Following approval from the State of Texas in 1954, Lubbock Christian University was established as a private Christian school for students from kindergarten through college in Lubbock, Texas. The institution first opened its doors with junior college status in 1957 under the direction of president F.W. Mattox. In 1972, LBU achieved senior college status, and in 1987 if finally advanced to become a full university. The school is currently associated with the Churches of Christ.
LBU's stated mission is "to educate students, imparting values for scholarship and for living. Through its baccalaureate and graduate programs, the university challenges students to think critically, to excel in their disciplines and to model Christ."
Those living in student housing or an off campus apartment at LBU have access to the school's exceptional and diverse academic programs and fields of study. Students may pursue bachelor's or master's degrees in popular programs like natural sciences, mathematics, Bible, biology, music, nursing, youth and family ministry, business administration, criminal justice, social work, theater education, communication design, education, engineering and agriculture, among many more.
Student living and university living at LBU revolves around a variety of traditional campus organizations and faith-based programs. As opposed to sororities and fraternities, the university features "Social Clubs" for men and women. Other groups include ROTC, the online newspaper, Duster Today, the a cappella group, Best Friends, and the Students in Free Enterprise group.
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