Mid-America Christian University (MACU) used to be the South Texas Bible Institute which was founded in 1953. Originally located in Houston, Texas, it later became the Gulf Coast Bible College with its accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools granted in 1978. The school moved to Oklahoma in 1985 and became the Mid-America Bible College. It was in 2003 when the institution changed its name to become the Mid-America Christian University today.
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The university puts emphasis on the core Christian values of its students and is committed to training them to become leaders of tomorrow.
MACU is dedicated to providing its students with a Bible-based education through a Christian school setting. Academic excellence is the primary goal of the institution to prepare students in their future vocation or ministry.
The campus of Mid-America Christian University is situated on a 65-acre plot in Oklahoma City’s southwestern section. There are eight buildings in place including a college auditorium that can accommodate 670 people and the Charles Ewing Brown Library. MACU is easily accessible to the city center and less than 15 minutes from the Will Rogers World Airport and the Warren Theater.
On the average, a full year at MACU costs around $13,500. The cost of books and additional supplies amounts to $950 per year.
Students who have financial difficulties are most welcome to enroll at MACU. The university offers financial assistance to eligible students in the form of grants, scholarships, loans and work study. Five grants and 9 scholarships are currently being offered. Available loans include the student, Stafford (subsidized and unsubsidized) and the parent loan.
MACU has a student population of around 1,447. In 2010, it recorded more than 100 new students and 223 ministry students making it the biggest enrollment of ministry majors among Church of God institutions.
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Mid-America Christian University offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in a number of concentrations. These include business, counseling, history, English, literature, ministry, music, science, math and teaching, among others. More than 25 major fields of study are available.
Mid-American Christian University is accredited by the North Central Association’s Higher Learning Commission. It is also affiliated with the Oklahoma Independent Colleges and Universities, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society of Business Management and Administration. In addition, the school is an advisory board member of the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce.
MACU’s athletic team competes in various men’s and women’s sports. These include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball and volleyball. It is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). The university also offers scholarships in 8 athletic sports.
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MACU took part in the 2007 Sooner Athletic Conference as a NAIA member. In 2010, the women’s soccer team placed third in the same conference while the coaches received an award as conference coaches of the year.