Mission & Values

Wayland Baptist University is dedicated to providing an innovative education informed by a Christian worldview. Our commitment to a transformative environment of faith and learning is affirmed in our University’s Mission and Core Values. These statements of purpose define us, and they shape the growth of every Wayland student.

Wayland students in chapel
Mission Statement

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.


Wayland’s Vision

Wayland Baptist University will be an environmentally responsible, international multi-campus system offering innovative, academically challenging, and distinctively Christian undergraduate and graduate education through multiple delivery systems to military and civilian students around the world.


Core Values

Commitment to Student Learning

Christian Distinctiveness and Baptist Heritage

Integrity, Diversity, Trust, and Respect

Excellence, Innovation, and Adaptability

Service to Our Communities

Personal, Professional, and Spiritual Development

Stewardship of Our Resources

Planning and Accountability

Environmental Responsibility