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Missouri Baptist University

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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.


Missouri Baptist University is comprised of eight academic divisions which offer undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as various professional certificates. These divisions are: Business, Education, Fine Arts, Health & Sport Sciences, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences, and Graduate Programs.

Undergraduate Degrees

The undergraduate degree programs offered by Missouri Baptist University include Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS), Bachelor of Science (BS), Associate of Science (AS), Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE), and Bachelor of Music (BM). The areas of specialization that students can opt for include Ministry and Leadership, Applied Management, Business Administration, Accounting, Management, Marketing, Child Development, Elementary Education, Broadcast Media, Music, Health Sciences, English, Biology, and History.

Graduate Degrees

The graduate degree programs offered by Missouri Baptist University include Master of Arts (MA), Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS), Master of Science (MS), Master of Education Administration (MEA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Educational Specialist (Ed.S), and Doctor of Education (Ed.D). Students interested in graduate programs can pursue Business Administration, Counseling, Educational Administration, Pastoral Ministries, and Apologetic Studies.

Certificate Programs

Various certificate programs offered at Missouri Baptist University include the Writing certificate in English, Certificate in Business Administration, Certificate in Ministry and Leadership, Certificate in Exercise Science, and Certificate in Sport Management.

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Undergraduate Admissions

Missouri Baptist University invites admission applications from all educationally qualified students from accredited high schools and colleges. All candidates seeking admission in undergraduate degree courses need to submit the application form along with a letter of recommendation. Students are also required to submit their ACT/SAT scores (a minimum score of 20 for ACT and 950 for SAT) and official high school transcripts. The university recommends that students seeking undergraduate admissions must have completed a total of 22 academic units: English (4 units), Mathematics (3 units), Social Studies (3 units), Science (2 units), Visual and Performing Arts (1 unit), and Academic Electives (2 units). The university also requires proof of health insurance and immunization records for resident students.

International Applicants

International students need to submit the application for admission and provide evidence of their proficiency in English by submitting their TOEFL scores. They are required to submit their high school and college transcripts. International students are also recommended to submit their SAT/ACT scores, though it is not an admission requirement. International students need to submit one letter of recommendation and a certificate of finances to demonstrate availability of funds to finance their education expenses for one year.

Financial Aid

Missouri Baptist University provides financial aid to students who demonstrate financial need to help them meet their educational expenses. Missouri Baptist University offers financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and part-time employment.

Scholarships, Grants, and Loans

Common grant options available to students include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Post 911 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program, and the Missouri ACCESS Grant. Students can also apply for loans such as Federal Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized loan, Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS), and PLUS Loan for Graduate Students. Missouri Baptist University offers various scholarships to the students. Some of these include Marguerite Ross Barnett Memorial Scholarship, Missouri Higher Education Academic Scholarship, Missouri Minority Teaching Scholarship, Missouri Teacher Education Scholarship, and Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship.

Different student employment options include on-campus part-time employment and off-campus part-time employment – community service, state work-study, and other regular part-time jobs.


In order to be considered for financial aid, students must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students are required to adhere to the financial aid deadline of April 1. To be eligible for financial aid, students must be U.S citizens or eligible non-citizens.

Student Financial Aid Details

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Missouri Baptist University believes that students play an active role in enhancing their classroom studies by participating in community service, cultural events, sports, and extracurricular activities. The university strives towards creating a Christian attitude in every area of life of the students. There are numerous clubs and student organizations on campus that organize social, cultural, and religious activities for the students. The Career Services Office provides career exploration guidance and job search assistance to the students. Counseling services are also available for all the students.

Spartan Space

The university has a 24-hour self-service web portal, Spartan Space, dedicated to the students. This portal provides various useful services such as changing local addresses, viewing the email addresses and phone numbers of the faculty, paying bills online, printing class schedules and grade cards, and performing job searches.

On-Campus Housing and Dining Facilities

On-campus housing facilities are available for students at Pillsbury-Huff, North Hall, and Spartan Village Apartment Complex. Pillsbury-Huff is the men’s residence hall whereas North Hall is the female residence hall. Both the residence halls offer suite-style accommodation with facilities such as commons area, games tables, laundry services, and computer labs. Dining facilities are available at The Café in the Thomas S. Field Academic Hall.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


Missouri Baptist University is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the American Midwest Conference (AMC). The university athletic teams are known as the Spartans and the official colors are navy and white. The women’s athletic teams include volleyball, basketball, soccer, cross-country, wrestling, golf, track and field, softball, and tennis. The men’s teams include wrestling, soccer, golf, track and field, volleyball, basketball, baseball, tennis, and cross-country.


