List of Baptist colleges and universities in the United States

Currently affiliated

Institutions associated with or operated by Baptist organizations include:

Institution Location Affiliation Reference
American Baptist College Nashville, Tennessee National Baptist Convention [2]
Anderson University Anderson, South Carolina South Carolina Baptist Convention [3]
Baptist Bible College (Missouri) Springfield, Missouri Baptist Bible Fellowship International
Baptist College of Florida Graceville, Florida Florida Baptist Convention
Baptist University of the Américas San Antonio, Texas Baptist General Convention of Texas
Baylor University Waco, Texas Baptist General Convention of Texas [4]
Benedict College Columbia, South Carolina American Baptist Churches USA
Bethel University (Minnesota) Arden Hills, Minnesota Converge [5]
Blue Mountain College Blue Mountain, Mississippi Mississippi Baptist Convention [6]
Bluefield College Bluefield, VA Baptist General Association of Virginia [7]
Boston Baptist College Boston, Massachusetts Baptist Bible Fellowship International
Boyce College Louisville, Kentucky (run in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) Southern Baptist Convention [8]
Brewton-Parker College Mount Vernon, Georgia Georgia Baptist Convention [6]
California Baptist University Riverside, California California Southern Baptist Convention [9]
Campbell University Buies Creek, North Carolina Baptist State Convention of North Carolina [9]
Carson-Newman University Jefferson City, Tennessee Tennessee Baptist Convention [10]
Cedarville University Cedarville, Ohio endorsed by the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio [11]
Central Baptist College Conway, Arkansas Baptist Missionary Association of America [12]
Charleston Southern University Charleston, South Carolina South Carolina Baptist Convention [13]
Chesapeake Baptist College and Seminary Severn, Maryland Independent Baptist
Chowan University Murfreesboro, North Carolina Baptist State Convention of North Carolina [13]
Clarks Summit University (Baptist Bible College PA) Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania Independent Baptist
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College Pineville, Kentucky Kentucky Baptist Convention [14]
Commonwealth Baptist College Lexington, Kentucky Independent Baptist
Criswell College Dallas, Texas Southern Baptists of Texas Convention [15]
Crown College Powell, Tennessee Independent Baptist [16]
University of the Cumberlands Williamsburg, Kentucky Kentucky Baptist Convention [14]
Dallas Baptist University Dallas, Texas Baptist General Convention of Texas [14]
East Texas Baptist University Marshall, Texas Baptist General Convention of Texas [17]
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary Ankeny, Iowa General Association of Regular Baptist Churches (unofficially)
Gardner-Webb University Boiling Springs, North Carolina Baptist State Convention of North Carolina [18]
Georgetown College Georgetown, Kentucky Kentucky Baptist Convention [18]
Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary Mill Valley, California Southern Baptist Convention
Golden State Baptist College Santa Clara, California Independent Baptist
Hannibal-LaGrange University Hannibal, Missouri Missouri Baptist Convention [19]
Hardin-Simmons University Abilene, Texas Baptist General Convention of Texas [19]
Heartland Baptist Bible College Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Independent Baptist
Houston Baptist University Houston, Texas Baptist General Convention of Texas [20]
Howard Payne University Brownwood, Texas Baptist General Convention of Texas [20]
Jacksonville College Jacksonville, Texas Baptist Missionary Association of America [21]
Judson College Marion, Alabama Alabama Baptist Convention [20]
Liberty University Lynchburg, Virginia Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia [22][23]
Louisiana Baptist University Shreveport, Louisiana Baptist Bible Fellowship International
Louisiana College Pineville, Louisiana Louisiana Baptist Convention [24]
Luther Rice University Lithonia, Georgia Independent Baptist
Maranatha Baptist University Watertown, Wisconsin Fundamental Baptist Fellowship International (unofficially)
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Kansas City, Missouri Southern Baptist Convention
Mississippi College Clinton, Mississippi Mississippi Baptist Convention [25]
Missouri Baptist University St. Louis, Missouri Missouri Baptist Convention [25]
University of Mount Olive Mount Olive, North Carolina Original Free Will Baptist Convention
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary New Orleans, Louisiana Southern Baptist Convention [26]
North Greenville University Tigerville, South Carolina South Carolina Baptist Convention [27]
Oakland City University Oakland City, Indiana General Association of General Baptists [28]
Oklahoma Baptist University Shawnee, Oklahoma Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma [27]
Ouachita Baptist University Arkadelphia, Arkansas Arkansas Baptist State Convention [29]
Pensacola Christian College Pensacola, Florida Independent Baptist
Randall University Moore, Oklahoma National Association of Free Will Baptists
Samford University Birmingham, Alabama Alabama Baptist Convention [30]
Shorter University Rome, Georgia Georgia Baptist Convention [31]
Southeastern Baptist College Laurel, Mississippi Baptist Missionary Association of Mississippi
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Wake Forest, North Carolina Southern Baptist Convention
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Louisville, Kentucky Southern Baptist Convention
Southwest Baptist University Bolivar, Missouri Missouri Baptist Convention [32]
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Fort Worth, Texas Southern Baptist Convention
Trinity Baptist College Jacksonville, Florida Independent Baptist
Truett McConnell University Cleveland, Georgia Georgia Baptist Convention [33]
Union University Jackson, Tennessee Tennessee Baptist Convention [33]
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Belton, Texas Baptist General Convention of Texas [34]
University of Mobile Eight Mile, Alabama Alabama Baptist Convention [35]
Wayland Baptist University Plainview, Texas Baptist General Convention of Texas [36]
West Coast Baptist College Lancaster, California Independent Baptist
William Carey College Hattiesburg, Mississippi Mississippi Baptist Convention [37]
Williams Baptist College Walnut Ridge, Arkansas Arkansas Baptist State Convention
Wingate University Wingate, North Carolina Baptist State Convention of North Carolina [38]
Yellowstone Baptist College Billings, Montana Montana Southern Baptist Convention


