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Dallas Baptist University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Dallas Baptist University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Dallas Baptist University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, 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

College Factual ranked DBU as #707 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

DBU also holds the #21 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

The acceptance rate at Dallas Baptist University is a competitive 39%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

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

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 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

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much 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 3,161 undergraduates at DBU with 2,423 being full-time and 738 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

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 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from DBU make around $43,200 per year during the early years of their employment. 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 situated in Dallas, Texas. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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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 59 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
Communication & Media Studies 30 $36,300
Religious Education 30 $22,000
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 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 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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