#12 Best Private Colleges in Texas

Wayland Baptist University

Plainview, Texas

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Student Population
Wayland Baptist University overview
Location Plainview, Texas
Online wbu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Religious Affiliation Southern Baptist
Wayland Baptist University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Plainview, Texas, Wayland Baptist University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Southern Baptist faith. In the most recent statistical year 900 prospective students applied, and 733 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 298 enrolled in the school.  2,040 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,022 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $19,996 plus fees of $1,308. Wayland Baptist University is ranked 507 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Wayland Baptist University is rated within the top 50% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
Wayland Baptist University overview
SAT 900/1090
ACT 16/23
GPA 3.33
Applications Accepted
Wayland Baptist University overview
Applications Due Aug 1, 2023
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $35

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Wayland Baptist University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,308
Room and Board $8,768
Budget for Other Expenses$4,256
Total One Year Cost$35,328

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$44,800 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
37% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Wayland Baptist University students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 40%
Business 35%
Human Services 7%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 5%
Education 4%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=229780 IPEDS survey data for Wayland Baptist University.

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