Institutional Effectiveness

Outcomes & Assessments for LBC | Capital

Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness presents the following information as measurable evidences of the college’s outcomes and assessment.

Information Posted June 2021

Our Mission

Lancaster Bible College exists to educate Christian students to think and live a biblical worldview and to proclaim Christ by serving him in the Church and society.

Our Vision

Lancaster Bible College will be a premier learning community that intentionally develops the head, heart, and hands of servant ministry leaders for global impact.

Our Core Values and Goals

Lancaster Bible College has established a set of core values to serve as the compass for fulfilling its mission. The LBC experience is an important factor in the development of ministry leaders. LBC’s core values are as follows:

1. Committed to premier biblical higher education as evidenced by the encouragement of a Christ-centered learning community.

2. Committed to institutional excellence as evidenced by providing and maintaining God-honoring resources.

3. Committed to institutional distinctiveness as evidenced by preserving the integrity of our mission and legacy while planning for the future of the college.

4. Committed to a biblical foundation as evidenced by the teaching of sound doctrine and the proper interpretation of Scripture in accordance with our statement of faith.

5. Committed to a spiritual foundation as evidenced by providing an environment which encourages spiritual life and growth.

6. Committed to developing students for a ministry and service mindset as evidenced by preparing them both academically and experientially to serve Christ in the Church and society.

7. Committed to exemplifying a ministry and service mindset as evidenced by exerting a positive Christian influence both locally and globally.

Institutional Evidences

The following are the primary means used to measure institutional attainment of objectives and to document student success.

1. Graduation/Completion Rates

Chart of LBC's Graduation Rate 2012-2014

Graduates Cohort Total
2012 Cohort 81 134
2013 Cohort 83 134
2014 Cohort 153 211
2. Retention Rates

chart of retention rates

Full-time Student Retention Part-time Student Retention
Fall 2017 123/151 1/5
Fall 2018 128/171 1/1
Fall 2019 132/163 1/5
3. Employment Rates (Survey of Recent Graduates)

Job & Graduate School Placement Report

chart of job placement & continuing education


chart of employment masters & doctoral 2020

# of responses
Employed full-time in a position related to my college major 7
Employed full-time in a position NOT related to my college major 3
Employed part-time in a position related to my college major 5
Employed part-time in a position NOT related to my college major 0
Unemployed and seeking employment 4
Unemployed, not seeking employment 1
TOTAL 20
4. Continuing Education Rates (Survey of Recent Graduates)

Survey respondents: 2016 Graduates of Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Bachelor’s/Masters programs
Please indicate which of the following apply to you.
chart of 2016 continuing education responses

2016 Graduate Responses by Department:
Arts & Sciences 2
Bible & Theology 10
Church & Ministry Leadership 9
Counseling & Social Work 3
Health & Physical Education 4
Music, Worship & Performing Arts 1

Survey respondents: 2020 Graduates of Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Bachelor’s/Masters programs
Please indicate which of the following apply to you.

Bar chart of 2020 Continuing Education Survey Reponses

2020 Graduate Responses by Department:
Bible & Theology 13
Business Administration 2
Church & Ministry Leadership 1
Communication & Media Arts 1
Counseling & Social Work 8
Education 3
Music, Worship & Performing Arts 1
5. Student Satisfaction

2021 Graduate Responses

chart of student response to how LBC prepared them

2021 Graduate Responses
Strongly agree 20
Agree 20
Unsure/NA 2
Disagee 2
Strongly disagree 0
Total 44

2021 Graduate Responses

chart on how students rated their programs


I feel proud of the college or university I have chosen to attend. (77% agreed) (From 2020 Thriving Sophomore survey)

chart about if students are proud of their college

2020 Sophomore Responses
Strongly agree 24
Agree 16
Somewhat agree 9
Somewhat disagree 1
Disagee 2
Strongly disagree 0
Total 52

How would you evaluate your entire educational experience at this institution so far? (From 2020 NSSE Pulse Survey)

chart of overall evaluation

6. Assessment of Program Outcomes

The links below lead to program outcomes and assessments. On the program page, use the left navigation pane to select Assessment Findings under the most recent assessment cycle.