Explanation of Relationships

The Southern Baptist Convention lists the following colleges and universities as a service to Southern Baptists and the Baptist state conventions with which it maintains a cooperative relationship. With the exception of the five theological colleges associated with our SBC seminaries, the Southern Baptist Convention has no direct connection with any of these institutions. It provides no funding. It elects no trustees. Each institution is related to one of our partnering Baptist state conventions.

The Cooperative Program is the unified budget plan adopted by the SBC. Each state convention receives Cooperative Program funds from churches in its state or region. The state convention retains a portion of Cooperative Program contributions from its affiliated churches for missions and ministries in its respective state or region. If a college or university receives funding from a Baptist state convention, this funding comes only from Cooperative Program funds forwarded to the state convention by churches in that respective state. No Cooperative Program funds forwarded by the states to the national convention (the SBC) are allocated to a college or university related to any of our partnering Baptist state conventions.

The SBC provides no scholarship assistance to any student through the SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget. Scholarship awards are coordinated through each respective college or university’s finance office in accordance with guidelines adopted by the individual school.

The governance and funding procedures of the five colleges associated with the SBC seminaries are compatible with the Southern Baptist Convention’s bylaws and its Business and Financial Plan.

Click on each state:

Judson College affiliated with the Alabama Baptist Convention
Samford University affiliated with the Alabama Baptist Convention
University of Mobile affiliated with the Alabama Baptist Convention
Ouachita Baptist University affiliated with the Arkansas Baptist State Convention
Williams Baptist College affiliated with the Arkansas Baptist State Convention
California Baptist University affiliated with the California Southern Baptist Convention
The Baptist College of Florida affiliated with the Florida Baptist Convention
Brewton-Parker College affiliated with the Baptist Convention of the State of Georgia
Shorter College affiliated with the Baptist Convention of the State of Georgia
Truett-McConnell College affiliated with the Baptist Convention of the State of Georgia
Boyce College undergraduate program operated by The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Campbellsville University affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention
Georgetown College a ministry partner with the Kentucky Baptist Convention
Mid-Continent University affirmed by the Kentucky Baptist Convention
University of the Cumberlands affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention
Leavell College undergraduate program operated by New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Louisiana College entity of the Louisiana Baptist Convention
Blue Mountain College affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board
Mississippi College affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board
William Carey University affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board
Hannibal-LaGrange University affiliated with the Missouri Baptist Convention
Midwestern Baptist College undergraduate program operated by Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Southwest Baptist University affiliated with the Missouri Baptist Convention
Yellowstone Baptist College affiliated with the Montana Southern Baptist Convention
Davis College affiliated with the Baptist Convention of New York and is endorsed by the Baptist Convention of Pennsylvania/South Jersey
Campbell University affiliated with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina
Chowan University affiliated with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina
The College at Southeastern undergraduate program operated by Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute a ministry of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina
Gardner-Webb University affiliated with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina
Mars Hill College affiliated with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina
Wingate University affiliated with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina
Cedarville University endorsed by the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio
Oklahoma Baptist University affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma
Anderson University affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention
Charleston Southern University affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention
North Greenville University affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention
Carson-Newman College affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention
Union University affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention
Baptist University of the Americas affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas
Baylor University affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas
The College at Southwestern undergraduate program operated by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Criswell College affiliated with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention
Dallas Baptist University affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas
East Texas Baptist University affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas
Hardin-Simmons University affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas
Houston Baptist University affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas and is fraternally related to the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention
Howard Payne University affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas
Jacksonville College affiliated with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas
Wayland Baptist University affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas
Bluefield College affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia
Liberty University in partnership with the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia
Virginia Intermont College affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia
Northeastern Baptist College a ministry partner with the Baptist Convention of New England