Established in 1950, Appalachian Bible College is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the village of Mount Hope (population range of under 2,500 inhabitants), West Virginia. Officially accredited/recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Appalachian Bible College (ABC) is a very small (enrollment range: 250-499 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Baptist religion. Appalachian Bible College (ABC) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 66 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. ABC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.