Wayland Baptist University Rankings

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In the World#5536 of 14178
In North America#1471 of 2629
In the United States#1392 of 2528
In Texas#69 of 119
In Plainview#1 of 1

Quick Review

Religion
Southern Baptist
Acceptance rate
97%
Average SAT
970
Average ACT
19
Avg. cost to attend
$24,882 /y
Aid receiving
94%
Undergraduates
3,012
Graduates
1,072
Male:Female Ratio
48:52
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
wbu.edu

Wayland Baptist University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate97%98%97%
Applicants635397238
Admissions619389230
Freshmen enrolled full time21815662
Freshmen enrolled part time311714

1,211 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,274 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
111 or 53%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 880
or below

75% of them
had 1060
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Wayland Baptist University are 880-1060 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
137 or 65%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 16
or below

75% of them
had 22
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Wayland Baptist University are 16-22 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Secondary school GPA Recommended
College-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White1466 (36%)
Hispanic1275 (31%)
Black or African American738 (18%)
Two or more races189 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown126 (3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander114 (3%)
Asian92 (2%)
Nonresident Alien54 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native16 (0.4%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$24,882/year
Average aid awarded
$7,974
Students receiving aid
94%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$22,450
$30-48K$23,238
$48-75K$24,799
$75-110K$28,442
$110K+$30,111

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$21,360$13,104
Tuition in-state$21,360$13,104
Tuition out-of-state$21,360$13,104
Fee in-district$1,298$1,218
Fee in-state$1,298$1,218
Fee out-of-state$1,298$1,218

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity951
Combined charge for room and board$8,342
Room charge$3,354
Meal charge$4,988

Wayland Baptist University Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Business Administration and Management, General293051857
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other85209
Curriculum and Instruction90
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration6708
Human Services, General1444
Christian Studies23712
Counseling Psychology47
Public Administration43
Early Childhood Education and Teaching35
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse33
Psychology, General13
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management12
English Language and Literature, General46
History, General26
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching8
Mathematics, General7
Banking and Financial Support Services7
Biology & Biological Sciences, General5
Music, General4
Environmental Studies4
Molecular Biology3
Fine & Studio Arts, General3
Spanish Language and Literature3
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching3
English & Language Arts Teacher Education2
Art & Art Studies, General2
Religious Education2
Music Teacher Education2
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General2
Elementary Education and Teaching2
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education2
Mass Communication & Media Studies2
Social Studies Teacher Education1
Chemistry, General1
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General1
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels1
Sociology1
Missions & Missionary Studies and Missiology1
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General1
American Government and Politics (United States1
Art Teacher Education1
Humanities & Humanistic Studies1
Nursing Education1
Grand Total1368373987
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate23%22%27%
  • Full-time retention rate - 41%
  • Part-time retention rate - 50%

Publications & Citations

Publications
90
Citations
1,324

Publication count by topic

Sociology
14
Psychology
11
Political science
8
Economics
8
Medicine
8
Art
6
Philosophy
6
Mathematics
4
Business
4
Chemistry
3
Geology
3
History
3
Biology
2
Materials science
2
Physics
1
Engineering
1
Geography
1
Computer science
1

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Economics2055520
Sociology361630
Political science384514
Business408642
Materials science4201133
Geology43224
Biology4378284
Psychology477170
Medicine4790116
Physics49996
Chemistry535345
Geography57871
Mathematics58695
Computer science62685

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199000
199101
199201
199311
199401
199501
199610
199700
199810
199920
200004
200123
200207
200315
2004015
2005213
2006125
2007343
2008449
2009449
2010373
2011591
20125103
20136105
20146125
20159120
20161187
2017679
2018479
2019287
20203100

General info

Alternative namesWBU
Founded1908
WikipediaWayland Baptist University
MottoGo Ye into All the World / Let There Be Light
Colorsblue, gold
Academic CalendarAugust to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (May-August)
Total FTE staff596
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address1900 W 7th St.
Plainview, Texas, 79072
United States
City population22,000
Phone8062911000
Fax+1 (806) 291 1960

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