Missouri Baptist University (MBU) is a private, coeducational, Christian, liberal arts institution located in St. Louis, MO. The university was established in 1957 with the creation of a campus extension at Tower Grove Baptist Church in mid-town St. Louis with a total of 68 students. In the first term, Bible courses were offered to pastors but from the second term onwards, liberal arts courses were also offered. In 1964, Missouri Baptist College was chartered as a 4-year Christian liberal arts college. In 1973, the first group of students graduated from Missouri Baptist College with Bachelor of Arts degrees. The college was officially renamed Missouri Baptist University in August 2002.
Missouri Baptist University has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 3,200 students. The main campus of the college is located in the heart of West County-Saint Louis with satellite campuses in Franklin County-Union, Jefferson County-Hillsboro and Arnold, Troy-Wentzville, Lewis & Clark, and St. Charles. The main campus in St. Louis features the Jung-Kellogg Library, Thomas and Virginia Field Academic Hall, the Bywaters Student Lounge, Pillsbury Chapel and Dale Williams Fine Arts Center, and the W.L. Muncy, Jr. Gymnasium.
Missouri Baptist University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and courses offered are approved by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City, Missouri.