The College
Arkansas Baptist College (ABC), originally known as the Minister’s Institute, was founded by both black and white religious leaders in 1884. Arkansas Baptist College is a private, historically black, four-year liberal arts college. Arkansas Baptist College is dedicated to the development of graduates who are exceptionally educated, spiritually and culturally aware, and able to meet the demands of our rapidly advancing society.

Located in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas, near the River Market area and the Clinton Presidential Library, Arkansas Baptist College is unique in its contribution to higher education. ABC has a small, cohesive, student environment with an open enrolment policy, accepting all eligible students with a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

The Arkansas Baptist College Vision
To see our community, state, and nation positively influenced through the integration of academic scholarship and Christian principles.

The Arkansas Baptist College Mission
Arkansas Baptist College prepares students for a life of service grounded in academic scholarship, the liberal arts tradition, social responsibility, Christian development and preparation for employment in a global community.