real faith.  real learning.  real life.

Whole life transformation through biblical life preparation.

At Oak Hills Christian College we seek to inspire students to be grounded in the Word of God and growing in their relationship to Christ as well as to increase their capacity for continued learning so to be equipped to live a life fully for Christ.

fast facts

Year Founded: 1946 
Affiliation: Inter-Denominational 
Enrollment: 100 
Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1 
Campus-based Tuition: $8,517 per semester (2019-2020) 
Online-based tuition: $390 per credit (2019-2020) 
Room and Board: $3,955 per semester (2019-2020) 
College Location: Bemidji, MN – Beltrami County 
City Population: 14,435  
County Population: 45,670

Accreditation: Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) 
Degrees Offered: Associate, Bachelor and Certificates 
Campus Degrees: 14 Options (all bachelor degrees include a major in Biblical Studies) 
Online Degrees: 4 Options 
Other options: PSEO, Continuing Ed., and 1 year certificate      
On-campus/online adult education

National Championship: 1 
Conference Titles: 5 
All-Americans: 12 
Sports Offered:
Conference Affiliation: NIAC, NCCAA, ACCA

Student Activities Team
Student Leadership Team (SALT)
Weekly Small Groups
Disc Golf Course
Community Service Projects

13 Community Service Projects
Over 5,000 Community hours served each year

Outreach partners: Celebrate Recovery, Evergreen Youth and Family Services, Various Local Churches, Northwoods Pregnancy Care Center, Timber Bay

history and mission

Oak Hills Christian College is a Christian academic community whose mission is to provide biblically centered higher education which contributes to growth toward Christlikeness and prepares students for effective service in their homes, careers, churches, and communities.

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Doctrine and denomination

Oak Hills Christian College is interdenominational; we are not associated with any one denomination. Our students, staff and faculty come from a variety of churches. We welcome all applicants who are personally committed to faith in Jesus Christ.

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Accreditation assures students of high quality education. Accredited status is also significant in the transfer of credits. The transfer of credit is always at the discretion of the receiving school.


Oak Hills Christian College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE).

Association for Biblical Higher Education 
5850 T.G. Lee Blvd. Suite 130 
Orlando, FL 32822 (407) 207-0808

The Association for Biblical Higher Education is made of approximately 200 postsecondary institutions throughout North America specializing in biblical ministry formation and professional leadership education.

The Association for Biblical Higher education, an institutional accrediting body, is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). This affirms that the standards and processes of the accrediting organization are consistent with the academic quality, improvement and accountability expectations CHEA has established.


Accreditation and its value to you

Types of Accreditation: What’s the Difference

Association of Biblical Higher Education Facts


Oak Hills Christian College is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.



Students are committed to continuous growth in their trust in, love for and worship of God, seeking to live lives pleasing to Him.


Students will know the Bible and handle it rightly, interpreting it properly for personal and cultural application.


Students will have a knowledge of human thought, history and culture adequate to understand and critique worldviews, to communicate effectively a Christian worldview to others, and to interact meaningfully with their own and other cultures.


Students will have a biblical worldview, integrating their understanding of Christianity and the world, providing the foundation for a lifetime of continued learning and growth in all areas of life.


Students will have and practice a servant theology of life and will have skills appropriate for effectively serving God through serving others in the home, workplace, church and world.


The community and fellowship at Oak HIlls has inspired me to be myself and engage in the beauty that comes from relationships with God and others.


Class of 2021