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Dallas Baptist University Data & Information Overview

55 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
94% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Dallas Baptist University Ranked?

#996 Best Colleges in Nation
#52 Best Colleges in TX
Reading Teacher Education 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.

Dallas Baptist University was awarded 55 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is reading teacher education.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, DBU is ranked #996 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 115 colleges in Texas, DBU is ranked at #52.

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Is It Hard to Get Into DBU?

94% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
44% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 94%, DBU has a fairly liberal admissions policy. However, don't just assume you'll get in! Put together a good application and make sure you include all requested documents and materials.

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 470 and 610. Math scores were between 470 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Dallas Baptist University  ( 470 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Dallas Baptist University  ( 470 to 590 )
DBU received ACT scores from 25% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Dallas Baptist University  ( 19 to 26 )

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Dallas Baptist University Faculty

14 to 1 Student to Faculty
100% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, Dallas Baptist University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

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

68% Freshmen Retention
43% 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 Dallas Baptist University is 68%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  68 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 43%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  43 out of 100

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

Dallas Baptist University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,283 Full-Time Undergraduates
28.9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
58.5% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,874 undergraduates at DBU with 2,283 being full-time and 591 being part-time.

How Much Does Dallas Baptist University Cost?

$25,301 Net Price
43% Take Out Loans
$39,368 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of DBU is $25,301. 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 +
$19,837 $24,468 $24,475 $27,185 $28,591

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 43% of students took out student loans averaging $9,842 a year. That adds up to $39,368 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DBU is 5.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do DBU Graduates Make?

$50,033 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
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 $50,033 in their early years. This is good news for future DBU graduates since it is 18% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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

Location of Dallas Baptist University

Texas State
2,283 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
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

61 Majors With Completions
657 Undergraduate Degrees
474 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 61 majors graduated from Dallas Baptist University. Of these students, 657 received undergraduate degrees and 474 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
General Psychology 72 $32,631
Business Administration & Management 61 $49,395
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 60 $30,166
Health & Physical Education 38 $26,080
General Biology 30 $24,981
Marketing 29 $43,475
Teacher Education Grade Specific 29 $47,521
Finance & Financial Management 29 $51,912
Biblical Studies 25 $30,688
Communication & Media Studies 25 $31,599

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

Online Learning at DBU

49% Take At Least One Class Online
16% 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, 2,121 students took at least one online class at Dallas Baptist University. This is a decrease from the 2,145 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 2,121 686
2019-2020 2,145 672
2018-2019 2,034 662
2017-2018 2,128 741
2016-2017 2,142 800

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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