Quality Academics

Browse more than 40 degree programs with both residential and online options. Undergraduate through doctoral degrees, every program is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Transfer in or continue your education at any post-graduate accredited institution.


We'd love to meet you! Schedule a visit today to see what we are about. Meet our students and faculty and see if we can help meet your educational goals.


Are you ready? Submit your application today to take the next step toward your future. We look forward to helping you each step of the way.

Christ-Centered Education

Maranatha strives today to fulfill its mission of nearly 50 years. We seek to develop leaders for ministry in the local church and the world “To the Praise of His Glory.” That mission manifests itself through each class period. Our faith is the foundation for everything we do.

Why Maranatha?

Maranatha’s history is that of an institution committed to the principles on which it was founded. The truth of God’s Word and an adherence to Baptist distinctives set it apart from other Christian universities.

September 1968 welcomed 173 students and 27 faculty members as the start of something amazing. That first year, Maranatha awarded degrees to 13 students. We haven't looked back, now offering more than 40 accredited degrees across 9 distinct schools and colleges.

Students from 47 states and 20 countries call MBU home. With the graduation of several third-generation students, Maranatha continues to root itself in rich family tradition.

Our best days are still ahead of us. We hope you will consider being a part of Maranatha's legacy.

Featured Events

  • Great Lakes Music Festival

    Experience the thrill of performance Great Lakes Music Festival at MBU January 27 and 28. More Details...

  • Business Breakfast

    Enjoy a buffet-style breakfast and network with business Watertown area businesses January 26.  More Details...

  • Golf Classic

    Maranatha will host the 8th annual Golf Classic May 12. More Details...

  • Artisans In Brass

    MBU will Artisans In Brass February 10. More Details...

Upcoming Events

january, 2017

9jan2:00 pmNew Student Orientation

10jan7:00 pmWinter Revival Meetings

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