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Arlington Baptist University Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Arlington Baptist University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Arlington Baptist University Ranked?

2022 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 19 badges in the 2022 rankings.

Overall Quality

ABU was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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.

Learn more about Arlington Baptist University admissions.

Arlington Baptist University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Arlington Baptist University is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

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 39%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  39 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Arlington Baptist University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Arlington Baptist University this rate is 58%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  58 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at ABU is 6%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  6 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Arlington Baptist University.

Arlington Baptist University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 158 undergraduates at ABU with 150 being full-time and 8 being part-time.

How Much Does Arlington Baptist University Cost?

The overall average net price of ABU is $18,531. 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 +
$17,310 $16,852 $18,305 $21,126 $21,098

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 76% of students took out student loans averaging $3,063 a year. That adds up to $12,252 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at ABU is 21.8%. 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, 30 received undergraduate degrees and 3 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 10 NA
General Business/Commerce 7 NA
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 7 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 5 NA
Missionary Studies 1 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 2019-2020, 74 students took at least one online class at Arlington Baptist University. This is an increase from the 73 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 74 28
2018-2019 73 33
2017-2018 97 44
2016-2017 110 39
2015-2016 121 43

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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