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Dallas Baptist University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Dallas Baptist University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Dallas 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.

Dallas Baptist University was awarded 76 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is religious education.

Overall Quality

DBU landed the #1,315 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

DBU also holds the #78 spot on the Best Colleges in Texas ranking.

See all of the rankings for Dallas Baptist University.

Is It Hard to Get Into DBU?

Acceptance Rate

Dallas Baptist University has an acceptance rate of 39%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for DBU.

Average Test Scores

About 44% of students accepted to DBU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 640. Math scores were between 530 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Dallas Baptist University  ( 560 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Dallas Baptist University  ( 530 to 610 )
DBU received ACT scores from 56% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Dallas Baptist University  ( 19 to 24 )

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Dallas Baptist University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Dallas Baptist University, this ratio is 13 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

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 Dallas Baptist University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Dallas Baptist University

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 Dallas Baptist University is 72%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  72 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at DBU for first-time, full-time students is 45%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  45 out of 100

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

Dallas Baptist University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,883 undergraduates at DBU with 2,332 being full-time and 551 being part-time.

How Much Does Dallas Baptist University Cost?

The overall average net price of DBU is $26,387. 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 DBU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$22,428 $24,831 $26,055 $29,170 $29,616

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 DBU, 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 DBU, approximately 47% of students took out student loans averaging $11,713 a year. That adds up to $46,852 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DBU is 6.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do DBU Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from DBU make about $43,200 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Dallas Baptist University make the most money.

Location of Dallas Baptist University

Dallas Baptist University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Dallas, Texas. The location of DBU is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for DBU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX 75211-9299
Phone: 214-333-7100

Dallas Baptist University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 53 majors graduated from Dallas Baptist University. Of these students, 671 received undergraduate degrees and 551 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
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 76 $26,700
Business Administration & Management 73 $43,700
General Psychology 71 $27,700
Finance & Financial Management 37 NA
Communication & Media Studies 37 $36,300
Health & Physical Education 29 $23,100
Marketing 26 $44,200
General Biology 25 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 25 $45,000
Religious Education 23 $22,000

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

Online Learning at DBU

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 2018-2019, 2,034 students took at least one online class at Dallas Baptist University. This is a decrease from the 2,128 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 2,034 662
2017-2018 2,128 741
2016-2017 2,142 800
2015-2016 2,116 774
2013-2014 2,302 961

Learn more about online learning at Dallas Baptist University.

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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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