Central Baptist College

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1501 College Avenue

Conway, AR 72032

Phone: (501) 329-6873
2013-2014 Tuition
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RNP Ranked Not Published.
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Regional Colleges (South)

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Central Baptist College is a private institution that was founded in 1952. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 832, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 15 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Central Baptist College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $13,350 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Mission: Central Baptist College, a community of learners dedicated to the integration of Christian faith and academic excellence, exists to instill in our students a commitment to lifelong learning, spiritual development and service to God, through a program characterized by academic rigor, practical experience, and spiritual direction in a Christ-focused environment. Purposes: To create an environment that fosters understanding, appreciation and a love for God's word; To create a campus community that supports students and faculty in the acquisition of knowledge; To create excellent programs of study that challenge students and provide practical experience in the chosen discipline; To create an understanding among faculty and students of the need for lifelong learning; To create opportunities for spiritual growth and service to God. Special Strengths: The value of Christian higher education is the value that has always undergirded Central Baptist College's mission statement. Since the institution's inception in 1952, its mission has focused on educating the whole person -- intellectually, physically, and spiritually. While many other colleges and universities subscribe to the notion of holistic education, it is the spiritual dimension of higher education that has made and continues to make Central Baptist College unique. At Central Baptist College, our goal is to help you reach your academic and career goals as part of God's plan for your life. Whether you are graduating from high school or returning to college after being in the workplace, CBC can provide you the tools and training to reach your goals.

General Information

School type private
Year founded 1952
Religious affiliation Baptist Missionary Association of America
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $2,097,925


When applying to Central Baptist College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 20. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 75.3 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 75.3%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 20

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Central Baptist College is 12:1, and the school has 80.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Central Baptist College include: Bible/Biblical Studies; Organizational Behavior Studies; General Studies; Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies; and Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 58.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 18%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Bible/Biblical Studies 19%
Organizational Behavior Studies 18%
General Studies 13%
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 11%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 8%

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Student Life

Central Baptist College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 832, with a gender distribution of 51.8 percent male students and 48.2 percent female students. At this school, 21 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 23 percent of students live off campus. Central Baptist College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 832
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Central Baptist College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health service. Central Baptist College also offers campus safety and security services like lighted pathways/sidewalks and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Central Baptist College, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Central Baptist College.

Students who have cars on campus 75%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Central Baptist College, 75.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,383.

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Tuition and fees $13,350 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,300 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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