Arkansas Baptist College Details

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Co_Education Yes
Campus Address 1600 Bishop Street
City Little Rock
State Arkansas
Zip 72202
Phone 501-374-7856
Total Enrollment 187
Level of Selectivity Non-competitive
Location Arkansas Baptist is located in Little Rock, the capital of Arkansas (population 395,000). The city is served by mass bus and passenger rail service. The airport is 8 miles away. Little Rock is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, offering students access to fine dining, shopping, concerts, and plays.
History Arkansas Baptist College is a four-year, private, coed, liberal arts college affiliated with the Arkansas Baptist Consolidated Convention. Founded in 1884 as the Minister's Institute, the name changed to the Baptist Institute before becoming Arkansas Baptist College in 1885. As a church-affiliated institution, Arkansas Baptist provides a liberal arts program in a Christian-centered environment. The college programs are designed to develop the academic, social, and spiritual potential of each of its students. Arkansas Baptist forms part of a cooperative center with Philander Smith and Shorter College in sharing resources and programs.
Band Program No
Religious Affiliation Yes
Accrediation Arkansas Baptist College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.
Costs per Year 2002-03 tuition: $2584 Room and board: $3384 Special fees: $200 Books: $700 Estimated total cost: $6868
In State Tuition 2584
Out of State Tuition 2584
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding Percentage of student body that received financial aid: 97 Financial Aid Specific to the School Academic scholarships: Awarded by Arkansas Baptist based on achievement, standardized test scores, and extracurricular activities. Students should contact Financial Aid. Athletic Scholarships: Available to students participating in intercollegiate sports. Students should contact the Athletic Department.
Financial-Aid Deadline March 15 (priority); May 1
Admission Deadline Open admissions.
Entrance Requirements Graduation from an accredited high school (or equivalent) and completion of the following 18 units: 4 English, 3 mathematics, 2 science, 3 social science, and 6 electives; some foreign language recommended; submit official high school transcript; minimum 2.0 GPA. A $10 application fee is required.
Graduation Requirements A minimum of 124 credit hours and completion of core requirements, including 9 hours of religion; minimum 2.0 GPA; 30 hours in residence.
Student Body Profile Total enrollment: 201 In-state: 187
Diversity 30
Student Life Campus Services: Health services, career planning, and placement; student employment services; day care for preschoolers; remedial instruction. Campus Activities: Social and cultural activities include chorale and religious activities.
Faculty Profile Number of faculty members: 35 Student-teacher ratio: 14:1 Full-time faculty members: 18 Part-time faculty members: 17
Athletic Program Arkansas Baptist College is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Intercollegiate Sports: men's basketball; women's basketball, softball, and volleyball Athletic Contact: Director of Athletics, Arkansas Baptist College, 1600 Bishop Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202; Telephone: 501-373-6886.
School Calender August-May (semesters) Commencement and conferring of degrees: May One summer session.
Degrees Bachelor of Arts: Liberal Arts/General, Religion/Religious Studies, Social Sciences Bachelor of Science: Business Administration, Computer Science, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Social Work.
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