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Bible & Christian Colleges in Texas

Texas, also known as the Lonestar State, is home to approximately thirty million people and is the 2nd largest state by both population & land area. The state also boasts a college base of over 500 accredited higher education institutions. More specifically, there are nearly 70 bible colleges found in Texas. Denominations of accredited bible colleges in Texas include Evangelical Lutheran, Catholic, Methodist, Baptist, Seventh Day Adventist, Episcopal, Protestant, Presbyterian, and Church of Christ. Christian universities and bible colleges are sprinkled across the state’s 254 counties from Austin to Irving and San Antonio to Terrell. Top ranked bible colleges in Texas include SMU, Lubbock Christian University, Abilene Christian University, TCU, Baylor University, and St Mary’s University.

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List of Christian Denominations & Affiliations

The list below organizes all the Christian colleges in Texas by Christian denomination and further by their religious affiliation. Click the links below to skip to each section.

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List of Catholic Colleges in Texas

The following colleges follow or incorporate Catholic practices and are further grouped by their specific religious affiliation.

Roman Catholic Affiliated Schools

Institution Name Location Notes
Saint Edward's University

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Business Administration
  • Psychology
  • Mental Health Counseling
Austin, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 2001
  • Around 4,620 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: stedwards.edu
University of St Thomas - Houston

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Guidance Counselor
  • Business Administration
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
Houston, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1954
  • Around 3,360 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: stthom.edu
University of Dallas

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Business Administration
  • English
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
Irving, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1963
  • Around 2,390 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: udallas.edu
Covenant School of Nursing and Allied Health

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Nursing
  • Radiology Technician
  • Surgical Technologist
Lubbock, TX
  • Accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Since 1959
  • Around 290 Students Enrolled
University of the Incarnate Word

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Business Administration
  • Accounting
  • Biology
San Antonio, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1995
  • Around 8,670 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: uiw.edu
Oblate School of Theology

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Theology
San Antonio, TX
  • Accredited by Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools Since 1982
  • Around 130 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: ost.edu
Our Lady of the Lake University - San Antonio

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Social Work
  • Business Administration
  • Curriculum and Instruction
San Antonio, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1994
  • Around 3,330 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: ollusa.edu
St. Mary's University

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Law
  • International Relations
  • Kinesiology And Exercise Science
San Antonio, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1949
  • Around 3,630 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: stmarytx.edu

List of Protestant Colleges in Texas

The following schools follow or incorporate Protestant practices and are further detailed by their specific religious affiliation.

African Methodist Episcopal Affiliated Schools

Institution Name Location Notes
Paul Quinn College

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Business Administration
  • Health and Wellness, General
  • General Studies
Dallas, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1972
  • Around 420 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: pqc.edu

American Evangelical Lutheran Church Affiliated Schools

Institution Name Location Notes
Texas Lutheran University

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Business Administration
  • Kinesiology And Exercise Science
  • Psychology
Seguin, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1940
  • Around 1,370 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: tlu.edu

Assemblies of God Church Affiliated Schools

Institution Name Location Notes
Southwestern Assemblies of God University

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Religious Education
  • Business Administration
Waxahachie, TX
  • Accredited by Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation Since 1948
  • Around 1,970 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: sagu.edu

Baptist Affiliated Schools

Institution Name Location Notes
Hardin - Simmons University

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Sports Management
  • Nursing
Abilene, TX
  • Accredited by Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools Since 2006
  • Around 2,110 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: hsutx.edu
Arlington Baptist College

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Education
  • Christian Counseling
  • Missionary Studies
Arlington, TX
  • Accredited by Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation Since 1981
  • Around 200 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: abu.edu
University of Mary Hardin - Baylor

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Nursing
  • Information Science
  • Business Administration
Belton, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1926
  • Around 3,900 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: umhb.edu
Howard Payne University

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Business Administration
  • Psychology
  • Criminology
Brownwood, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1948
  • Around 1,160 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: hputx.edu
Dallas Baptist University

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Business Administration
  • Religious Education
  • Psychology
Dallas, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 2001
  • Around 5,320 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: dbu.edu
Baptist Missionary Association Theological SeminaryJacksonville, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 2003
  • Around 130 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: bmats.edu
Jacksonville College - Main CampusJacksonville, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1974
  • Around 580 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: jacksonville-college.edu
East Texas Baptist University

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Commerce
  • Education
  • Religious Studies
Marshall, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 2001
  • Around 1,310 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: etbu.edu
Baptist University of the Americas

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Business Administration
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Intercultural, Multicultural and Diversity Studies
San Antonio, TX
  • Accredited by Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation Since 2003
  • Around 200 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: bua.edu
Baylor University

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Biology
  • Nursing
  • Accounting
Waco, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1914
  • Around 16,790 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: baylor.edu

Christian Methodist Episcopal Affiliated Schools

Institution Name Location Notes
Texas College

Popular Programs Offered:

  • General Studies
  • Business Administration
  • Law and Justice Administration
Tyler, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 2001
  • Around 850 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: texascollege.edu

Interdenominational Affiliated Schools

Institution Name Location Notes

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Theology
  • Ministry
Conroe, TX
  • Accredited by Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Commission Since 2012
  • Around 310 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: gsot.edu
LeTourneau University

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Business Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
Longview, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1991
  • Around 2,800 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: letu.edu
King's University

