About Dallas Baptist University
Dallas Baptist University (DBU), formerly known as Dallas Baptist College, is a Christian liberal arts university located in Dallas, Texas. The main campus is located approximately fifteen miles southwest of downtown Dallas overlooking Mountain Creek Lake. Founded in 1898 as Decatur Baptist College, Dallas Baptist University currently operates campuses in Dallas, Frisco, Hurst, and Mansfield. The university is known for its commitment to a Christ-centered education, focusing on integrating Biblical faith and learning.
We hope you will choose to attend Dallas Baptist University. Those of us on the faculty and administrative staff are here to teach you, to encourage you along the way, and to challenge you to become all that you can be - all that God intended you to be. We want you to find academic challenge here. We want you to find joy in learning. We want you to find the Spirit of Christ in all that we do. We would be so pleased to have you as a part of the family of Dallas Baptist University.
"Just as these words from the beloved hymn describe God's love for us and our gratitude for His grace, they apply equally to the miraculous history of Dallas Baptist University. Time and again over the past one hundred years DBU has experienced the grace of God. It has grown from solid, yet humble, beginnings into a multi-faceted, thriving institution. Its earliest years tell the story of many devoted and visionary people who were committed to creating a school in Decatur, Texas, that would be an important asset to Texas Baptist higher education. The countless students and lives that were forever impacted by Decatur Baptist College can attest to their success.
But, God had ways to use the school beyond the scope of its original roots in Decatur. After nearly seventy years of existence, it became possible for the school to move to Dallas. The transition was accompanied by many difficult obstacles that often seemed potentially fatal to the college during such a vulnerable time. However, now with more than thirty years on University Hill overlooking Mountain Creek Lake, Dallas Baptist University continues to firmly hold its place among Texas Baptist institutions and the others schools of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
DBU is reaching more students than ever. They come from across the nation and around the world to be part of its continuing history. They come to experience its many innovative programs both in and out of the classroom, such as a college which recognizes the valuable experiential learning of adult students who return to meet their educational goals, a dynamic intercessory prayer ministry, and a nationally prominent baseball team. They come to be part of a school where the trustees, faculty, and staff demonstrate genuine care for them. Most importantly, they come to learn in an environment that unashamedly incorporates faith in Jesus Christ with the academic experience while they discover what God has in store for their lives.