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What programs are available for Desperation College students?

The Traditional Program is designed for students who have a high school diploma or GED. This portion of the college is a full-time experience and is designed specifically for students who desire to pursue vocational ministry. Students will graduate with an Advanced Certificate of Ministry from Desperation College and have the option to complete a Certificate of Theology from Portland Bible College.

The Evening Program is designed for the adult learner ages 18 and up. This portion of the college is part-time and built for people who have other commitments that do not allow participation in the full-time program. This program is designed for adults who might pursue vocational ministry or who simply want to increase their leadership capacity. Students will graduate with a Certificate of Ministry.

Where is the school?

Desperation College will be hosted at our Cullman Downtown Campus. The physical address is 202 Elizabeth St. N.E. Cullman, AL 35055.

Is financial aid available?

Financial aid is not available at this time. However, our goal is to have every student graduate debt-free. This can be accomplished by setting up a payment plan for each semester.

Do I get traditional college credit?

Desperation College is an affiliate of Portland Bible College. Affiliate classes in our Traditional Program are available for transfer into a PBC degree program (6.5 credit hours/semester). Students must meet grade, attendance, and financial requirements in order to be eligible for transfer. Affiliate classes offered at Desperation College are only available for transfer to Portland Bible College.

The Evening Program does not offer classes that are transferrable.

What programs are available through Portland Bible College?

Portland Bible College offers three additional online degree programs in which students can be dual-enrolled while taking affiliate classes at Desperation College. Students in the traditional program have the ability to complete a Certificate of Theology with Portland, pending one class that must be taken directly with PBC. The additional programs are as follows:

Associate of Theology
Bachelors of Theology
Associate of Church Leadership

Students who are degree-seeking with PBC will need to follow deadlines and requirements set forth by PBC.

How long are the programs?

Our Traditional Program is a two-year-long commitment with the ability to apply for a 3rd-year internship at Desperation Church. The program consists of two fall and two spring semesters allowing students to enroll at either semester.

Our Evening Program is a two-year commitment consisting of two fall and two spring semesters allowing students to enroll at either semester.

Can I work part-time or pursue other schooling as well?

Students are allowed to pursue jobs or other schooling while attending Desperation College. The schedules are structured to give students time off which allows for this. However, school schedules will take precedence over any outside event. Exceptions for individual schedules cannot be made.

Does Desperation College offer housing?

Desperation College does not offer housing at this time.

What other materials will I need for school?

Students will need a laptop computer or access to a computer during their time at Desperation College.

Students are responsible for purchasing their required textbooks each semester.

What are the tuition rates?

Below are the following tuition rates for the 2020-2021 school year:

Traditional Program

Technology Fee: $75

Tuition: $1700 per semester*

*Includes Desperation College ministry and leadership classes, Portland Bible College classes and student fees

*Additional expenses may apply

(Affiliate credit hours are transferable into a PBC degree program)

Evening Program

Technology Fee: $75

Tuition: $500 per semester*

*Includes Desperation College ministry and leadership classes

*Additional expenses may apply