Maranatha Baptist University

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School Overview

Maranatha Baptist Bible College and Seminary is a coeducational four-year undergraduate Baptist college located in Watertow, Wisconsin. Maranatha offers bachelor’s degrees in several fields of study, including business, education, accounting, humanities, music, management, teaching, nursing, sports management, English, and humanities, among others. As a religiously affiliated institution, Maranatha also offers several religion courses including church ministries, biblical counseling, church music and Bible studies.

Maranatha is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools of the Higher Learning Commission. Several of its individual programs hold specialized accreditations and the college’s teacher education programs will prepare students for their teacher certification.

General Information

Admission Office

745 West Main Street

Watertown, WI 53094

(920) 261-9300

(800) 611-1947

Fax: (920) 261-9109

Contact: James Harrison

Director of Admissions
Main Address

745 West Main Street

Watertown, WI 53094

(920) 261-9300

Total undergrads: 817

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 193

Degree-seeking undergrads: 800

Graduate enrollment: 48


Urban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 66%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 70%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music Pedagogy B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting/Business Management B
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business Administration/Management B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Office Management B


Business Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education A,B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B

Philosophy & Religion

Christian Studies A,C

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Bible Studies B
Missionary Studies B
Pastoral Counseling B
Religious/Sacred Music B
Youth Ministry B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Maranatha Baptist University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (920) 261-9300
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 745 West Main Street, Watertown, WI 53094
Setting: Town: Fringe
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 985
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 48%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 603 (61% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $16,660
Out-of-state Tuition: $16,660
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 93%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,680

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Maranatha Baptist University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Maranatha Baptist University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 261
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Education 1101
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 12
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 21
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Theology and Religious Vocations 1155
Visual and Performing Arts 12
Grand total 19327

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Maranatha Baptist University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $16,660
Out-of-state $16,660
Books and supplies $1,300

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $7,290
Out-of-state $7,290

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 127 93%
Grant or scholarship aid 122 89% $6,680
Student loan aid 55 40% $5,535

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 520 66% $7,240
Federal student loans 285 36% $6,028

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Maranatha Baptist University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Maranatha Baptist University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 343 156 187
Percent admitted 100% 78% 75%
Percent admitted who enrolled 45% 47% 43%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Maranatha Baptist University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 985
Undergraduate enrollment 793
Graduate enrollment 192

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Maranatha Baptist University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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