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Arlington Baptist University Data & Information Overview

21% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Arlington Baptist University Ranked?

2024 Rankings

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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.

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Is It Hard to Get Into ABU?

Open Admissions Policy

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

18 to 1 Student to Faculty
28% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, Arlington Baptist University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

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 28%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  28 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Arlington Baptist University

35% Freshmen Retention
10% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 35% 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  35 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 10% for first-time, full-time students at ABU, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  10 out of 100

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Arlington Baptist University Undergraduate Student Diversity

150 Full-Time Undergraduates
58.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
37.3% Percent Women

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?

$23,104 Net Price
87% Take Out Loans
$36,932 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of ABU is $23,104. 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 +

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 87% of students took out student loans averaging $9,233 a year. That adds up to $36,932 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at ABU is 20.5%. 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?

$33,427 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from ABU with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $33,427 in their early years. This is about 21% 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

Texas State
150 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
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

Arlington Baptist University Majors

5 Majors With Completions
23 Undergraduate Degrees
Most Popular MajorsBachelor’s DegreesAverage Salary of Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies13NA
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries7NA
General Business/Commerce2NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific1NA
Missionary Studies0NA

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

Online Learning at ABU

47% Take At Least One Class Online
11% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 102 students took at least one online class at Arlington Baptist University. This is an increase from the 74 students who took online classes the previous year.

YearTook at Least One Online ClassTook All Classes Online

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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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