University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Belton, TX
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Private University|Religious

About Our College

UMHB's history dates to the time before Texas became a U.S. state. Its original charter was granted by the Republic of Texas (prior to statehood) in 1845 as the female department of Baylor University. Classes began in May, 1846, in a small wooden building on a hillside at Independence in Washington County. The first class consisted of 24 male and female students[9][10] While it was a coeducational institution, the classes were still separated by gender.[11]

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