"Dallas Baptist University is a nationally ranked, liberal arts, global university, with a mission to produce servant leaders through the integration of faith and learning. We are thrilled to be an educational enterprise home to more than 5,000 students, representing more than 60 countries around the world.
We believe our world is in desperate need of thoughtful Christian leaders with the ability to creatively solve complex problems while uniquely engaging culture through biblical truth. Our graduates are serving in nearly every vocational context. Whether it be as Christian doctors, lawyers, educators, scientists, politicians or numerous other fields, we understand that our students are diverse in their callings, yet united in purpose.
Please take the opportunity to get to know us through this website or an on-campus visit. You will discover a community of servant leaders whose heart is to teach and care for others while also producing research in a myriad of academic disciplines. We embrace the premise that all truth is God’s truth, and together, we seek knowledge for the sake of making a bold impact in the world as transformers of culture.
Join us as we serve the world for the glory of God!"
Dr. Adam C. Wright
DBU’s forerunner, Decatur Baptist College, was founded in 1898 as the first junior college in Texas. For years, the school called the small town of Decatur home, producing outstanding young men and women who filled churches, classrooms, hospitals, and businesses around the nation.
In 1965, the school relocated to the scenic foothills of southwest Dallas, becoming a four-year institution and eventually being renamed Dallas Baptist University when it began offering graduate-level degrees.
Today, DBU has a variety of degrees on the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Well into our second century, DBU continues to press forward in our mission to produce servant leaders who will transform the world.
The mission of Dallas Baptist University is to provide Christ-centered quality higher education in the arts, sciences, and professional studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to traditional age and adult students in order to produce servant leaders who have the ability to integrate faith and learning through their respective callings.
Commentary on the Mission Statement of DBU (2002, April) by Dr. David Naugle, noted author, lecturer, and chair and professor of philosophy at DBU.
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." - Jeremiah 29:11-13
DBU is pleased to call North Texas its home. The campus is a short drive from both downtown Dallas and downtown Fort Worth.
DBU’s strategic location allows students to enjoy all of the benefits of a bustling urban setting—complete with multinational corporations, global ministries, world renowned artists and cultural centers, and incredible athletic venues—all while nestled among the scenic and serene rolling foothills of southwest Dallas.Learn More