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Study at Dallas Baptist University

Dallas Baptist University was originally founded in 1898 as the Decatur Baptist College. At that time, the college was located in Decatur, Texas. It moved to its present location in Dallas, Texas, in 1965. It achieved senior-college status three years later. It was named Dallas Baptist University in 1985. It is a Christian liberal arts university that now offers Enrolment to over 5, 000 students. The campus of DBU sits on 292 acres of land. DBU offers over 50 undergraduate majors, more than 20 graduate programs, and several doctoral programs in various Course Topics. These courses are taught through the 8 colleges under DBU:
  • College of Adult Education
  • College of Business
  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Dorothy M. Bush College of Education
  • Gary Cook Graduate School of Leadership
  • Mary C. Crowley College of Christian Faith
The sports teams of DBU are known as the Patriots. They participate in baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, golf, track and field, tennis and volleyball.

Profile of Dallas Baptist UniversityDallas Baptist can be found in Dallas, TX (a large city). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a Baptist school. Dallas Baptist is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Doctoral degree is the highest degree at the school.

Course Topics

The most common majors at Dallas Baptist are in business and management.

Dallas Baptist Selectivity

The school does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 465 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at Dallas Baptist centered around 464 to 575, but ranged both higher and lower.

A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 5, 244 students were enrolled in Dallas Baptist. Older adults are in evidence at the school, often seeking career changing education.

Student Life
Student dorms or apartments are common at Dallas Baptist. The school offers students meal plans. Dallas Baptist student athletes compete in Division I Independents and Heartland Conference competitions.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The purpose of Dallas Baptist University is to provide Christ-centered quality higher education in the arts, sciences, and professional studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to traditional age and adult students in order to produce servant leaders who have the ability to integrate faith and learning through their respective callings. "Dallas Baptist Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management461business management, marketing, finance, accounting, MIS
Liberal Arts202general studies, liberal arts and sciences, sociology, English, political science, history
Education and Teaching175educational administration, school Counselling, elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, higher education administration, early childhood education, education of learning disabled, reading teaching, . . .
Therapy and Counselling107psychology, Counselling psychology
Religion and Philosophy94religious education, pastoral Counselling, bible studies, philosophy
Media78communication studies
Science25biology, natural sciences
Music16music performance, music, music management, music theory and composition
Art Studies15art studies
Medical administration15health care administration
Security and Law Enforcement13criminal justice and safety
Computer Science and Engineering5computer science, computer and info science
Contact: Dallas BaptistDallas Baptist University

3000 Mountain Creek Parkway

Dallas, TX 75211-9299

General Phone: (214) 333-7100


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