Baptist Colleges and Universities

Baptist Colleges and Universities provide a Christ-centered approach to higher education rooted in the liberal arts tradition that enables students to define their purpose and developing their calling. Upon graduation, students are prepared to thrive in their vocation and transform their world as a result of their distinctively Christian, unashamedly Baptist education. Many of these Baptist Colleges and Universities offer Masters and Doctorate level degrees in ministry. 

Why a Baptist college or university?

While there are hundreds of institutions that grant degrees, Baptist colleges and universities offer more than just a degree. They offer an education that values the integration of faith and learning, where students are engaged in the holistic understanding of their discipline grounded in the Scriptures and the faith as understood by Southern Baptists. The Christian liberal arts tradition encourages the development of crucial skills such as critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and problem solving coupled with a focus upon spiritual and emotional maturation that prepares students for more than a career but a calling. 

Educational Opportunities

Baptist colleges and universities are committed to academic excellence, offering a diversity of academic programs and disciplines taught by credentialed, world-class faculty. Institutions are accredited by regional accrediting bodies as well as discipline-specific organizations to award associate, bachelor, and master’s degrees. Christian colleges attract students seeking an environment that will reinforce and integrate their faith and students credit professors for compassion and investment in the whole student. 

Funding

Baptist colleges and universities are considered some of the most affordable private colleges in the nation, providing significant scholarships to students to make Christian higher education affordable and accessible. Baptist colleges and universities affiliated with the state Baptist convention are provided resources to help offset operational costs through the Cooperative Program.

Spiritual Life

At the heart of a Baptist college and university education is a robust focus and commitment to helping students mature in Christ. To foster this growth, Baptist colleges and universities offer weekly worship, discipleship, mission, and service-learning opportunities. Additionally, Christian colleges stress the importance of active local church membership for students.

Doctrine

Baptist college and university faculty teach sound doctrine – within the parameters of the Southern Baptist confessional statement (Baptist Faith and Message, 2000). Faculty members are professing Christians who are active members of local churches.

Student Life

Life outside the classroom offers a plethora of opportunities for engagement including varsity athletics, intramurals, theater, music, Baptist Collegiate Ministries, service learning, internships, student government, mission trips, honor societies, and numerous student clubs. From the moment students step on campus, they are encouraged to find a place to develop authentic community that engages a diverse world and lives worthy of the high calling of God in Christ. 

View the Full List of Colleges and Universities here:

South Carolina
South Carolina Baptist Convention
Virginia
Baptist General Association of Virginia
Florida
an entity of the Florida Baptist Convention
Texas
Baptist General Convention of Texas
Texas
Baptist General Convention of Texas
Mississippi
Mississippi Baptist Convention Board
Virginia
Baptist General Association of Virginia
Kentucky
undergraduate program operated by The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Georgia
Baptist Convention of the State of Georgia
California
California Southern Baptist Convention
North Carolina
Baptist State Convention of North Carolina
Tennessee
Tennessee Baptist Convention
Ohio
State Convention of Baptists in Ohio
South Carolina
South Carolina Baptist Convention
North Carolina
Baptist State Convention of North Carolina
Kentucky
Kentucky Baptist Convention
Texas
Southern Baptists of Texas Convention
Texas
Baptist General Convention of Texas
New York
Baptist Convention of New York and is endorsed by the Baptist Convention of Pennsylvania/South Jersey
Texas
Baptist General Convention of Texas
North Carolina
a ministry of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina
North Carolina
Baptist State Convention of North Carolina
Missouri
Missouri Baptist Convention
Texas
Baptist General Convention of Texas
Texas
Baptist General Convention of Texas and is fraternally related to the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention
Texas
Baptist General Convention of Texas
Texas
Southern Baptists of Texas Convention
Alabama
Alabama Baptist Convention
Louisiana
undergraduate program operated by New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Virginia
in partnership with the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia
Louisiana
entity of the Louisiana Baptist Convention
North Carolina
Baptist State Convention of North Carolina
Mississippi
Mississippi Baptist Convention Board
Missouri
Missouri Baptist Convention
South Carolina
South Carolina Baptist Convention
Vermont
a ministry partner with the Baptist Convention of New England
Oklahoma
Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma
Arkansas
Arkansas Baptist State Convention
Alabama
Alabama Baptist Convention
Georgia
Baptist Convention of the State of Georgia
Missouri
Missouri Baptist Convention
Missouri
undergraduate program operated by Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Texas
undergraduate program operated by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
North Carolina
undergraduate program operated by Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Georgia
Baptist Convention of the State of Georgia
Tennessee
Tennessee Baptist Convention
Texas
Baptist General Convention of Texas
Alabama
Alabama Baptist Convention
Texas
Baptist General Convention of Texas
Mississippi
Mississippi Baptist Convention Board
Arkansas
Arkansas Baptist State Convention
North Carolina
Baptist State Convention of North Carolina
Montana
Montana Southern Baptist Convention

Southern Baptist seminaries use a comprehensive curricular plan – training the head, heart, and hands.