook. You may also contact the Dean of Students at (606) 693-5000 ext 180 or by email.

Campus Security

KMBC’s Security and Fire Safety Policies can be found in KMBC’s Emergency Procedures and Campus Policies Handbook which is distributed to students annually. KMBC’s Annual Security and Fire Report is available on the internet (search under Kentucky Mountain Bible College) and is posted in the Administration Building. Paper copies of KMBC’s Annual Security and Fire Report are available upon request from the Office of the Dean of Students or (606) 693-5000 ext. 180 or 185. KMBC’s Crime Log can be viewed upon request in the Student Affairs Office and KMBC’s Fire Log can be viewed, upon request, in the Plant Manager’s Office.

Copyright / File Sharing Policies

KMBC Copyright, File Sharing, and Network Policies

  • KMBC’s policies and sanctions related to copyright infringement, unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, and network security, including disciplinary actions taken against students who engage in illegal downloading or unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials using the institution’s information technology system, can be reviewed in the KMBC Academic Catalog and in the Emergency Procedures and Campus Policies Handbook.
  • In addition, unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing may subject students to civil and criminal liabilities. A summary of the penalties for violation of federal copyright laws is listed below. If you have any questions you may contact the Vice President of Academic Affairs Office at 606.693­.5000 ext. 150 or by email.

Summary of Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violation of Federal Copyright Laws

  • Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright ct (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.
  • Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.
  • Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the Web site of the U.S. Copyright Office at: www.copyright.gov.

Financial Aid and Cost of Attendance

The following information may be obtained in KMBC’s Financial Information Section:

  • Applying for Financial Aid
  • Cost of Attendance
  • Eligibility Requirements for Receiving Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Forms and Documents
  • Net Price Calculator
  • Scholarships and Aid Available to Students
  • Standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Student Loan Information
  • Terms and Conditions for Receiving Financial Aid
  • Verification of FAFSA
  • Withdrawal and Refund Policy
  • Return of Financial Aid Funds

For further information, contact the Financial Aid Office (606) 693-5000 ext. 175 or by email.

Institutional Effectiveness and Performance

Kentucky Mountain Bible College serves to train men and women in Biblical knowledge. Freshmen take a Bible exam upon their admittance to the college. As Seniors, they retake the same exam. Every student has shown individual progress in their knowledge of Biblical truth and theology. The chart below details collective averages by graduating class.

Part of the mission of Kentucky Mountain Bible College is to train students with a Christian Worldview. Freshmen take a worldview test during their first semester and retake the test as Seniors. The chart below records the progress in the development of a strong Christian Worldview. The averages move from the range of moderate Biblical thinkers to those of strong Biblical thinkers.

KMBC's Financial Health

Total Weight Score

Year:     2009     2010     2011     2012     2013     2014     2015     2016
TWS:      2.20      3.00      2.20      2.97      2.60      2.20      2.69      3.00

 

The Total Weighted Score (TWS) is a calculation that is used to measure the financial health of an institution. It is comprised of Strength Factors related to Primary Reserves, Equity and Net Income. The TWS Score ranges from -1.00 (lowest) to 3.00 (best).

Retention / Graduation / Placement Rates

Retention and institutional graduation rates for full-time undergraduates can be viewed in the tables below. More information can be found at the National Center for Education Statistics. Contact the Registrar at (606) 693-5000 ext. 140 or by email with questions.

Graduate Placement

In a recent study of KMBC’s graduates from 2013-2017, it was found that 47% of the bachelorette graduates were in a Pastoral/Missions/Church Leadership position, 15% working at KMBC, 13% teaching in elementary or high school, 9% serving in parachurch ministries,   2% studying as full-time graduate students, and 15% were in the public workforce. Of note, 22% pursued further education following KMBC with 67% of these (15% of total graduates) having pursued graduate education following KMBC.

To view the 2009-2017 Alumni Survey, please click here.

To view the 2007-2011 Graduate Survey, please click here.

Student Privacy (FERPA)

Kentucky Mountain Bible College complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 which gives the student the right to know what information the college maintains about that student, the right to ensure the accuracy of that information, the right to know who has access to files of information and for what purposes, and the right to control to a significant extent the distribution of that information outside the institution.

