2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$18,433

Net Price

96%

Admitted

36%

Enrolled

52%

Graduation Rate

11/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Southwest Baptist University

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 2,709. In 2021, there were 35 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #9 in Missouri and ranks #476 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

35

Total Enrollment

2,709

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Ranking for Southwest Baptist University

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#9

Missouri Rank

Combining ranking factors for 39 schools that offer psychology degrees in Missouri, Southwest Baptist University ranks #9.

#476

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Southwest Baptist University ranks #476.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Southwest Baptist University offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BS
General Psychology26
Social Work9
Total Graduates35
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 871 students applied to the Southwest Baptist University. The university admitted 96% and 36% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Missouri universities is 4,597. On average, all Missouri institutions admit 72% and 29% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Southwest Baptist University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 67%. Compared to all Missouri four or more years colleges, the percentage is 70%.

The overall graduation rate for Southwest Baptist University is 52%, compared to 54% for all Missouri universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 63%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare SBU to Missouri Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Southwest Baptist University to the average of all Missouri four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

SBU

871

Applicants

96%

Percent Admitted

36%

Percent Enrolled

67%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

52%

Graduation Rate

MO Colleges

4,597

Applicants

72%

Percent Admitted

29%

Percent Enrolled

70%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

54%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 128 or 46% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 148 or 54% part-time faculty members employed at Southwest Baptist University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 128 or 46%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

SBU

11 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

46%

Percent Full-Time

54%

Percent Part-Time

46%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

MO Colleges

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

54%

Percent Full-Time

46%

Percent Part-Time

51%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Southwest Baptist University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $25,100, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,500.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $5,004 and the average cost for graduate fees is $384.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Southwest Baptist University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Southwest Baptist University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$8,150
On-Campus Living Expenses$2,000
Total Living Expenses$10,150
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$25,100
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,500
Total Undergraduate Expenses$36,750
In-State, Graduate Tuition$5,004
In-State, Graduate Fees$384
Total Graduate Expenses$5,388
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Southwest Baptist University is $18,433. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Southwest Baptist University to all Missouri universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

SBU

$36,750

Cost to Attend

$14,908

Average Financial Aid

100%

Percent Receiving Aid

$18,433

Net Price

MO Colleges

$34,004

Cost to Attend

$14,433

Average Financial Aid

97%

Percent Receiving Aid

$18,086

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 337 or 100%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 1,885 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $14,908.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid1,885$14,908
Pell Grants882$4,336
Federal Student Loans1,208$7,168
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Southwest Baptist University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

SBU

1,885

Grant or Scholarship Aid

47%

Grants or Scholarships

882

Number of Pell Grants

22%

Pell Grants

1,208

Federal Student Loans

30%

Federal Student Loans

MO Colleges

3,322

Grant or Scholarship Aid

50%

Grants or Scholarships

1,371

Number of Pell Grants

21%

Pell Grants

1,909

Federal Student Loans

29%

Federal Student Loans

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