Southwest Baptist University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$24,500
3.81% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$18,202
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
6.91%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
73.3%
1,542 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
3,039
61.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
47.8%
215 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 (56 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (31 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (27 degrees).

In 2020, 756 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 (640 degrees), 16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (40 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwest Baptist University is $24,500, which is $1,970 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwest Baptist University is $24,500, which is $1,970 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,202.

In 2020, 74% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$24,500
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Southwest Baptist University was $24,500. The cost of tuition at Southwest Baptist University is $1,970 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$18,202
2020 Value
0.774%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Southwest Baptist University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,202. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Southwest Baptist University grew by 0.774%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,852
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwest Baptist University was of $7,852 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 0.641% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
52%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

74% of undergraduate students at Southwest Baptist University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.37% with respect to 2019, when 73% 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.
6.91%
2018 Default Rate
65
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Southwest Baptist University was 6.91%, which represents 65 out of the 941 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Southwest Baptist University received 1,542 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 26.2% annual decline. Out of those 1,542 applicants, 1,131 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.3% acceptance rate.

There were 3,039 students enrolled at Southwest Baptist University in 2020, and 14% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southwest Baptist University has an overall enrollment yield of 31.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,131
Accepted Out of 1,542

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southwest Baptist University was 73.3% (1,131 admissions from 1,542 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 70.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −26.2%, while admissions declined by −23.6%.

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SAT Scores

14%
Submission Percentage
50
Scores Submitted

14% of enrolled first-time students at Southwest Baptist University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southwest Baptist University has a total enrollment of 3,039 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwest Baptist University is 1,869 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,170. This means that 61.5% of students enrolled at Southwest Baptist University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwest Baptist University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.8% White, 3.69% Black or African American, 3.03% Hispanic or Latino, 1.12% Two or More Races, 0.987% Asian, 0.658% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.132% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southwest Baptist University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (47%), followed by White Male (26.2%) and Black or African American Male (3.33%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (46.4%), followed by White Male (34.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.54%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwest Baptist University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,039 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwest Baptist University is 1,869 and the part-time enrollment is 1,170. This means that 61.5% of students enrolled at Southwest Baptist University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
2020 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
    2,030
  2. Black or African American
    112
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    92

The enrolled student population at Southwest Baptist University is 66.8% White, 3.69% Black or African American, 3.03% Hispanic or Latino, 1.12% Two or More Races, 0.987% Asian, 0.658% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.132% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 242 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 (640 degrees awarded). There were 16 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (40 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southwest Baptist University is Registered Nursing (56 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (31 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (27 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 Theology (19 degrees awarded), Education (207 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 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 (1,533,014 people), Registered nurses (1,425,678 people), Secondary school teachers (544,095 people), Education administrators (289,143 people), and Special education teachers (218,406 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwest Baptist University are Theology (19 degrees awarded), Education (207 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), Health (308 degrees), and History (6 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, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Southwest Baptist University are Theology (19 degrees awarded), Education (207 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), Health (308 degrees), and History (6 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 (2,986,125 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,597,146 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (407,159 people), Outpatient care centers (293,001 people), and Offices of physicians (257,687 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwest Baptist University are Theology (19 degrees awarded), Education (207 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), Health (308 degrees), and History (6 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. 56 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 31 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 27 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southwest Baptist University was Registered Nursing with 56 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

257
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
499
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 257 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest Baptist University, which is 0.515 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (499).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 41 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest Baptist University in Physical Therapy, which is 1.21 times more than the 34 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 164 degrees were awarded to women at Southwest Baptist University in Registered Nursing, which is 4.82 times more than the 34 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%
100% Completion Time
47%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 34% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southwest Baptist University is Female and Two or More Races (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.93% 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
    640 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    40 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwest Baptist University is white (640 degrees awarded). There were 16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (40 degrees).

5.29% of degree recipients (40 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    427 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    213 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southwest Baptist University is white female (427 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (213 degrees).

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Operations

Southwest Baptist University has an endowment valued at nearly $30.9M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.46M (4.72%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Southwest Baptist University had a total salary expenditure of $44.3M. Southwest Baptist University employs 45 Professors, 44 Instructors, and 36 Assistant professors. Most academics at Southwest Baptist University are Female Instructors (34), Male Professors(33), and Male Assistant professors (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwest Baptist University are: Management, with 47 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 37 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 34 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$30.9M
2020 Endowment
3.25%
growth from 2019

Southwest Baptist University has an endowment valued at about $30.9M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwest Baptist University grew 3.25% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.75M 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. $2.05M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Southwest Baptist University received $2.05M 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

$19.8M
2020 Salaries
1.57%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Southwest Baptist University paid a median of $19.8M in salaries, which represents 44.8% of their overall expenditure ($44.3M) and a 1.57% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.674% decline from 2018 and a 6.39% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.91M
Instructional Salaries
142
Number of Employees

In 2020, Southwest Baptist University paid a total of $7.91M to 142 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
45 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
47 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwest Baptist University were Professor with 45 employees; Instructor with 44 employees; and Instructor with 36 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwest Baptist University were Management with 47 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 37 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 34 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwest Baptist University was Female Instructor with 34 employees, Male Professor with 33 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 19 employees.

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

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