Southwest Baptist University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - FairQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - Below AverageCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Fair
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Southwest Baptist University is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 3,705 students enrolled. This college was established in 1878 and is the only school located in Bolivar, Missouri.

Southwest Baptist University is affiliated with Southern Baptist Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
66
Fair
At Southwest Baptist University you can receive your associate's degree, bachelor's degree, master's degree, postmaster certificate, or doctoral degree.

Southwest Baptist University follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers 66 majors. The most popular concentrations are Nursing, Education, Medical, Physical Therapy, and Theology and Religion. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools.


Student Retention
67%
Fair
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. Nevertheless, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at Southwest Baptist University is relatively low at 67% (close to Missouri average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
15 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Southwest Baptist University is below average: 50%. Nearly 34% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Southwest Baptist University is pretty decent -- 15:1. Find out more information on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$21,900
High
Average tuition price is high, $21,000 annually. The additional fees at Southwest Baptist University beyond tuition are approximately $900; this comes to a total of $21,900 a year.

Read the details about Southwest Baptist University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
90%
Easy
As reported in recent data, 1,857 applications were submitted and 1,680 were accepted; so it is very easy to enroll at this school.

Southwest Baptist University will consider accepting dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Find out more about admissions as well applicants test score stats at Southwest Baptist University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$3,400
Low
Southwest Baptist University offers a distance learning option and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Southwest Baptist University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
C-
Unsafe
Southwest Baptist University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates about 1,100 students, which offers a good on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is relatively low -- approximately $3,400 a year.

Army ROTC programs are available at Southwest Baptist University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime data, Southwest Baptist University seems to be a relatively safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Southwest Baptist University Location and Maps



Post Address: Southwest Baptist University, 1600 University Ave, Bolivar, Missouri 65613-2596, USA
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