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University of Mary Hardin Baylor

UMHB is known as a university where outstanding faculty provide not only great classroom experiences but also the personal attention students need to learn and grow. Faculty members are carefully selected scholars who are active, committed Christians with a strong talent for teaching.

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The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor traces its distinguished history to the days when Texas had yet to gain statehood and when Baptist missionary work was just beginning in the frontier Republic. As early as 1839, representatives of churches in Washington County issued an appeal to the Home Mission Board of New York to inaugurate a missionary movement in Texas. 


We believe an educated person is one who not only has mastered a chosen field of study but also has gained an understanding and appreciation for the intellectual and cultural traditions of a diverse world. Through traditional liberal arts programs and professional programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, the university seeks to develop graduates of strong Christian character and integrity who are able to communicate effectively, think critically, and solve complex problems. In addition, we strive to inspire a lifelong love for learning so that graduates may face challenges successfully in an ever-changing world.


The purpose of Institutional Research is to provide objective, systematic and thorough research that supports the institutions goals, planning, policy formation, and decision making. "Broadly, 'institutional research' is viewed as a range of activities involving the collection, analysis, and interpretation of information descriptive of an institution and its activities, including its students and staff, programs, management and operations. 


Your UMHB Career Services Center is here to provide assistance to undergraduate and graduate students in career development and preparation endeavors.Programs include:

  • Skills Assessment
  • Personalized career plans
  • Career documents preparation
  • Interview skills
  • Career-related workshops
  • Internships
  • Part-time and full-time job searches


Student services

The purpose of the Bursar's Office is to provide billing and receipting of student tuition and fees along with various university cashiering functions.

Housing services

Living in a campus house is considered a privilege that is only extended to those students who meet the criteria for selection. Criteria includes, but is not limited to:

  • Classification: seniors and juniors will be given more priority for assignment than sophomores and continuing freshmen. Groups may be mixed in terms of classification and everyone must be eligible for a house assignment (are a current UMHB house or apartment resident, or be 21 or older, or have 48 hours, or be allowed to live in a house based on an exception to the policy).  Fall 2018 - an overflow is anticipated and all current residents are eligible to apply.
  • Academic standing: Cumulative GPA must be a 2.5 or higher and student must not be on academic probation.
  • Behavioral standing: the resident must be in good standing with the university, with no record of disciplinary action taken or chronic history of fines or disruptive behavior in previous housing assignments.    

Library services

Townsend Memorial Library supports the University's mission. The library faculty and staff are committed to quality service, continuous learning, and academic excellence in a Christian context.

Medical services

Health Services are available free to provide health care and education to UMHB students. Emphasis is given to the whole student to include physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual needs. The goal is to empower individuals with health care knowledge and Christian principles to make informed decisions about health-related issues.

Student Life

Student clubs

The Student Organizations office is the ultimate resource to get students involved on campus. This website is a tool for you to browse different organizations, as well as, finding out information to start your own organization.

  • American Marketing Association 
  • Association of Black Students 
  • Association of Texas Professional Educators 
  • ASTRA 
  • Best Buddies 


The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. 

Belton, Texas, United States

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