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Missouri Baptist University

Missouri Baptist University is a private evangelical Christian, coeducational university located in western St. Louis County in Creve Coeur Missouri. In August 2002, the Missouri Baptist College was officially renamed Missouri Baptist University

Location

Address
One College Park Dr
City
Saint Louis
State
MO

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
3950
In State Tuition Fees
20700
Out State Tuition Fees
20700
ACT Score
22
SAT Score
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.19
Male Female Ratio
40:60
Acceptance Rate
60%
Student Faculty Ratio
10:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
Baptist Church
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
Missouri Baptist University is an evangelical Christian, liberal arts institution of higher learning whose purpose is to offer programs of study leading to professional certificates, undergraduate degrees, and graduate degrees in an environment of academic excellence from a Biblically-based Christian perspective. The University is committed to enriching students" lives spiritually, intellectually, and professionally, and to preparing students to serve in a global and culturally diverse society.
Mascot
Spartans
Colors
White Navy Blue
Conference
American Midwest

College History

History

In 1957, a growing need for an evangelical Christian institution in the St. Louis area prompted the opening of a campus extension of Hannibal-LaGrange College at Tower Grove Baptist Church. Sixty-eight students were enrolled that inaugural year. Classes for the extension center, also known as St. Louis Baptist College, met in the activities building of Tower Grove Baptist Church. In 1964, Missouri Baptist College was chartered as an evangelical Christian, four-year liberal arts college. Under the auspices of Hannibal-LaGrange College and the direction of its president, Dr. L.A. Foster, Bible courses were offered for pastors and laymen. During the second term, several liberal arts courses were requested and provided. Student influence, along with organizational work of St. Louis Baptist leaders, pastors and laymen, influenced MBU�s charter. The first meeting of the Board of Trustees for Missouri Baptist College was held in January 1964. Dr. Frank Kellogg served as the first chairman of the Board of Trustees and later as the second president.In July 1964, leaders acquired the site of MBU�s main campus, metropolitan land near Interstate 270 and Highway 40 in West Saint Louis County. In September 1968, 186 students began classes, more than tripling the institution�s size in just over a decade. In May 1973, Missouri Baptist College graduated its first class of twenty-nine students, each earning a Bachelor of Arts degree.In 1980, Missouri Baptist College began a new chapter of its life with the completion of the Pillsbury-Huff Residence Halls, converting from a commuter campus to a residential institution. In the fall of 1986, MBC began offering courses in both Jefferson and Franklin counties. In April 2000, the College was approved to offer the Master of Science in Education. Today the MBU graduate program includes a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry and an expanded offering of its initial graduate program, the Master of Science in Education. In the spring of 2002, the campus completed the Spirit of Excellence campaign with the dedication of the new $10 million Pillsbury Chapel and Dale Williams Fine Arts Center. The building, encompassing more than 58,000 sq ft (5,400 m2) acts as a host to musical, religious, business, educational and community events. The Spirit of Excellence campaign also led to the renovation of the Thomas and Virginia Field Academic Hall, a much larger cafeteria and bookstore, a new student lounge, an improved computer lab and numerous offices and classrooms. Also in 2002, Missouri Baptist College became Missouri Baptist University. In the fall of 2005, MBU�s enrollment reached an all-time high of 4,460 students. At its thirty-fourth commencement exercises, MBU conferred 579 degrees, yet another MBU record. During the summer of 2007, MBU's Jung-Kellogg Library was renovated and a new coffeehouse added. In the Fall Semester of 2009, the University began offering its first doctorate program, a Doctorate of Education.

College Specialty

Specialty

Missouri Baptist University is an evangelical Christian, liberal arts institution and has as its purpose the offering of programs of study leading to professional certificates, undergraduate degrees, and graduate degrees in an environment where academic excellence is emphasized and a Biblically based Christian perspective is maintained. The University is committed to enriching its students� lives spiritually, intellectually, and professionally, and to preparing students to serve in a global and culturally diverse society.

Campus

Campus

Suburban 81 acres (32.8 ha)

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