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East Texas Baptist University, also known as ETBU, was established in 1912 as the College of Marshall. It became the East Texas Baptist College in 1944, and was finally named the East Texas Baptist University in 1984. This coeducational, private Christian university is located in Marshall, Texas. The U. S. News and World Report placed ETBU at the 12th position in its list of "America's Best Colleges 2008". Students of East Texas Baptist University are offered a large number of degree programs through the following academic divisions:
  • Fred Hale School of Business
  • School of Christian Studies
  • School of Education
  • School of Fine Arts
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Natural and Social Sciences
  • School of Nursing
The athletics department of East Texas Baptist University sponsors teams in softball, volleyball, basketball, cross country, soccer, baseball, and football. Known as the Tigers, the teams compete in the American Southwest Conference, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III level.

Profile of East Texas Baptist UniversityThe campus of East Texas Baptist University is in Marshall, TX, which is a town not particularly near any major cities. Its Baptist nature is one of the defining aspects of the school. East Texas Baptist University is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school include, at the school's highest level, the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

East Texas Baptist University has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The school is known for its programs in education and teaching.

East Texas Baptist University Selectivity

Admission at East Texas Baptist University is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 430. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 440 and 560.

East Texas Baptist University has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 1, 308 students enrolled (1, 213 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
East Texas Baptist University has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. East Texas Baptist University offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the American Southwest Conference. East Texas Baptist University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching73elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, social studies teaching, music teaching, math teaching, history teaching, English teaching, speech teaching, . . .
Liberal Arts39liberal arts and sciences, English, history, sociology, speech and rhetoric, Spanish language
Business and Management28business, accounting, MIS, marketing, business management
Religion and Philosophy21religion, missionary studies, pastoral Counselling, bible studies, religious education, youth ministry, theology, religious music
Nursing and Emergency Medicine17registered nursing
Therapy and Counselling15organizational psychology, psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy10health and physical education, athletic trainer
Media8media studies
Science6biology, chemistry
Music4music, voice, piano
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts2drama
Contact: East Texas Baptist UniversityEast Texas Baptist University

1209 N Grove

Marshall, TX 75670-1498

General Phone: (903) 935-7963


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