The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,400
2022 Average Net Price
$17,299
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
87.2%
368 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
4,266
48.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
32.5%
41 Graduates

About

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, KY. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary were Divinity & Ministry (276 degrees awarded), Theological Studies (33 degrees), and Missionary Studies & Missiology (31 degrees).

In 2022, 718 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 17.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 82.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (569 degrees), 21.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (27 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is $11,400, which is $−3,541 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is $11,400, which is $−3,542 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,299.

In 2022, 29% of undergraduate students attending The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary received financial aid through grants.

Tuition Costs

$11,400
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was $11,400. The cost of tuition at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is $−3,542 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$17,299
2022 Value
4.85%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,299. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary grew by 4.85%.

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Other Student Expenses

$4,955
Room and Board
$1,700
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was of $4,955 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,700. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

29%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants

29% of undergraduate students at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 45% with respect to 2021, when 20% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary received 368 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 3.66% annual growth. Out of those 368 applicants, 321 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.2% acceptance rate.

There were 4,266 students enrolled at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2022. 37% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has an overall enrollment yield of 58.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
321
Accepted Out of 368

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was 87.2% (321 admissions from 368 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 80.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 3.66%, while admissions grew by 12.6%..

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SAT Scores

37%
Submission Percentage (2022)
70
Scores Submitted (2022)

37% of enrolled first-time students at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary had a total enrollment of 4,266 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is 2,088 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,178. This means that 48.9% 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 75.8% White, 3.63% Asian, 2.88% Black or African American, 1.66% Hispanic or Latino, 0.0703% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.0469% Two or More Races, and 0.0469% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (47.6%), followed by White Female (42.1%) and Asian Female (1.66%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (61.9%), followed by White Female (7.78%) and Asian Male (3.44%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

48.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,266 students. The full-time enrollment at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is 2,088 and the part-time enrollment is 2,178. This means that 48.9% of students enrolled at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
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 The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), 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 (2022)
  1. White
    3,234 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    155 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    123 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is 75.8% White, 3.63% Asian, 2.88% Black or African American, 1.66% Hispanic or Latino, 0.0703% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.0469% Two or More Races, and 0.0469% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% 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, 26 students (0.609%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 462 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 (569 degrees awarded). There were 21.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (27 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is Divinity & Ministry (276 degrees awarded), followed by Theological Studies (33 degrees) and Missionary Studies & Missiology (31 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (654 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees), and Education (14 degrees).

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 (1,733,790 people), Accountants & auditors (1,049,756 people), Other managers (758,579 people), Secondary school teachers (513,056 people), and Financial managers (506,956 people).

The most specialized majors at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2022 are Theology (654 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees), Education (14 degrees), Business (21 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (8 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 The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are Theology (654 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees), Education (14 degrees), Business (21 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (8 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 The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are Elementary & secondary schools (3,168,461 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (559,935 people), Computer Systems Design (543,139 people), Banking & related activities (505,252 people), and Construction (430,281 people).

The most specialized majors at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are Theology (654 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees), Education (14 degrees), Business (21 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (8 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 The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 276 degrees awarded
  2. 33 degrees awarded
  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was Divinity & Ministry with 276 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

590
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
128
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 590 degrees were awarded to men at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, which is 4.61 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (128).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 257 degrees were awarded to men at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Divinity & Ministry, which is 13.5 times more than the 19 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 44 degrees were awarded to men at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Theological Studies, which is 0.237 times less than the 186 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 27% 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, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 30% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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 (2022)
  1. White
    569 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    27 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is white (569 degrees awarded). There were 21.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (27 degrees).

0.418% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    466 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    103 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is white male (466 degrees awarded). There were 4.52 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (103 degrees).

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Operations

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has an endowment valued at nearly $94.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−10.5%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary had a total salary expenditure of 43M. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary employs 21 Professors, 17 Associate professors and 6 Assistant professors. Most academics at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are Male Professor (20), Male Associate professor (16), and Male Assistant professor (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 45 employees, Management, with 37 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees.

Endowment

$94.8M
2022 Endowment
12.2%
decline from 2021

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has an endowment valued at about $94.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary declined 12.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $83.2M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$18.4M
2022 Salaries
8.09%
growth from 2021

In 2022, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary paid a median of $18.4M in salaries, which represents 42.8% of their overall expenditure ($43M) and a 8.09% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.24M
Instructional Salaries
44
Number of Employees

In 2022, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary paid a total of $4.24M to 44 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
21 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
45 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary were Professor with 21 employees, Associate professor with 17 employees, and Assistant professor with 6 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 45 employees, Management with 37 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was Male Professor with 20 employees, Male Associate professor with 16 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 6 employees.

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