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Located in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Arlington Baptist College, is an exciting place to prepare for a lifetime of ministry to a diverse culture.

Challenge to Full-Time Christian Service

Arlington Baptist College is a four year Bible College offering both Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Arts degrees in:

  • Bible and Education
  • Bible – General Studies
  • Bible – Missions
  • Bible and Music Education
  • Bible and Music Ministry
  • Bible – Pastoral Ministry
  • Bible – Youth Ministries
  • Bible – Biblical Languages

GOALS

Arlington Baptist College students can expect to achieve the following goals:

BIBLICAL.
The student will have a knowledge of the English Bible (KJV) and an understanding of the truths of Christianity it teaches.

SPIRITUAL.
The student will grow into a mature and rewarding relationship with Christ by development of meaningful devotional and prayer habits.

EVANGELISTIC.
The student will develop methods for reaching others for Christ.

ACADEMIC.
The student will acquire methods of study and research that lead to lifelong habits of learning, clear thinking, and logical communication.

PERSONAL:
The student will develop individual gifts and skills that will lead to a more effective ministry.

PHILOSOPHY
Shaped by its fundamental Baptist heritage, Arlington Baptist College stands on the conviction that thorough preparation in the Word of God best equips an individual for a useful career and responsible citizenship. Education at Arlington Baptist College centers on a Christian world view; as the Bible teaches, the world and men are direct creations of God and that man is responsible to God. Learning and faith are integrated in all college programs to provide a balanced educational experience. This experience is based on an acquaintance with the life of Jesus Christ and an emphasis on practical service. Programs are characterized by academic excellence and personal discipline. A student’s personal life and performance concern the faculty as much as training of the mind. All phases of college life are devoted to building Christian character into the life of each student.

ACCREDITATION AND AFFILIATION WORLD BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP (WBF)
Arlington Baptist College is supported by the World Baptist Fellowship, an association of independent fundamental Baptist churches. The College serves as the educational arm and as an extension of the world outreach for the local churches of the Fellowship.

ACCREDITING ASSOCIATION OF BIBLE COLLEGES (AABC)
Arlington Baptist College is an accredited member of the Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges (AABC). AABC is recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Post Secondary Accreditation (CORPA) in accordance with standards established by the U. S. Department of Education.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE REGISTRARS AND ADMISSIONS OFFICERS (AACRAO)
The College’s registrar is an affiliate member of the American Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers. AACRAO establishes criteria for credit transfer practices and professional assistance in recruiting, admissions standards, and preservation of records.

THE COORDINATING BOARD OF THE TEXAS COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY SYSTEMS
The Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System, is authorized by the Texas State Legislature to establish standards and criteria for degree granting institutions. The Coordinating Board has determined that Arlington Baptist College has authority to grant degrees in the State of Texas by virtue of its fully accredited status through the Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges.

TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY
The Texas Education Agency has approved that eligible students enrolled in an Arlington Baptist College course of study may receive assistance provided through the Veteran’s Administration. See Financial Aid Section for more details.

LOCATION
The College is situated on thirty-five acres in west Arlington, Texas only minutes from Dallas and Fort Worth. The scenic campus isolates the College from the bustle of city life, but is only minutes away from all the conveniences and opportunities of the area. The region offers good employment opportunities. Housing, churches, medical facilities, and reputable private and public schools are plentiful. Seven universities, four major seminaries and several small colleges add many academic opportunities. Excellent libraries, various types of museums, performing arts, and other educational resources are available in the area.