About UMHB

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UMHB was chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas making us the oldest continuously operating college in the state.

More than 3,900 students representing 31 foreign countries. 94% of full-time freshmen live on campus.


Our student-to-faculty ratio cultivates an environment where you can grow and thrive.

Over 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid.


Belton is located in the heart of Central Texas, 60 miles north of Austin on Interstate 35.

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is dedicated to Christian higher education.

Founded in 1845, the university has traditionally been known for producing excellent educators, nurses, business leaders, and missionaries. That has not changed, but today UMHB is also earning recognition for its talented science and music graduates, for top-notch graduate programs in counseling and physical therapy, and more.

What’s behind this success? An unapologetic dedication to Christian principles. An emphasis on inspired teaching, on making each student’s learning experience the best it can be. A commitment to excellence in every aspect of university life.

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