The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$18,240

4.97% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$23,796

After Financial Aid

2017 Acceptance Rate

78.1%

265 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

4,083

51.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

46.3%

31 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 (46 degrees awarded), Humanistic Studies (16 degrees), and Other Theological & Ministerial Studies (9 degrees).

In 2017, 548 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 18.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 81.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (460 degrees), 10.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (45 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is $18,240, which is $4,240 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is $18,240, which is $4,240 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,796.

In 2017, 29% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$18,240

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was $18,240. The cost of tuition at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is $4,240 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$23,796

2017 Value

4.08%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,796. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary grew by 4.08%.

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Other Student Expenses

$4,430

Room and Board

$1,700

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was of $4,430 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,700. The cost of room and board increased by 1.14% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

29%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

N/A%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

29% of undergraduate students at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 3.33% with respect to 2016, when 30% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary received 265 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1.15% annual growth. Out of those 265 applicants, 207 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.1% acceptance rate.

There were 4,083 students enrolled at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2017, and 21% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has an overall enrollment yield of 67.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

207

Accepted Out of 265

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was 78.1% (207 admissions from 265 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 99.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 1.15%, while admissions declined by -20.7%.

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SAT Scores

21%

Submission Percentage

29

Scores Submitted

21% of enrolled first-time students at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has a total enrollment of 4,083 students. The full-time enrollment at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is 2,108 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,975. This means that 51.6% 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 82.3% White, 6.91% Asian, 4.56% Hispanic or Latino, 4.46% Black or African American, 0.318% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.171% Two or More Races, and 0.122% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (52.6%), followed by White Female (36.1%) and Asian Male (2.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (68.8%), followed by Asian Male (10.2%) and White Female (7.42%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

51.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,083 students. The full-time enrollment at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is 2,108 and the part-time enrollment is 1,975. This means that 51.6% of students enrolled at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%

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 The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), 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

    3,362

  2. Asian

    282

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    186

The enrolled student population at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is 82.3% White, 6.91% Asian, 4.56% Hispanic or Latino, 4.46% Black or African American, 0.318% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.171% Two or More Races, and 0.122% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 350 fewer women than men received degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The majority of degree recipients at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are white (460 degrees awarded). There were 10.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (45 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is Theological Studies (46 degrees awarded), followed by Humanistic Studies (16 degrees) and Other Theological & Ministerial Studies (9 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 (528 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (16 degrees), and Education (3 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 (2,054,492 people), Accountants & auditors (1,107,073 people), Other managers (652,525 people), Financial managers (432,309 people), and Chief executives & legislators (338,449 people).

The most specialized majors at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are Theology (528 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (16 degrees), Education (3 degrees), and Business (1 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 Surgeons, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Physicians, Dentists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are Theology (528 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (16 degrees), Education (3 degrees), and Business (1 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 (3,103,632 people), Banking & related activities (506,213 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (493,727 people), Computer Systems Design (431,568 people), and Insurance carriers (397,743 people).

The most specialized majors at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are Theology (528 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (16 degrees), Education (3 degrees), and Business (1 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. 46 degrees awarded

  2. 16 degrees awarded

  3. 9 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was Theological Studies with 46 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 449

  2. 99

In 2017, 449 degrees were awarded to men at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, which is 4.54 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (99).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 213 degrees were awarded to men at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Divinity & Ministry, which is 17.8 times more than the 12 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 27 degrees were awarded to women at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Theological Studies, which is 0.239 times less than the 113 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%

100% Completion Time

31%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 11% 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, 31% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 31% 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.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is Female and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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

    460 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    45 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is white (460 degrees awarded). There were 10.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (45 degrees).

0.73% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    378 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    82 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Male

    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is white male (378 degrees awarded). There were 4.61 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (82 degrees).

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Operations

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has an endowment valued at nearly $89.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.56M (2.85%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary had a total salary expenditure of $45.3M. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary employs 35 Professors, 12 Associate professors, and 11 Assistant professors. Most academics at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are Male Professors (34), Male Associate professors(11), and Male Assistant professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are: Office and Administrative Support, with 60 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 45 employees, and Management with 37 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$89.7M

2017 Endowment

0.955%

growth from 2016

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has an endowment valued at about $89.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary grew 0.955% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $79.6M 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 2017, 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

$18.6M

2017 Salaries

3.15%

growth from 2016

In 2017, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary paid a median of $18.6M in salaries, which represents 41.2% of their overall expenditure ($45.3M) and a 3.15% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.69% growth from 2015 and a 6.46% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.79M

Instructional Salaries

59

Number of Employees

In 2017, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary paid a total of $4.79M to 59 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $421k (25.6%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

35 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

60 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary were Professor with 35 employees; Associate professor with 12 employees; and Associate professor with 11 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary were Office and Administrative Support with 60 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 45 employees; and Management with 37 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was Male Professor with 34 employees, Male Associate professor with 11 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 11 employees.

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