Maranatha strives today to fulfill its long-standing mission of developing leaders for ministry in the local church and the world “To the Praise of His Glory.”
Students can choose from 33 majors, 35 minors, 8 associates degrees, as well as a Master of Education in Teaching and Leading and a Master of Organizational Leadership. In addition to the University, Maranatha Baptist Seminary offers 7 graduate degrees, including the Master of Divinity and the Doctor of Ministry in Preaching and Leading. Courses were taught to a combined 1,414 students through the University, Seminary, and Maranatha Online during the 2017-2018 academic year. Students came from 48 states and 18 countries and 2 territories.
Several distinctives set Maranatha apart from other Christian colleges. From a spiritual perspective, its fundamental Baptist position and local church emphasis are vital. From an academic perspective, regional accreditation and the wide scope of its programs offer graduates nearly unlimited career and ministry opportunities.
All students must complete a core of Bible courses as well as the requirements for their major and minor.
"I want parents and students to know we will stay true to our foundation, to the fundamentals of the faith that are as important to them as they are to us. We will always emphasize the local church. Those are non-negotiables. There aren’t going to be sudden shifts in what we believe or how we apply those beliefs. We’re going to stay the course that has been laid out for us over the last 50 years."
- Dr. Marty Marriott, President