About BUF

About Baptist University of Florida

Baptist University of Florida is distinctively Christian. All courses are taught from a Bible-based, Christian worldview. All professors are academically qualified, experienced in their fields, and actively involved in local churches. Our goal is to produce graduates who are equipped with academic excellence, spiritual fervor, Christian character, and real-world ministry skills. Our mission is to prepare the next greatest generation of  Christian leaders to "Change the World through the Unchanging Word.®"

Baptist University of Florida is a private Christian college and a cooperating ministry of the Florida Baptist State Convention, operating under the authority of the convention-appointed Board of Trustees as the only institution of higher learning supported by the Florida Baptist Convention. BUF is located in Graceville, Florida, in Florida’s Panhandle, 90 miles northwest of Tallahassee, 60 miles north of Panama City, and 20 miles south of Dothan, Alabama.

Baptist University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award certificates and associate, baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Baptist University of Florida may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

Baptist University of Florida is also an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Making an Impact

Pursue Your Calling at BUF

At Baptist University of Florida, students have the opportunity to gain a valuable academic experience that equips them for life in the marketplace with ample opportunities to grow in Christ, serve their community, and ground their work and calling in Christ. 

Prepare to Lead with a Christ-Centered Education

Choose from our diverse Bible-focused programs to deepen your faith and change the world.

Discover Your Calling at BUF  →