Southwest Baptist University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Bolivar, MO

$24,500

Avg tuition

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About Southwest Baptist University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Christian, Southern Baptist  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Southwest Baptist University is a small private university located on a rural campus in Bolivar, Missouri. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,379, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 73%. The university offers 59 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 48%, and a student-faculty ratio of 12:1. Tuition and fees for students are $24,500.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

73% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

64% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

48% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Considered (not required)

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 19-25

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 950-1153

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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3k

Students enrolled

40%

Online student enrollment

12:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

67%

Unknown

22%

Black

4%

Hispanic

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

2%

Two or more races

1%

Asian

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

63%

Socio-economic diversity

50% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

8

Total Online Enrollment

1,211

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

88% On-campus

12% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 50% online

Master's Check Bold 90% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $24,500 $24,500
Graduate $5,064 $5,064

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,500
On-campus room and board $8,040
On-campus other expenses $2,000
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $7,884
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $2,000
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $2,000

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $36,040 $36,040
Off-campus without family $35,884 $35,884
Off-campus with family $28,000 $28,000

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

51%

State Grant Aid

42%

Institution Grant Aid

77%

Pell Grant

50%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,625
State Grant Aid $2,863
Institution Grant Aid $16,915
Pell Grant Aid $4,284

Financial Outlook

$21k

Average student debt after graduation

$31k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.