Southwestern Adventist University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$20,112
2.32% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$20,143
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
9.76%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
62.4%
1,350 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
817
81.2% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
37%
47 Graduates

About

Southwestern Adventist University is a higher education institution located in Johnson County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southwestern Adventist University were Registered Nursing (32 degrees awarded), General Psychology (15 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (13 degrees).

In 2017, 134 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwestern Adventist University. 61.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (56 degrees), 1.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (31 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern Adventist University is $20,112, which is $-5,082 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern Adventist University is $20,112, which is $-5,082 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,143.

In 2017, 84% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 66% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$20,112
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Southwestern Adventist University was $20,112. The cost of tuition at Southwestern Adventist University is $-5,082 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$20,143
2017 Value
0.983%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Southwestern Adventist University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,143. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Southwestern Adventist University grew by 0.983%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,403
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwestern Adventist University was of $7,403 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 2.05% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 7.14% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

84%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
66%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Southwestern Adventist University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 3.45% with respect to 2016, when 87% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
9.76%
2016 Default Rate
24
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Southwestern Adventist University was 9.76%, which represents 24 out of the 246 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Southwestern Adventist University received 1,350 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 13% annual decline. Out of those 1,350 applicants, 842 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 62.4% acceptance rate.

There were 817 students enrolled at Southwestern Adventist University in 2017, and 55% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southwestern Adventist University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

62.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
842
Accepted Out of 1,350

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southwestern Adventist University was 62.4% (842 admissions from 1,350 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 50%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -13%, while admissions grew by 8.65%.

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SAT Scores

55%
Submission Percentage
76
Scores Submitted

55% of enrolled first-time students at Southwestern Adventist University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southwestern Adventist University has a total enrollment of 817 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern Adventist University is 663 students and the part-time enrollment is 154. This means that 81.2% of students enrolled at Southwestern Adventist University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwestern Adventist University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44.4% Hispanic or Latino, 21.9% White, 13.7% Black or African American, 4.16% Asian, 3.79% Two or More Races, 2.2% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.245% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Southwestern Adventist University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (28.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (17.5%) and White Female (11.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (36.4%), followed by White Female (18.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (9.09%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwestern Adventist University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 817 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern Adventist University is 663 and the part-time enrollment is 154. This means that 81.2% of students enrolled at Southwestern Adventist University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Southwestern Adventist University was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Southwestern Adventist University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    363
  2. White
    179
  3. Black or African American
    112

The enrolled student population at Southwestern Adventist University is 44.4% Hispanic or Latino, 21.9% White, 13.7% Black or African American, 4.16% Asian, 3.79% Two or More Races, 2.2% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.245% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 13 students (1.59%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 32 more women than men received degrees from Southwestern Adventist University. The majority of degree recipients at Southwestern Adventist University are hispanic or latino (56 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (31 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southwestern Adventist University is Registered Nursing (32 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (15 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (13 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Southwestern Adventist University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (7 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), and Psychology (18 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southwestern Adventist University are Physicians (435,198 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (251,151 people), Other managers (193,326 people), Postsecondary teachers (186,222 people), and Registered nurses (126,645 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Adventist University are Theology (7 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), Psychology (18 degrees), Biology (12 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (5 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southwestern Adventist University are Surgeons, Dentists, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Adventist University are Theology (7 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), Psychology (18 degrees), Biology (12 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (5 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southwestern Adventist University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (651,785 people), Elementary & secondary schools (547,459 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (453,557 people), Outpatient care centers (225,373 people), and Offices of physicians (222,511 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Adventist University are Theology (7 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), Psychology (18 degrees), Biology (12 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (5 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Southwestern Adventist University.
Most Common
  1. 32 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 15 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 13 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southwestern Adventist University was Registered Nursing with 32 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 51
  2. 83

In 2017, 51 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Adventist University, which is 0.614 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (83).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 7 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Adventist University in Registered Nursing, which is 0.28 times less than the 25 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 25 degrees were awarded to women at Southwestern Adventist University in Registered Nursing, which is 3.57 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%
100% Completion Time
45%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 39% of students graduating from Southwestern Adventist University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southwestern Adventist University is Female and Asian (80% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.13% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    56 degrees awarded
  2. White
    31 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwestern Adventist University is hispanic or latino (56 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (31 degrees).

1.49% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    35 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    21 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southwestern Adventist University is hispanic or latino female (35 degrees awarded). There were 1.67 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (21 degrees).

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Operations

Southwestern Adventist University has an endowment valued at nearly $11.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $730k (6.38%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Southwestern Adventist University had a total salary expenditure of $18.7M. Southwestern Adventist University employs 23 Assistant professors, 14 Professors, and 11 Associate professors. Most academics at Southwestern Adventist University are Female Assistant professors (15), Male Professors(12), and Male Associate professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern Adventist University are: Management, with 22 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 13 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 8 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$11.4M
2017 Endowment
4.19%
growth from 2016

Southwestern Adventist University has an endowment valued at about $11.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwestern Adventist University grew 4.19% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $25.7M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $178k - Federal
  2. $829k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Southwestern Adventist University received $178k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $829k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$8.14M
2017 Salaries
0.118%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Southwestern Adventist University paid a median of $8.14M in salaries, which represents 43.6% of their overall expenditure ($18.7M) and a 0.118% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.546% decline from 2015 and a 0.523% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.75M
Instructional Salaries
49
Number of Employees

In 2017, Southwestern Adventist University paid a total of $2.75M to 49 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
23 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
22 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwestern Adventist University were Assistant professor with 23 employees; Professor with 14 employees; and Professor with 11 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern Adventist University were Management with 22 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 13 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 8 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwestern Adventist University was Female Assistant professor with 15 employees, Male Professor with 12 employees, and Male Associate professor with 9 employees.

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