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Arlington Baptist University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Arlington Baptist University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Arlington Baptist University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Arlington Baptist University was awarded 4 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

ABU was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

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Is It Hard to Get Into ABU?

Acceptance Rate

As long as you meet basic requirements, you should not have any trouble getting into Arlington Baptist University since the school has an open admissions policy. Still, be sure to submit any requested materials and that your application is completed in full.

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Arlington Baptist University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at ABU is an impressive 9 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Arlington Baptist University is 46%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  46 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Arlington Baptist University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 40% tells us that most first-year, full-time students don't stick around for a second year at Arlington Baptist University. Students may have a variety of reasons for this, such as only intending to attend a school for one year while they brush up on certain subjects.

Freshmen Retention Rate  40 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 26% for first-time, full-time students at ABU, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  26 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at ABU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 145 undergraduates at ABU with 132 being full-time and 13 being part-time.

ABU Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

ABU scored 51.27 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  51.27 out of 100
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How Much Does Arlington Baptist University Cost?

The overall average net price of ABU is $20,218. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for ABU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$19,680 $18,491 $19,735 $20,075 $23,452

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of ABU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At ABU, approximately 91% of students took out student loans averaging $8,492 a year. That adds up to $33,968 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at ABU is 15.6%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do ABU Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from ABU make about $32,700 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 18% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Arlington Baptist University make the most money.

Location of Arlington Baptist University

Arlington Baptist University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Arlington, Texas. Arlington is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for ABU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3001 W Division, Arlington, TX 76012-3425
Phone: 817-461-8741

Arlington Baptist University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 5 majors graduated from Arlington Baptist University. Of these students, 40 received undergraduate degrees and 4 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 14 NA
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 10 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 9 NA
General Business/Commerce 7 NA
Missionary Studies 0 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Arlington Baptist University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at ABU

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 97 students took at least one online class at Arlington Baptist University. This is a decrease from the 110 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 97 44
2016-2017 110 39
2015-2016 121 43
2014-2015 138 58
2013-2014 166 58

Learn more about online learning at Arlington Baptist University.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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