Mary Baldwin University is a four-year, private college located in Staunton, Virginia. Mary Baldwin is a predominantly female school and is the oldest institution of higher education for women in the United States that is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Rufus William Bailey founded the school in 1842 as the Augusta Female Seminary. The school’s name was changed to Mary Baldwin Seminary in 1895 and changed again to Mary Baldwin College in 1923 to honor the long-time principal, an original alumna of the institution, and pioneer woman educator, Mary Julia Baldwin.
Mary Baldwin College offers pre-professional programs, undergraduate, and post baccalaureate teacher licensure programs, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees. Programs are divided into the following colleges
- College of Arts and Sciences
- College of Business and Professional Studies
- College of Education
- Mary Baldwin College for Women
- Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences
- University College
Undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates are offered completely online from Baldwin Online.
Accreditation & Licensing
Mary Baldwin University is accredited by:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)