Southwestern Adventist University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$21,528
2.99% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$21,717
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.89%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
57.7%
1,565 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
687
78.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
49.2%
58 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 (40 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (9 degrees), and General Psychology (8 degrees).

In 2019, 132 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwestern Adventist University. 65.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (58 degrees), 1.87 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (31 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern Adventist University is $21,528, which is $-5,752 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern Adventist University is $21,528, which is $-5,752 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,717.

In 2019, 84% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 59% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$21,528
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Southwestern Adventist University was $21,528. The cost of tuition at Southwestern Adventist University is $-5,752 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$21,717
2019 Value
1.36%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Southwestern Adventist University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,717. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Southwestern Adventist University grew by 1.36%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,537
Room and Board
$1,550
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwestern Adventist University was of $7,537 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,550. The cost of room and board increased by 1.81% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

84%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
59%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Southwestern Adventist University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.2% with respect to 2018, when 83% 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.
8.89%
2017 Default Rate
20
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Southwestern Adventist University was 8.89%, which represents 20 out of the 225 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 1,565 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 0.698% annual decline. Out of those 1,565 applicants, 903 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 57.7% acceptance rate.

There were 687 students enrolled at Southwestern Adventist University in 2019, and 61% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southwestern Adventist University has an overall enrollment yield of 11.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

57.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
903
Accepted Out of 1,565

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southwestern Adventist University was 57.7% (903 admissions from 1,565 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 55.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -0.698%, while admissions grew by 3.56%.

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SAT Scores

61%
Submission Percentage
65
Scores Submitted

61% of enrolled first-time students at Southwestern Adventist University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southwestern Adventist University has a total enrollment of 687 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern Adventist University is 541 students and the part-time enrollment is 146. This means that 78.7% of students enrolled at Southwestern Adventist University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwestern Adventist University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44.1% Hispanic or Latino, 23.6% White, 12.8% Black or African American, 4.66% Asian, 4.37% Two or More Races, 1.02% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.437% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Southwestern Adventist University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (30.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (17.3%) and White Female (14.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (25%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native Female (25%) and Asian Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwestern Adventist University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 687 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern Adventist University is 541 and the part-time enrollment is 146. This means that 78.7% of students enrolled at Southwestern Adventist University are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
2019 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 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Southwestern Adventist University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    303
  2. White
    162
  3. Black or African American
    88

The enrolled student population at Southwestern Adventist University is 44.1% Hispanic or Latino, 23.6% White, 12.8% Black or African American, 4.66% Asian, 4.37% Two or More Races, 1.02% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.437% 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 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2019, 40 more women than men received degrees from Southwestern Adventist University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southwestern Adventist University is hispanic or latino (58 degrees awarded). There were 1.87 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 (40 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (9 degrees) and General Psychology (8 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 Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees awarded), Theology (6 degrees), and Psychology (15 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 (432,899 people), Other managers (292,894 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (209,038 people), Postsecondary teachers (203,165 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (140,443 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Adventist University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees awarded), Theology (6 degrees), Psychology (15 degrees), Biology (11 degrees), and Communications (7 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southwestern Adventist University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Adventist University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees awarded), Theology (6 degrees), Psychology (15 degrees), Biology (11 degrees), and Communications (7 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southwestern Adventist University are Elementary & secondary schools (619,967 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (614,453 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (556,605 people), Offices of physicians (246,902 people), and Outpatient care centers (240,935 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Adventist University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees awarded), Theology (6 degrees), Psychology (15 degrees), Biology (11 degrees), and Communications (7 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. 40 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 9 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 8 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southwestern Adventist University was Registered Nursing with 40 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

46
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
86
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 46 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Adventist University, which is 0.535 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (86).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 9 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Adventist University in Registered Nursing, which is 0.29 times less than the 31 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 31 degrees were awarded to women at Southwestern Adventist University in Registered Nursing, which is 3.44 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%
100% Completion Time
37%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 31% of students graduating from Southwestern Adventist University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 37% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 39% 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.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southwestern Adventist University is Male and Black or African American (80% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

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

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwestern Adventist University is hispanic or latino (58 degrees awarded). There were 1.87 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (31 degrees).

0.758% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    45 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    17 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southwestern Adventist University is hispanic or latino female (45 degrees awarded). There were 2.65 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (17 degrees).

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Operations

Southwestern Adventist University has an endowment valued at nearly $14.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.04M (6.95%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Southwestern Adventist University had a total salary expenditure of $18.3M. Southwestern Adventist University employs 22 Assistant professors, 13 Associate professors, and 12 Professors. Most academics at Southwestern Adventist University are Female Assistant professors (13), Male Professors(12), and Male Assistant professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern Adventist University are: Management, with 18 employees, Service, with 16 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 9 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$14.9M
2019 Endowment
13.4%
growth from 2018

Southwestern Adventist University has an endowment valued at about $14.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwestern Adventist University grew 13.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $25.8M 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. $205k - Federal
  2. $701k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Southwestern Adventist University received $205k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $701k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$8M
2019 Salaries
0.485%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Southwestern Adventist University paid a median of $8M in salaries, which represents 43.8% of their overall expenditure ($18.3M) and a 0.485% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.21% decline from 2017 and a 0.118% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.76M
Instructional Salaries
47
Number of Employees

In 2019, Southwestern Adventist University paid a total of $2.76M to 47 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwestern Adventist University were Assistant professor with 22 employees; Associate professor with 13 employees; and Associate professor with 12 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern Adventist University were Management with 18 employees; Service with 16 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwestern Adventist University was Female Assistant professor with 13 employees, Male Professor with 12 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 9 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Southwestern Adventist University.

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