Mission and Values


Missouri Baptist University is an evangelical Christian, liberal arts institution and has as its purpose the offering of programs of study leading to professional certificates, undergraduate degrees, and graduate degrees in an environment where academic excellence is emphasized and a Biblically based Christian perspective is maintained. The University is committed to enriching its students’ lives spiritually, intellectually, and professionally, and to preparing students to serve in a global and culturally diverse society.


The University seeks to prepare students who are motivated by ideals of service for effective performance in careers which are appropriate to the Christian commitment of MBU. The University is open to all qualified students, regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, age, or qualified disability. Faculty and students work together in following purposes:

  1. To develop a personal philosophy of life and an ethical and spiritual commitment which is based upon an awareness of alternatives and which is examined in the light of Biblical revelation.
  2. To grow in an understanding of themselves, as well as others, and to cultivate an ability to employ this knowledge for self-development, for mental and physical health, and for social and family relationships.
  3. To prepare for living in harmony with the physical environment by becoming aware of its basic principles, and of the means for intelligent use and conservation of its resources.
  4. To develop effectiveness in the use and understanding of communications, both spoken and written, employing analytical and logical thinking in the process.
  5. To become contributors to society in a manner consistent with Christian principles, participating responsibly in church, school, community, and world affairs, employing insights derived from a broad range of studies.
  6. To grow in understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of literature and the arts, and to become participants in creative and aesthetic activities in the community.
  7. To prepare for continuing study by becoming acquainted with electronic technology resources and methods of scholarly research.

Core Purpose

  • To teach, empower, and inspire students for service and lifelong learning.

Core Values

  • We are serious and intentional about our Christian faith.
  • We will freely and responsibly search for truth.
  • We strive for excellence.
  • We believe in the importance and cultivation of character.
  • We believe in social change through service and leadership.

MBU News


MBU Holds Fifth Annual International Education Week

November 19, 2015

Students at Missouri Baptist University are exploring other cultures from across the globe this week—without leaving their West St. Louis County campus. MBU is holding its fifth annual International Education Week Nov. 16-20 in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State and … Learn More


MBU trustees pave way for continued academic offering expansion

November 19, 2015

Missouri Baptist University’s trustees took several important steps aimed at continuing the University’s pursuit for academic excellence at their regularly scheduled meeting Nov. 19. The trustees unanimously approved the launch of MBU’s Honors Program, which will begin in the fall … Learn More


MBU Honors Outstanding Alumni

November 5, 2015

For Homecoming 2015, Missouri Baptist University’s Alumni Association honored outstanding alumni who have made a significant impact in the community and society held Nov. 5. Honorees were selected by the Alumni Board of Governors and were recognized during the University’s … Learn More

Learning Centers

Missouri Baptist University Regional Learning Centers are here to help you find your stride and accomplish your goals. A journey at any MBU campus is the start to something better.

With classes near you starting every eight weeks, you can begin almost immediately. During your first class, you will quickly realize that our faculty are at the top of their field and eager to help you succeed.

You've started the race, now finish strong.

About MBU

Missouri Baptist University is a Christ-centered university located in Saint Louis. MBU offers more than 40 undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees in education, business and religion and its new terminal degree, the Doctor of Education. In addition to its 66-acre West St. Louis County campus, MBU offers degree programs at 10 regional learning centers throughout Saint Louis, in Southern Illinois and online.
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