About WBUonline

Centrally located in the United States with its home campus in Plainview, Texas, Wayland offers multiple degree programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels, at 13 campuses in six states.

Near the turn of the millennium, Wayland began offering courses online to supplement the physical campus programs. In 2001, the WBUonline was developed to administer all the online courses. Starting with the Winter of 2006, Wayland began offering graduate degree programs entirely online.

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.


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WBUonline Staff

Student Support - 806-291-3494
Gerald Vilier, Learning Technologist & Administrative Specialist

Faculty Support - 806-291-3494
Holly Warren, Instructional Design Specialist

Student Advisor - 806-685-5096
Jennifer Martin, Online Academic Advisor

Staff Support - 806-291-3494
Leslie Burson, Program Coordinator

Administration Support - 806-291-3494
Dr. Rick Hammer, Director of WBUonline

Wayland Baptist University

Wayland Baptist University is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

Wayland Baptist University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees and certificates at the associate, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 in order to (1) learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) file a third-party comment at the time of the institution's decennial review, or (3) file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to the institution and not to the Commission's office. The university is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The university's baccalaureate nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Contact ACEN at 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Ste 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 or call 404-975-5000. The university is also accredited by the Texas Education Agency for teacher certification and for veterans training, and the Texas Board of Nursing.



As a participant in the National Council for the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) Wayland Baptist University affirms its commitment to ensure that courses and programs offered through the SARA initiative provide high-quality opportunities that can help students reach their goals.

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Filing a Student Complaint - NC-SARA