Established in 1845, as Baylor Female College, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB) has come a long way into becoming a full-fledged university in 1978. The university consists of 8 colleges and offers degrees in the field of Christian Studies, Education, Business, Humanities, Nursing, and Arts. It is home to over 3,500 students from 30 different countries and provides financial assistance to over 90% of its students. The students at UMHB are also offered opportunities to take part in study abroad programs in one of their three partnered foreign countries. The student union at UMHB organizes many cultural and traditional events such as the Midnight Candle March before the spring commences or the Stunt Night wherein the students perform skits and plays!