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The American Baptist College is a four-year co-educational, liberal arts Bible college and professional career education institution that prepares persons for leadership roles in social and Christian vocations. American Baptist College is the only predominantly African-American college in the nation accredited by the American Association of Bible Colleges.

Founded in 1924 as a joint venture of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. and the Southern Baptist Convention, the American Baptist College is located on 53 acres along the Cumberland River in Nashville, Tennessee. Today the American Baptist College is an independent college for the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. whose mission is to develop informed and effective Christian leaders for service in many industries, including churches and affiliated organizations, social agencies, business, government and academic institutions.

Degree and Certificate Programs Include:

  • Associate of Arts (AA)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Theology (ThB)
  • Certificate in Bible
  • Certificate in Christian Training
  • Diploma in Theology

At American Baptist College:

  • The pursuit of academic excellence and theological understanding is accomplished in an atmosphere where faculty and staff embrace Christianity;
  • Our students gain a solid theological and biblical education that equips them with the analytic and critical thinking skills needed for excellence in public leadership;
  • Transformational educational experiences prepare our students to overcome the challenges of a secular society rife with violence, social fears and materialistic values;
  • Our faculty hold diverse Christian and theological perspective that provide for a rich encounter with the faith traditions of the church;
  • Spiritual growth and theological formation are enhanced through supplemental activities such as chapel, assemblies, vespers, and the annual Garnett-Nabrit Lecture Series.

If you are seeking quality educational experiences that embrace Christian values and are relevant, transforming, practical, and diverse, American Baptist College is the place for you!

For further information contact us at:

American Baptist College
1800 Baptist World Center Drive
Nashville, TN 37207
Telephone: (615) 256-1463
Fax: (615) 226-7855

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