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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?

2021 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 10 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

DBU landed the #707 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.

Out of the 85 colleges in Texas, DBU is ranked at #21.

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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 90%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  90 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 70%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  70 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

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Good Overall Diversity at DBU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,014 undergraduates at DBU with 2,364 being full-time and 650 being part-time.

DBU Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for DBU is 66.10 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  66.10 out of 100
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How Much Does Dallas Baptist University Cost?

The overall average net price of DBU is $26,203. 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 +
$22,006 $23,441 $27,611 $28,440 $29,176

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

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 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 8.4%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from DBU with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $43,200 in their early years. 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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Location of Dallas Baptist University

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, 731 received undergraduate degrees and 579 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 94 $26,700
Business Administration & Management 88 $43,700
General Psychology 66 $27,700
Teacher Education Grade Specific 39 $45,000
General Biology 36 NA
Finance & Financial Management 33 NA
Religious Education 30 $22,000
Communication & Media Studies 30 $36,300
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 26 NA
Marketing 25 $44,200

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 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, 2,128 students took at least one online class at Dallas Baptist University. This is a decrease from the 2,142 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,128 741
2016-2017 2,142 800
2015-2016 2,116 774
2014-2015 2,288 900
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.


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