Southwest Baptist University
Bolivar, MO 65613
Southwest Baptist University is one of the 53 private 4-year, not-for-profit colleges in Missouri. Its campus is small in size and located in the town of Bolivar. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.
In the 2017 fall enrollment, 474 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 303 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 64%).
Every year 45% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.
Southwest Baptist University's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $22,400, and fees were $958. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $22,400 and $958 respectively.
|Campus LocaleDistant Town|
|Student to Faculty Ratio12:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1957 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
02/01/1999 - Current
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program|
10/01/2014 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
10/01/1991 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||900 to 1180|
|ACT||20 to 26|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$865/credit|
|In State Students||$865/credit|
|Out of State Students||$865/credit|
|In District Students||$385/credit|
|In State Students||$385/credit|
|Out of State Students||$385/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 97% of Southwest Baptist University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||23%||$731|
|State Grant & Scholarships||37%||$2,555|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||70%||$14,694|
|Federal Student Loans||64%||$6,230|
$18,401Average Net Price/year
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$18,374|
|$30,001 to $48,000$15,494|
|$48,001 to $75,000$17,334|
|$75,001 to $110,000$17,977|
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