About ABU


Alderson Broaddus University is an independent institution of higher learning, committed to serving the region as an academic, cultural, and religious resource, with programs based on a strong liberal arts foundation. The college is rooted in historic and continuing relationships with the West Virginia Baptist Convention and the American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A.   


The mission of Alderson Broaddus University is to provide our students with the highest quality education, striving to prepare students to succeed in their chosen disciplines and to fulfill their roles in a diverse society as well-rounded and responsible citizens. 

Core Values

High Academic Quality
The University values learning founded on high academic standards demonstrated by the open exchange of ideas, freedom and diversity of thought, and intellectual challenge and rigor.  The University sustains such high expectations of the members of its community through the continuous improvement of learning and teaching.

The University values service as a lifelong commitment. It seeks to foster the development of such a commitment among its students, faculty, and staff by providing opportunities for them to engage in meaningful service to others.  

Personal Growth and Development
The University aims to advance the personal growth and development of all students by providing a caring environment that embraces the Christian values of moral integrity, service, trust, justice and compassion characterized by individualized attention to their academic, physical, spiritual, social, psychological, and aesthetic needs.  

Life of Learning
The University promotes a life of learning by encouraging and supporting inquiry, creativity, and application of learning in socially responsible ways.

The University deeply values its Appalachian heritage and promotes respect and appreciation for every person and for the richness of a diverse, multi-cultural, and global society.