Dallas Baptist University in Dallas

Dallas, TX

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Dallas Baptist University offers 426-degree programs and 108 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 46%. The most popular test is SAT - 41% of students submitted it in comparison to 59% of students who submitted ACT. 39.5% are women, and 60.5% are men. 12% percents of international students. Dallas Baptist University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Dallas Baptist University is 23705$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $30835 and $35722 per year. 55% of full-time Dallas Baptist University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $42,400, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Dallas Baptist University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Dallas Baptist University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$20,332
$30,001 - $48,000$19,651
$48,001 - $75,000$23,516
$75,001 - $110,000$25,533

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 3590

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


2966 of Dallas Baptist University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 86 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Dallas Baptist University number 52 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Texas.

Students at Dallas Baptist University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Dallas Baptist University.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Dallas Baptist University graduation rate is above the national average.

55% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Dallas Baptist University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

6 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Dallas Baptist University acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 70%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 24%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so Dallas Baptist University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 25%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Dallas Baptist University full-time retention rate is 72% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Dallas Baptist University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1030 - 1210

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 520 - 610
Math: 510 - 600
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Dallas Baptist University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
19 - 24

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 0 - 0
Math: 0 - 0
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Dallas Baptist University is 13:1, that means that for every 13 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Dallas Baptist University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Dallas Baptist University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Texas.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 3000 Mountain Creek Parkway address in Dallas, Texas.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Dallas Baptist University with 0.22% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Dallas Baptist University offers 426 programs in total: 177 are for Master's degree, 159 - for Bachelor's degree, 48 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 21 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 12 - for Associate's degree, 6 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

This is one of the highest number of programs in comparison with other 74 universities in Dallas county, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree , Master's degree, Postbaccalaureate certificate and Post-master's certificate programs offered. Dallas Baptist University is one of the few institutions in Dallas that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 108 distance education programs that are offered in the Dallas Baptist University: 39 are for Bachelor's degree, 36 - for Master's degree, 21 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 6 - for Associate's degree and 6 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Texas state average data to help you compare.


Dallas Baptist University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2779 students with 83383 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 1307 with 31366 credit hours.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Dallas Baptist University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

They charge you a ton of money for a non traditional degree that also does not list your major! Highly disappointed, pick another school.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Dallas Baptist University is a christian university located in Dallas, Texas. With over 5000 students, DBU offers outstanding undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and online degree programs. It is a Christian liberal arts university located in Dallas, Texas.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

This school is not Christ centered as they claim but money centered. They do not accept students based on education or academics like they claim on their website. But, I guess that is why a majority of certain people attend there. The campus is beautiful and continuing to be embellished.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Somethings have not changed at all about this wonderful for school even after 18 years. Despite being reminded of how old I’ve gotten, I was first introduced to the school back in 2000 when I was being recruited to play soccer here and everything about the school and the people that work there were just amazing, genuine and friendly. Now I’m trying to do work with career and job fairs and the people that are working there are still extremely kind and helpful. I’ve spoken to several universities and colleges today and in this past week and I had one person that went out of their way to Dallas Baptist University just answer a bunch of questions for me and help me out and point me in the right direction. The difference is that she spent more time doing it and was patient and did not look at it as if it was a hassle or obligation and even helped find me some additional ways to get back onto the campus. I’ve had a lot of friends and family members graduate from that school including recent family members and I have a cousin that is about to attend that school and I could not be happier that they are going to a place with such a great faculty and staff along with a beautiful campus. I recommend if you have any questions about career fairs, job fairs, student services, or general questions at all you call and speak to Akita Cook. She was so patient and helpful and stayed on the line with me longer than all the other colleges I’ve spoken with combined. I hope that she is given recognition for this as this is a lost attribute at most schools now with everything being automated for students, employers, and others who find it difficult to even reach someone much less have the excellent service from this employee of this great university. Thank you Miss Cook for going out of your way and lastly, if she cannot help you, she will transfer you and find the person/department that can help you.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I had an amazing experience at DBU. I highly recommend DBU to anyone.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 3000 Mountain Creek Parkway


Religious affiliation: Baptist

Calendar system: Four-one-four plan

General Phone Number: +2143337100

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: dbu.edu

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