Dallas Baptist University was originally founded as Decatur Baptist College in 1898 and was the first two-year institution of higher education in Texas. After moving to Dallas in 1965, DBU has maintained its roots to Decatur and its commitment to a Baptist heritage.
Dallas Baptist University offers 60 undergraduate majors as well as 19 master's programs, including 16 Dual Master's Degree Programs, two doctoral degree programs, and 13 accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programs and encompasses seven colleges.
There are 123 full-time faculty members of which 72% hold a doctorate or terminal degree. The student/faculty ratio is 14:1.Types of the Student Loans offered:
- Alternative Educational Loans
- Loan Disbursement
- Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
- Federal Graduate (PLUS)
- Federal Perkins Loan Program
- Federal Stafford Loan Program
- Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation Student Loan ProgramScholarships and grants available:
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
- Academic Competitiveness Grant
- National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (SMART) Grant
- Tuition Equalization GrantAdmissions
The requirements are as follows:
- A fully completed DBU Application for Undergraduate Admission.
- A non-refundable $25 admission application fee.
- A 250-word essay (typewritten or word-processed) relating why the applicant would like to attend Dallas Baptist University.
- Official high school transcript, including official school stamp and/or administrator's signature, received in a sealed envelope bearing the transcripting school's logo.
- Official scores of either the ACT or the SAT.