Southwest Baptist University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$25,990
3.55% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$18,926
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.55%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
99.5%
881 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,386
60.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
41.7%
172 Graduates

About

Southwest Baptist University is a higher education institution located in Polk County, MO. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Southwest Baptist University were Registered Nursing (127 degrees awarded), Radiographer (13 degrees), and General Studies (10 degrees).

In 2022, 794 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwest Baptist University. 66% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (659 degrees), 25.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (26 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwest Baptist University is $25,990, which is $1,994 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Southwest Baptist University is $25,990, which is $1,994 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,926.

In 2022, 83% of undergraduate students attending Southwest Baptist University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 47% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$25,990
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Southwest Baptist University was $25,990. The cost of tuition at Southwest Baptist University is $1,994 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$18,926
2022 Value
2.67%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Southwest Baptist University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,926. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Southwest Baptist University grew by 2.67%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,017
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwest Baptist University was of $8,017 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.691% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
47%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Southwest Baptist University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 5.06% with respect to 2021, when 79% 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.
2.55%
2019 Default Rate
23
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Southwest Baptist University was 2.55%, which represents 23 out of the 901 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Southwest Baptist University received 881 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 1.15% annual growth. Out of those 881 applicants, 877 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 99.5% acceptance rate.

There were 2,386 students enrolled at Southwest Baptist University in 2022. 7% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southwest Baptist University has an overall enrollment yield of 32.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

99.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
877
Accepted Out of 881

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southwest Baptist University was 99.5% (877 admissions from 881 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 96.2%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 1.15%, while admissions grew by 4.65%..

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SAT Scores

7%
Submission Percentage (2022)
19
Scores Submitted (2022)

7% of enrolled first-time students at Southwest Baptist University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southwest Baptist University had a total enrollment of 2,386 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Southwest Baptist University is 1,451 students and the part-time enrollment is 935. This means that 60.8% of students enrolled at Southwest Baptist University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwest Baptist University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70% White, 4.15% Black or African American, 3.19% Hispanic or Latino, 1.84% Two or More Races, 1.17% Asian, 0.587% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.168% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southwest Baptist University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (44%), followed by White Male (27.6%) and Black or African American Male (3.64%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (45%), followed by White Male (27.3%) and Asian Female (2.07%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

60.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwest Baptist University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,386 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwest Baptist University is 1,451 and the part-time enrollment is 935. This means that 60.8% of students enrolled at Southwest Baptist University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
2022 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 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Southwest Baptist University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,670 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    99 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    76 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Southwest Baptist University is 70% White, 4.15% Black or African American, 3.19% Hispanic or Latino, 1.84% Two or More Races, 1.17% Asian, 0.587% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.168% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 415 students (17.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 254 more women than men received degrees from Southwest Baptist University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southwest Baptist University is white (659 degrees awarded). There were 25.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (26 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Southwest Baptist University is Registered Nursing (127 degrees awarded), followed by Radiographer (13 degrees) and General Studies (10 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Theology (25 degrees awarded), Education (223 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees).

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 (1,599,868 people), Registered nurses (1,454,326 people), Secondary school teachers (469,509 people), Education administrators (274,562 people), and Special education teachers (193,804 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwest Baptist University in 2022 are Theology (25 degrees awarded), Education (223 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees), Health (294 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Southwest Baptist University are Theology (25 degrees awarded), Education (223 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees), Health (294 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2,915,244 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,645,568 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (386,390 people), Outpatient care centers (315,760 people), and Offices of physicians (240,657 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwest Baptist University are Theology (25 degrees awarded), Education (223 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees), Health (294 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 63 degrees awarded
  2. 26 degrees awarded
  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southwest Baptist University was Registered Nursing with 63 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

270
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
524
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 270 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest Baptist University, which is 0.515 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (524).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 40 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest Baptist University in Registered Nursing, which is 0.261 times less than the 153 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 153 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest Baptist University in Registered Nursing, which is 3.83 times more than the 40 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%
100% Completion Time
48%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 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, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 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 (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    659 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    26 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwest Baptist University is white (659 degrees awarded). There were 25.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (26 degrees).

7.18% of degree recipients (57 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    451 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    208 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southwest Baptist University is white female (451 degrees awarded). There were 2.17 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (208 degrees).

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Operations

Southwest Baptist University has an endowment valued at nearly $36.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−7.06%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Southwest Baptist University had a total salary expenditure of 42.4M. Southwest Baptist University employs 37 Instructors, 29 Professors and 27 Assistant professors. Most academics at Southwest Baptist University are Female Instructor (29), Male Professor (21), and Male Associate professor (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwest Baptist University are: Management, with 37 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 33 employees, and Service with 27 employees.

Endowment

$36.8M
2022 Endowment
7.28%
decline from 2021

Southwest Baptist University has an endowment valued at about $36.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwest Baptist University declined 7.28% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.81M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$17.4M
2022 Salaries
7.72%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Southwest Baptist University paid a median of $17.4M in salaries, which represents 41.1% of their overall expenditure ($42.4M) and a 7.72% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.36M
Instructional Salaries
115
Number of Employees

In 2022, Southwest Baptist University paid a total of $6.36M to 115 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
37 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
37 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwest Baptist University were Instructor with 37 employees, Professor with 29 employees, and Assistant professor with 27 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwest Baptist University were Management with 37 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 33 employees, and Service with 27 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwest Baptist University was Female Instructor with 29 employees, Male Professor with 21 employees, and Male Associate professor with 14 employees.

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

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