About Dallas Baptist University (DBU)
On Campus Housing
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.
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.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
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.
Highest Degree Offered
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 Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
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.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
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 - email@example.com
Fax - 214-333-5586
Monday & Tuesday:
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday - Friday:
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM