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Central Baptist College Data & Information Overview

62% Acceptance Rate
10% Student Loan Default Rate
This overview covers the essential stats on Central Baptist College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more.
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How Well Is Central Baptist College Ranked?

2024 Rankings

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Overall Quality

CBC was not ranked in College Factual's 2024 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 CBC?

62% Acceptance Rate
42% Of Accepted Are Women
12% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Central Baptist College you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 62%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 12% 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 450 and 588. Math scores were between 453 and 548.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Central Baptist College  ( 450 to 588 )

SAT Math Scores for Central Baptist College  ( 453 to 548 )
CBC received ACT scores from 79% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Central Baptist College  ( 18 to 23 )

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Central Baptist College Faculty

11 to 1 Student to Faculty
26% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at CBC it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

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 26%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  26 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Central Baptist College

65% Freshmen Retention
19% On-Time Graduation Rate

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 65%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  65 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 19% for first-time, full-time students at CBC, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  19 out of 100

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Central Baptist College Undergraduate Student Diversity

521 Full-Time Undergraduates
30.3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
45.5% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 604 undergraduates at CBC with 521 being full-time and 83 being part-time.

How Much Does Central Baptist College Cost?

$15,482 Net Price
58% Take Out Loans
$24,152 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of CBC is $15,482. 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 +
$14,864 $14,010 $13,823 $17,282 $19,856

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 58% of students took out student loans averaging $6,038 a year. That adds up to $24,152 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CBC is 10.4%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do CBC Graduates Make?

$40,099 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from CBC make about $40,099 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


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

Location of Central Baptist College

Arkansas State
521 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
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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Contact details for CBC are given below.

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

Central Baptist College Majors

25 Majors With Completions
144 Undergraduate Degrees
Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Health & Physical Education 20 NA
General Psychology 15 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 10 NA
Biblical Studies 10 NA
Health Sciences & Services 9 NA
Other Business, Management & Marketing 7 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 7 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 6 NA
Human Resource Management 6 NA
Business Administration & Management 5 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

40% Take At Least One Class Online
6% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 248 students took at least one online class at Central Baptist College. This is a decrease from the 405 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 248 35
2019-2020 405 33
2018-2019 248 32
2017-2018 352 36
2016-2017 319 32

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.


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