Mid-America Christian University (MACU) is a liberal arts college located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It was founded in September 14, 1953 by Dr. Max Gaulke as the South Texas Bible Institute in Houston, Texas. It was renamed in 1955 as the Gulf Coast Bible College and later as the Mid-America Bible College when it relocated to its present location in 1985. It attained university status in 2003. It has one extension site also in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The university is affiliated with the Church of God (Anderson).
MACU hopes to produce students who will be able to impact the world for Christ primarily through Bible-based academic excellence. It further hopes to prepare students for effective Christian ministry without necessarily being a missionary or a pastor. It is its belief that all Christians are called to serve Christ and minister to others. Its statement of faith signifies its recognition of one God in three persons, the scripture as the only infallible rule of faith and practice, the creation of human beings in the image of God, of Jesus Christ as God’s son incarnate who was born of the Virgin Mary, and the presence of God as the Holy Spirit in the world.
Mid-America Christian University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to grant associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Undergraduate programs are offered by the university’s divisions. The School of Behavioral Science offers degree programs in Behavioral Science and Multidisciplinary Behavioral Science. The School of Business offers programs in Business Administration, Marketing, and Multidisciplinary Studies. The School of English offers programs in English, Literary and Cultural Studies and Multidisciplinary English. The School of General Education offers the Associate in Arts, Social Science, and Social Sciences and History. The School of Music offers programs in Music and Worship Ministry and Music Performance. The School of Mathematics and Science offers programs in Mathematics and Multidisciplinary Mathematics. Offered by the School of Teacher Education are programs in Teacher Education, Elementary Education, Elementary/Secondary Vocal Music Education, Secondary English Education, Secondary Math Education, and Secondary Social Studies Education. Lastly, the School of Ministry offers programs in Bible and Theology, Multidisciplinary Ministry, and specialized ministries including Christian Education Ministry, Music Ministry, World Missions and Urban Evangelism, Pastoral Care, and Youth Ministry. Graduate degree programs include Master of Arts in Leadership, Master of Business Administration, and the Master of Science in Counseling.
The tuition to attend Mid-America Christian University per semester is $6,840.00 for 12 to 15 hours. Other expenses include $1,523.00 for room, $1,470.00 for board, and $525.00 for fees. Cost per credit hour is $570.00.
Financial aid for Mid-America Christian University is provided through grants, loans, and scholarships. Some of these are the Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant, Oklahoma Tuition Equalization Grant, Federal Student Loans, Parent Loan for undergraduate students, MACU Scholarships, Trustees Scholarships, Dean’s Scholarships, Founder’s Scholarships, and Achievement Scholarships. Students can also support their education through work study.
Mid-America Christian University has an estimated total student population of 1,450 including more than 220 ministry students.
It is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and has been joining the Sooner Athletic Conferences since 2007. The MACU Teams known as the Evangels compete in several sport events including baseball, basketball, golf, and soccer for men. Women likewise compete in basketball, soccer, softball, and volleyball.
Mid-America Christian University is also an affiliate member of Oklahoma Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.