Missouri Baptist University

Missouri Baptist University

Missouri Baptist University, also known as MBU, is an evangelical Christian, liberal arts institution located in St. Louis, Missouri. It was established in 1957 as a campus extension at Tower Grove Baptist Church. It was given its present name in August 2002. The university enrolls more than 1,000 undergraduate students and over 700 graduate students each year. It offers a wide variety of degrees and programs through the following academic divisions:

  • Business Division
  • Education Division
  • Fine Arts Division
  • Graduate Programs Division
  • Health & Sports Sciences Division
  • Humanities Division
  • Natural Sciences Division
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences Division

MBU's athletics department fields several men's and women's sports teams. They participate in sports which include baseball, basketball, soccer, and tennis. Their sports teams are nicknamed the Spartans.

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Missouri Baptist University
One College Park Dr
Saint Louis , MO 63141-8698
General Phone: (877) 434-1115

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Missouri Baptist University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching376education, curriculum and instruction, elementary/middle school admin, secondary school administration, superintendency and administration, school counseling, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, ...
Business and Management105business management, operations management, business administration, accounting, organizational behavior, marketing
Religion and Philosophy34Christian studies, religious education, religious music, theology, theology and religious vocations
Therapy and Counseling33behavioral sciences, psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy27sports and fitness management, exercise science
Liberal Arts23English, interdisciplinary studies, social services, history
Media14communication studies
Family and Social Work13child development, community organization
Security and Law Enforcement12criminal justice and safety
Science6biology, biotechnology, chemistry
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science
Nursing and Emergency Medicine2registered nursing
Music0music, music performance

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree29440
Post-master's certificate392
Master's degree2987
Award of less than 1 academic year112
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years53
Associate's degree33

Missouri Baptist University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Missouri Baptist University had a total enrollment of 4,598 students (3,449 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 50%
Women 50%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 68%
Graduate 32%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 80%
Black 5%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 11%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 46%
18-19 7%
20-21 9%
22-24 9%
25-29 10%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Missouri Baptist University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 66 %
Part-Time 89 %

Missouri Baptist University Room and Board (2007)

Missouri Baptist University offers campus housing for 225 of its 3,449 (full-time) students.

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

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

Missouri Baptist University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal410470
SAT Math375535
ACT Verbal1825
ACT Math1623
ACT Composite1924

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 SAT5%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT83%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Missouri Baptist University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 16,782
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,782
Room and board $ 6,730
Books and supplies $ 2,351
Other expenses $ 8,541

Financial Aid:
Missouri Baptist University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 754000)

Missouri Baptist University Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track4130

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*1*
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*2*
Instructorcalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year4$49,0595$51,624

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year13$54,5813$47,330
Associate professoracademic year6$50,1148$44,293
Assistant professoracademic year7$41,0169$39,977
Instructoracademic year11$41,1605$33,151
All faculty totalacademic year37$47,30025$40,875

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

Missouri Baptist University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball American Midwest Conference
Baseball American Midwest Conference
Track American Midwest Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports164105269

Missouri Baptist University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Business Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
Health Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Secondary School Administration/Principalship
Superintendency and Educational System Administration
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Community Organization and Advocacy

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Christian Studies
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Behavioral Sciences
Psychology, General

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