College of Biblical Studies

Basic Information

Address: 7000 Regency Square Blvd, Houston, Texas 77036
Phone Number: 832-252-4623
President: Dr. William "Bill" Blocker

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Additional Information

School Type: Bible College
Organization Affiliation: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on colleges (SACSCOC) Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE)
Degrees Offered:

Bible Certificates
Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree

School Size: 450
Classroom Size: 25-30
Student/Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1
Housing Availability:

Commuting School


$274 per credit

Financial Aid:

Federal Program Title IV

Disability Services:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The College of Biblical Studies is committed to providing a fully integrated educational opportunity for all students. To provide services for students who self-identify as having a disability, the CBS adheres to guidelines established in section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act: Americans with Disabilities Statutes of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as amended.

Parking Spaces/Availability:

Free and safe parking available


Bachelors in Biblical Studies
Organizational Leadership
Biblical Counseling
Woman's Ministry

Computer Capabilities:

Computer Lab available

Admissions Requirements:

(1) APPLICATION PHASE 1: Access the following link to complete the CBS “Quick Application”:
(2) TRANSCRIPTS: we will need transcripts from any school you have attended (if you have less than 12 college hours we will also need your high school transcript). Please note: the transcripts must be official, which means they are sealed in that institution’s envelope. Have them sent to:
College of Biblical Studies
Admissions Department
7000 Regency Square Blvd.
Houston TX 77036
Transcripts may also be sent electronically from the school via email.
(3) FINANCIAL AID: if you are interested in financial aid, we strongly encourage you to begin your FAFSA application now: (CBS school code: 034224)
Scholarships are available to those who qualify!
(4) IDENTIFICATION: we will need a copy of an up-to-date identification, such as your driver’s license (you can take a picture of your ID with your camera and email it).
(5) Link to Tuition & Fees:


International Students:

CBS admits non-US citizen, international students to online degree programs only. CBS does not currently grant admission to individuals requiring an I-20 form or anyone who is in the United States on a visa. International students are required to complete the international student application and pay any international application fees, exchange rates, or other transaction costs. Non-native English-speaking, international students applying to online programs will be required to demonstrate English proficiency through submission of TOEFL scores. All other admissions policies apply.

Mission Statement:

The College of Biblical Studies exists to glorify God by educating and equipping multi-ethnic Christian leaders to impact the world for Christ.

By 2020, the College of Biblical Studies-Houston will become the premier Bible college in Texas focused on transforming a diverse student body to serve Christ and impact families, churches and communities, to the glory of God.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The doctrinal position of the College of Biblical Studies is historically that of conservative Christianity. CBS rests firmly upon the integrity and inerrancy of the Holy Scriptures and, therefore, wholeheartedly accepts the basic doctrines of the historic Protestant Christian faith. CBS also supports the non-charismatic, dispensational, pre-millennial movement. Traditionally, CBS graduates stand for these great truths, and it is the desire of the College to continue to provide personnel for service in these ranks. This Doctrinal Statement, which every board member, administrator, staff and faculty member must sign, also includes:

Every word in the original writings of the Holy Scriptures is inspired of God and without error (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:21; 1 Cor. 2:13).

The Godhead exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one God (Gen. 1:1; Jn. 10:30, 4:24; Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14).

Man was created in the image and likeness of God, but in Adam all mankind fell into sin with the result that all men are sinners, hopelessly sinful in themselves, apart from the grace of God (Gen. 1:27, 9:6; Rom. 5:12, 3:23; Eph. 2:1).

The Eternal Son of God became incarnate in the Lord Jesus Christ, who is true God and true man, having been born of the virgin Mary (Jn. 1:1, 14, 18; Matt. 1:21 23; Heb. 1:6, 8; 1 Jn. 5:20; 1 Tim. 2:5).

Salvation is received by faith alone in Christ, who died in substitutionary sacrifice for our sins and rose again (Acts 4:12; 13:38, 39; 1 Cor. 15:1 4; Rom. 4:4, 5; 5:1).

Every true believer is promised positional and ultimate sanctification with the possibility of progressive development in life spiritually (progressive sanctification) (Heb. 10:10, 14; Jn. 17:17; Eph. 5:26, 27; 1 Thess. 4:3, 4; 1 Jn. 3:2).

All who are born of the Spirit through faith in Christ can have the assurance of salvation and are eternally secure in Christ (Rom. 5:1; Jn. 3:5, 6; 1 Jn. 5:13; Jn. 10:28, 29; 17:12; 2 Tim. 1:12).

The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Godhead, who regenerates, indwells, baptizes and seals all true believers in Christ and fills those yielded to God (Matt. 28:19; Jn. 1:13; 3:3 6; Titus 3:5; 1 Cor. 2:12; 6:19; Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 12:13; Eph. 4:30).

The Church, embracing all true believers, is the body and bride of Christ, formed by the baptism of the Holy Spirit (Eph. 1:22, 23; 5:24, 25, 30; 1 Cor. 12:12, 13, 27).

Christians are called to a holy life of service and testimony in the power of the Holy Spirit, which service includes the propagation of the Gospel message to the whole world. There is promised reward in heaven for faithfulness in such service (1 Pet. 1:15, 16; Jn. 12:25, 26; Acts 1:8; 1 Cor. 3:12 15).

The scriptural ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper are for all true believers in Christ (Matt. 28:19, 20; Mk. 16:15, 16; Acts 8:12, 36 38; 9:18; 10:47; 1 Cor. 1:16; 11:23 26).

Angels were originally created holy but now exist as unfallen and fallen including Satan (Col. 1:16; Neh. 9:6; Ps. 143:2 5; Jude 6; Matt. 25:41; Rev. 12:9; Eph. 6:11, 12).

God has revealed different dispensations or stewardships with corresponding rules of life, of which the present dispensation is the age of grace (Eph. 3:2 6, 9 11; Col. 1:25 27; Rom. 6:14; Heb. 7:18, 19).

The imminent return of the Lord, which is the blessed hope of the Church, is to be followed in order by: the tribulation; the establishment of the reign of Christ on earth for one thousand years; the eternal state of punishment for the unsaved and the eternal state of blessing for the saved (Titus 2:13; 1 Thess. 1:10; 4:13 18; 5:4 10; Rev. 3:10; Matt. 24:21, 29, 30; 25:31; Rev. 20:1 6, 11 15; Matt. 25:46).

Additional Information:

The College of Biblical Studies is located in Houston, Texas. Leveraging its academic rigor and biblical worldview training, CBS offers a nationally and regionally accredited college education on campus and online, with several programs offered in the Spanish language. Students receive transformational education and training for service to families, ministries, businesses, and communities around the world. CBS has provided biblically based education to more than 26,000 students since 1976, and is ranked as one of the lowest tuitions in Texas.