Wayland Baptist University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$19,996
6.39% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$25,220
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
6.85%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
81.4%
900 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
4,062
50.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
18.1%
51 Graduates

About

Wayland Baptist University is a higher education institution located in Hale County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Wayland Baptist University were General Business Administration & Management (333 degrees awarded), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (205 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (75 degrees).

In 2020, 1,432 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wayland Baptist University. 50.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (562 degrees), 1.28 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (438 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wayland Baptist University is $19,996, which is $−2,534 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wayland Baptist University is $19,996, which is $−2,534 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,220.

In 2020, 55% of undergraduate students attending Wayland Baptist University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 50% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$19,996
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Wayland Baptist University was $19,996. The cost of tuition at Wayland Baptist University is $−2,534 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$25,220
2020 Value
1.36%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Wayland Baptist University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,220. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Wayland Baptist University grew by 1.36%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,671
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wayland Baptist University was of $9,671 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 1.84% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

55%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
50%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

55% of undergraduate students at Wayland Baptist University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.77% with respect to 2019, when 53% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
6.85%
2018 Default Rate
95
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Wayland Baptist University was 6.85%, which represents 95 out of the 1387 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Wayland Baptist University received 900 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 41.7% annual growth. Out of those 900 applicants, 733 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.4% acceptance rate.

There were 4,062 students enrolled at Wayland Baptist University in 2020, and 32% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wayland Baptist University has an overall enrollment yield of 40.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
733
Accepted Out of 900

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wayland Baptist University was 81.4% (733 admissions from 900 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 97.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 41.7%, while admissions grew by 18.4%.

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SAT Scores

32%
Submission Percentage
95
Scores Submitted

32% of enrolled first-time students at Wayland Baptist University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Wayland Baptist University has a total enrollment of 4,062 students. The full-time enrollment at Wayland Baptist University is 2,040 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,022. This means that 50.2% of students enrolled at Wayland Baptist University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wayland Baptist University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33.7% White, 33.6% Hispanic or Latino, 17.9% Black or African American, 4.38% Two or More Races, 3.03% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 2.54% Asian, and 0.665% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Wayland Baptist University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (19.6%), followed by White Male (16.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (16.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (18.4%), followed by White Female (17.6%) and White Male (16.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

50.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wayland Baptist University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,062 students. The full-time enrollment at Wayland Baptist University is 2,040 and the part-time enrollment is 2,022. This means that 50.2% of students enrolled at Wayland Baptist University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

38%
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 Wayland Baptist University was 38%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Wayland Baptist University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,370
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,366
  3. Black or African American
    726

The enrolled student population at Wayland Baptist University is 33.7% White, 33.6% Hispanic or Latino, 17.9% Black or African American, 4.38% Two or More Races, 3.03% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 2.54% Asian, and 0.665% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 112 students (2.76%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 4 more women than men received degrees from Wayland Baptist University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Wayland Baptist University is white (562 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (438 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wayland Baptist University is General Business Administration & Management (333 degrees awarded), followed by Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (205 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (75 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Wayland Baptist University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (57 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (138 degrees), and Protective Services (105 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wayland Baptist University are Accountants & auditors (1,035,742 people), Other managers (671,017 people), Financial managers (451,242 people), Chief executives & legislators (348,311 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (281,851 people).

The most specialized majors at Wayland Baptist University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (57 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (138 degrees), Protective Services (105 degrees), Business (542 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (315 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 Wayland Baptist University are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Physicians, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Aerospace engineers

The most specialized majors at Wayland Baptist University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (57 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (138 degrees), Protective Services (105 degrees), Business (542 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (315 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 Wayland Baptist University are Elementary & secondary schools (644,842 people), Banking & related activities (486,869 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (482,318 people), Computer Systems Design (444,141 people), and Insurance carriers (426,819 people).

The most specialized majors at Wayland Baptist University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (57 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (138 degrees), Protective Services (105 degrees), Business (542 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (315 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 Wayland Baptist University.

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wayland Baptist University was General Business Administration & Management with 333 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

714
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
718
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 714 degrees were awarded to men at Wayland Baptist University, which is 0.994 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (718).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 265 degrees were awarded to men at Wayland Baptist University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.02 times more than the 261 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 261 degrees were awarded to women at Wayland Baptist University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.985 times less than the 265 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
24%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 11% of students graduating from Wayland Baptist University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 24% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 24% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wayland Baptist University is Female and Two or More Races (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 5.88% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    562 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    438 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    240 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wayland Baptist University is white (562 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (438 degrees).

2.79% of degree recipients (40 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    310 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    252 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    252 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Wayland Baptist University is white male (310 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (252 degrees).

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Operations

Wayland Baptist University has an endowment valued at nearly $88.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.69M (4.16%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Wayland Baptist University had a total salary expenditure of $58.3M. Wayland Baptist University employs 64 Professors, 29 Associate professors, and 27 Assistant professors. Most academics at Wayland Baptist University are Male Professors (48), Male Associate professors(18), and Female Assistant professors (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wayland Baptist University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 138 employees, Management, with 77 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 26 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$88.7M
2020 Endowment
2.65%
decline from 2019

Wayland Baptist University has an endowment valued at about $88.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Wayland Baptist University declined 2.65% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $49.1M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.88M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Wayland Baptist University received $1.88M 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

$25.4M
2020 Salaries
4.42%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Wayland Baptist University paid a median of $25.4M in salaries, which represents 43.6% of their overall expenditure ($58.3M) and a 4.42% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.42% growth from 2018 and a 0.567% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.27M
Instructional Salaries
127
Number of Employees

In 2020, Wayland Baptist University paid a total of $7.27M to 127 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
64 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
138 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wayland Baptist University were Professor with 64 employees; Associate professor with 29 employees; and Associate professor with 27 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wayland Baptist University were Office and Administrative Support with 138 employees; Management with 77 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wayland Baptist University was Male Professor with 48 employees, Male Associate professor with 18 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 18 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Wayland Baptist University.

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