Arkansas Baptist College

1621 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, Little Rock, AR

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Arkansas Baptist College is a nonprofit private historically black institution located in Little Rock, Arkansas. Most historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were established after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. The school's Baptist affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's curriculum. Nearly 1,100 students enroll at Arkansas Baptist College yearly.

Areas of study offered at Arkansas Baptist College include:

  • Business Administration
  • Human Services
  • Law and Justice Administration
  • Religious Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • African-American Studies

The school operates under an open enrollment policy, accepting all applicants that meet the minimum requirements for admission. Submission of transcripts, records, test scores, and admissions essays may be requested for certain programs.

Undergraduate tuition is approximately $8,600 for the year, though it may change based on different types of circumstances. Students should check the school's price of attendance calculator to get a more personalized estimate of costs. The price of on-campus housing is approximately $4,400 for the year. Arkansas Baptist College may offer financial aid for students who are eligible by way of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

Students may visit the website to obtain a complete list of areas of study, admissions information, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the candidates Arkansas Baptist College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits

Student Enrollment

Arkansas Baptist College has a total student population of about 1,100.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $7,700 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • Per unit charges are around $320 for part time students
  • The average estimated cost for on campus dorms & meals is listed to be around $8,700

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid88%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships82%$5,172
Receiving Student Loans80%$5,974

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 31%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Arkansas Baptist College may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Arkansas Baptist College is close to 5%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Graduating in 5 Years3%
Graduating in 6 Years1%

Intercollegiate Athletics

Arkansas Baptist College is a Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), with many of the sports being in the NJCAA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Softball
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Theology and Religious Vocations

Visual and Performing Arts

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Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

  • Phone: (501) 244-5124

Financial Aid Office

  • Phone: (501) 374-6135

School Map

School Map of Arkansas Baptist College