Southwestern Adventist University

Keene, TX 76059
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Southwestern Adventist University is one of the sixty-three private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Texas. The campus is located in Keene town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 817 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 129 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 104 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 81%). Every year 37% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Southwestern Adventist University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $20,112, and fees were $620. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $20,112 and $620 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Town
Number of Students817
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Seventh Day Adventists
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate81%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 7 25

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1958 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1978 - 12/31/2008
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
03/01/1985 - 05/30/2007
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/25/2009 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT900 to 1140
ACT18 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor 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).
Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates $25

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$838/credit
In State Students$838/credit
Out of State Students$838/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$838/credit
In State Students$838/credit
Out of State Students$838/credit

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $37,710 $37,710 $37,710
ADN 70 $58,660 $58,660 $58,660
BSN 125 $104,750 $104,750 $104,750
FNP 50 $41,900 $41,900 $41,900
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Southwestern Adventist University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 58% $4,849
Other Federal Grant 45% $613
State Grant & Scholarships 41% $2,690
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $6,458
Federal Student Loans 70% $5,747
Private Loans 4% $8,669


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$17,458
$30,001 to $48,000$18,191
$48,001 to $75,000$24,821
$75,001 to $110,000$21,584
Over $110,000$26,095

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Race/ethnicity unknown

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.
Southwestern Adventist University
100 W Hillcrest
Keene, TX 76059

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