Southwestern Christian University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,768
4.99% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$19,713
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
6.64%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
425
87.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
15.5%
24 Graduates

About

Southwestern Christian University is a higher education institution located in Oklahoma County, OK. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Southwestern Christian University were Kinesiology & Exercise Science (25 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (11 degrees), and Other Theology & Religious Vocations (7 degrees).

In 2022, 72 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwestern Christian University. 44.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 55.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (29 degrees), 2.07 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (14 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern Christian University is $14,768, which is $−13,562 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern Christian University is $14,768, which is $−13,562 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,713.

In 2022, 89% of undergraduate students attending Southwestern Christian University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 43% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$14,768
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Southwestern Christian University was $14,768. The cost of tuition at Southwestern Christian University is $−13,562 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$19,713
2022 Value
0.675%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Southwestern Christian University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,713. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Southwestern Christian University grew by 0.675%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,700
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwestern Christian University was of $8,700 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

89%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
43%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Southwestern Christian University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 5.32% with respect to 2021, when 94% 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.
6.64%
2019 Default Rate
16
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Southwestern Christian University was 6.64%, which represents 16 out of the 241 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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Enrollment

Southwestern Christian University had a total enrollment of 425 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern Christian University is 371 students and the part-time enrollment is 54. This means that 87.3% of students enrolled at Southwestern Christian University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwestern Christian University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44.5% White, 13.6% Black or African American, 8.94% Two or More Races, 8.24% American Indian or Alaska Native, 7.29% Hispanic or Latino, 0.706% Asian, and 0.706% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southwestern Christian University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (23.6%), followed by White Male (21.9%) and Black or African American Male (7.95%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (16.7%), followed by Two or More Races Male (16.7%) and White Male (16.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwestern Christian University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 425 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern Christian University is 371 and the part-time enrollment is 54. This means that 87.3% of students enrolled at Southwestern Christian University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

53%
2022 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 Christian University was 53%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Southwestern Christian University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    189 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    58 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    38 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Southwestern Christian University is 44.5% White, 13.6% Black or African American, 8.94% Two or More Races, 8.24% American Indian or Alaska Native, 7.29% Hispanic or Latino, 0.706% Asian, and 0.706% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

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, 1 students (0.235%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 8 fewer women than men received degrees from Southwestern Christian University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southwestern Christian University is white (29 degrees awarded). There were 2.07 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (14 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southwestern Christian University is Kinesiology & Exercise Science (25 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (11 degrees) and Other Theology & Religious Vocations (7 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Southwestern Christian University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 degrees awarded), Theology (9 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (5 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southwestern Christian University are Social workers, all other (254,922 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (253,034 people), Other managers (197,261 people), Postsecondary teachers (143,529 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (136,968 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Christian University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 degrees awarded), Theology (9 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (5 degrees), English (2 degrees), and Psychology (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Christian University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Christian University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 degrees awarded), Theology (9 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (5 degrees), English (2 degrees), and Psychology (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Christian University are Elementary & secondary schools (706,936 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (362,951 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (316,291 people), Outpatient care centers (242,596 people), and Individual & family services (238,789 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Christian University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 degrees awarded), Theology (9 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (5 degrees), English (2 degrees), and Psychology (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Southwestern Christian University.

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southwestern Christian University was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 25 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

40
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
32
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 40 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Christian University, which is 1.25 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (32).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 13 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Christian University in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, which is 1.08 times more than the 12 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 12 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Christian University in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, which is 0.923 times less than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%
100% Completion Time
30%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 19% of students graduating from Southwestern Christian University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 30% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 30% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (26.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Southwestern Christian University is Female and White (26.3% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 4.17% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    29 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    14 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwestern Christian University is white (29 degrees awarded). There were 2.07 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (14 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    18 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    11 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southwestern Christian University is white female (18 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (11 degrees).

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Operations

Southwestern Christian University has an endowment valued at nearly $2.21M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 23.3k (1.05%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Southwestern Christian University had a total salary expenditure of 7.45M. Southwestern Christian University employs 24 No academic ranks. Most academics at Southwestern Christian University are Male No academic rank (12), and Female No academic rank (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern Christian University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 12 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 11 employees, and Management with 6 employees.

Endowment

$2.21M
2022 Endowment
28.3%
growth from 2021

Southwestern Christian University has an endowment valued at about $2.21M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwestern Christian University grew 28.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $47.1M 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. $806k - Federal
  2. $323k - State
  3. $111k - Local

As of 2022, Southwestern Christian University received $806k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $323k from state grants and contracts, and $111k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$3.55M
2022 Salaries
2.34%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Southwestern Christian University paid a median of $3.55M in salaries, which represents 47.7% of their overall expenditure ($7.45M) and a 2.34% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.11M
Instructional Salaries
24
Number of Employees

In 2022, Southwestern Christian University paid a total of $1.11M to 24 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
24 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
12 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwestern Christian University was No academic rank with 24 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern Christian University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 12 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 11 employees, and Management with 6 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male No academic rank
  2. Female No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwestern Christian University was Male No academic rank with 12 employees, and Female No academic rank with 12 employees.

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