Choosing Wayland Baptist University means you’ll be part of a family at one of the leading Christian, Baptist colleges in the United States. Our students find that the warm environment makes a difference in the quality of education they receive as well as the value of that education. Wayland began in 1908 as the dream of pioneers who respected the life-altering value of education. Now the oldest university in continuous existence on the High Plains of Texas, Wayland Baptist reaffirms that commitment every day through a distinctive combination of offerings. Wayland Baptist University exists to educate students in an academically challenging, learning-focused and distinctively Christian environment for professional success and service to God and humankind.