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Williams Baptist College

Williams Baptist College is a private, coeducational, four-year college located in the Lawrence County, Arkansas community of Walnut Ridge. Founded in 1941, this institution began its life as a two year school.

Location

Address
60 W Fulbright Avenue
City
Walnut Ridge
State
AR
Zip/Post Code
72476

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
570
In State Tuition Fees
12900
Out State Tuition Fees
12900
ACT Score
25
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.36
Male Female Ratio
46:54
Acceptance Rate
66%
Student Faculty Ratio
14:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
Southern Baptist Church
Campus Housing
No
Mascot
Eagles
Colors
Blue/White
Conference
American Midwest

College History

History

Williams was founded as Southern Baptist College in 1941 by Dr. H.E. Williams. It started in Pocahontas, Ark., but in 1947 the campus was relocated to a nearby, former World War II military base at Walnut Ridge, which has been the college�s home ever since. WBC began as a two-year college, but moved to four-year status in 1984. The name was changed to Williams Baptist College, in honor of its founder, in 1991.Williams Baptist College is a four-year, Christian, liberal arts college. Williams is known for its academic excellence and personal attention, with a student-to-teacher ratio of 13-to-1, as well as its warm, Christ-centered environment. There are over 500 students on WBC�s main campus at Walnut Ridge, Ark., and a total enrollment of about 600. Most students live in on-campus residence halls and apartments. Williams has over 25 majors and pre-professional programs to prepare students for a wide array of career options, and it is ranked in the top tier of southern colleges & universities by US News & World Report. It is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. WBC is owned and operated by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention.

College Specialty

Specialty

The mission of Felix Goodson Library is to provide the services and resources necessary to help educate, equip, and enrich the students, faculty, administration, and staff of Williams Baptist College in fulfillment of its mission, as well as to the surrounding local community. This mission is primarily centered on the instructional tasks of the College, focusing on the curricular support of the students and teaching faculty of the College. Further, we connect individuals to and facilitate their quest for information, knowledge and thought, and support their development as competent, life-long learners and ethical leaders.

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