The college considers some information to be directory information which may be disclosed to others without student permission. This includes, but is not limited to, items such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail addresses, photographs, dates of enrollment, classification, full or part time status, degree(s) received, awards, honors, program of study, previous institutions attended, date and place of birth, and participation in activities. If a student does not want this information released, he or she must submit a Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information form to the registrar’s office. This request remains in effect until revoked in writing by the student.

Educational records will not be released in individuals other than the student except as provided by FERPA. This provision includes: (1) A parent who claims a student as a dependent on their most recent federal income tax form. The parent must submit a Parental Affidavit for Academic Information to access the student’s record. (2) A person to whom a student grants access to his/her educational record by submitting a Student Consent for Release of Records. These forms must be submitted for each request.

Additional information regarding FERPA, details about its provisions and student protection, and the forms necessary to withhold or release information may be obtained through the registrar’s office in the administration building. A brochure “Your Rights Concerning Personal Information Disclosure” is available from the registrar.

For types of information KMBC has designated as directory information and for procedures for reviewing education records, requesting amendments, file complaints with DOE, or if you have any questions about your rights under FERPA, again, please contact the registrar at (606) 693-5000 ext. 140 or by email by following the link above.

Title IX & Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment Policy

KMBC is committed to a campus environment that is free of harassment and intimidation based on age, color, disability status, marital status, national origin, separate ethnicity, race, sex, religion, or veteran status. All students, faculty, and staff are responsible for maintaining a professional academic environment where sexual harassment is strictly prohibited. Unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors, and other verbal, written, or physical contact of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment. Inasmuch as they interfere with a professional, academic environment and create an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment, they will not be tolerated.

Sexual harassment can be evidenced when:

  • Student’s grades or educational progress are contingent upon submission to such conduct,
  • The conduct has the purpose or effect of interfering with the individual’s academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive educational environment,
  • Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment,
  • Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting such individual,
  • Such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.

All such conduct is specifically prohibited. Members of the campus community who believe they have been sexually harassed are encouraged, but not required, to discuss the matter privately with the offender in an effort to resolve the matter (Matthew 18:15-17). If this venue does not work or is not appropriate considering the nature and/or perpetrator of the harassment, then those believing they have been sexually harassed should consult the campus Title IX coordinator or Dean of Students.

KMBC’s Title IX coordinator is Rev. Bob England (693-5000, ext 125). He has been trained to help those facing sexual harassment and sexual violence issues to:

  • Understand their options in registering a complaint,
  • Be aware of the available medical, legal, and counseling resources,
  • Guide them through the necessary grievance procedures to ensure a discrete, timely and appropriate addressing of the issues,
  • Facilitate support during an investigation,
  • Address any retaliatory issues arising from a complaint and/or investigation,
  • Coordinate a safe and non-hostile environment.

A brochure detailing an individual’s rights, a discussion of when and how to report an incident and the available institutional and community resources is given to all members of the campus community. Download the brochure here: Sexual Violence & Harassment – An Overview of Your Rights, When & How to Report, & Available Resources.

Sexual harassment is a serious violation of the KMBC student life code, as well as Christian ethics and Federal law. Those who choose to sexually harass another, after investigation (see below), will be subject to college disciplinary measures and, depending on the seriousness of the incident, may face legal charges.

KMBC’s Sexual Violence & Harassment Policies may also be found in the Student Handbook.

Violence Against Women

Any form of violence against women will not be tolerated on this campus. This includes domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Any indication of these forms of violence needs to be reported to the lead Title IX coordinator, Rev. Bob England, or the Dean of Students, Rev. Jim Nelson.

When KMBC has received notice of a possible act of sexual violence or harassment, immediate steps will be taken to investigate the incident in a discrete, timely, and appropriate way. It is the charge of the Title IX coordinator to conduct an independent investigation, as they have been given the training to do so with sensitivity and discretion. Upon verification by a “preponderance of the evidence,” the issues will be addressed and dealt with in accordance with state and federal regulations under Title IX and VAWA. Within the investigation period, both prompt and effective action will be taken to address the incident and ensure a remedy that will be appropriate as well as designed to prevent its recurrence. In all cases, an effort will be made to resolve the incident within 60 days of its reporting.

