BUF-Calvary College

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BUF-Calvary College Campus (Launching August 2024)

BUF-Calvary College is committed to building a first class, fully accredited liberal arts Christian college in beautiful Clearwater, Florida. Come join us on the journey as we launch in August 2024 at 110 N. McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater, Florida 33759. Whether you know what kind of ministry you’re interested in, or you want to explore different areas of ministry to discover your calling, BUF-Calvary College will connect you with opportunities across Tampa Bay and around the world.



BUF-Calvary College offers multiple degree programs in a variety of academic fields. Whatever your calling, BUF-Calvary College has a program to help prepare you to bring the Word of God to the world.

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Core Values

Intention, Vocation, Profession - these are the core values that define the one-of-a-kind educational environment offered at BUF-Calvary College.

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The Baptist University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and associate, baccalaureate and masters degrees.

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BUF-Calvary College's History

God gave the vision for establishing a college to the people of Calvary Church in 2022. Calvary Church started a high school in 2000 and watched it grow to an enrollment of nearly 800 students. Helping our graduates find the perfect fit for college has grown ever more challenging, thus the dream of beginning a college. Calvary has partnered with the Baptist University of Florida to launch BUF-Calvary College in Fall 2024. BUF-Calvary College is prepared for a pioneer class of 150 students seeking a local, affordable, Christ-centered experience.

BUF-Calvary College Point of Contact:

Dr. Doug Hankins
Director of the BUF-Calvary College campus


Excellence in Education

Ranked Top 2% of Regional Colleges
in the South for 2022-2023
U.S. News and World Report
Best Colleges


2023 Ranked #3 Best Value
Bachelor's Degrees in Theology
College Factual

2022 Top 10 for Online
Bachelor's in Music

Academic Influence


2022 Top 10 Online
Colleges in Florida


One of the "Best Christian Colleges in Florida"


2021 Best Colleges in America

Membership in:

The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities
National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Additionally, Baptist University of Florida is:

An accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music
Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education
A cooperating ministry of the Florida Baptist Convention