Arkansas Baptist College
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Arkansas Baptist College
Arkansas Baptist College
Main Building, Arkansas Baptist College.JPG
Main Building, Arkansas Baptist College
Type Private, HBCU
Established 1884
Students 1100
Location Little Rock, Arkansas, Arkansas,
United States

34°44?6?N 92°17?26?W / 34.73500°N 92.29056°W / 34.73500; -92.29056Coordinates: 34°44?6?N 92°17?26?W / 34.73500°N 92.29056°W / 34.73500; -92.29056
Colors      Purple
Mascot Buffaloes

Old Main Building, Arkansas Baptist College
Arkansas Baptist College is located in Arkansas
Arkansas Baptist College
Arkansas Baptist College is located in the US
Arkansas Baptist College
Location 1621 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Little Rock, Arkansas
Area less than one acre
Built 1893 (1893)
Part of Central High School Neighborhood Historic District (2012 boundary increase) (#12000320)
NRHP reference # 76000457[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 30, 1976
Designated CP June 7, 2012

Arkansas Baptist College (ABC) is a private, historically black liberal arts college located in Little Rock, Arkansas. Founded in 1884 as the Minister's Institute, ABC was initially funded by the Colored Baptists of the State of Arkansas. It is the only historically black Baptist school west of the Mississippi River. The main building on its campus, built in 1893, is one of the oldest surviving academic buildings in the state,[2] and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.


The school's baseball team competes in Region 2 of the National Junior College Athletic Association. The school's baseball program plays part of its schedule at Gary Hogan Field in Little Rock. The Buff's Head Baseball Coach is Tanner Rockwell.


Arkansas Baptist College was accredited by the Higher Learning Commission in 1987. In February 2014 the Commission placed the college on notice that it was at risk for being out of compliance with the Commission's criteria for accreditation. In August 2015 the Commission gave the College a Show-Cause order to present a case that its accreditation should not be withdrawn. The order was withdrawn in November 2016.[3] The Higher Learning Commission visited the college in December 2017 for a focused visit.

Notable alumni

Notable alumni of Arkansas Baptist College include:

    preacher William T. Dixon
    actor James Charles Lewis III 
       (professionally known as Lil JJ)
    athletes Harry Kenyon and Michael Dyer
    Boston business owner and NAACP 
       activist E. Alice Taylor graduated from the 
       College in 1913.

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External links

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