Criswell College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,800
8.43% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$14,137
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
15.5%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
97%
33 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
226
60.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
15.4%
2 Graduates

About

Criswell College is a higher education institution located in Dallas County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Criswell College were Biblical Studies (18 degrees awarded), General Psychology (5 degrees), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (4 degrees).

In 2019, 48 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Criswell College. 29.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 70.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (29 degrees), 4.14 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (7 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Criswell College is $10,800, which is $−3,700 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Criswell College is $10,800, which is $−3,700 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,137.

In 2019, 74% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 47% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,800
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Criswell College was $10,800. The cost of tuition at Criswell College is $−3,700 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

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Average Net Price

$14,137
2019 Value
0.27%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Criswell College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,137. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Criswell College grew by 0.27%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,162
Room and Board
$740
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Criswell College was of $9,162 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $740. The cost of room and board decreased by 16.8% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 37.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
47%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

74% of undergraduate students at Criswell College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 15.6% with respect to 2018, when 64% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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15.5%
2017 Default Rate
9
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Criswell College was 15.5%, which represents 9 out of the 58 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Criswell College received 33 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 94.1% annual growth. Out of those 33 applicants, 32 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 97% acceptance rate.

There were 226 students enrolled at Criswell College in 2019, and 62% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Criswell College has an overall enrollment yield of 81.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

97%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
32
Accepted Out of 33

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Criswell College was 97% (32 admissions from 33 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 100%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 94.1%, while admissions grew by 88.2%.

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SAT Scores

62%
Submission Percentage
16
Scores Submitted

62% of enrolled first-time students at Criswell College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Criswell College has a total enrollment of 226 students. The full-time enrollment at Criswell College is 136 students and the part-time enrollment is 90. This means that 60.2% of students enrolled at Criswell College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Criswell College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.8% White, 14.6% Black or African American, 7.96% Hispanic or Latino, 3.98% Asian, 1.77% Two or More Races, 0.885% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Criswell College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (45.5%), followed by White Female (26.4%) and Black or African American Male (3.64%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (50%), followed by White Female (15.4%) and Black or African American Male (11.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

60.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Criswell College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 226 students. The full-time enrollment at Criswell College is 136 and the part-time enrollment is 90. This means that 60.2% of students enrolled at Criswell College are enrolled full-time compared with 70.4% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
2019 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 Criswell College was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), Criswell College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    142
  2. Black or African American
    33
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    18

The enrolled student population at Criswell College is 62.8% White, 14.6% Black or African American, 7.96% Hispanic or Latino, 3.98% Asian, 1.77% Two or More Races, 0.885% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44.8% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 20 fewer women than men received degrees from Criswell College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Criswell College is white (29 degrees awarded). There were 4.14 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (7 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Criswell College is Biblical Studies (18 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (5 degrees) and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (4 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Criswell College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (27 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (4 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Criswell College are Registered nurses (1,445,732 people), Other managers (197,897 people), Medical & health services managers (190,467 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (185,811 people), and Physicians (175,327 people).

The most specialized majors at Criswell College are Theology (27 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (4 degrees), Psychology (5 degrees), and Health (6 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Criswell College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Criswell College are Theology (27 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (4 degrees), Psychology (5 degrees), and Health (6 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Criswell College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,681,497 people), Elementary & secondary schools (623,366 people), Outpatient care centers (383,690 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (358,670 people), and Offices of physicians (281,875 people).

The most specialized majors at Criswell College are Theology (27 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (4 degrees), Psychology (5 degrees), and Health (6 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 18 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 5 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 4 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Criswell College was Biblical Studies with 18 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

34
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
14
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 34 degrees were awarded to men at Criswell College, which is 2.43 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (14).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 16 degrees were awarded to men at Criswell College in Biblical Studies, which is 8 times more than the 2 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 5 degrees were awarded to women at Criswell College in Clinical Pastoral Counseling, which is 5 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

0%
100% Completion Time
18%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 0% of students graduating from Criswell College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 18% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 18% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (28.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Criswell College is Male and White (28.6% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    29 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    7 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Criswell College is white (29 degrees awarded). There were 4.14 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (7 degrees).

6.25% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    21 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    8 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Criswell College is white male (21 degrees awarded). There were 2.63 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (8 degrees).

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Operations

Criswell College has an endowment valued at nearly $23.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $828k (3.53%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, Criswell College had a total salary expenditure of $6.31M. Criswell College employs 5 Professors, 4 Associate professors, and 4 Assistant professors. Most academics at Criswell College are Male Professors (5), Male Associate professors(4), and Male Assistant professors (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Criswell College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 17 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 7 employees, and Management with 6 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$23.4M
2019 Endowment
5.18%
decline from 2018

Criswell College has an endowment valued at about $23.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Criswell College declined 5.18% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $13.3M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Criswell College received $0 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

$3.72M
2019 Salaries
3.09%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Criswell College paid a median of $3.72M in salaries, which represents 59% of their overall expenditure ($6.31M) and a 3.09% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4% decline from 2017 and a 4.43% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.89M (42.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$962k
Instructional Salaries
13
Number of Employees

In 2019, Criswell College paid a total of $962k to 13 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $857k (29.6%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
5 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
17 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Criswell College were Professor with 5 employees; Associate professor with 4 employees; and Associate professor with 4 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Criswell College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 17 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 7 employees; and Management with 6 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Criswell College was Male Professor with 5 employees, Male Associate professor with 4 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 3 employees.

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