The former slaves who founded Arkansas Baptist College in 1884 recognized that education provides independence & the ability to read & underdstand the written word. The Bible means very little to an illiterate person.
Arkansas Baptist College (ABC), originally known as the Minister’s Institute, was founded by both black and white religious leaders in 1884. Arkansas Baptist College is a private, historically black, four-year liberal arts college.
Arkansas Baptist College is dedicated to the development of graduates who are exceptionally educated, spiritually and culturally aware, and able to meet the demands of our rapidly advancing society.
Located in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas, near the Rivermarket area and the Clinton Presidential Library, Arkansas Baptist College is unique in its contribution to higher education. ABC, a historically black college (HBCU), has a small, cohesive, student-centered environment with an open enrollment policy, accepting all eligible students with a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
The JPCI is proud to support Arkansas Baptist College in their endeavors and commitment to education.