Baptist University of the Americas

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School Overview

The Baptist University of the Americas was founded in San Antonio, Texas by missionary Paul Siebenmann in 1947. It was originally established as the Mexican Baptist Training School and later became the Hispanic Baptist Theological School. It is a Texas Baptist affiliated institution associated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. This University is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education, which allows its courses to transfer to other universities with similar accreditation. However, it is not yet regionally accredited, so you’ll want to check to make sure the degree you decided to earn at Baptist University of Americas is fully transferrable if you plan on pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree at a regionally accredited institution down the road. A few of the degrees offered by the University include a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical/Theological Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, Bachelor of Arts in Business Leaderships as well as an Associate of Arts degree in Cross-Cultural Studies.

General Information

8019 Pan Am Expwy, San Antonio, TX 78224-1336

Phone Number:1 (800) 721-1396
Web Address:www.bua.edu
Type of Institution:Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Awards Offered:AA/AS degrees
BA/BS degrees
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:215 (215 undergraduate)
Ratio of students to faculty:8 to 1

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $4,210 $4,490 $5,700 $6,000 +5.26%
Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,200 $600 $600 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $7,600 $7,600 $6,775 $7,170 +5.83%
Other $3,080 $3,080 $2,000 $2,000 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $7,600 $7,600 $8,530 $8,530 0.00%
Other $3,080 $3,080 $2,500 $2,500 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $16,090 $16,370 $15,075 $15,770 +4.61%
In-state Off Campus $16,090 $16,370 $17,330 $17,630 +1.73%
In-state with Family $5,410 $5,690 $6,300 $6,600 +4.76%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 19 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 19 100% $53,296 $2,805
• Federal grants 11 58% $45,046 $4,095
• Pell grants 11 58% $40,496 $3,681
• Other federal grants 9 47% $4,550 $506
Local and state government scholarships or grants 0 0% $0
Institutional scholarships or grants 19 100% $8,250 $434
Student loan financial aid 5 26% $12,491 $2,498
• Federal student loans 5 26% $12,491 $2,498
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 38 18
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 3
Business Administration and Management, General 3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Spanish Language and Literature 2
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 18
Intercultural/multicultural and Diversity Studies 18
Theology and Religious Vocations 33
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other 33
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

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Baptist University of the Americas Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:
Website:www.bua.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.bua.edu/en/admissions/application-form/
Address:7838 Barlite Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78224-1364
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:231
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):33%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:226 (98% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$6,240
Out-of-state Tuition:$6,240
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$5,329

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Baptist University of the Americas Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Baptist University of the Americas.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Theology and Religious Vocations1
Visual and Performing Arts1
Grand total15

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Baptist University of the Americas.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Theology and Religious Vocations1
Grand total1

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Baptist University of the Americas and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$6,240
Out-of-state$6,240
Books and supplies$600

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$0
Out-of-state$0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid17100%
Grant or scholarship aid1482%$5,329
Student loan aid318%$2,656

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid16987%$5,747
Federal student loans2111%$5,662

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Baptist University of the Americas. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Baptist University of the Americas students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Baptist University of the Americas Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment231
Undergraduate enrollment231
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Baptist University of the Americas Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation

Specialized institution accreditations:

    *General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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