Southwest Baptist University Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#4340 of 14,131 In the World
#1224 of 2,597 In North America
#1150 of 2,496 In the United States
#21 of 67 In Missouri

Quick Review

Religion
Southern Baptist
Acceptance rate
73%
Average SAT
1052
Average ACT
22
Avg. cost to attend
$18,202 /y
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
2,379
Graduates
660
Male:Female Ratio
36:64
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.sbuniv.edu

Southwest Baptist University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 73% 76% 72%
Applicants 1,542 573 969
Admissions 1,131 437 694
Freshmen enrolled full time 336 150 186
Freshmen enrolled part time 20 3 17

902 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

309 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
50 or 14%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 950
or below

75% of them
had 1153
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Southwest Baptist University are 950-1153 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
296 or 83%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 19
or below

75% of them
had 25
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Southwest Baptist University are 19-25 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 2030 (67%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 664 (22%)
Black or African American 112 (4%)
Hispanic 92 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 53 (2%)
Two or more races 34 (1%)
Asian 30 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 6 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 4 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$18,202/year
Average aid awarded
$17,020
Students receiving aid
99%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $16,346
$30-48K $14,908
$48-75K $15,408
$75-110K $19,411
$110K+ $20,870

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $24,500$5,064
Tuition in-state $24,500$5,064
Tuition out-of-state $24,500$5,064
Fee in-district $1,008$359
Fee in-state $1,008$359
Fee out-of-state $1,008$359

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,019
Combined charge for room and board $8,040
Room charge $3,400
Meal charge $4,640

Southwest Baptist University Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 136 56 6
Education, General 3 73 13
Physical Therapy & Therapist 75
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 50
Elementary Education and Teaching 31
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 27
Business Administration and Management, General 5 19
Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiographer 21
Psychology, General 15
Social Work 15
Computer Science 11
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other 2 9
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 10
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 9
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 9
General Studies 8
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration 7
Religious Education 7
Computer and Information Sciences, General 6
History, General 6
Hospitality Administration & Management, General 6
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 6
Accounting 5
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 5
International Business & Trade & Commerce 5
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 5
Political Science and Government, General 5
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other 4 1
Business & Commerce, General 1 3
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 4
Organizational Communication, General 4
Athletic Training & Trainer 3
Bible & Biblical Studies 3
Finance, General 3
Mathematics, General 3
Missions & Missionary Studies 3
Accounting and Related Services, Other 2
Art & Art Studies, General 2
Commercial and Advertising Art 2
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching 2
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 2
Music Teacher Education 2
Public Relations & Image Management 2
Social Science Teacher Education 2
Art Teacher Education 1
Biology Teacher Education 1
Chemistry Teacher Education 1
Chemistry, General 1
English Language and Literature, General 1
English Language and Literature & Letters, Other 1
Music, General 1
Religious & Sacred Music 1
Sociology, General 1
Grand Total 171 309 155 88
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 48% 41% 53%
  • Full-time retention rate - 64%
  • Part-time retention rate - 44%

Publications & Citations

Publications
302
Citations
8,249

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
80 / 930
Medicine
55 / 3,368
Computer Science
48 / 906
Biology
43 / 678
Chemistry
30 / 741
Engineering
30 / 317
Sociology
28 / 208
Psychology
27 / 2,792
Physics
27 / 405
Business
24 / 147
Mathematics
23 / 1,165
Environmental Science
20 / 677
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
16 / 568
Demography
15 / 545
Economics
15 / 105
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
12 / 32
Health Science
11 / 132
Social Psychology
11 / 2,452
Art & Design
10 / 35
Math Teachers
10 / 111
Political Science
10 / 79
Materials Science
9 / 132
Software Engineering
9 / 151
Communications and Public Relations
8 / 55
Nursing
8 / 574
Gender Studies
7 / 89
Physical Therapy
7 / 56
Law
7 / 120
Philosophy
7 / 13
Development Studies
6 / 0
Management
6 / 13
Classics and Ancient History
6 / 1
Atomic and Molecular physics
6 / 176
Botany
6 / 244
Agricultural Science
5 / 122
Environmental Chemistry
5 / 298
Marketing
5 / 70
History
5 / 1
Linguistics
5 / 0
Neuroscience
5 / 45

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1996 3 1
1997 9 1
1998 10 7
1999 6 13
2000 15 28
2001 9 55
2002 13 81
2003 10 119
2004 11 133
2005 8 189
2006 15 206
2007 13 246
2008 14 259
2009 17 320
2010 11 338
2011 12 395
2012 20 452
2013 9 481
2014 22 579
2015 19 596
2016 18 566
2017 16 566
2018 20 632
2019 17 676
2020 14 1026
2021 26 1203

Notable alumni

  1. Roy Blunt

    Roy Blunt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 73)
    Enrolled in Southwest Baptist University
    In 1970 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianteacher
    Biography

    Roy Dean Blunt is an American politician serving as the senior United States senator for Missouri, a seat he was first elected to in 2010. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as the 33rd Missouri Secretary of State (1985–1993) and U.S. Representative for Missouri's 7th congressional district (1997–2011).

  2. Darrin Patrick

    Darrin Patrick
    Years
    1970-2020 (aged 50)
    Occupations
    civil servant
    Biography

    Darrin Patrick was an American author and teaching pastor at Seacoast Church in Charleston, South Carolina. He was a pastor of The Journey, a fellowship of churches in St. Louis, Missouri, which he founded in 2002. He served as the chaplain to the St. Louis Cardinals and was the author of several books. A prominent figure within New Calvinism, he was the vice-president of the Acts 29 Network, an international church planting organization, and a council member of The Gospel Coalition.

  3. Rod Jetton

    Rod Jetton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Rod Jetton is an American politician, author, and businessman. He was a Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives who represented Missouri's 156th District from 2001 to 2009 and was Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives from 2005 to 2009. Jetton has authored four books about biblical teachings and how to recover from personal crisis.

  4. H. Dale Jackson

    H. Dale Jackson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-2003 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    Christian minister
    Biography

    Reverend Dr. H. Dale Jackson was a Baptist minister, denominational leader and ethicist. He is most remembered for his efforts in promoting the historic distinctives of the Baptist faith; among those being the ideals of absolute separation of church and state, the authority of the Holy Scriptures, the autonomy of the local church, the priesthood of the individual, perseverance of the saints and the ordinances of believer's baptism by immersion and Holy Communion. For twenty years, he served as senior pastor of the Overland Baptist Church in St. Louis, Missouri.

  5. Shane Schoeller

    Shane Schoeller
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Shane Schoeller, is an American politician, currently serving as the Greene County Clerk. He is a former Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives. Schoeller represented the 139th district, encompassing North Springfield and the communities of Walnut Grove, Fair Grove, and Willard in the northern half of Greene County. Schoeller also served as the Speaker Pro Tem of the House for the 96th General Assembly. On August 13, 2012, Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives Steven Tilley resigned. As Speaker Pro Tem, Schoeller held the office for one month until a replacement was named.

General info

Alternative names SBU
Founded 1878
Motto Powered by Purpose
Colors purple, white
Academic Calendar August to May (August - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff 388
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 1600 University Ave
Bolivar, Missouri, 65613-2596
United States
City population 11,000
Phone 8005265859
Fax +1 (417) 328 1808

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