Baptist Colleges in Arkansas

Learn about the Baptist-affiliated schools in Arkansas, including their tuition rates, available degrees programs and other distinguishing characteristics.

The state of Arkansas has a few Baptist-affiliated colleges to choose from located in several different cities. Students can choose from 2-year and 4-year private schools and study a range of subjects. Explore some of the Baptist schools in Arkansas here.

School Comparison

Although there are not many Baptist schools in the state, the available schools still vary in different factors. Compare these schools and their locations and tuition rates in the table below.

School Name Institution Type Location Student Population Tuition (2017-2018)*
Arkansas Baptist College 4-year, primarily associate's, private not-for-profit Little Rock, AR 850 $8,760
Baptist Health College- Little Rock 2-year, private not-for-profit Little Rock, AR 650 $9,867
Central Baptist College 4-year, private not-for-profit Conway, AR 800 $15,750
Ouachita Baptist University 4-year, private not-for-profit Arkadelphia, AR 1,500 $25,870
Williams Baptist College 4-year, private not-for-profit Walnut Ridge, AR 450 $17,320

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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Description of Baptist Colleges in Arkansas

The Baptist colleges in Arkansas are all smaller, undergraduate institutions that provide students with a range of available degree types in a variety of fields. Potential students may also want to consider factors like on-campus life, student-to-faculty ratios and more. Find out more about what makes each Baptist school in Arkansas unique.

Arkansas Baptist College

Arkansas Baptist College is an urban Historically Black College and has a 94% African American population. It's student-to-faculty ratio is 22 to 1, and the school offers a handful of associate's degree and bachelor's degree programs primarily in business, education, public administration, music, religious studies and criminal justice. The school has an Office of Religious and Spiritual Life that offers workshops, retreats, missions, small groups, and other activities and events to help students further develop their spiritual life. Students can also participate in one of the 'Divine 9' Greek organizations on-campus.

Baptist Health College- Little Rock

Baptist Health College in Little Rock is unique as it is a 2-year commuter school that offers certificate programs and associate's degree programs. These programs are only offered in health professions and similar programs, including nursing, surgical technology, histologic technology, nuclear medical technology and more. The school incorporates Christian values into its programs and trains students for the Baptist Health mission of Service, Honesty, Respect, Stewardship and Performance. The student-to-faculty ratio is 10 to 1.

Central Baptist College

Central Baptist College is ranked as one of the Best Regional Colleges in the South by U.S. News and World Report for 2018. Students can pursue associate's or bachelor's degree programs in a range of areas. Associate's degree programs are primarily offered in business and general education, and bachelor's degree programs are available in biblical studies, psychology, kinesiology and exercise science, English, education, communications, business, biology and more. Students can attend on-campus Bible studies and chapel services and may participate in off-campus missions trips, trainings, seminars and other events to develop their spiritual lives.

Ouachita Baptist College

Ouachita Baptist College offers several associate's and bachelor's degree programs and a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1. Associate's degree programs are offered in general studies and Christian studies, and bachelor's degree programs are available in the visual and performing arts, sociology, psychology, Biblical studies, missions, history, foreign language, computer science, biology and more. The school boasts a 93% job or graduate school placement for their graduates. Students can participate in on-campus ministries, including leadership opportunities and men's and women's ministries.

Williams Baptist College

Williams Baptist College offers an array of athletic opportunities with ten men's programs, including Greco-Roman wrestling, eight women's programs, and one co-ed cheerleading squad. The school offers associate's degree programs in liberal arts and bachelor's degree programs in education, business, biology, computer science, psychology, English, history, Biblical studies and more. The school also has several pre-professional programs, including pre-med, pre-law, pre-pharmacy and pre-vet. To develop their spiritual lives, students can participate in weekly chapel sessions, missions trips, retreats and student-led connection groups.

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