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Baptist University of the Americas

Baptist University of the Americas is Baptist college with 189 students located in San Antonio, TX.

Open Admissions, Religiously affiliated, Seminary / Bible College


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Baptist University of the Americas says

It used to be that "missions" meant traveling overseas to share Jesus' powerful redemption story with people in different cultures. Today those different cultures often live right next door!

How can those whose lives have been touched and shaped by God's love in Jesus Christ make an impact on both the neighbors across the street and around the world? And how can we build a bridge across the cultural divides that often exist in our own communities?

At Baptist University of the Américas, we are forming cross-cultural Christian leaders ready to serve God in this multicultural context. While Hispanic cultural issues have risen to prominence in recent years, BUA operates from a foundation of 60 years experience providing education in a bi-cultural Hispanic context.

Whether you are a prospective student, a missional Christian who supports our work, or a first time visitor to our web site, we hope that you will partner with us in bridging cultures and building lives for the future.

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Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 189
Gender 51% Male / 49% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 75% Full Time / 25% Part Time
Geography 20% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 62% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
White 9%
International 20%
Hispanic/Latino 65%
Black or African American 5%
Asian 0%


  • International Student Organization
  • Drama/Theater
  • Campus Ministries

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center remedial instruction study skills assistance tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections computer repair service available on campus
  • Facilities
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): english as a second language (esl) independent study
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services



Popular Majors

Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other (69%), Spanish Language and Literature (13%), Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies (8%), Business Administration and Management (8%)

Majors Offered


A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

Job Opportunities:

Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.
Interpreters and Translators
Interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.

Any instructional program in theological and ministerial studies not listed above, including preparation for religious vocations in faiths other than Christianity and Judaism.

Job Opportunities:

Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.
Religious Workers, All Other
All religious workers not listed separately.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


A program that focuses on the dynamic social relations between and among majority and minority groups and different minority groups, and ways to promote mutual tolerance, inter-group cooperation, and the leadership and management of diverse groups and diversity issues in family, educational, recreational, and work settings. Includes instruction in ethnic and cultural studies, group psychology, sociology, anthropology, conflict resolution, human services and resources, and applications to various functional environments.

Job Opportunities:

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women's studies, or urban affairs. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

President Rene Maciel
Accredited by Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Full-time Faculty 10
Student : Faculty Ratio 9 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 50 : 50
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 20
Tenure Track Faculty 50
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 30




Admissions Websites



Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $10,236 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $8,654
$30K-$48K $8,879
$48K-$75K $11,442

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $6,300, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $6,300 Same as On-Campus
Fees $900 Same as On-Campus
Housing $7,670 $8,530
Books $600 $600
Total (before financial aid) $15,470 $16,330

Students Receiving Aid

90% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Scholarships/Grants 62% $5,308
Institutional Grants 62% $985
Other Federal Grants 24% $340
Pell Grants 62% $5,177

Financial Aid Websites

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Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

29% of students graduated in six years.

62% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.



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