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Criswell College Data & Information Overview

12 awards Ranking Badges
98% Acceptance Rate
12% Student Loan Default Rate
This overview covers the essential stats on Criswell College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more.
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How Well Is Criswell College Ranked?

Theological & Ministerial Studies Highest Ranked Major

2024 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.

Criswell College was awarded 12 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is theological & ministerial studies.

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Overall Quality

Criswell College 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 Criswell College?

98% Acceptance Rate
33% Of Accepted Are Women
38% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 98%, some consider Criswell College to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.

Average Test Scores

About 38% of students accepted to Criswell College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 610. Math scores were between 530 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Criswell College  ( 560 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Criswell College  ( 530 to 540 )
Criswell College received ACT scores from 0% of accepted students.

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Criswell College Faculty

5 to 1 Student to Faculty
53% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Criswell College, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 5 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

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 Criswell College is 53%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  53 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Criswell College

69% Freshmen Retention
23% 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 Criswell College is 69%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  69 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 Criswell College is 23%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  23 out of 100

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Criswell College Undergraduate Student Diversity

87 Full-Time Undergraduates
19.5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
35.6% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 158 undergraduates at Criswell College with 87 being full-time and 71 being part-time.

How Much Does Criswell College Cost?

$13,919 Net Price
38% Take Out Loans
$17,912 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Criswell College is $13,919. 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 Criswell College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$14,770 $7,968 $20,942 $16,940 $22,452

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 Criswell College, 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 Criswell College, approximately 38% of students took out student loans averaging $4,478 a year. That adds up to $17,912 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Criswell College is 11.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Criswell College Graduates Make?

Average Earnings Boost

Location of Criswell College

Texas State
87 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
Criswell College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Dallas, Texas. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for Criswell College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4010 Gaston Avenue, Dallas, TX 75246-1537
Phone: 214-821-5433

Criswell College Majors

9 Majors With Completions
25 Undergraduate Degrees
9 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 9 majors graduated from Criswell College. Of these students, 25 received undergraduate degrees and 9 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
Biblical Studies 13 $28,997
General Psychology 5 NA
Theological & Ministerial Studies 4 NA
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics 2 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1 NA
Mental & Social Health Services 0 NA
Religious Studies 0 NA
Missionary Studies 0 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 NA

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

Online Learning at Criswell College

45% Take At Least One Class Online
2% 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, 81 students took at least one online class at Criswell College. This is an increase from the 48 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 81 4
2019-2020 48 14
2018-2019 25 16
2017-2018 40 18
2016-2017 39 15

Learn more about online learning at Criswell College.

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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