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

$18,472

Net Price

58%

Admitted

21%

Enrolled

45%

Graduation Rate

12/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Southwestern Adventist University

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 852. In 2021, there were 16 psychology and social work graduates.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

16

Total Enrollment

852

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Southwestern Adventist University offers Counseling and Applied Psychology, General Psychology and School Psychology at the bachelor level.

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

Psychology Graduates in 2021BS
Counseling and Applied Psychology4
General Psychology8
School Psychology4
Total Graduates16
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 1,099 students applied to the Southwestern Adventist University. The university admitted 58% and 21% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Texas universities is 9,246. On average, all Texas institutions admit 76% and 28% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Southwestern Adventist University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 73%. Compared to all Texas four or more years colleges, the percentage is 66%.

The overall graduation rate for Southwestern Adventist University is 45%, compared to 49% for all Texas universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 89%.

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

Compare SWAU to Texas Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Southwestern Adventist University to the average of all Texas 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.

SWAU

1,099

Applicants

58%

Percent Admitted

21%

Percent Enrolled

73%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

45%

Graduation Rate

TX Colleges

9,246

Applicants

76%

Percent Admitted

28%

Percent Enrolled

66%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

49%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 46 or 51% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 45 or 49% part-time faculty members employed at Southwestern Adventist University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 46 or 51%.

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.

SWAU

12 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

51%

Percent Full-Time

49%

Percent Part-Time

51%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

TX Colleges

17 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

57%

Percent Full-Time

43%

Percent Part-Time

55%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Southwestern Adventist University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $22,848, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,200.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $22,848 and the average cost for graduate fees is $660.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Southwestern Adventist 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 Southwestern Adventist University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$8,100
On-Campus Living Expenses$2,900
Total Living Expenses$11,000
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$22,848
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,200
Total Undergraduate Expenses$35,048
In-State, Graduate Tuition$22,848
In-State, Graduate Fees$660
Total Graduate Expenses$23,508
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Southwestern Adventist University is $18,472. 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 Southwestern Adventist University to all Texas 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.

SWAU

$35,048

Cost to Attend

$12,737

Average Financial Aid

100%

Percent Receiving Aid

$18,472

Net Price

TX Colleges

$28,868

Cost to Attend

$11,015

Average Financial Aid

88%

Percent Receiving Aid

$15,094

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 137 or 100%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 605 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $12,737.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid605$12,737
Pell Grants341$4,969
Federal Student Loans430$6,896
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Southwestern Adventist 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.

SWAU

605

Grant or Scholarship Aid

44%

Grants or Scholarships

341

Number of Pell Grants

25%

Pell Grants

430

Federal Student Loans

31%

Federal Student Loans

TX Colleges

5,995

Grant or Scholarship Aid

49%

Grants or Scholarships

3,325

Number of Pell Grants

27%

Pell Grants

2,843

Federal Student Loans

23%

Federal Student Loans

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