Two types of students avail themselves of a quality education at SFBC&TS. These are those who attend on campus (commuters), and those who correspond (distance learners).

Commuters are students who attend one or more nights per week or weekends to complete degree requirements in a classroom environment. Performance is evaluated on attendance, class participation, examinations, and term papers. Commuters experience a special camaraderie with their classmates as they proceed through their programs and continually interact.

Distance learners are students who prefer, or require, independent study due to time, job, or family constraints. They either earn a degree or gain personal enrichment from the convenience of their own home, and at their own pace. Independent study courses utilize the same curricula that commuters utilize. They also employ additional reading and research.