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Arkansas Baptist College


Arkansas Baptist College is situated in the downtown district of Little Rock, Arkansas, not far from the Rivermarket section and the Clinton Presidential Library on land originally purchased for $5,000. When it was founded by a multi-cultural group of religious leaders in 1884, ABC was known as Minister's Institute. A private, historically black, four-year liberal arts college, Arkansas Baptist College produces well-educated and spiritually aware graduates ready to meet the needs of a changing society.

ABC has an open enrollment policy and accepts all eligible students with a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Coursework leads to bachelor's degrees in criminal justice, business administration, public administration, human services, and religious studies.

Arkansas Baptist College's mission is to impact the community and society through a combination of academic scholarship and Christian principles. ABC students complete coursework leading to a baccalaureate degree in a minimum of four years. Students take advantage of summer sessions, in which case the degree can be completed in three calendar years. Students are immersed in liberal arts during their first two years, before significant coursework in their area of specialization. Internships and other forms of service are significant parts of the final two years of study. Classes are offered through nine divisions and schools.

Quick Facts:

  • Arkansas Baptist College is home to chapters of two national sororities and three national fraternities.

  • The School of Business and Applied Science Technology has welcomed Phi Beta Lambda at Arkansas Baptist College. Phi Beta Lambda is a not-for-profit educational association of students who plan on pursuing careers in the field of business.

  • Arkansas Baptist College has an intramural sports program in which students, faculty, staff and alumni compete in a wide range of athletic activities. Leagues are divided by skill level.

  • ABC offers associate of arts degree programs in business administration, public administration and religious studies.
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