The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,400
43.3% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$27,314
After Financial Aid
2020 Acceptance Rate
77.3%
343 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
4,337
50% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
28.6%
24 Graduates

About

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, KY. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary were Theological Studies (48 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (14 degrees), and Humanistic Studies (8 degrees).

In 2020, 627 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 17.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 82.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (501 degrees), 26.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (19 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is $11,400, which is $−3,000 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is $11,400, which is $−3,000 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,314.

In 2020, 13% of undergraduate students attending The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, N/A% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$11,400
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was $11,400. The cost of tuition at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is $−3,000 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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Average Net Price

$27,314
2020 Value
1.25%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,314. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary grew by 1.25%.

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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 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,700. The cost of room and board increased by 3.12% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

13%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
N/A%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

13% of undergraduate students at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 50% with respect to 2019, when 26% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary received 343 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 14.3% annual growth. Out of those 343 applicants, 265 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.3% acceptance rate.

There were 4,337 students enrolled at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2020, and 31% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has an overall enrollment yield of 66.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
265
Accepted Out of 343

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was 77.3% (265 admissions from 343 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 68%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 14.3%, while admissions grew by 29.9%.

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SAT Scores

31%
Submission Percentage
57
Scores Submitted

31% of enrolled first-time students at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has a total enrollment of 4,337 students. The full-time enrollment at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is 2,170 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,167. This means that 50% 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 76.6% White, 3.83% Asian, 2.47% Black or African American, 2.17% Hispanic or Latino, 0.138% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.115% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.2%), followed by White Male (43.3%) and Black or African American Male (1.69%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (64.4%), followed by White Female (6.91%) and Asian Male (3.74%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

50%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,337 students. The full-time enrollment at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is 2,170 and the part-time enrollment is 2,167. This means that 50% of students enrolled at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are enrolled full-time compared with 68.5% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
2020 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 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71.5%), 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
    3,324
  2. Asian
    166
  3. Black or African American
    107

The enrolled student population at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is 76.6% White, 3.83% Asian, 2.47% Black or African American, 2.17% Hispanic or Latino, 0.138% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.115% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.4% 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, 34 students (0.784%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 409 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 (501 degrees awarded). There were 26.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (19 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is Theological Studies (48 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (14 degrees) and Humanistic Studies (8 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 (595 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), and Business (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 (1,879,027 people), Accountants & auditors (1,051,461 people), Other managers (680,304 people), Financial managers (459,871 people), and Secondary school teachers (420,875 people).

The most specialized majors at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are Theology (595 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Business (14 degrees), Education (5 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (8 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, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Aerospace engineers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are Theology (595 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Business (14 degrees), Education (5 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (8 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 (3,124,773 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (530,804 people), Banking & related activities (496,440 people), Computer Systems Design (458,051 people), and Insurance carriers (431,198 people).

The most specialized majors at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are Theology (595 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Business (14 degrees), Education (5 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (8 degrees).

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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
  1. 48 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 14 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 8 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was Theological Studies with 48 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

518
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
109
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 518 degrees were awarded to men at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, which is 4.75 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (109).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 253 degrees were awarded to men at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Divinity & Ministry, which is 23 times more than the 11 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 31 degrees were awarded to women at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Theological Studies, which is 0.221 times less than the 140 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

36%
100% Completion Time
41%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 36% 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, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 42% 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.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is Male and Black or African American (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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
    501 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    19 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is white (501 degrees awarded). There were 26.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (19 degrees).

0.478% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    419 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    82 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is white male (419 degrees awarded). There were 5.11 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (82 degrees).

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The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has an endowment valued at nearly $95.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.77M (6.04%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary had a total salary expenditure of $47.1M. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary employs 23 Professors, 16 Associate professors, and 8 Assistant professors. Most academics at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are Male Professors (22), Male Associate professors(15), and Male Assistant professors (8).

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 39 employees, Management, with 33 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees.

Endowment

$95.5M
2020 Endowment
2.31%
growth from 2019

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has an endowment valued at about $95.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary grew 2.31% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $85.1M 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 2020, 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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Salary Expenditure

$19.2M
2020 Salaries
0.881%
decline from 2019

In 2020, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary paid a median of $19.2M in salaries, which represents 40.8% of their overall expenditure ($47.1M) and a 0.881% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.2% growth from 2018 and a 2.77% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.95M (42.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.26M
Instructional Salaries
47
Number of Employees

In 2020, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary paid a total of $4.26M to 47 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $855k (29%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary were Professor with 23 employees; Associate professor with 16 employees; and Associate professor with 8 employees.

In 2020, 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 39 employees; Management with 33 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was Male Professor with 22 employees, Male Associate professor with 15 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 8 employees.

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