IABCU Member Benefits

  • Uniting with other Baptist colleges, universities, and seminaries to discuss matters common to all Baptist institutions of higher education.
  • Eligibility to attend the Annual Conference of the IABCU and participate in all programs offered by the Association. These include updates from our legal team and accounting team on issues affecting Baptist higher ed.
  • Subscriptions to The Baptist Educator, the journal of Baptist higher ed.
  • Eligibility to participate in the IABCU tuition exchange for dependents of employees.
  • Ability to post job openings on the IABCU website, which is the most-visited section of the site.

Baptist Health Sciences University


Memphis, Tennessee

Baptist Health Sciences University prepares graduates for careers of service and leadership by providing a comprehensive health sciences education within an integrated environment of learning and Christian principles.

Baylor University


Waco, Texas

Baylor University stands apart as a Christian research university. Our faculty deeply value teaching and mentoring students while also pursuing research and scholarship at the highest levels. At Baylor, learning takes place in the classrooms and in the educational experiences outside the classroom that expand knowledge and help prepare students as leaders in an ever-changing global society.

Blue Mountain Christian University


Blue Mountain, Mississippi

Blue Mountain Christian University assists students in developing intellectual integrity, academic excellence, civility, and Christian character.

Bluefield University


Bluefield, Virginia

Bluefield University is an inclusive Christ-centered learning community developing transformational servant leaders.

California Baptist University


Riverside, California

California Baptist University is one of the top private Christian colleges and universities in Southern California. CBU offers 81 majors and 29 graduate degree programs in addition to three doctoral degrees.

Campbell University


Buies Creek, North Carolina

Campbell is an institution offering undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. We equip students with exemplary academic and professional skills that prepare them for purposeful lives and meaningful service.

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville, Kentucky

Campbellsville University is a comprehensive, Christian institution that offers pre-professional, undergraduate and graduate programs. The university is dedicated to academic excellence solidly grounded in the liberal arts that fosters personal growth, integrity and professional preparation within a caring environment. The university prepares students as Christian servant leaders for life-long learning, continued scholarship, and active participation in a diverse, global society.

Canadian Baptist Theological Seminary and College

Canadian Baptist Theo Seminary

Cochrane, AB Canada

Canadian Baptist Theological College (CBT) is committed to providing high quality teaching in a warm, supportive environment both for students well on their way to Christian service and for those just beginning to discover who they are in Christ. Gaining knowledge, developing skills, and being shaped in Christian character are all part of the experience at CBT.

Carson-Newman University


Jefferson City, Tennessee

Our mission as Christian educators is to help our students reach their full potential as educated citizens and worldwide servant-leaders.

Charleston Southern University


Charleston, South Carolina

Founded in 1964 in the heart of the Charleston metro area, Charleston Southern University is a private, Christian liberal arts university. Offering smaller class sizes and a vibrant campus life experience, CSU offers more than 80 academically rigorous and faith-integrated undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Charleston Southern is one of South Carolina’s largest accredited, independent universities, competes at the NCAA Division I level, and has most recently been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as #21 nationally for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs and #13 for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. Students can learn online or in a traditional classroom setting, all while discovering their pathway to purpose.

Chowan University


Murfreesboro, North Carolina

At Chowan, you will be encouraged, inspired, and empowered to do your best. To be your best. To take what you have been given, and make the most of what can be.

Every day at Chowan is a challenge and an opportunity to strive for more, because we believe there is no limit to how far you can climb, and no rule to measure how far you can go. And you can get there from here.

Clear Creek Baptist Bible College


Pineville, Kentucky

His Mission. His Church. Your Call.

Our 120 hour Bachelor of Arts in Ministry degree covers the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation in 32 hours of coursework. Added to that are courses in Biblical Hermeneutics, Sermon Preparation and Delivery, Doctrine and Theology, and 23 hours of ministry courses.

Criswell College


Dallas, Texas

Founded in 1970, Criswell College provides a liberal arts education centered around a core of classes in Bible, theology, and ministry that prepares students for meaningful work in any sphere of life. Criswell offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in biblical studies, Christian ministry, education, psychology, philosophy, politics, & economics (PPE), theological studies, divinity, leadership, and counseling.

