On June 1, 2017, Arlington Baptist College became Arlington Baptist University.
The name change became official on June 1, and ABU will commemorate the event on the first day of its fall classes, August 21. At 9:30 a.m. the university will celebrate its name change and other exciting events happening on its campus located at 3001 W. Division St. Not only will ABU be unveiling its new name, but the school will also be celebrating the grand opening of its new recreation room and breaking ground for the remodeling of its student union building.
According to Vice President of Academics Janie Taylor, “In conjunction with the name change, Arlington Baptist University has organized its bachelor’s and master’s programs into ‘schools’ rather than divisions.” The use of schools more specifically organizes ABU’s programs by purpose, which will enhance and grow the individual programs within each school. Each school is directed by a department chair from within the school.
ABU’s four undergraduate schools include the School of Business, School of Education, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, and School of Ministry. Its two graduate schools include the School of Theology and School of Education. Additionally, each school of both ABU’s Bachelor’s and Master’s programs offers a variety of degree options.
And ABU continues to move forward in its plans for expansion. President D. L. Moody is working in cooperation with the Arlington Police Department to add a concentration in Criminal Justice to our current Interdisciplinary program. This addition would serve students who are interested in seeking careers in law enforcement. According to Dr. Moody, “Our desire at ABU is to populate our city, state, country, and world with men and women who are committed to a Christian worldview and are academically prepared to serve Christ effectively both within and without the walls of the church.”
Arlington Baptist University offers students a full campus experience to prepare them for life through the following:
- 15-to-1 student-faculty ratio
- Competitive, flat-rate tuition
- ABHE accredited
- Intercollegiate athletics in four sports
- Christian worldview throughout the curriculum
- Christian community service as part of student life
- Chapel services designed for spiritual development
- Scenic campus on highest point in Tarrant County
- Convenient proximity to both Dallas and Fort Worth
In a recent ranking by Top Education Degrees, Arlington Baptist University has been identified as one of the 50 Most Affordable Small Colleges for a Master’s in Education. Arlington Baptist University came in at #3.