The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB) traces its roots back to the Baptist missionary movement of the mid-1800s. Three men - Rev. James Huckins, Rev. William M Tryon and Judge R.E.B. Baylor - from the Home Mission Board of New York arrived in Texas to help inspire a Christian education society. The school's earliest incarnation was established in 1845 by the Congress of the Republic of Texas.
Initially featuring a Male Department and Female Department, the school was forced to move in 1886. The Female Department was moved to Belton where it underwent several name changes such as Baylor College for Women and Mary Hardin-Baylor College before settling on its current name in 1978. The school has been coeducational since 1971 - ending its term as the oldest college for women west of the Mississippi River.
Those living in student housing or an off campus apartment at UMHB have access to the school's exceptional academic department and fields of study. Students may pursue degrees through the College of Business, College of Christian Studies, College of Humanities, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Scott and White College of Nursing, College of Sciences and College of Education.
Student living and university living revolve around a bevy of traditional campus student organizations and clubs. The UMHB Crusaders compete in the NCAA's Division III in men's and women's sports such as baseball, basketball, volleyball, tennis, soccer, golf, football and softball.
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