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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. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Dallas Baptist University Ranked?

2023 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 84 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked DBU as #719 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when DBU held the #1,315 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 116 colleges in Texas, DBU is ranked at #32.

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Is It Hard to Get Into DBU?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 99%, Dallas Baptist University is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.

Average Test Scores

About 63% 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 500 and 610. Math scores were between 480 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Dallas Baptist University  ( 500 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Dallas Baptist University  ( 480 to 590 )
DBU received ACT scores from 31% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Dallas Baptist University  ( 20 to 27 )

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Dallas Baptist University Faculty

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

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 76% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Dallas Baptist University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  76 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At DBU the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 42%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  42 out of 100

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Dallas Baptist University Undergraduate Student Diversity

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?

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 44% of students took out student loans averaging $9,612 a year. That adds up to $38,448 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?

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

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 61 majors graduated from Dallas Baptist University. Of these students, 657 received undergraduate degrees and 501 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

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 2019-2020, 2,145 students took at least one online class at Dallas Baptist University. This is an increase from the 2,034 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 2,145 672
2018-2019 2,034 662
2017-2018 2,128 741
2016-2017 2,142 800
2015-2016 2,116 774

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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.