#14 Best Private Colleges in Texas

Wayland Baptist University

Plainview, Texas

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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
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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 733 prospective students applied, and 592 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 226 enrolled in the school.  1,721 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,787 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $20,588 plus fees of $1,416. Wayland Baptist University is ranked 550 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












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 3.14

Applications Accepted

Wayland Baptist University overview
Applications Due Aug 1, 2024
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$1,416
Room and Board $8,416
Budget for Other Expenses$4,250
Total One Year Cost$35,670

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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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