Academic Catalog 2016-2017 
    Jul 22, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

President’s Welcome

Welcome to Wayland!

It is a great privilege to introduce you to this remarkable place of faith, learning and living…a place that has had a life‐changing impact on my life and that can do the same for you.

We are committed to your success not only as a student, but also as a whole person as you experience and master your area of study, develop spiritually, and learn to interact with and improve your community, our country, and the world. At Wayland you will experience a superior personal, high‐touch Christian higher education coupling the liberal arts with your specific area of academic interest to prepare you to do useful work in today’s world. A new wave of Christian leaders is desperately needed today and we are dedicated to helping you become one.

Wayland has been true to its mission for more than a century and God has blessed this university’s efforts by giving Wayland a global footprint with campuses in six states and, two nations, and around the world via WBUOnline.

It seems popular in our country today to question whether the investment required to get a college education is still worth it. As a recent Pew Research Center report concluded, in a modern, knowledge-based economy, the only thing more expensive than going to college is not going to college. Compare our costs and you will find Wayland to be among the most affordable private universities in the nation, and the average debt for our graduates is below the national average.

For more than a century this university has stood by its values and we will not waver from them in the future. As a Wayland graduate, I can tell you that these values shaped my life and provided me opportunities beyond my wildest dreams.

Anything you can imagine in life can start right here. I pledge the support of our entire university community, the Wayland Family, to help you do just that.

It is a great day to be a Pioneer!

Bobby L. Hall, Ed.D.
President, Wayland Baptist University