The university is the third tertiary education Christian institution established in Africa over the past several decades. The first African Bible College was established in Liberia, West Africa in 1975. The second bible college on the African continent was established in Malawi, Central Africa in 1991. All three institutions are recognized by the governments of their respective countries as accredited, university-level, degree-granting institutions.
The college offers a four-year program which is designed to award its graduates a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies as well as give students an opportunity to minor in either Communications or Christian Education.
The campus of African Bible College in Uganda is located on Lubowa Hill, approximately 12 kilometres (7.5 mi), by road, south of Kampala, Uganda’s capital city. The location is about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi), east of the Kampala-Entebbe Road.