  • Missouri Baptist University. About MBU. Web. 22 September 2011.
  • Missouri Baptist University. Student Activities. Web. 22 September 2011.
  • Missouri Baptist University. Undergraduate Catalog 2009 – 2010. 2009. Print.

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Ranks 47th in Missouri and 1784th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 2 0.04
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.02
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Saint Louis, MO 63141-8698
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population20,025 (20,025 urban / N/A rural)
Households7,969 (2.41 people per house)
Median Household Income$81,180
Families5,469 (2.94 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
UndergraduateProfessions focus, some graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate professional (education dominant)
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, inclusive
EnrollmentMajority undergraduate
Size & SettingSmall four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationBaptist
Congressional District2902

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 1089th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $20,700 $20,700 $20,700
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,090 $1,090 $1,090
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $715 $715 $715
FT Graduate Tuition $5,700 $5,700 $5,700
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $518 $518 $518
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $33,313 $33,313 $33,313
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $33,047 $33,047 $33,047
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $26,719 $26,719 $26,719

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $19,650 $20,764 $19,650 $20,764 $19,650 $20,764
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $2,000 $1,168
On-Campus – Room & Board $7,800 $8,070
On-Campus – Other Expenses $4,740 $1,698
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $3,500 $6,382
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $6,500 $3,761
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $6,500 $3,761

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$35
Graduate Application Fee$35
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 840 (375 male / 465 female)
Admitted 512 (229 male / 283 female)
Admission rate 61%
First-time Enrollment 265 (134 male / 131 female)
FT Enrollment 261 (134 male / 127 female)
PT Enrollment 4 (N/A male / 4 female)
Total Enrollment5,345

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NAIA
NAIA Football Conference Mid-States Football Association
NAIA Basketball Conference American Midwest Conference
NAIA Baseball Conference American Midwest Conference
NAIA Track & Field Conference American Midwest Conference

ACT Test Admission

932nd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 89%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 18 / 25
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 17 / 24
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 19 / 24

SAT Test Admission

1102nd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 11%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 410 / 500
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 400 / 540
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 810 / 1040

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity346
Meals per Week19
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 10 52 13 7 3 740 6 837
Accounting 14 14
Behavioral Sciences 1 21 22
Biochemistry 1 1
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 1 8 9
Biotechnology 1 1
Business Administration and Management, General 6 4 3 65 1 79
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 1 1 27 29
Business Teacher Education 1 1
Chemistry, General 1 1
Child Development 1 2 3
Christian Studies 2 2
Communication and Media Studies, Other 2 2
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 8 90 101
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 4 1 17 1 23
Curriculum and Instruction 6 44 1 52
Drama and Dance Teacher Education 1 1 2
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 18 18
Education, General 1 1 1 13 16
Educational/Instructional Technology 2 2
Elementary Education and Teaching 1 59 61
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship 3 36 3 42
English Language and Literature, General 14 14
Forensic Chemistry
Health Teacher Education
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Health and Wellness, General 1 2 3
History, General 1 1
Human Services, General 2 1 17 20
Information Technology 1 1
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 1 13 14
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 1 1 1 16 19
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 1 2
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 1 5 6
Mathematics, General 1 1 2
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1 1 2
Music Performance, General 1 1
Music Teacher Education 4 4
Music, General 4 4
Musical Theatre 2 2
Operations Management and Supervision 1 1
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 1 6 7
Pre-Nursing Studies 1 4 5
Psychology, General 19 19
Public Relations/Image Management 2 2
Radio and Television 1 1
Religious Education 1 1
Religious/Sacred Music 1 1
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Secondary School Administration/Principalship 1 35 36
Social Sciences, General 1 1 7 9
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 3 1 41 45
Superintendency and Educational System Administration 1 1 15 17
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 8 1 1 1 92 103
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other 4 2 8 14
Theology/Theological Studies

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3363rd for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $50,944 ($52,451 male / $45,124 female)
Number of FT Faculty 72 (38 male / 34 female)
Number of PT Faculty 300
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $1,640,874

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