History, Affiliations & Rankings
Dallas Baptist University (DBU) is a Christian Liberal Art University in Dallas, Texas. It was founded in 1898 as Decatur Baptist College. In 1968, the college got senior college status and in 1970, the first four-year degree course was offered. In 1985, the name of the school was officially changed to Dallas Baptist University. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It is also affiliated to the Baptist General Convention of Texas. According to US News & World Report 2020 edition, DBU is ranked #281 (tie) in National Universities and #303 in Top Performer in Social Mobility.
Infrastructure, Campus & Courses
DBU is spread across 368 acres of land and it offers graduate and undergraduate courses in Arts, Science, Business, Education, Music, Mathematics, Accounting, Graphics Designing, Photography, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Cyber Security, etc. The most popular majors at Dallas Baptist University include Business Administration and Management, General; Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other; Elementary Education and Teaching; Psychology, General; and Finance, General.
Accomplishments & Alumni
The DBU Patriots sports teams compete in the NCAA Division II Heartland Conference and are specifically dominant in baseball. Notable Alumni of DBU include Ben Zobrist (baseball player, two times world series champion, 2016 world series most valuable player), David O’Neal Brown (Chief of Dallas Police Department), and Gwyn Shea (former Texas Secretary of State).
Student Diversity & Visiting Companies
According to the college’s factual report, the overall diversity of DBU is above average and it scored 67 out of 100, and it is ranked at 953 out of 2475 Universities nation-wide. DBU racial diversity is above the national average and it is ranked at #1030 out of 2718 which makes it quite welcoming towards international students. The organisations that recruit students from DBU include American Heart Association (heart diseases and stroke), Comerica (financial service), and General Datatech (IT integrator and solution provider).
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