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East Texas Baptist University (ETBU)

As a Christ-centered institution, East Texas Baptist University educates students by integrating biblical faith and learning to develop mind, body, and soul through community engagement to prepare graduates to be Christian servant leaders in their calling to God and humanity.

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East Texas Baptist University was founded as the College of Marshall in 1912, later becoming East Texas Baptist College in 1944 and East Texas Baptist University in 1984.


ETBU students have the choice of studying one of 43 undergraduate and 11 graduate programs offered through the Schools of Business, Christian Studies, Communication and Performing Arts, Humanities, Education, Natural and Social Science, Nursing, and Professional Studies. 

ETBU offers exciting degree opportunities to achieve your goals whether you are interested in pursuing a call to community or church ministry, an exciting career in criminal justice and the emerging area of forensic science, or exploring a passion for teaching the next generation of young learners.


  • Caddo Lake Watershed Protection Plan
  • Caddo Lake State Park
  • Northeast Texas Municipal Water District
  • Clean Rivers Program of TCEQ  
  • The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands 
  • Ecology Research


ETBU currently has 11,243 alumni that serve in different capacities as nurses, pastors, teachers and more.


Student services

The ETBU Student Government Association works to protect student rights, voice opinions, and promote the general welfare of the University.

Housing services

  • Centennial Hall
  • Fry Hall
  • Linebery Hall
  • Mabee Housing Complex
  • Oaks on Grove
  • Ornelas Residential Center
  • University Apartments
  • University Park

Library services

Jarrett Library services:

  • Access the Databases
  • Course Reserves
  • Borrowing Materials
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Faculty & Staff Services
  • Graduate Student Services
  • Distance Learner Services
  • Mav U | Jacket U Services

ICT services

  • Printing
  • Scanning 
  • Copying 
  • Faxing

Medical services

The Sisk Health Services Clinic is centrally located on campus in the Bennett Student Commons and serves as a Primary Care Ambulatory Clinic that provides medical services that include: 

  • Service Laboratory Testing offered through Clinical Pathology Laboratories
  • COVID-19 Tests - PCR, Rapid Antigen, & Antibody 
  • Rapid Tests - Influenza, Strep, Mononucleosis, Urinalysis
  • IV Hydration Therapy
  • Immunizations

Student Life

Campus life

Welcome to East Texas Baptist University's Residence Life: Home on the Hill! ETBU is primarily a residential campus with approximately 85% of our students living in our residential facilities. For this reason, Residence Life has an opportunity to greatly impact your time at ETBU. We value the idea of community which promotes real relationships, deep conversations, and a safe and welcoming living-learning environment. 

Sports facilities

  • Ornelas Stadium 
  • Carlile-Howell Fieldhouse  
  • Maxwell Strength Center  
  • Softball Clubhouse
  • Woods Field 
  • Barnes Baseball Locker Room  
  • Ornelas Gym  
  • Taylor Field  

Student clubs

  • Delta Pi Theta (Service Sorority)
  • Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE)
  • Basketball Pep Band
  • Chapel Worship Band(s)
  • Chemistry Club
  • Concert Choir
  • Enactus
  • Hilltop Singers
  • Jazz Band
  • Kappa Kappa Psi (Band)
  • Kinesiology Professionals Club (KPC)
  • Alpha Chi (National Honor Society)
  • Alpha Psi Omega (Theatre)
  • Lambda Pi Eta (Communications)
  • Phi Alpha Theta (History)
  • Pi Gamma Mu (Social Sciences)
  • Psi Chi (Behavioral Sciences/Psychology)
  • Sigma Beta Delta (Business)
  • Sigma Pi Sigma (Allied Health)
  • Sigma Tau Delta (English)
  • Sigma Theta Tau (Nursing)
  • Tau Beta Sigma (Band)
  • Theta Alpha Kappa (Religion)


East Texas Baptist University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master's degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of East Texas Baptist University.

Marshall, Texas, United States

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