Wayland Baptist University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (6)
Wayland Baptist University (WBU) is a diverse school with multiple campuses around the nation, and even one in Africa. I found that the smaller classroom instruction inside the satellite campus was great! At the time, it was 2007/2008 when I was taking the bulk of my courses at the Sierra Vista/AZ campus, but my instructors (approx. 1 instructor to no more than 20 students) were very knowledgeable about the material they taught. Also, I found the staff to be very helpful, pleasant, and knowledgeable on paperwork. WBU strives to educate students in a challenging environment with a focus on Christian stewardship, and they do it well. As a Christian, I find myself happy with the coursework and I do not think the school shoves Christianity down anyone's throat. Unless things have changed drastically, you will still be expected to learn Old and New Testament as part of the curriculum requirements for graduation, but it is expected everyone will gain that knowledge and should not be surprised by that while attending a Christian university. Though I will tell you, this is NOT a party school. WBU is designed for adult student learners that are busy professionals, younger students, military members, and just about anyone who is serious about studying, learning and growing in their education walk. Their campus at Sierra Vista, Arizona is nice and well maintained, small, and does not have dormitories. WBU also has an office extension on Fort Huachuca for military members, contractors, or government employees to take their coursework. One of the best things to remember is that WBU works with local colleges and universities to accept and translate experiential professional development. This means that if you were in a technical field in the military, you could earn some credits based on that experience. Lastly, I am finishing out my Master's degree at WBU Online and I find the coursework challenging, rewarding, realistic and the professors are professional and knowledgeable as well. If your in Plainview, Texas, or from anywhere really, consider WBU for your higher learning experience. I am very satisfied, overall, with my experience.
I am a Navy veteran and the councilor for the military was great. Tuition assistance were very timely. Classes were convenient located on the base I was at. The Instructors were helpful, friendly, and encouraging. My degree in Occupational Education has helped me to get an instructor position on base and I went back to WBU for my masters which help me advance in my career and onto a Curriculum Development position.
I found Wayland Baptist University to be the ideal fit for me as a non-traditional student. As a single parent working full time I had very little time left for myself. Having the option to take online classes allowed me the flexibility to pursue my degree without taking time away from my children while dashing across town to be in time for class. The instructors at Wayland all seemed to be experienced in delivering effective course content online and each of them seemed fully engaged with their students and classes. I found the course work to be challenging in a way that caused me to expand my understanding of my area of business. Not only did I earn a degree but I learned theories and skills that I was able to apply to real life situations. As a result, my own job performance improved and I have become a mentor for other managers at my institution. I strongly recommend Wayland Baptist University for any non-traditional students as it is a place that values your life experiences and provides the flexibility for you to have a life outside of school.
I attended Wayland Baptist University which was located at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. It was my pursuit of my goal to reach the first benchmark which was my Bachelor degree after being combat wounded in Afghanistan in which I did not believe I would be able to finish school with my disabilities. I proved myself wrong and ended up earning my certificate. With my GI Bill which is to expire I wish to finish my Master's degree. With the evolving law enforcement practices and career fields available the education received mirrored what was in practice when I was working as a civilian law enforcement officer for years. I decided to enlist into the Active Duty Infantry with the 101st Airborne to serve my country which I am proud and honored. Though it is bittersweet that the war ended up causing the sacrifice of my friends and I ended up being 100 percent disabled physically and suffered severe TBI and had to bring my service dog to classes with me which was interesting. Colleges are more accepting of diversity and life changes that people have to overcome.
It's been a while since I graduated from Wayland Baptist however, I have very positive things to say about the school and their staff. When I attended, the advisors were very attentive and helped me quite a bit with my degree plan. The professors and adjunct professors were easy to relate to and were often able to spend time with the students due to lower student / teacher ratios. Overall positive experience at the San Antonio campus. I've worked with several co-workers who have attended more recently and they've had good positive comments and have also done well in the workplace. If you're looking for a college or university in the San Antonio area where you can earn a degree through night classes while working during the day, this might be worth checking into.
I took most of my classes online, but also took a few at two of the campuses in Alaska. Every experience was good, from the administrative staff to the professors. I learned a lot and it was all relatively easy and painless.