#21 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
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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 635 prospective students applied, and 619 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 249 enrolled in the school.  1,014 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,490 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $21,360 plus fees of $1,298. Wayland Baptist University is ranked 686 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Wayland Baptist University is rated within the lower 45% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
Wayland Baptist University overview
SAT 880/1060
ACT 16/22
GPA 3.24
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Aug 1, 2022
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$1,298
Room and Board $8,342
Budget for Other Expenses$4,256
Total One Year Cost$36,256

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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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