Students at Wayland

About Wayland Baptist University


Dreaming big for more than a century.

Wayland began in 1908 as the dream of pioneers who respected the life-altering value of education. Now the oldest university in continuous existence on the High Plains of Texas, Wayland Baptist reaffirms that commitment every day through a distinctive combination of offerings.

Mission

Wayland Baptist University exists to educate students in an academically challenging, learning-focused and distinctively Christian environment for professional success and service to God and humankind.


Location

Main campus in Plainview, a community of 25,000 on the high plains of West Texas between Lubbock and Amarillo.

Enrollment


More than 1,000 students on the main campus in Plainview, TX, plus 5,800 students on campuses in Amarillo, Lubbock, San Antonio, and Wichita Falls, Texas; Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska: Sierra Vista and Phoenix, Arizona; Mililani, Hawaii; Albuquerque and Clovis, New Mexico; Altus, Oklahoma; and Kenya, Africa.

Student/Faculty Ratio

15:1 on the main campus in Plainview; 17:1 on the other campuses.

Average Class Size

16 students

Activities

Student government, honor societies, academic clubs, special interest and Christian service organizations, music and drama groups, and social fraternities and sororities.

Athletics

Intercollegiate teams (NAIA Division I) for men and women in basketball, indoor and outdoor track and field, cross country, coed cheerleading, men's baseball, men's golf, women's soccer, and women's volleyball. Extensive intramural programs for men and women also are available.

Financial Aid

Because of the contributions of so many who believe in Wayland and its unique approach to Christian education, the cost of an education at Wayland is among the lowest of any fully accredited, private, senior university in the country. Still, the aggressive approach of Wayland's financial aid office has resulted in financial assistance for over 95 percent of our full-time students. Through institutional, state, and federal programs, Wayland makes available both merit-based and need-based assistance.

Accreditation

Wayland Baptist University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, and master's levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-697-4500 for questions about the status of Wayland Baptist University.
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