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Antietam Bible College, Biblical Seminary & Graduate School is located in the historic Shenandoah Valley. Gettysburg and Antietam Battlefields, as well as Harpers Ferry, are nearby. Several large cities, such as Baltimore and Washington, DC, are within easy driving distance. Numerous state and national parks, ski facilities, golf courses, and other recreational facilities are in the area. We are easily accessible via Interstates 70 and 81. Air, rail, and bus connections are available in Hagerstown to and from all major cities. The population of Hagerstown is over 37,500, and growing. Both a community college and large business college are located in town. Frostburg State University and University of Maryland satellite campuses are in Hagerstown as well. Under the confident leadership of chancellor and founder Dr. William Freed, Jr., Antietam Bible College opened its doors in 1976 as Broadfording Christian College. The college expanded in 1979 by opening Broadfording Biblical Seminary. Now known as Antietam Bible College, Biblical Seminary & Graduate School, ABC is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International, and is an affiliate institution of The Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). As such, it participates in and contributes to collegial and professional development activities of the Association. Affiliate status does not, however, constitute, imply, or presume ABHE accredited status at present or in the future. Areas of study include: Bible, Christian Elementary Education, Church Education, Missions, and Pastoral Studies. The educational programs are designed to equip students to become pastors, or missionaries, or teachers in Christian schools, or Christian education directors, or church and para-church leaders. The college offers a variety of courses for young, older, and married students, a library, a student lounge, access to science and computer labs, summer school, evening and Saturday classes, life-experience credit and directed studies.