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.

Anderson University

Anderson, South Carolina

For God and humanity, Anderson University seeks to be an innovative, entrepreneurial, premier comprehensive university where liberal arts, professional studies, and graduate studies thrive within an uplifting, welcoming, and distinctively Christian community of diverse faculty, staff and students dedicated to intellectually rigorous learning, a caring and hospitable campus culture, and personal transformation.

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.

Baptist University of the Americas

Baylor University

Blue Mountain College


Blue Mountain, Mississippi

Blue Mountain College 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.

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

Clear Creek Baptist Bible College

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

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.

Georgetown College


Georgetown, Kentucky

Georgetown College is a small, residential, co-educational liberal arts college distinguished by a combination of respected, rigorous undergraduate & graduate programs, an array of opportunities for involvement and leadership, and a commitment to Christ.

Hannibal-LaGrange University

Hardin-Simmons University

Houston Baptist University

Howard Payne University

Brownwood, Texas

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

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.

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

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.

Samford University


Birmingham, Alabama

Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford enrolls 5,471 students from 47 states and 29 countries. Samford offers undergraduate and graduate/professional degrees through 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health.

Shorter University


Rome, Georgia

Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian university committed to excellence in education. Annually ranked as a best Southeastern college by the Princeton Review, Shorter offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 40 areas of study, online courses and degree programs, undergraduate programs for working adults, and master’s degrees.

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.

The Baptist College of Florida

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

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

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.