The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$20,112
1.67% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$26,976
After Financial Aid
2019 Acceptance Rate
68%
300 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
4,139
52.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
40.6%
28 Graduates

About

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, KY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary were Theological Studies (54 degrees awarded), Humanistic Studies (10 degrees), and Youth Ministry (7 degrees).

In 2019, 593 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 18.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 81.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (489 degrees), 32.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (15 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is $20,112, which is $5,612 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is $20,112, which is $5,612 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,976.

In 2019, 26% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$20,112
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was $20,112. The cost of tuition at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is $5,612 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

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Average Net Price

$26,976
2019 Value
1.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,976. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary grew by 1.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$4,805
Room and Board
$1,700
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was of $4,805 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,700. The cost of room and board increased by 4.91% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

26%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
N/A%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

26% of undergraduate students at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 7.14% with respect to 2018, when 28% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary received 300 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 4.76% annual decline. Out of those 300 applicants, 204 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 68% acceptance rate.

There were 4,139 students enrolled at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2019, and 57% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has an overall enrollment yield of 70.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

68%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
204
Accepted Out of 300

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was 68% (204 admissions from 300 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 67.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −4.76%, while admissions declined by −3.77%.

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SAT Scores

57%
Submission Percentage
47
Scores Submitted

57% of enrolled first-time students at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has a total enrollment of 4,139 students. The full-time enrollment at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is 2,179 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,960. This means that 52.6% of students enrolled at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77% White, 3.82% Asian, 3.26% Black or African American, 2.37% Hispanic or Latino, 0.266% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.193% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0483% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (46.4%), followed by White Female (40.1%) and Black or African American Male (1.53%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (64.7%), followed by White Female (7.17%) and Asian Male (4.21%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

52.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,139 students. The full-time enrollment at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is 2,179 and the part-time enrollment is 1,960. This means that 52.6% of students enrolled at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are enrolled full-time compared with 70.4% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
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 The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,185
  2. Asian
    158
  3. Black or African American
    135

The enrolled student population at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is 77% White, 3.82% Asian, 3.26% Black or African American, 2.37% Hispanic or Latino, 0.266% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.193% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0483% Two or More Races. 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.

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, 32 students (0.773%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 369 fewer women than men received degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is white (489 degrees awarded). There were 32.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (15 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is Theological Studies (54 degrees awarded), followed by Humanistic Studies (10 degrees) and Youth Ministry (7 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (554 degrees awarded), Education (23 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (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 The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,603,844 people), Accountants & auditors (1,000,059 people), Other managers (736,983 people), Secondary school teachers (547,285 people), and Financial managers (502,181 people).

The most specialized majors at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are Theology (554 degrees awarded), Education (23 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (10 degrees), and Business (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 The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are Theology (554 degrees awarded), Education (23 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (10 degrees), and Business (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 The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are Elementary & secondary schools (3,121,527 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (516,362 people), Banking & related activities (498,246 people), Computer Systems Design (486,956 people), and Insurance carriers (423,095 people).

The most specialized majors at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are Theology (554 degrees awarded), Education (23 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (10 degrees), and Business (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 The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Most Common
  1. 54 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 10 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 7 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was Theological Studies with 54 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

481
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
112
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 481 degrees were awarded to men at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, which is 4.29 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (112).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 198 degrees were awarded to men at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Divinity & Ministry, which is 18 times more than the 11 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 31 degrees were awarded to women at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Theological Studies, which is 0.204 times less than the 152 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

42%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 42% of students graduating from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (51.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is Female and White (51.6% 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
    489 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    15 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is white (489 degrees awarded). There were 32.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (15 degrees).

1.01% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    400 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    89 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is white male (400 degrees awarded). There were 4.49 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (89 degrees).

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Operations

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has an endowment valued at nearly $93.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.9M (4.18%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary had a total salary expenditure of $48M. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary employs 27 Professors, 16 Associate professors, and 10 Assistant professors. Most academics at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are Male Professors (26), Male Associate professors(15), and Male Assistant professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are: Management, with 47 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 46 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 39 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$93.4M
2019 Endowment
7.85%
growth from 2018

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has an endowment valued at about $93.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary grew 7.85% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $83.3M 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, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 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

$19.4M
2019 Salaries
1.2%
growth from 2018

In 2019, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary paid a median of $19.4M in salaries, which represents 40.4% of their overall expenditure ($48M) and a 1.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.77% growth from 2017 and a 3.15% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.6M
Instructional Salaries
53
Number of Employees

In 2019, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary paid a total of $4.6M to 53 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.7% 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
27 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
47 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary were Professor with 27 employees; Associate professor with 16 employees; and Associate professor with 10 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary were Management with 47 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 46 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 39 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 The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was Male Professor with 26 employees, Male Associate professor with 15 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 10 employees.

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