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Description
Williams Baptist College is a four-year, coeducational, liberal arts college. Williams is a private institution, owned and operated by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Location
Williams is located at Walnut Ridge, a community of about 7,000 people in northeast Arkansas. The larger cities of Little Rock, Ark., and Memphis, Tenn., are within a two-hour drive. Opportunities are readily available near the campus for hiking, fishing, and other outdoor activities.

History
Williams was founded in 1941 as Southern Baptist College by Dr. H.E. Williams. The school became a four-year institution in 1984, and the name was changed in honor of Dr. Williams in 1991.

Student Body
The student body includes men and women from 12 states and five foreign countries. Enrollment for the fall 2006 semester was 625. Over 60% of students on the Walnut Ridge campus are resident students.

Academics
WBC offers 25 major fields among its diverse programs of study. The student/teacher ratio is 13:1, allowing students to receive personal attention from their instructors. Average classroom size is 17. More than half of the faculty hold doctorates, and all have master's degrees.

Majors
Art Education
Biblical Studies/Linguistics
Biblical Studies/Theology
Biology/Pre-Medicine
Business Administration
Church Music
Computer Info. Science
Early Childhood Ed.
English
English Education
Family Psychology
Finance
History
Liberal Arts
Mid Level SS/Lit. Ed.
Mid Level Math/Sci. Ed.
Missions
Music
Music Education
Physical Education
Psychology
Religious Education
Social Studies Education
Studio Art
Youth Ministry

Student Life
Williams is known for its family atmosphere, where students are encouraged to get involved in student life from the very beginning.

More than 20 student clubs and organizations are active on campus, including The Cast, a Christian drama group, Williams Singers, the official school choir which travels to churches in and around Arkansas, Campus Ministries, International Club, Student Advisory Board, social clubs and academic honor societies.

The Eagles and Lady Eagles field seven varsity teams, and students can also compete in a wide range of intramural sports. Several concerts and dramas are held each year, as well.

Cost
Williams is one of the least expensive private, four-year colleges in the United States. The following is a breakdown of costs per semester for the 2014-2015 school year.

Tuition: $6,700
Room & Board (semi-private room): $3,300
General Fees: $480

 

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