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Central Baptist College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Central Baptist College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Central Baptist College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Central Baptist College was awarded 8 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

CBC landed the #1,575 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

CBC also holds the #19 spot on the Best Colleges in Arkansas ranking.

See all of the rankings for Central Baptist College.

Is It Hard to Get Into CBC?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Central Baptist College you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 68%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 7% of students accepted to CBC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 420 and 555. Math scores were between 468 and 535.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Central Baptist College  ( 420 to 555 )

SAT Math Scores for Central Baptist College  ( 468 to 535 )
CBC received ACT scores from 92% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 22.

ACT Composite Scores for Central Baptist College  ( 18 to 22 )

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Central Baptist College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at CBC is an impressive 12 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

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Central Baptist College is 27%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  27 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Central Baptist College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Central Baptist College is 64%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  64 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 CBC is 24%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  24 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Central Baptist College.

Good Overall Diversity at CBC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 666 undergraduates at CBC with 546 being full-time and 120 being part-time.

CBC Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for CBC is 74.64 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  74.64 out of 100
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How Much Does Central Baptist College Cost?

The overall average net price of CBC is $14,485. 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 CBC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,565 $13,978 $15,337 $13,566 $7,575

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 CBC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At CBC, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $5,615 a year. That adds up to $22,460 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CBC is 9.8%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do CBC Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from CBC make about $35,300 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 11% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Central Baptist College make the most money.

Location of Central Baptist College

Central Baptist College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Conway, Arkansas. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of Central Baptist College

Contact details for CBC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1501 College Avenue, Conway, AR 72034
Phone: 501-329-6872

Central Baptist College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Other Business, Management & Marketing 25 NA
Biblical Studies 18 NA
Health & Physical Education 15 NA
General Psychology 14 NA
Human Resource Management 10 NA
Other Psychology 6 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 6 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 6 NA
Management Information Systems 5 NA
Accounting 3 NA

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

Online Learning at CBC

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 352 students took at least one online class at Central Baptist College. This is an increase from the 319 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 352 36
2016-2017 319 32
2015-2016 302 35
2014-2015 222 45
2013-2014 212 39

Learn more about online learning at Central Baptist College.

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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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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