About Wayland

Founded in 1908 by a pioneer physician committed to the value of education, Wayland continues to pioneer new standards in higher learning, serving as a leader among the nation’s Christian colleges and universities.


WBU At A Glance

Academic Excellence

Fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Wayland is committed to offering academically challenging programs that prepare students for careers and lifelong learning.

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1,100 Students

Wayland has approximately 1,100 students enrolled on its Plainview campus with nearly 4,000 total including its extension campuses. The Plainview campus is a traditional, residential campus located on 80 acres. WBU's extension campuses cater to working adults, offering classes in the evenings and on weekends.

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are in graduate school or employed one year after graduation


Student - Faculty Ratio

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Why Wayland Baptist University?

WBU is a place to pursue a higher calling. Ours is an academically challenging and distinctively Christian environment. Here, you will not only prepare for professional success, but also for service to God, your family, and your community.


We Are Wayland

Get a glimpse of life at Wayland. View our close-knit community, our faith-based learning, our active student life, and more.