Wayland Baptist University

Plainview, TX, USA
3.73 Average Rating

Wayland Baptist University is a private institution located primarily in Plainview, Texas, with satellite campuses throughout the United States and Kenya. Wayland Baptist has nine academic schools, which offer many programs of study taught in a Christ-centered environment. For distance learners, fully and partially-online degrees are available through the college’s WBUonline program. Wayland Baptist has a quality athletics program, with its women’s basketball team, The Hutcherson Flying Queens, having the most wins in women's collegiate basketball history.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Southern Baptist
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
99%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
89%
Out-Of-State Students
30%
70%
Submitting ACT
46%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 19
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1009
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
4,847
Total Number of Undergrads
3,561
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
84%
20-39 Students
15%
0
100
18%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
33%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$19,137
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$20,070
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$20,070
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$7,992
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

0
100
54%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
37%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,954
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
37%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,698
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,408

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
73%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,009
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$12,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$208

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
50%
50%
Student Organizations
35
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
18%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Pioneers, Flying Queens (women's basketball only)
School Colors
blue and gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NAIA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Sooner Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Employed
6 mos. after graduation
51%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$47,200

What Students Are Saying

3.73 Average Rating
Wayland Baptist University is a school where the students are not faces in a crowd. The professors make it their goal to see you walk that stage with a degree in your hand. I have never felt this cared for at a school, and I can not imagine a better place to go for education.
Thomas from Lubbock, TX
Wayland is a great school that has a lot to offer. The staff really cares about the students and they want to see us succeed. The transition from high school to college was much easier than I expected and that is primarily because of the staff and their willingness to help.
Timothy from Plano, TX

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