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Southwestern Christian University Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Southwestern Christian University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. 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 Southwestern Christian University Ranked?

2020 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.

Southwestern Christian University was awarded 8 badges in the 2020 rankings.

Overall Quality

SCU is ranked #1,704 out of 1,727 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2020 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when SCU held the #1,718 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 24 colleges in Oklahoma, SCU is ranked at #23.

See all of the rankings for Southwestern Christian University.

Is It Hard to Get Into SCU?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Southwestern Christian University is 77%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that SCU is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 19% of students accepted to SCU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 428 and 573. Math scores were between 388 and 575.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Southwestern Christian University  ( 428 to 573 )

SAT Math Scores for Southwestern Christian University  ( 388 to 575 )
SCU received ACT scores from 69% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 16 and 20.

ACT Composite Scores for Southwestern Christian University  ( 16 to 20 )

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Southwestern Christian University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At SCU, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

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 Southwestern Christian University is 21%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  21 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Southwestern Christian University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 44% tells us that most first-year, full-time students don't stick around for a second year at Southwestern Christian University. Students may have a variety of reasons for this, such as only intending to attend a school for one year while they brush up on certain subjects.

Freshmen Retention Rate  44 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At SCU this rate is 32%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  32 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at SCU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 620 undergraduates at SCU with 539 being full-time and 81 being part-time.

SCU Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for SCU is 79.94 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  79.94 out of 100
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How Much Does Southwestern Christian University Cost?

The overall average net price of SCU is $11,925. 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 SCU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,049 $10,813 $13,173 $15,283 $14,398

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 SCU, 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 SCU, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $5,672 a year. That adds up to $22,688 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SCU is 24.7%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do SCU Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from SCU with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $29,300 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 28% less that the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Southwestern Christian University make the most money.

Location of Southwestern Christian University

Southwestern Christian University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Bethany, Oklahoma. Bethany is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Location of Southwestern Christian University

Contact details for SCU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 7210 Nw 39Th Expressway, Bethany, OK 73008
Phone: 405-789-7661

Southwestern Christian University Majors

During the 2017-2018 academic year, students from 14 majors graduated from Southwestern Christian University. Of these students, 123 received undergraduate degrees and 10 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
Business Administration & Management 46 $31,900

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

Online Learning at SCU

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, 268 students took at least one online class at Southwestern Christian University. This is a decrease from the 277 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 268 96
2016-2017 277 127
2015-2016 287 146
2014-2015 293 194
2013-2014 381 260

Learn more about online learning at Southwestern Christian University.

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