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Wall Street Journal names MBU 7th top school for inspiration

This year, Missouri Baptist University was named the 7th top university for inspiration by peers. The ranking was published in The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education’s top U.S. college rankings lists for 2018.

The survey asked students across the country: “Do you think your college provides an environment where you feel you are surrounded by exceptional students who inspire and motivate you?”

“Peers are the single most important influential group on campus in terms of how students spend their time, what classes they take, how much they study and what habits they pick up,” said George Kuh, an educational policy professor with Indiana Universiy in a quote for the Wall Street Journal.

Missouri Baptist University has taken care in building an atmosphere that encourages students to pursue excellence in their studies while supporting their communities and each other. This can be seen throughout MBU including its resident life with the construction of Spartan Village, an innovative on-campus residential community that opened in phases from 2011 to 2016. The spirit of an atmosphere conducive to peer-inspiration has been key for academic programs including the launch and expansion of undergraduate and graduate online degrees, and the start of the new MBU School of Nursing, which begins its first cohort in January.

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.