Southwest Baptist University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$22,400

3.7% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$18,401

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

8.42%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

73.2%

1,884 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,592

58.9% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

46.1%

217 Graduates

About

Southwest Baptist University is a higher education institution located in Polk County, MO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southwest Baptist University were Registered Nursing (77 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (45 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (33 degrees).

In 2017, 827 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwest Baptist University. 66.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (642 degrees), 5.02 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (128 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwest Baptist University is $22,400, which is $1,667 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwest Baptist University is $22,400, which is $1,667 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,401.

In 2017, 69% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$22,400

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Southwest Baptist University was $22,400. The cost of tuition at Southwest Baptist University is $1,667 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$18,401

2017 Value

9.65%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Southwest Baptist University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,401. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Southwest Baptist University grew by 9.65%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,672

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwest Baptist University was of $7,672 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 1.99% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

69%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

51%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

69% of undergraduate students at Southwest Baptist University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.82% with respect to 2016, when 71% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

8.42%

2016 Default Rate

76

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Southwest Baptist University was 8.42%, which represents 76 out of the 903 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Southwest Baptist University received 1,884 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.52% annual growth. Out of those 1,884 applicants, 1,379 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.2% acceptance rate.

There were 3,592 students enrolled at Southwest Baptist University in 2017, and 8% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southwest Baptist University has an overall enrollment yield of 34.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,379

Accepted Out of 1,884

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southwest Baptist University was 73.2% (1,379 admissions from 1,884 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 89.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 3.52%, while admissions declined by -15.5%.

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SAT Scores

8%

Submission Percentage

39

Scores Submitted

8% of enrolled first-time students at Southwest Baptist University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southwest Baptist University has a total enrollment of 3,592 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwest Baptist University is 2,114 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,478. This means that 58.9% of students enrolled at Southwest Baptist University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwest Baptist University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.4% White, 4.12% Black or African American, 1.89% Hispanic or Latino, 0.807% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.78% Asian, 0.78% Two or More Races, and 0.139% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southwest Baptist University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (51.8%), followed by White Male (29.2%) and Black or African American Male (4.47%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (44.1%), followed by White Male (40.9%) and Asian Female (2.15%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

58.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwest Baptist University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,592 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwest Baptist University is 2,114 and the part-time enrollment is 1,478. This means that 58.9% of students enrolled at Southwest Baptist University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Southwest Baptist University was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Southwest Baptist University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,563

  2. Black or African American

    148

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    68

The enrolled student population at Southwest Baptist University is 71.4% White, 4.12% Black or African American, 1.89% Hispanic or Latino, 0.807% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.78% Asian, 0.78% Two or More Races, and 0.139% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 680 students (18.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 269 more women than men received degrees from Southwest Baptist University. The majority of degree recipients at Southwest Baptist University are white (642 degrees awarded). There were 5.02 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (128 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southwest Baptist University is Registered Nursing (77 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (45 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (33 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Southwest Baptist University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (255 degrees awarded), Theology (23 degrees), and Health (334 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southwest Baptist University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,015,930 people), Registered nurses (1,395,793 people), Secondary school teachers (327,492 people), Education administrators (313,828 people), and Other managers (218,660 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwest Baptist University are Education (255 degrees awarded), Theology (23 degrees), Health (334 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees), and Psychology (28 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southwest Baptist University are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Podiatrists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Southwest Baptist University are Education (255 degrees awarded), Theology (23 degrees), Health (334 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees), and Psychology (28 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southwest Baptist University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,174,167 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,703,399 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (485,244 people), Outpatient care centers (378,964 people), and Offices of physicians (254,189 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwest Baptist University are Education (255 degrees awarded), Theology (23 degrees), Health (334 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees), and Psychology (28 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Southwest Baptist University.

Most Common

  1. 77 degrees awarded

  2. 45 degrees awarded

  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southwest Baptist University was Registered Nursing with 77 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 279

  2. 548

In 2017, 279 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest Baptist University, which is 0.509 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (548).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 44 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest Baptist University in Physical Therapy, which is 1.38 times more than the 32 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 175 degrees were awarded to women at Southwest Baptist University in Registered Nursing, which is 4.07 times more than the 43 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%

100% Completion Time

47%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 35% of students graduating from Southwest Baptist University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southwest Baptist University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.922% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    642 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    128 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwest Baptist University is white (642 degrees awarded). There were 5.02 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (128 degrees).

15.5% of degree recipients (128 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    420 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    222 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southwest Baptist University is white female (420 degrees awarded). There were 1.89 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (222 degrees).

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Operations

Southwest Baptist University has an endowment valued at nearly $25.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.07M (11.9%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Southwest Baptist University had a total salary expenditure of $42.2M. Southwest Baptist University employs 49 Instructors, 40 Assistant professors, and 32 Professors. Most academics at Southwest Baptist University are Female Instructors (39), Male Professors(25), and Female Assistant professors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwest Baptist University are: Management, with 44 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 44 employees, and Service with 35 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$25.8M

2017 Endowment

3.93%

growth from 2016

Southwest Baptist University has an endowment valued at about $25.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwest Baptist University grew 3.93% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.33M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $535k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Southwest Baptist University received $535k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$19.1M

2017 Salaries

0.334%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Southwest Baptist University paid a median of $19.1M in salaries, which represents 45.2% of their overall expenditure ($42.2M) and a 0.334% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.04% growth from 2015 and a 2.89% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.24M

Instructional Salaries

147

Number of Employees

In 2017, Southwest Baptist University paid a total of $8.24M to 147 employees working as instructors, which represents 43.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

49 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

44 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwest Baptist University were Instructor with 49 employees; Assistant professor with 40 employees; and Assistant professor with 32 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwest Baptist University were Management with 44 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 44 employees; and Service with 35 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwest Baptist University was Female Instructor with 39 employees, Male Professor with 25 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 22 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Southwest Baptist University.

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