We welcome your interest in attending Verbiest College.
We are committed to assisting you with this exciting educational journey.
Verbiest College is a two-year institution where an associate degree can be awarded. Those interested in furthering their education can transfer to a four-year institution to earn a bachelor’s degree.
Each year our graduates transfer to some of the most recognized colleges and universities in the United States or go on to excel in their chosen professions. We encourage you to learn about our academic degree programs and professional certificates.
Welcome to Verbiest College
Registered in Chicago, IL, Verbiest College is a US institution with its campus located in Beijing, China, serving local residents and businesses with innovative educational programming and relevant social and cultural opportunities.
Each year, individuals choose our programs, which they take for college credit, professional development, and personal enrichment. The college awards associate degrees and certificates in academic programs that transfer to four-year universities, along with programs geared for preparing individuals for pursuing further studies or work abroad in the United States and other countries.
College offerings are strengthened by community partnerships with local organizations and businesses that support programming and provide internships and community engagement opportunities for Verbiest students. The college also has the support of The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies, Inc., which provides scholarships for students, and professional development grants for faculty and staff.
Mission & Purposes
Verbiest College promotes intellectual discovery, social and ethical awareness, and economic opportunities for all through an education that transforms lives, builds communities, and improves society. VBC offers high-quality instruction and comprehensive services in an environment conducive to learning. To realize this, Verbiest College:
- Offers a broad range of credit and credit-free liberal arts and business associate degrees and certificate programs, and courses leading to transfer, employment, and lifelong learning.
- Encourages student success and inclusion through stimulating learning opportunities, innovative teaching, support services, and co-curricular activities.
- Supports economic development through business, industry, government, and community partnerships.
- Strengthens our community through the sponsorship of intellectual, cultural, social, and recreational events and activities.
- Engages students and community members as active, responsible leaders.
Verbiest College is known for the caring and supportive attitude of the faculty and staff, academic excellence, and for the broad support it enjoys from the surrounding community.
Verbiest is located on the campus of the University of International Business & Economics (UIBE). Situated in the northeastern part of Beijing between the 3rd and 4th ring roads (Beijing’s expressways), VBC is close to the center of the city, while at the same time surrounded by a thriving residential neighborhood.
UIBE, founded in 1951, is a multidisciplinary university, ranking among the highest in mainland China in the disciplines of economics and finance. UIBE has over 13,000 students enrolled from China and 3,100 international students from 129 countries. With hundreds of clubs, student organizations, and sports teams, you are sure to find your niche in the campus life.
Institutional Statement on Inclusion
As an inclusive community, Verbiest College engages in intentional and ongoing reflection of diversity as we seek to create a culture that values, encourages, and embraces a wide range of individual and group differences.