Wayland Baptist University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$20,942
1.72% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$22,663
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.44%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
69.7%
1,311 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,978
53.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
18.8%
59 Graduates

About

Wayland Baptist University is a higher education institution located in Hale County, TX. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Wayland Baptist University were General Business Administration & Management (244 degrees awarded), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (148 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (58 degrees).

In 2022, 1,074 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wayland Baptist University. 53.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (381 degrees), 1.07 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (355 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wayland Baptist University is $20,942, which is $−3,054 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Wayland Baptist University is $20,942, which is $−3,054 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,663.

In 2022, 62% of undergraduate students attending Wayland Baptist University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$20,942
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Wayland Baptist University was $20,942. The cost of tuition at Wayland Baptist University is $−3,054 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$22,663
2022 Value
3.06%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Wayland Baptist University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,663. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Wayland Baptist University grew by 3.06%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,946
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wayland Baptist University was of $9,946 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.627% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

62%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

62% of undergraduate students at Wayland Baptist University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 5.08% with respect to 2021, when 59% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.44%
2019 Default Rate
20
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Wayland Baptist University was 1.44%, which represents 20 out of the 1390 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Wayland Baptist University received 1,311 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 78.9% annual growth. Out of those 1,311 applicants, 914 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.7% acceptance rate.

There were 2,978 students enrolled at Wayland Baptist University in 2022.

Wayland Baptist University has an overall enrollment yield of 28.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
914
Accepted Out of 1,311

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wayland Baptist University was 69.7% (914 admissions from 1,311 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 80.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 78.9%, while admissions grew by 54.4%..

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Enrollment

Wayland Baptist University had a total enrollment of 2,978 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Wayland Baptist University is 1,586 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,392. This means that 53.3% of students enrolled at Wayland Baptist University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wayland Baptist University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33.5% Hispanic or Latino, 32.7% White, 17% Black or African American, 4.03% Two or More Races, 3.59% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 2.12% Asian, and 0.403% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Wayland Baptist University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (19.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (18.1%) and White Female (15.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (18.4%), followed by White Female (17.3%) and Black or African American Female (15.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

53.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wayland Baptist University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,978 students. The full-time enrollment at Wayland Baptist University is 1,586 and the part-time enrollment is 1,392. This means that 53.3% of students enrolled at Wayland Baptist University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

39%
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 Wayland Baptist University was 39%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Wayland Baptist University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    999 enrolled students
  2. White
    974 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    506 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Wayland Baptist University is 33.5% Hispanic or Latino, 32.7% White, 17% Black or African American, 4.03% Two or More Races, 3.59% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 2.12% Asian, and 0.403% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 124 students (4.16%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 78 more women than men received degrees from Wayland Baptist University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Wayland Baptist University is white (381 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (355 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wayland Baptist University is General Business Administration & Management (244 degrees awarded), followed by Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (148 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (58 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Wayland Baptist University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (39 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (103 degrees), and Protective Services (85 degrees).

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 Wayland Baptist University are Accountants & auditors (1,035,925 people), Other managers (750,953 people), Financial managers (498,776 people), Chief executives & legislators (387,692 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (276,079 people).

The most specialized majors at Wayland Baptist University in 2022 are Philosophy and Religious Studies (39 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (103 degrees), Protective Services (85 degrees), Business (389 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (220 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 Wayland Baptist University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Skincare specialists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Wayland Baptist University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (39 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (103 degrees), Protective Services (85 degrees), Business (389 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (220 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 Wayland Baptist University are Elementary & secondary schools (695,674 people), Computer Systems Design (528,780 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (513,538 people), Banking & related activities (496,508 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (427,295 people).

The most specialized majors at Wayland Baptist University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (39 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (103 degrees), Protective Services (85 degrees), Business (389 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (220 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 Wayland Baptist University.

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wayland Baptist University was General Business Administration & Management with 244 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

498
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
576
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 498 degrees were awarded to men at Wayland Baptist University, which is 0.865 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (576).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 185 degrees were awarded to men at Wayland Baptist University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.02 times more than the 182 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 182 degrees were awarded to men at Wayland Baptist University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.984 times less than the 185 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
25%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 14% of students graduating from Wayland Baptist University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 25% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Wayland Baptist University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 3.39% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    381 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    355 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    187 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wayland Baptist University is white (381 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (355 degrees).

1.86% of degree recipients (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    214 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    191 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    190 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Wayland Baptist University is hispanic or latino female (214 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (191 degrees).

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Operations

Wayland Baptist University has an endowment valued at nearly $92.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 2.75M (2.96%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Wayland Baptist University had a total salary expenditure of 57M. Wayland Baptist University employs 55 Professors, 20 Assistant professors and 15 Associate professors. Most academics at Wayland Baptist University are Male Professor (39), Female Professor (16), and Female Assistant professor (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wayland Baptist University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 126 employees, Management, with 69 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 20 employees.

Endowment

$92.6M
2022 Endowment
2.5%
decline from 2021

Wayland Baptist University has an endowment valued at about $92.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Wayland Baptist University declined 2.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $46.1M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$21.7M
2022 Salaries
6.05%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Wayland Baptist University paid a median of $21.7M in salaries, which represents 38.1% of their overall expenditure ($57M) and a 6.05% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.54M
Instructional Salaries
97
Number of Employees

In 2022, Wayland Baptist University paid a total of $5.54M to 97 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
55 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
126 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wayland Baptist University were Professor with 55 employees, Assistant professor with 20 employees, and Associate professor with 15 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wayland Baptist University were Office and Administrative Support with 126 employees, Management with 69 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wayland Baptist University was Male Professor with 39 employees, Female Professor with 16 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 13 employees.

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