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Baptist Colleges in Missouri

Students wishing to attend a Baptist college in Missouri can choose from a handful of 4-year schools. Here we discuss each of these schools in detail, including their tuition rate, student population size and degree options.

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Missouri offers students at least five Baptist-affiliated postsecondary institutions scattered throughout the state. Although they are all 4-year, private institutions, they still provide students with diverse degree programs and other distinguishing characteristics. Explore these schools' offerings and how they incorporate the Christian faith on campus.

School Comparison

Baptist colleges in Missouri are available in more remote areas of the state as well as near large cities. Compare each school's location and undergraduate tuition rate in the table below.

School Name Institution Type Location Tuition (2017-2018)*
Baptist Bible College 4-year, private not-for-profit Springfield, MO $13,850
Missouri Baptist University 4-year, private not-for-profit Saint Louis, MO $26,020
Hannibal-LaGrange University 4-year, private not-for-profit Hannibal, MO $21,810
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 4-year, private not-for-profit Kansas City, MO $7,810
Southwest Baptist University 4-year, private not-for-profit Bolivar, MO $23,358

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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Description of Baptist Colleges in Missouri

Missouri offers students both small and large Baptist colleges. Other factors students may wish to consider when choosing a school include degree program levels, majors and/or spiritual growth opportunities. Learn more about each Baptist college in Missouri below.

Baptist Bible College

Baptist Bible College has a little over 300 undergraduate students, per the NCES. Students at the school can pursue an associate's, bachelor's or master's degree program, as well as certificate programs. The school offers 22 different degree programs, including programs in early childhood education, business administration, missionary studies, pastoral studies and theology. Students may participate in Chapel services twice a week, annual conferences and/or Breakaway, the school's praise and worship band, to further develop their spiritual lives.

Missouri Baptist University

Missouri Baptist University is the largest Baptist college in the state with over 4,600 undergraduate students, according to the NCES. The school's campus ministry, called A Mighty Passion (AMP) is broken up into four ministries: small groups, missions trips, Urban Up (community service) and Thursday Night Live (TNL) worship session. The school's homepage states that the average student only pays 50% of the school's tuition as they pursue certificates and associate's, bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees. Students can choose from 71 different degree programs, including subjects in information technology, education, child development, business, behavioral sciences, criminal justice, worship arts and Christian ministry.

Hannibal-LaGrange University

Hannibal-LaGrange University has students from more than 16 countries, according to the school's website, and an undergraduate population of about 1,050 students, per the NCES. Students can choose from 34 majors and earn certificates, associate's, bachelor's or master's degrees. Some of the available majors include biology, mass communication, English, nursing, kinesiology and exercise science, music worship and Biblical studies. Students who are musically inclined may choose to serve in one of the school's ministry teams: Chamber Choir, Praise Song or The New Edition.

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

As a seminary, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary offers study in areas like Biblical studies, divinity/ministry, missionary studies, theology and clinical pastoral counseling. The school also offers online learning and a unique Asian studies program. Students can earn certificates, associate's, bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees. The school has around 450 undergraduate students, according to the NCES. Students can build community through numerous spiritual and/or fun events, such as Fall Festival, worship concerts and block parties.

Southwest Baptist University

Southwest Baptist University oversees about 30 annual global service projects and has a unique Community Life + Worship program where students earn points for graduation. Students can choose from more than 80 areas of study as they pursue certificates, associate's, bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees. Some of these areas of studies are public relations, computer science, Spanish, athletic training, chemistry, Biblical studies, children's ministry and theatre. The NCES reports that the school has around 3,000 undergraduate students.

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