Central Baptist College

Central Baptist College

Central Baptist College, or CBC, is located on a 15-acre campus in Conway, Arkansas. Though officially established in 1952, CBC traces its roots to the Central College which was founded in 1892 by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention. This college closed in 1947, and its assets were taken over by the Baptist Missionary Association of Arkansas. In September, 1952, the Conway Baptist College was established, and came to be known as the Central Baptist College in 1962.

Central Baptist College offers a number of associate's, and bachelor's degree programs. Courses are available in general education, health sciences, management, music, psychology and social services, biotechnology, and bible studies. Students can also opt for online courses and correspondence programs.

The sports teams of Central Baptist College are known as the Mustangs. They compete in basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, cross country, golf, and volleyball. CBC's athletics department is a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

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Contacting Central Baptist

Central Baptist College
1501 College Avenue
Conway , AR 72034
General Phone: (501) 329-6872

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Central Baptist Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management28business management, organizational behavior, business and related services
Liberal Arts25general studies
Religion and Philosophy18bible studies, theology and religious vocations
Family and Social Work11social work
Computer Science and Engineering5data processing tech
Education and Teaching1education
Therapy and Counseling1counseling psychology

Number of programs and degrees for Central Baptist in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree6510
Associate's degree253

Central Baptist Student Body

In 2007-2008, Central Baptist had a total enrollment of 571 students (509 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 96%
Part-Time 4%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 76%
Black 18%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 30%
20-21 17%
22-24 11%
25-29 12%
30-34 8%
35-39 8%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%

Central Baptist Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 64 %
Part-Time 50 %

Central Baptist Room and Board (2007)

Central Baptist offers campus housing for 201 of its 509 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Conway, Arkansas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Arkansas Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Central Baptist Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1924
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite1923

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT82%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsrequired

Central Baptist Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 9,650
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,650
Room and board $ 6,000
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 2,020

Financial Aid:
Central Baptist participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 109300)

Central Baptist Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track117

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year3$47,5372*
Associate professoracademic year3$33,3624$39,165
Assistant professoracademic year2*1*
Instructoracademic year3$32,5640*
All faculty totalacademic year11$37,6137$39,067

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Central Baptist Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports111425

Central Baptist Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
General Studies

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology

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Central Baptist Highlights

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What Sets Central Baptist Apart:

% of degrees in music
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Central Baptist % of degrees in music
% students on athletic fin. aid
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Central Baptist % students on athletic fin. aid
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 15%Central Baptist Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Central Baptist Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Central Baptist % of degrees in business and management
Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Central Baptist Male % of student body
% students 40 years or older
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 16%Central Baptist % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in liberal arts
(colleges not offering open-admission)
Top 17%Central Baptist % of degrees in liberal arts

checked Baptist affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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