Dallas Baptist University


Dallas, Texas

DBU is a Christ-centered university that seeks to produce students whose lives will change the world. The faculty and staff of DBU provide a challenging and encouraging environment for individuals to not only discover their unique calling, but also make it a reality. With a heart for the Lord and a desire to change the world, DBU students pursue a variety of vocations, but each are marked by a heart of service and passion for excellence.

East Texas Baptist University


Marshall, Texas

As a Christ-centered institution, East Texas Baptist University educates students by integrating biblical faith and learning to develop mind, body, and soul through community engagement to prepare graduates to be Christian servant leaders in their calling to God and humanity.

Fruitland Baptist Bible College


Hendersonville, North Carolina

Fruitland’s passion is the gospel and our purpose is equipping the next generation of Christian leaders. We offer a two-year Associate Degree in Religion with an emphasis in Church Ministries.

Fruitland is a ministry of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention


Ontario, California

Gateway Seminary operates a system of five campuses situated near urban cities of the western region of the United States. We are a theological graduate school that educates men and women to take the Gospel to the nations. Known as one of the most multicultural seminaries in the world, Gateway Seminary’s diversity enables it to equip and challenge students to more effective ministry leadership in the 21st century.

Hardin-Simmons University


Abilene, Texas

The mission of Hardin-Simmons University is to be a community dedicated to providing excellence in education enlightened by Christian faith and values.

Houston Christian University


Houston, Texas

Houston Christian University is proud to offer students a higher education. By incorporating faith, reason, and the liberal arts into our curriculum, we seek to provide both undergraduate and graduate students with an education that isn’t based solely on preparation for a future career, but is founded on the teachings of Christ. What we provide is an education that provides our students with the tools they need to be compassionate and strong leaders, both in their careers and in their communities.

Howard Payne University


Brownwood, Texas

Howard Payne University is a Christ-centered, close-knit academic community located in the heart of Texas since 1889.

Jacksonville College


Jacksonville, TX

At Jacksonville College, we believe that God uses students to transform the world. That’s why we provide quality, Christ-centered teaching and training that prepares students for all that God has planned for them.

Louisiana Christian University


Pineville, Louisiana

Founded in 1906, Louisiana Christian University is a Christ-centered Community committed to Academic Excellence where students are equipped for Lives of Learning, Leading, and Serving. With a vision to Prepare Graduates and Transform Lives, LCU develops the intellect and maturity of students with curricular and spiritual principles characterized by three words: relevant, relational and rigorous.

Louisiana Christian University attracts students seeking a college that will reinforce and integrate their faith in more than 70 areas of study, and students credit professors for compassion and investment in the whole student. LCU was named a Top 30 Christian College by bestvalueschools.org.

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary


Kansas City, Missouri

We serve the church by biblically educating God-called men and women to be and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We are unashamed about our sacred calling to prepare men and women to serve the church. We equip students to be the next leaders of the church, completely dedicated to the Great Commission. From start to finish, Midwestern Seminary strives to transform students by renewing their minds with biblical truth, igniting their hearts with ministry passion, and enriching their souls with deepened Christ-likeness.

Mississippi College


Clinton, Mississippi

Mississippi College, affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention, is a private, co-educational, Christian university of liberal arts and sciences serving more than 5,100 students, from 40 states and 38 countries. Founded in 1826, Mississippi College is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of Mississippi and second oldest Baptist university in America. With more than 80 areas of undergraduate study, 16 graduate programs, a doctor of jurisprudence, a doctor of education leadership degree and a doctor of professional counseling degree, Mississippi College seeks to be a university recognized for academic excellence and commitment to the cause of Christ.

Missouri Baptist University


St. Louis, Missouri

Missouri Baptist University is a unique private, liberal arts institution which aims to teach, empower, and inspire students for service and lifelong learning. MBU is committed to maintaining a community that recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person.

Montana Christian College


Kalispell, Montana

Our goal is for students to have biblically grounded knowledge applicable in their everyday life, regardless of their chosen careers. We also believe men and women are called to serve the Lord in everything they do. MCC desires students to shape the church and the community around them.

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

New Orleans, Louisiana

For 100 years, NOBTS has equipped leaders to answer God’s call. NOBTS blends academic rigor, innovative delivery systems, and focus on a practical ministry to prepare students for service in the local church and other Christian ministries. Regardless of the ministry calling, our learning community equips students to follow God wherever He leads.