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Ministry
  • Theology
  • Biblical Studies
Southlake, TX
  • Accredited by Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Commission Since 2013
  • Around 760 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: tku.edu

Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod Affiliated Schools

Institution Name Location Notes
Concordia University - Texas

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Education
  • Business Administration
  • Commerce
Austin, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 2002
  • Around 2,560 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: concordia.edu

Multiple Protestant Denomination Affiliated Schools

Institution Name Location Notes
Huston - Tillotson University

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Business Administration
  • Kinesiology And Exercise Science
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Austin, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1943
  • Around 1,020 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: htu.edu
Houston Graduate School of Theology

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Counseling Psychology
  • Ministry
  • Theology
Houston, TX
  • Accredited by Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools Since 1997
  • Around 150 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: hgst.edu

Other Protestant Affiliated Schools

Institution Name Location Notes
Messenger College

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Christian Studies
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, General
  • Christian Counseling
Euless, TX
  • Accredited by Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Commission Since 1998
  • Around 110 Students Enrolled

Presbyterian Church Affiliated Schools

Institution Name Location Notes
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Ministry
  • Theology
Austin, TX
  • Accredited by Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools Since 1940
  • Around 160 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: austinseminary.edu
Schreiner University

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
Kerrville, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1934
  • Around 1,230 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: schreiner.edu
Trinity University

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Accounting
  • Biology
  • Advertising and Marketing
San Antonio, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1946
  • Around 2,440 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: trinity.edu
Austin College

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Commerce
  • Biology
  • Psychology
Sherman, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1947
  • Around 1,260 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: austincollege.edu

Protestant Episcopal Affiliated Schools

Institution Name Location Notes
Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Ministry
  • Christian Counseling
  • Theology
Austin, TX
  • Accredited by Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools Since 1958
  • Around 100 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: ssw.edu

Protestant, Not Specified Affiliated Schools

Institution Name Location Notes
Rio Grande Bible Institute

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Biblical Studies
Edinburg, TX
  • Accredited by Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation Since 1999
  • Around 140 Students Enrolled

Seventh Day Adventists Affiliated Schools

Institution Name Location Notes
Southwestern Adventist University

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Nursing
  • General Studies
  • Business Administration
Keene, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1958
  • Around 790 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: swau.edu

Southern Baptist Affiliated Schools

Institution Name Location Notes

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Clinical Pastoral Counseling, Patient Counseling
  • Ministry
Dallas, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1985
  • Around 310 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: criswell.edu
Houston Baptist University

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Business Administration
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
Houston, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1968
  • Around 3,160 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: hbu.edu
Wayland Baptist University

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Business Administration
  • Law and Justice Administration
  • Nursing
Plainview, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 2012
  • Around 5,230 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: wbu.edu

Undenominational Affiliated Schools

Institution Name Location Notes
Dallas Theological Seminary

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Ministry
  • Christian Counseling
  • Religious Education
Dallas, TX
  • Accredited by Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools Since 2004
  • Around 2,130 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: dts.edu
Amberton University

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Business Administration
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Accounting
Garland, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1981
  • Around 1,380 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: amberton.edu
College of Biblical Studies - Houston

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Organizational Leadership
Houston, TX
  • Accredited by Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation Since 1999
  • Around 420 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: cbshouston.edu

United Methodist Affiliated Schools

Institution Name Location Notes
McMurry University

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Kinesiology And Exercise Science
  • Psychology
Abilene, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1949
  • Around 1,070 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: ww2.mcm.edu
Southern Methodist University

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Finance
  • Law
  • Accounting
Dallas, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 2011
  • Around 11,640 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: smu.edu
Texas Wesleyan University

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Psychology
Fort Worth, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1949
  • Around 2,470 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: txwes.edu
Southwestern University

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Commerce
  • Biology
  • Psychology
Georgetown, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1915
  • Around 1,520 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: southwestern.edu
Wiley College

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Police Science
  • Organizational and Nonprofit Management
Marshall, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1933
  • Around 1,170 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: wileyc.edu

List of Restoration Colleges in Texas

The following colleges follow or incorporate Restoration practices and are further grouped by their specific religious affiliation.

Christian Church (Disciples Of Christ) Affiliated Schools

Institution Name Location Notes
Texas Christian University

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Nursing
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
Fort Worth, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1922
  • Around 10,320 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: tcu.edu
Brite Divinity School

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Ministry
  • Religious Studies
  • Biblical Studies
Fort Worth, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 2007
  • Around 220 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: brite.edu
Jarvis Christian College

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Physical Education
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
Hawkins, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1967
  • Around 860 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: jarvis.edu

Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Affiliated Schools

Institution Name Location Notes
Dallas Christian College

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Christian Counseling
  • Commerce
  • Intercultural, Multicultural and Diversity Studies
Dallas, TX
  • Accredited by Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation Since 1978
  • Around 320 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: dallas.edu

Churches of Christ Affiliated Schools

Institution Name Location Notes
Abilene Christian University

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Accounting
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Speech and Language Pathology
Abilene, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1971
  • Around 4,540 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: acu.edu
Austin Graduate School of Theology

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Theology
Austin, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1987
  • Around 40 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: austingrad.edu
Lubbock Christian University

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Nursing
  • Human Services
  • Nursing Administration
Lubbock, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1963
  • Around 1,960 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: lcu.edu
Southwestern Christian College

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Liberal Arts
  • Biblical Studies
Terrell, TX
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1973
  • Around 150 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: swcc.edu

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Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.