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Wayland Baptist University

Plainview, Texas


Wayland Baptist University

Private 4 Year

About Wayland Baptist University

Wayland Baptist University is private, coeducational Baptist university based in Plainview, Texas. Wayland Baptist has a total of 14 campuses in five Texas cities, six states, and in Kenya. On August 31, 1908, the university was chartered by the state of Texas, under the name Wayland Literary and Technical Institute. The university had another name change in 1910 to Wayland Baptist College. In 1981, it attained university status and settled with the current name, Wayland Baptist University. It currently has a total enrollment of approximately 5,000 .


Located in Plainview, Texas.

1900 W 7th St., Plainview, TX, 79072, Hale County

Wayland Baptist University Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2022 Best Colleges in America

#1444 of 6828

2022 Best Colleges in Texas

#62 of 426

2022 Top Religious Colleges in Texas

#31 of 55

Most Popular Majors

The most popular major at Wayland Baptist University is Business Management followed by Liberal Arts, Admin & Social Services, Education and Security & Enforcement.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Wayland Baptist University within four or six years.

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 6 years

Notable Alumni