Southwestern Christian University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$11,400

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$11,944

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

18.1%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

77%

196 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

670

83.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

31%

26 Graduates

About

Southwestern Christian University is a higher education institution located in Oklahoma County, OK. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southwestern Christian University were General Business Administration & Management (27 degrees awarded), Sport & Fitness Management (21 degrees), and Other Theology & Religious Vocations (18 degrees).

In 2017, 120 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwestern Christian University. 49.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (57 degrees), 1.73 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (33 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern Christian University is $11,400, which is $-13,794 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern Christian University is $11,400, which is $-13,794 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,944.

In 2017, 91% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 68% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,400

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Southwestern Christian University was $11,400. The cost of tuition at Southwestern Christian University is $-13,794 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$11,944

2017 Value

14.8%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Southwestern Christian University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,944. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Southwestern Christian University grew by 14.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,867

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwestern Christian University was of $7,867 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.28% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 14.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

91%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

68%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Southwestern Christian University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 7.14% with respect to 2016, when 98% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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18.1%

2016 Default Rate

54

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Southwestern Christian University was 18.1%, which represents 54 out of the 299 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

Southwestern Christian University received 196 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 66.1% annual decline. Out of those 196 applicants, 151 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77% acceptance rate.

There were 670 students enrolled at Southwestern Christian University in 2017, and 19% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southwestern Christian University has an overall enrollment yield of 88.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

151

Accepted Out of 196

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southwestern Christian University was 77% (151 admissions from 196 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 41.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -66.1%, while admissions declined by -36.6%.

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SAT Scores

19%

Submission Percentage

23

Scores Submitted

19% of enrolled first-time students at Southwestern Christian University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southwestern Christian University has a total enrollment of 670 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern Christian University is 558 students and the part-time enrollment is 112. This means that 83.3% of students enrolled at Southwestern Christian University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwestern Christian University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44.3% White, 17% Black or African American, 8.51% Hispanic or Latino, 4.18% American Indian or Alaska Native, 3.58% Two or More Races, 0.746% Asian, and 0.746% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southwestern Christian University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (23.4%), followed by White Male (21.9%) and Black or African American Male (10.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (31.6%), followed by Black or African American Female (10.5%) and Black or African American Male (10.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwestern Christian University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 670 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern Christian University is 558 and the part-time enrollment is 112. This means that 83.3% of students enrolled at Southwestern Christian University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

44%

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 Southwestern Christian University was 44%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Southwestern Christian University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    297

  2. Black or African American

    114

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    57

The enrolled student population at Southwestern Christian University is 44.3% White, 17% Black or African American, 8.51% Hispanic or Latino, 4.18% American Indian or Alaska Native, 3.58% Two or More Races, 0.746% Asian, and 0.746% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2017, 2 fewer women than men received degrees from Southwestern Christian University. The majority of degree recipients at Southwestern Christian University are white (57 degrees awarded). There were 1.73 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (33 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southwestern Christian University is General Business Administration & Management (27 degrees awarded), followed by Sport & Fitness Management (21 degrees) and Other Theology & Religious Vocations (18 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Southwestern Christian University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (24 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (10 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 Southwestern Christian University are Social workers, all other (165,327 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (153,251 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (133,572 people), Clergy (120,860 people), and Other managers (96,645 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Christian University are Theology (24 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (10 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (1 degrees), and History (2 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 Southwestern Christian University are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Christian University are Theology (24 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (10 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (1 degrees), and History (2 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 Southwestern Christian University are Elementary & secondary schools (306,428 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (169,894 people), Religious organizations (140,119 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (139,501 people), and Individual & family services (107,812 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Christian University are Theology (24 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (10 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (1 degrees), and History (2 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 Southwestern Christian University.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southwestern Christian University was General Business Administration & Management with 27 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 61

  2. 59

In 2017, 61 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Christian University, which is 1.03 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (59).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 17 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Christian University in Other Theology & Religious Vocations, which is 3.4 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 14 degrees were awarded to women at Southwestern Christian University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.08 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%

100% Completion Time

58%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 32% of students graduating from Southwestern Christian University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southwestern Christian University is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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% 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

    57 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    33 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwestern Christian University is white (57 degrees awarded). There were 1.73 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (33 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    30 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    27 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southwestern Christian University is white male (30 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (27 degrees).

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Operations

Southwestern Christian University has an endowment valued at nearly $505k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $25.8k (5.11%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Southwestern Christian University had a total expenditure of $9.31M. Of that $9.31M, they spent $4.55M on salaries and $9.31M on benefits.

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The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern Christian University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 17 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 10 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 6 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$505k

2017 Endowment

48.7%

decline from 2016

Southwestern Christian University has an endowment valued at about $505k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwestern Christian University declined 48.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $36.6M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $70.6k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Southwestern Christian University received $70.6k 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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$4.55M

Salary Expenditure

$9.31M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Southwestern Christian University had a total expenditure of $9.31M. Of that $9.31M, they spent $4.55M on salaries and $9.31M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Southwestern Christian University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$4.55M

2017 Salaries

6.44%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Southwestern Christian University paid a median of $4.55M in salaries, which represents 48.9% of their overall expenditure ($9.31M) and a 6.44% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.79% decline from 2015 and a 14.2% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.06M

Instructional Salaries

25

Number of Employees

In 2017, Southwestern Christian University paid a total of $1.06M to 25 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

17 Employees

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In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern Christian University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 17 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 10 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 6 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

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