WBU Facts


Name: Williams Baptist University
Description: Christian, Liberal Arts University
Location: Walnut Ridge, Arkansas
2017 Fall Enrollment: 500

HISTORY
Founded: 1941
Original Name: Southern Baptist College
Moved to Four-Year Status: 1984
Name Changed to Williams Baptist College: 1991
Name Changed to Williams Baptist University: 2018

ACADEMICS
Number of Majors: 25
Most Popular Majors: Biology/Pre-Medicine, Psychology, Liberal Arts, Education, Business, Christian Ministries
Student-to-Teacher Ratio: 13-to-1
Average Class Size: 17
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

BACCALAUREATE MAJORS
Art Education
Biblical Studies/Linguistics
Biblical Studies/Theology
Biology/Pre-Medicine
Business Administration
Church Music
Criminal Justice (Online)
Early Childhood Ed.
English
English Education
Family Psychology
Finance
History
Liberal Arts
Mid Level SS/Lit. Ed.
Mid Level Math/Sci. Ed.
Missions
Music
Music Education
Physical Education
Psychology
Religious Education
Social Studies Education
Sports Ministry
Studio Art
Youth Ministry

GRADUATE PROGRAM
Master of Arts in Teaching

ATHLETICS
Mascot: Eagle
Men’s Varsity Sports: Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Wrestling, Greco-Roman Wrestling, Cross Country, Indoor & Outdoor Track, Golf, Swimming
Women’s Varsity Sports: Basketball, Softball, Volleyball, Soccer, Cross Country, Indoor & Outdoor Track, Golf, Swimming
Conference: American Midwest Conference
Affiliation: NAIA

DENOMINATION
Owned & Operated by: Arkansas Baptist State Convention
Denomination: Southern Baptist Convention

PRESIDENTS
Dr. H.E. Williams: 1941-1973
Dr. D. Jack Nicholas: 1973-1991
Dr. Jimmy A. Millikin: 1991-1993
Dr. Gary C. Huckabay: 1993-1995
Dr. Jerol B. Swaim: 1995-2012
Dr. Thomas O. Jones: 2012-2017

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