There are several Baptist colleges throughout the United States that pride themselves on their conservative, Christian values. These schools vary in size, available degree programs and the spiritual growth opportunities they offer students. Get more details about a handful of the conservative, Baptist colleges in the country.
Most of the conservative, Baptist colleges are 4-year institutions that range somewhat in tuition rates. Compare a few of the schools, their location and undergraduate tuition rate below.
|School Name||Institution Type||Location||Tuition (2017-2018)*|
|Houston Baptist University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Houston, TX||$31,730|
|Anderson University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Anderson, SC||$26,970|
|Union University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Jackson, TN||$31,510|
|Cedarville University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Cedarville, OH||$29,156|
|Maranatha Baptist University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Watertown, WI||$14,910|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
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Description of Conservative Baptist Colleges
The conservative, Baptist colleges in the country typically provide a variety of spiritual growth opportunities for their students and/or other conservative organizations and activities on campus. Learn more about a few of these schools and their unique characteristics.
Houston Baptist University
According to the NCES, Houston Baptist University in Texas had close to 2,320 undergraduate students in 2017. Students at the university can pursue undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in a wide range of subjects, including counseling, kinesiology, Latin, international business, pre-pharmacy and theological studies. The university encourages spiritual growth in its students with the Community Life and Worship requirement, which students can work towards by participating in spiritual activities like Baptist Student Ministry, Bible studies, Convocation and missions opportunities. Students may also choose to participate in spiritual organizations, such as Campus Outreach and the Navigators (discipleship ministry), and/or conservative groups on campus, like Pro-Life Huskies.
Anderson University in South Carolina offers a variety of online and/or on-campus degree programs at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels in fields like business administration, biochemistry, criminal justice, music, divinity and organizational leadership. The university requires students to complete the Journey Program, where students must earn 8 credits each semester towards the program by participating in spiritual activities to promote spiritual growth. Students can participate in Small Groups, service activities, spiritual concerts, ministry teams and spiritual organizations, such as Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and Cru (Bible study). As of 2017, the university had a little more than 2,980 undergraduate students, per the NCES.
Tennessee's Union University helps students grow spiritually by offering chapel services, Life Groups, Men's and Women's Cooperatives and a variety of outreach programs at the local, national and global levels. There are also a variety of spiritual groups on campus, like FCA and Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International, as well as some conservative student groups, such as College Republicans and Life 139 (pro-life). According to the NCES, the university had about 2,180 undergraduate students in 2017. Students can earn undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in diverse subjects, including athletic training, botany, church music, graphic design, conservation biology and pharmacy.
Cedarville University in Ohio had close to 3,540 undergraduate students in 2017, per the NCES. The university provides undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in areas such as linguistics, molecular biology, computer engineering, science education, forensic science and nursing, as well as some online degree programs. The university is unique in that it is one of few institutions that holds a daily chapel, which typically includes guest speakers and dynamic worship. Students can also grow spiritually through D-Groups (discipleship), student leadership opportunities, global outreach opportunities and/or music ministries, such as the HeartSong Ministries (traveling worship).
Maranatha Baptist University
Wisconsin's Maranatha Baptist University offers undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in fields such as Biblical counseling, English, math education, digital media marketing, organizational leadership and music. Students on campus are required to attend chapel services Monday through Friday to listen to guest speakers and Bible faculty. Other spiritual growth opportunities on campus include community service projects, mission trips through Global Encounters and fellowship and community through Men's and Women's Societies. In 2017, the NCES reported that the university had close to 930 undergraduate students.