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Study at Wayland Baptist UniversityWayland Baptist University is a private, coeducational Baptist University located in Plainview, Texas. The university was chartered by the state of Texas, under the name 'Wayland Literary and Technical Institute, ' on August 31, 1908. Wayland is one of the largest Southern Baptist universities in the U. S. The university is divided into the following divisions:

School Behavioral and Social Sciences

School of Business

School of Education

School of Fine Arts

School of Languages and Literature

School of Math and Science

School of Music

School of Religion and Philosophy

Wayland's athletic teams are nicknamed the Pioneers and members of the Sooner Athletic Conference. They compete at the Division I level of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

Wayland Baptist University is located in Plainview, TX (a self-contained town). The school is a Southern Baptist school. Wayland Baptist University is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by the school is the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Wayland Baptist University is known for its programs in business and management, education and teaching, and family and social work.

Wayland Baptist University Selectivity

The school does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 390. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 410 and 570. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.

Student Enrolment

Wayland Baptist University had 5, 899 enrolled students in 2007. A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older.

Student Life

Wayland Baptist University offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Sooner Athletic Conference.


Wayland Baptist University

1900 W 7th St.

Plainview, TX 79072

General Phone: (806) 291-1000


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