The college is here to help both the victim and the accused. Guidance, support, and counseling will be given or arranged for upon request. If you feel you may have a need because you are or have been involved in any of the above-mentioned actions, we urge you to seek out help to address them.

See also the Student Handbook.

Non-Discrimination Policy

KMBC does not discriminate against applicants or students on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin.

Questions regarding discrimination may be directed toward the KMBC Title IX Coordinator, Rev. Bob England.

Student Grievance Procedure

Student Grievance Procedure (regarding issues of a non-sexual nature)

If a student at KMBC has a grievance of a non-sexual nature with a faculty or staff member, a work supervisor, a person of authority, or another student, there is in place a procedure for getting it addressed and resolved.

The biblical example is to go humbly to the individual first and seek to address the disagreement. If a student life issue cannot be successfully resolved in that way, then initially the following chain of command should be followed: 1. Dorm Supervisor, 2. Dean of Men or Women, 3. Dean of Students, and 4. Executive Vice President.

  • Usually, issues regarding Academics (grades, faculty interaction, workload, etc) can be addressed by the Academic Dean, Mr. Tom Lorimer.
  • Issues related to the campus work program can be addressed by the work supervisor, Mr. David Boleratz. If that does not produce a satisfactory result, Mr. John Mathes, the plant manager, would be the next one to see.
  • Financial issues can be taken up with the Business Office.

Regarding disciplinary issues, an appeal procedure is detailed on page 30 of the Student Handbook. If the issue has not been resolved satisfactorily through the regular channels, the Dean of Students is available to address it, and if need be, present it (or re-present it) to the appropriate person. If further action is necessary, the Dean of Students can bring it before the administration. KMBC is committed to make every effort possible to resolve student grievances in a Biblical and appropriate manner.

Student Grievance Procedure Under Title IX (regarding sexual issues)

If an individual at KMBC has a grievance regarding sexual harassment or sexual violence with a faculty or staff member, a work supervisor, a person of authority, or another student, there is in place a procedure for addressing it. The intention of this college is to provide a grievance procedure which will enable the student to share their concerns, complaints or problems with the confidence that they will be seriously considered and a prompt and determined effort will be made to resolve them. KMBC further recognizes each individual has a right to a fair, reasonable and impartial process in the examination of the issues and determining the consequences if necessary.

KMBC’s Title IX coordinators are Rev Bob England (bengland@kmbc.edu or 693-5000, ext 125) and Beth Bagby (bbagby@kmbc.edu or 693-5000 ext 219). They have been trained to help those facing sexual harassment and sexual violence issues to:

  • Understand their options in registering a complaint,
  • Be aware of the available medical, legal, and counseling resources,
  • Guide them through the necessary grievance procedures to ensure a discrete, timely and appropriate addressing of the issues,
  • Facilitate support during an investigation,
  • Address any retaliatory issues arising from a complaint and/or investigation,
  • Coordinate a safe and non-hostile environment.

Because of their training and experience, we recommend (but do not require) the individual who has experienced sexual violence or harassment contact one of the two Title IX coordinators.

Upon receiving information regarding sexual harassment or sexual violence, immediate steps will be taken to investigate the incident in a discrete, timely, and appropriate way. It is the charge of the Title IX coordinator to conduct an independent investigation, as they have been given the training to do so with sensitivity and discretion. Upon verification by a “preponderance of the evidence,” the issue will be addressed according to the procedure outlined in “Level 2″ of the Disciplinary Process (See Student Handbook).

Transfer Credit Policy

KMBC’s Transfer of Credit Policy can be found here and in the school catalog. You may also contact the Registrar at (606) 693-5000 ext. 140 or by email.

Voter Registration

KMBC’s Dean of Students provides state voter registration and absentee ballot information, and also provides registration cards in residence halls. Questions can be directed to the Dean of Students (606) 693-5000 ext. 180 or by email to Rev. Jim Nelson.

The United States Election Assistance Commission provides the National Mail Voter Registration Form that can be used to register to vote, to update your registration information due to a change in name, make a change of address or to register with a political party. The national form also contains voter rules and regulations for each state and territory.