88%

Acceptance Rate

$12,584

Avg.Financial Aid

003560

FAFSA Code

About Dallas Baptist University (DBU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

4,766

Website

https://www.dbu.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Baptist

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Dallas Baptist University (DBU) is a private not for profit, Christian liberal arts university located in Dallas, Texas.

The university was founded in the year 1898 as Decatur Baptist College, and as the first junior college in Texas.

It is a nationally ranked, comprehensive, global Christ-centered university, with a mission to produce servant leaders through the integration of faith and learning.

The mission of Dallas Baptist University is to provide Christ-centered quality higher education in the arts, sciences, and professional studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to traditional age and adult students in order to produce servant leaders who have the ability to integrate faith and learning through their respective callings.

For years, the school called the small town of Decatur home, producing outstanding young men and women who filled churches, classrooms, hospitals, and businesses around the nation. In 1965, the school relocated to the scenic foothills of southwest Dallas, becoming a four-year institution and eventually being renamed Dallas Baptist University when it began offering graduate-level degrees. In 1985, the college name officially became Dallas Baptist University.

DBU has a student population of 4766 and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1 with a full-time retention rate of 77 %. 

The student population is predominantly white American with 60% of the population and 40% consist of black, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American students. Overall 58% of the students are female. 

DBU has a variety of degrees on the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Now into its second century, DBU continues to press forward in its mission to produce servant leaders who will transform the world. The university offers 73 undergraduate majors, 32 master's degree programs, over 70 dual master's programs, and two doctoral programs. 

The university is also into the field of online education. At the university, you will experience a Christ-centered community as you communicate with the faculty and students online. The online classes are taught by the same in-class lecturers to make sure that online students also get the same on-hands experience. DBU WebAdvisor is the online guide of the students to provide any kind of assistance. It also has many videos provided to make the user more familiar with the website.

Dallas Baptist University is regionally accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Location & Contact

Address

3000 Mountain Creek Parkway

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 2143337100
Fax: 2143336863
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Rankings

DBU is a nationally recognized institution and is regarded among the best universities in the Texas region. 

  • US News & world report has ranked it 281st in its national university ranking.

  • US News & world report has ranked its online Bachelor’s program as 184th best in the USA.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

None

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

88%

SAT Range

1090 - 1270

ACT Range

20 - 24

Application Fee

$25

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

Dallas Baptist University follows a selective admission process which is quite competitive.

To get into DBU you need to do well in your tests along with a good academic background. The cutoff range of SAT last year was 1090 - 1270 while you need an ACT score of 20 - 24. The application process is online and the form can be filled from the official website. 

The admission process has the following steps.

Step 1 - Log in to your account

Step 2 - Submit transcripts

Step 3 - Test Scores

Step 4 - Other documents

Step 5 - Get Accepted

For any more information, we suggest you head to the official website or our admissions page by clicking below.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$26,731

Average Annual Cost

$27,870

Books And Supplies

$1,320

Other Fees

$1,000

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$7,992

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,988

Total One Year Cost

$41,170

Being a private university of high repute, the cost to attend Dallas Baptist University is quite high.  

The total one year cost to attend the University comes out to be $ 41,170.

The net price is $ 26,731 and the average annual cost is $ 27,870.

The fee includes tuition fee and other costs like 

Books & supplies - $1,320

Room & board - $7,992

Other expenses - $2,988

Our tuition page can help you more about the cost of attendance, cost per credit, bachelor's fee, masters fee, and much more.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctoral

Student:Faculty Ratio

13:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

77%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

62%

Male Professors

38%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

108 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

93 Graduates

Psychology, General

60 Graduates

Religious Education

46 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

40 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

40 Graduates

Biology, General

33 Graduates

Arts, Entertainment,and Media Manag...

31 Graduates

Marketing

28 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

23 Graduates

Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

22 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

19 Graduates

Bible/Biblical Studies

17 Graduates

Music

15 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

12 Graduates

Sociology

12 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

11 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

10 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

9 Graduates

Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

9 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

8 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

8 Graduates

Political Science and Government

8 Graduates

Missions/Missionary Studies and Mis...

7 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

5 Graduates

History

5 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

5 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

5 Graduates

Computer Science

3 Graduates

Philosophy

2 Graduates

Religious/Sacred Music

2 Graduates

Theology and Religious Vocations, O...

2 Graduates

Mathematics

1 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

3,014

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

27%

Full-time

78%

Part-time

22%

Students Gender

Male

42%

US National: 44%

Female

58%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

60% White

0% Unknown

10% Black

17% Hispanic

1% Two or more races

9% Non Resident alien

2% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

8%

Out Of State

92%

In State

0%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$71,642 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 91% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

91%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$3,915/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,077/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,077/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Patriots

School Colors

navy blue, red, and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

N/A

Total Male Athletes

125

Total Female Athletes

86

Intramural Sports

14

Sports Club

5

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Other

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $8,226 per year for living on campus. There are around 41% male and 59% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$38,600/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$43,200/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$17,750

$27,278

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$184 - 283

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

97%

Average Aid Per Year

$12,584

Students Receiving Federal Grants

30%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,532

Students Receiving State Aid

39%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,675

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

92%

Average Aid Per Year

$10,170

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$17,272

$30K - $48K

$15,837

$48K - $75K

$11,667

$75K - $110K

$10,838

> $110K

$10,102

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$22,122,570

The financial aid department of the university is committed to providing necessary financial assistance to those who struggle to pay for their education.

Several financial aids are provided by the university to support finance seeking students. It has developed a website to provide any details regarding financial help.

The FAFSA form must be applied online so that the university will get to know about the financial requirement and eligibility of the student.

Dallas Baptist University federal School Code is 003560.

Following financial assistance is provided by the university for a student:

  • Gift aid of $12,584

  • The average federal grant amount is $4,532 and 30% of students availed them in the previous academic year.

  • The State Aid provided includes Tuition Equalization Grant. The average aid amount is $3,675.

  • Various institutional aid amount to $10,170.

If you have any queries regarding the financial aid, you can use the information given below to contact them. You can visit the campus and arrange a meeting with the financial aid officials. 

Office of Financial Aid

Contact Number - 214-333-5363

Mail - finaid@dbu.edu

Fax - 214-333-5586

Office Hours 

Monday & Tuesday:

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday - Friday:

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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