Vision is to honor the Lord by preparing ministers, missionaries,
Christian educators and Christian lay people to effectively
reach and impact the world for the cause of Christ.
is a university that trains for success using curriculum
designed by outstanding Christian educators and built around
textbooks written by many of the nation's leading authors.
LBU has crafted an educational program that compares favorably
with some of the nation's leading distance education universities.
LBU is todays education for todays professional.
Education at LBU is geared for todays fast pace professional.
Courses can be completed in the comfort of your home, office,
and hotel room or at 30,000-ft. as you fly to your business
LBU takes into account past professional experience and
present occupational learning opportunities as we provide
the academic courses for a unique educational experience.
Louisiana Baptist University was founded with the express
purpose of providing a quality education in a Christian
atmosphere. The University's mission is to provide rigorous,
high quality academic study for experienced professionals.
As a pioneer in distance education, LBU has been privileged
to train many of the nation's outstanding ministers, educators,
counselors and Christian businessmen. It continues to expand
its academic programs in order to train tomorrows
Baptist University was founded with the express purpose
of providing a quality education in a Christian atmosphere.
Our main emphasis is to train our students to serve in meaningful
positions within the Christian community. Louisiana Baptist,
on the basis of its academic standards, financial stability
and extensive curriculum, is comparable to many accredited
universities. However, as a primarily religious institution,
LBU has not sought either regional or national accreditation
by a secular accrediting agency. Because of our strong stance
on inspiration of the scriptures, doctrinal purity and pre-millennialism
many of our administration and faculty hold terminal degrees
from LBU. However, they also hold over 90 different degrees
from other colleges and universities.
is one of six approved schools of the Baptist Bible Fellowship
International. The BBFI is a fellowship of over 4,000 churches.
As an approved school LBU is reviewed three times a year
by the National Board of Directors of the BBFI.
better meet the academic and professional development needs
of the student, LBU continually seeks to improve the quality
of the institution. For this reason, LBU is semi-annually
examined by an independent review committee comprised of
ministers and educators.
2006 academic review:
Leland R. Kennedy
Baptist Bible College/Graduate School, Springfield, Missouri
am happy to present my personal, overall assessment of Louisiana
Baptist University. This evaluation is based on my acquaintance
with the leadership and staff of the university, a visit
to the campus, and a review of the curriculum.
leadership and staff maintain a high level of integrity,
competence and dedication to the stated purpose of the university.
review of the curriculum was positive. From a Bible school
perspective; the core curriculum is very adequate to train
and equip students for church ministry. I recommended and
implemented the use of the curriculum for the International
Baptist College of Western Europe located in Belgium.
distance education program provides excellent education
for off-campus students. It is also a great source for advanced
training of continuing education for those unable to attend
university maintains a strategy for the continual development
and improvement of its programs. Present efforts include:
Expansion of on-campus training; a strong Greek and Hebrew
Department; on-campus Spanish classes, and the development
of foreign language curricula.
am happy to join many notable educators who have evaluated
Louisiana Baptist University with a positive assessment.
2004 academic review:
Director of Development and Continuing Education
Louisiana State University, Shreveport, Louisiana
reviewing the Christian Education department of Louisiana
Baptist University, I find that it meets the national norms
in all areas that I reviewed. Many of the education textbooks
are the same as the ones used at Louisiana State University
and other major universities. The study guides reinforce
and supplement the learning experience. Each course requires
several research papers and a comprehensive final test.
The university also offers several seminars and workshops
each year so that students can interact with the faculty
and compliment their self-study. The university has a staff
of well-qualified advisors that can be reached five days
a week by phone, fax or e-mail.
a pioneer in distance education the university has had time
to develop a delivery system that is extremely student friendly
and effective. The learning process and degree requirements
compare favorably with those of other teacher colleges or
University of Oklahoma
overall assessment of Louisiana Baptist University is very
good. The course offerings clearly meet national norms.
The study guides are well designed and are augmented with
additional required research papers. The final test is administered
under the direction of a proctor in order to insure academic
integrity. Students have easy access to qualified instructors
through phone, fax or e-mail. It is the intent of the university
to offer an academically sound education in a Christian
environment, clearly they are succeeding.
Director of Vocation Education
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
first reviewed Louisiana Baptist University in May of 1993,
when I was Director of the Bureau of Student Services of
the Louisiana Department of Education. I was impressed with
the quality of their program and with their enthusiasm and
dedication to excellence. I indicated at that time that
I thought LBU had great possibilities.
the 10 years since, the university has improved its facilities,
increased its course offering, hired additional professionals
and quadrupled its student body while maintaining that enthusiasm
and dedication to excellence.
the past 12 years LBU has been reviewed by numerous committees
from regionally accredited universities, ministerial committees
and representatives of the State Board of Regents. While
each committee may contribute suggestions on how to improve
the university we have never received a negative review.
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