North Greenville University


Tigerville, South Carolina

North Greenville University is a private liberal arts institution affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention and recognized as one of the most notable conservative Christian universities in the Southeast and even the nation. At the heart of NGU is a Christ-centered community of genuine, caring faculty and staff members who are committed to providing every student with not only a quality educational experience, but also hands-on opportunities for spiritual growth and service on campus, in the local community, and around the world.

Oklahoma Baptist University


Shawnee, Oklahoma

As a Christian liberal arts university, OBU transforms lives by equipping students to pursue academic excellence, integrate faith with all areas of knowledge, engage a diverse world, and live worthy of the high calling of God in Christ.

Ouachita Baptist University


Arkadelphia, Arkansas

Ouachita Baptist University is a private Christian liberal arts university committed to fostering a love of God and a love of learning in a Christ-centered learning community.

Queensland University of Haiti

Haiti and the Caribbean Region

Within the framework of teaching and scientific research in Haiti and the Caribbean, the Queensland University makes an important contribution to the provision of quality Christian education as well as a wide range of additional training corresponding to the needs of society. Developing new knowledge through productive scientific, cultural and artistic research, the university contributes to the formation of intelligent, moral, authentic and socially responsible individuals and thus to the creation of a Haitian Society of learning

Samford University


Birmingham, Alabama

The 87th oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, Samford University is a globally engaged teaching and research university rooted firmly in its vibrant Christian mission. Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health.

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary


Wake Forest, North Carolina

Our hope is that the classes you take at Southeastern will spur you on to love God deeply and pursue his mission passionately around the world. Our leadership and faculty affirm the Abstract of Principles, The Baptist Faith & Message 2000, the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, and the Danvers Statement on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.

Southwest Baptist University


Bolivar, Missouri

Southwest Baptist University is a private Christian liberal arts university with more than 80 areas of academic study on undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels, as well as global service and missions projects to share your faith and develop as a servant leader. SBU has a vibrant campus life within a close-knit community. We are proud of our faculty, who are truly passionate about you, your education and your future success.

Stark College and Seminary

McAllen, Texas

At Stark College and Seminary we know that you want to serve your church and community.

In order to do that, you need Biblical training. The problem is, there’s a lot you don’t know, which makes you feel anxious about your ability to serve. We believe every Christian is called to serve God. We understand the fear of serving in ministry which is why every class you take will be taught by someone who serves in the local church.

The Baptist College of Florida


Graceville, Florida

The Baptist College of Florida is distinctively Christian. All courses are taught from a Bible-based, Christian worldview. All professors are academically qualified, experienced in their fields, and actively involved in local churches. Our goal is to produce graduates who are equipped with academic excellence, spiritual fervor, Christian character, and real-world ministry skills. Our mission is to prepare the next greatest generation of Christian leaders to “Change the World through the Unchanging Word.

Union University


Jackson, Tennessee

Union University is a private, Christian, four-year, coeducational, liberal arts-based university offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Founded in 1823, Union is the oldest institution affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor


Belton, Texas

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor prepares students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society. Academic excellence, personal attention, broad-based scholarship and a commitment to a Baptist vision for education distinguish our Christ-centered learning community.

University of the Cumberlands


Williamsburg, Kentucky

Located in the heart of Appalachia, University of the Cumberlands (UC) is an institution of regional distinction that offers undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study, along with several pre-professional, graduate, and doctoral programs. With a total enrollment of more than 19,000 students, UC is one of the largest and most affordable private universities in Kentucky. Cumberlands is devoted to preparing students for the future through innovative programs as well as hands-on, experiential learning and research.

Wayland University


Plainview, Texas

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.

William Carey University


Hattiesburg, Mississippi

William Carey University is a Christian university dedicated to guiding students in finding and achieving their higher calling.

We believe in challenging students to excel in scholarship, leadership, and service in the global community, we believe in preparing students to fulfill their diverse callings and inspire positive change in the world around them. Our calling is to help you achieve yours.

Williams Baptist University


Walnut Ridge, Arkansas

Williams is a Christian, liberal arts college that strives to produce exceptional graduates prepared to competently engage local and global cultures through a Christ-centered worldview.