Southwest Baptist University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$21,600

2.86% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$16,782

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

9.16%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

89.7%

1,820 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

3,691

58.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

46.2%

201 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 (94 degrees awarded), General Psychology (39 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (37 degrees).

In 2016, 938 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwest Baptist University. 68.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (729 degrees), 6.02 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (121 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwest Baptist University is $21,600, which is $1,440 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwest Baptist University is $21,600, which is $1,440 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,782.

In 2016, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$21,600

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Southwest Baptist University was $21,600. The cost of tuition at Southwest Baptist University is $1,440 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$16,782

2016 Value

6.84%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Southwest Baptist University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,782. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Southwest Baptist University grew by 6.84%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,522

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwest Baptist University was of $7,522 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 2.45% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

71%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

71% of undergraduate students at Southwest Baptist University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 4.05% with respect to 2015, when 74% 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.

9.16%

2015 Default Rate

90

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Southwest Baptist University was 9.16%, which represents 90 out of the 983 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 1,820 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 1.99% annual decline. Out of those 1,820 applicants, 1,632 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 89.7% acceptance rate.

There were 3,691 students enrolled at Southwest Baptist University in 2016, and 5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southwest Baptist University has an overall enrollment yield of 28%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

89.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,632

Accepted Out of 1,820

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southwest Baptist University was 89.7% (1,632 admissions from 1,820 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 90.5%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -1.99%, while admissions declined by -2.86%.

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SAT Scores

5%

Submission Percentage

24

Scores Submitted

5% of enrolled first-time students at Southwest Baptist University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southwest Baptist University has a total enrollment of 3,691 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwest Baptist University is 2,159 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,532. This means that 58.5% of students enrolled at Southwest Baptist University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwest Baptist University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.1% White, 4.06% Black or African American, 1.87% Hispanic or Latino, 0.921% Two or More Races, 0.84% Asian, 0.542% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.217% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southwest Baptist University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (53.1%), followed by White Male (28.9%) and Black or African American Male (4.76%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (46%), followed by White Male (39.2%) and Asian Female (3.44%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

58.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwest Baptist University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,691 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwest Baptist University is 2,159 and the part-time enrollment is 1,532. This means that 58.5% of students enrolled at Southwest Baptist University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%

2016 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 69%. 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

    2,623

  2. Black or African American

    150

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    69

The enrolled student population at Southwest Baptist University is 71.1% White, 4.06% Black or African American, 1.87% Hispanic or Latino, 0.921% Two or More Races, 0.84% Asian, 0.542% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.217% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 756 students (20.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 340 more women than men received degrees from Southwest Baptist University. The majority of degree recipients at Southwest Baptist University are white (729 degrees awarded). There were 6.02 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (121 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southwest Baptist University is Registered Nursing (94 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (39 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (37 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 (31 degrees awarded), Education (246 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (39 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 (1,938,571 people), Registered nurses (1,289,736 people), Secondary school teachers (337,968 people), Education administrators (270,941 people), and Postsecondary teachers (205,338 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwest Baptist University are Theology (31 degrees awarded), Education (246 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (39 degrees), Math & Statistics (21 degrees), and Health (388 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 Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Southwest Baptist University are Theology (31 degrees awarded), Education (246 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (39 degrees), Math & Statistics (21 degrees), and Health (388 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 (2,968,797 people), Hospitals (1,556,395 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (381,335 people), Outpatient care centers (246,413 people), and Offices of physicians (194,954 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwest Baptist University are Theology (31 degrees awarded), Education (246 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (39 degrees), Math & Statistics (21 degrees), and Health (388 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. 94 degrees awarded

  2. 39 degrees awarded

  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southwest Baptist University was Registered Nursing with 94 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 299

  2. 639

In 2016, 299 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest Baptist University, which is 0.468 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (639).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 38 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest Baptist University in Registered Nursing, which is 0.167 times less than the 228 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 228 degrees were awarded to women at Southwest Baptist University in Registered Nursing, which is 6 times more than the 38 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%

100% Completion Time

47%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 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 48% 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.

Two or More Races Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southwest Baptist University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0.995% 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

    729 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    121 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwest Baptist University is white (729 degrees awarded). There were 6.02 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (121 degrees).

12.9% of degree recipients (121 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    493 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    236 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southwest Baptist University is white female (493 degrees awarded). There were 2.09 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (236 degrees).

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Operations

Southwest Baptist University has an endowment valued at nearly $26.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.61M (6.03%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Southwest Baptist University had a total expenditure of $40.6M. Of that $40.6M, they spent $18.8M on salaries and $40.6M on benefits.

Southwest Baptist University employs 36 Assistant professors, 35 Professors, and 33 Instructors. Most academics at Southwest Baptist University are Male Professors (25), Female Instructors(22), and Male Assistant professors (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwest Baptist University are: Management, with 50 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 49 employees, and Service with 36 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$26.7M

2015 Endowment

6.57%

growth from 2014

Southwest Baptist University has an endowment valued at about $26.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwest Baptist University grew 6.57% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.13M 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. $420k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Southwest Baptist University received $420k 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

Primary Expenses

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$18.8M

Salary Expenditure

$40.6M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Southwest Baptist University had a total expenditure of $40.6M. Of that $40.6M, they spent $18.8M on salaries and $40.6M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$18.8M

2015 Salaries

2.89%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Southwest Baptist University paid a median of $18.8M in salaries, which represents 46.3% of their overall expenditure ($40.6M) and a 2.89% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.98% growth from 2013 and a 2.89% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.96M

Instructional Salaries

128

Number of Employees

In 2015, Southwest Baptist University paid a total of $6.96M to 128 employees working as instructors, which represents 37% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

36 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

50 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwest Baptist University were Assistant professor with 36 employees; Professor with 35 employees; and Professor with 33 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwest Baptist University were Management with 50 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 49 employees; and Service with 36 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwest Baptist University was Male Professor with 25 employees, Female Instructor with 22 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 19 employees.

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

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