Name Location Years of operation Affiliation
Bethel College Hopkinsville, Kentucky 1854-1964
Mid-Continent University Mayfield, Kentucky 1949-2014
New-York Central College, McGrawville McGraw, New York 1849-1860[39]
Northland International University Dunbar, Wisconsin 1976–2015
Old University of Chicago Chicago 1857-1886
Pillsbury Baptist Bible College Owatonna, Minnesota 1957-2008
Virginia Intermont College Bristol, Virginia 1884–2014

Formerly affiliated

Name Location Years affiliated Affiliation
Bates College Lewiston, Maine From 1855 to 1907 when the Maine Legislature amended the college's charter removing the requirement for the president and majority of the trustees to be Free Will Baptists, thereby allowing the school to qualify for Carnegie Foundation funding of professor's pensions.[40]
Brown University Providence, Rhode Island 1764-1942[41]
Belmont University Nashville, Tennessee 1890-2007[42]
Campbellsville University Campbellsville, Kentucky 1906-2014 [9]
Cornerstone University Grand Rapids, Michigan 1941-1999[43]
Furman University Greenville, South Carolina 1825-1992[44]
Mars Hill University Asheville, North Carolina 1856-2008
Mercer University Macon, Georgia 1833-2006[45]
Meredith College Raleigh, North Carolina 1891-1997
Shimer College Chicago (formerly Mount Carroll, Illinois) 1896 to 1950s[46]
Stetson University DeLand, Florida 1885-1907, 1919-1995 [32]

Works cited

  • Self, Jerry M. (1996). "Baptist Colleges and Universities". In Hunt, Thomas C.; Carper, James C. (eds.). Religious Higher Education in the United States: A Source Book. p. 261. ISBN 0815316364.

See also


  1. "International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities". International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities. Retrieved 2015-01-24.
  2. "Student Handbook 2013-2014" (PDF) (PDF). Retrieved 2015-01-25.
  3. Self 1996, p. 354.
  4. Self 1996, p. 355.
  5. "About Bethel Seminary". Retrieved 2015-01-25.
  6. Self 1996, p. 357.
  7. Self 1996, p. 356.
  8. "About". Boyce College. Retrieved 2015-01-25.
  9. Self 1996, p. 358.
  10. Self 1996, pp. 358-359.
  11. "About Cedarville University". Retrieved 2015-01-25.
  12. https://www. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. Self 1996, p. 359.
  14. Self 1996, p. 360.
  15. Articles of Faith. Criswell College Retrieved 22 October 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  16. "The Crown College". Retrieved 2015-01-25.
  17. Self 1996, p. 361.
  18. Self 1996, p. 363.
  19. Self 1996, p. 364.
  20. Self 1996, p. 365.
  21. "About Jacksonville College". Retrieved 2015-01-25.
  22. Miller, Norm (November 16, 1999). "SBCV & Liberty University strike covenant agreement". Baptist Press. Retrieved June 12, 2017.
  23. "Colleges and Universities". Southern Baptist Convention. Retrieved June 12, 2017.
  24. "Identity & Mission". Retrieved 2015-01-25.
  25. Self 1996, p. 369.
  26. "About NOBTS". Archived from the original on 2015-02-03. Retrieved 2015-01-25.
  27. Self 1996, p. 370.
  28. "About Oakland City University". Oakland City University. Retrieved 2015-02-19.
  29. Self 1996, p. 371.
  30. Self 1996, pp. 372-373.
  31. Self 1996, p. 373.
  32. Self 1996, p. 374.
  33. Self 1996, p. 375.
  34. "Our Mission". Retrieved 2015-01-25.
  35. "Mission Statement". Retrieved 2015-01-25.
  36. Self 1996, p. 376.
  37. Self 1996, pp. 377-378.
  38. Self 1996, pp. 378-379.
  39. Sernett, Milton C. (2002). North Star Country: Upstate New York and the Crusade for African American Freedom. pp. 68–70. ISBN 081562915X.
  40. Paul Monroe, A Cyclopedia of Education (Published by Gale Research Co., 1911) Item notes: v.1, , pg. 331
  41. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  42. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-13. Retrieved 2015-06-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  43. "Our History". Retrieved 2015-01-25.
  44. "Our History". Retrieved 2016-05-03.
  45. "About Mercer University". Retrieved 2015-01-25.
  46. Francis Joseph Mullin (1959). "Shimer and the Church". The Living Age. 139. pp. 9–11.
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