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The Arkansas Baptist College is a private, historically black, four-year institution located in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas. Founded in 1884 by both black and white community leaders, and originally known as the Minister’s Institute, Arkansas Baptist College’s original mission was to raise the educational level of the Negro ministry and assist the state of Arkansas in preparing young Negro men and women with a “normal” education. Today, that mission has expanded to provide education opportunities to all persons regardless of race, religion or national origin. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Arkansas Baptist College employs an “open enrollment” policy, which means that it has no GPA, SAT or ACT test score requirements and accepts all eligible students with a high school diploma or GED equivalent who subscribe to the college’s stated mission and purpose. With a curriculum solidly founded in the liberal-arts tradition, Arkansas Baptist offers seven baccalaureate and seven associate degree programs in areas of study including African American Community Leadership, Christian Education, Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Religious Studies, Human Services, and Business Administration. As part of its goal to meet its stated mission, the college requires all entering students to enroll in its Introduction to the Bible course.

The Arkansas Baptist College campus spans four city blocks in Little Rock, approximately eight blocks from the State Capital and sixteen blocks from the city center. Students at Arkansas Baptist can avail themselves of several housing options including the school’s two residential halls. The college boasts a varied student community of clubs and organizations, intra-mural sports, as well as a number of active fraternities and sororities. Students can also take advantage of the surrounding Little Rock community’s wealth of parks, restaurants, movie theaters, art exhibits and theatrical performances, as well as the nearby Ozark Mountains.

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