Arkansas Baptist College Admissions

Test Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Little Rock, Arkansas
Little Rock, Arkansas. Murrayultra / Wikimedia Commons

Arkansas Baptist College Admissions Overview:

Since Arkansas Baptist College has open admissions: any student with a high school diploma or GED and meets the minimum requirements has the opportunity to study at the school. Applicants will need to submit an online application, test scores from either the SAT or ACT (the ACT is more popular in Arkansas, although both tests are accepted), and official high school transcripts.

If students do not submit scores from the ACT or SAT, they are required to take a test administered by the college. There is also a small application fee. Students should check out the Arkansas Baptist College website for updated information and additional requirements.

Admissions Data (2016):

Arkansas Baptist College Description:

Arkansas Baptist College is a four-year, private college located in Little Rock, Arkansas. Founded in 1884, this college is the only Baptist Historically Black College or University (HBCU) that is west of the Mississippi river. Arkansas Baptist College, or ABC, has a student body of just over 1,000 and a student/faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

The college offers a variety of associate’s and bachelor’s degrees across its schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Religious Studies. Students are also active outside of the classroom, and ABC is home to a host of student clubs and organizations as well as fraternities and sororities. ABC competes as a Region 2 member of the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA) with sports like men’s wrestling, women’s softball, and men’s and women’s track and field.

It is the only college in the state to offer a two year wrestling program and a two year football program.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 878 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 69% Male / 31% Female
  • 86% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,760
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,826
  • Other Expenses: $4,474
  • Total Cost: $23,060

Arkansas Baptist College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 90%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 86%
    • Loans: 89%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,967
    • Loans: $5,100

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, General Studies, Accounting, Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Human Services, Religious Studies, Urban Education/Leadership, Music Management

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 44%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 29%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 4%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 8%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Wrestling, Cross Country, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

If You Like Arkansas Baptist College, You May Also Like These Schools:

For applicants looking for a college affiliated with the Baptist Church, other options also in the southeast include Anderson University, Campbell University, Central Baptist College, Samford University, Georgetown College, Selma University, and Shorter University.

Fisk UniversityAllen University, and Huston-Tillotson University are other HBCUs that are of similar size and accessibility to Arkansas Baptist College.

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