East Texas Baptist University

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School Overview

Located in Marshall, Texas is East Texas Baptist University, also known as ETBU. This University is a private coeducational Christian University that is associated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

East Texas Baptist University became an accredited member of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1957. It is also accredited by the Board of nurse examiners for the state of Texas, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the commissions of collegiate nursing education and the National Association of schools of music. It is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

In the U.S. News & World Report’s publication, “America’s Best Colleges 2008″ East Texas Baptist University ranked 12th among 48 schools in the category of Best Bachelorette Colleges in the West Region of the United States.

General Information

Admission Office
1209 North Grove
Marshall, TX 75670-1498
(903) 923-2000
(800) 804-3828
Fax: (903) 923-2001

Contact: Melissa Fitts
Director of Admissions
Main Address
1209 North Grove
Marshall, TX 75670-1498
(903) 935-7963
Total undergrads: 1,210
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 295
Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,134

Suburban setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 55%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 56%

Admissions Considerations
Secondary school GPA: Recommended
Secondary school rank: Recommended
Secondary school record: Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
College-prep program completed: Recommended
TOEFL: Required

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Number of Applicants: 1,146
Percent Admitted: 57%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled: 51%

Test Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading

  • 400 (25th Percentile)
  • 510 (75th Percentile)

SAT Math

  • 440 (25th Percentile)
  • 530 (75th Percentile)

ACT Composite

  • 18 (25th Percentile)
  • 22 (75th Percentile)

ACT English

  • 16 (25th Percentile)
  • 22 (75th Percentile)

ACT Math

  • 17 (25th Percentile)
  • 23 (75th Percentile)

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Student Gender

Undergraduate Student Age

Undergraduate Student Residence

Graduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $14,680 $16,140 $17,180 $19,550 +13.80%
Books and Supplies $833 $866 $892 $892 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $4,663 $4,913 $5,164 $5,436 +5.27%
Other $2,090 $2,212 $2,296 $2,296 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $4,315 $4,416 $4,586 $4,586 0.00%
Other $2,161 $2,212 $2,296 $2,296 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $22,266 $24,131 $25,532 $28,174 +10.35%
In-state Off Campus $21,989 $23,634 $24,954 $27,324 +9.50%
In-state with Family $15,513 $17,006 $18,072 $20,442 +13.11%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 293 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 293 99% $3,174,934 $10,836
• Federal grants 114 39% $459,654 $4,032
• Pell grants 114 39% $391,031 $3,430
• Other federal grants 96 33% $68,623 $715
Local and state government scholarships or grantss 176 60% $664,794 $3,777
Institutional scholarships or grants 284 96% $2,050,486 $7,220
Student loan financial aid 216 73% $1,170,860 $5,421
• Federal student loans 216 73% $1,074,514 $4,975
• Other student loans 17 6% $96,346 $5,667

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 192
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 9
Biology/biological Sciences, General 9
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 26
Accounting 7
Business/commerce, General 19
Management Information Systems, General
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 9
Mass Communication/media Studies 9
Education 40
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Drama and Dance Teacher Education 1
Elementary Education and Teaching 19
English/language Arts Teacher Education 1
History Teacher Education 5
Mathematics Teacher Education 1
Music Teacher Education 3
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 7
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education 1
Spanish Language Teacher Education 2
Speech Teacher Education
English Language and Literature/letters 7
English Language and Literature, General 3
Rhetoric and Composition 4
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Spanish Language and Literature 1
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 15
Athletic Training/trainer 3
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 12
History 6
History, General 6
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 1
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 1
Mathematics and Statistics 2
Mathematics, General 2
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 33
International/global Studies 1
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 32
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 6
Health and Physical Education/fitness, General 6
Physical Sciences 1
Chemistry, General 1
Psychology 13
Industrial and organizational Psychology 1
Psychology, General 12
Social Sciences 5
Political Science and Government, General 1
Sociology 4
Theology and Religious Vocations 10
Bible/biblical Studies
Missions/missionary Studies and Missiology 2
Pastoral Studies/counseling 4
Religious Education
Religious/sacred Music 1
Youth Ministry 3
Visual and Performing Arts 7
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 3
Keyboard Instruments 1
Music, General 1
Voice and Opera 2
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business – General B

Communications & Journalism

Mass Communications/Media Studies B


Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Drama/Dance Teacher Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Speech Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Nursing (RN) B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies B
University studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Philosophy & Religion

Religion/Religious Studies B,C

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Bible Studies B
Missionary Studies B
Pastoral Counseling B
Religious Education B
Religious/Sacred Music B
Youth Ministry B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do 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.

East Texas Baptist University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (903) 935-7963
Website: https://www.etbu.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: https://www.etbu.edu/admissions/apply/apply-now
Address: One Tiger Drive, Marshall, TX 75670-1498
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,593
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 31%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,360 (85% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $27,210
Out-of-state Tuition: $27,210
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $15,233

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

East Texas Baptist University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at East Texas Baptist University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 71
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 4
Education 102
English Language and Literature/Letters 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 4
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 31
Philosophy and Religious Studies 111
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 21
Social Sciences 2
Theology and Religious Vocations 72
Visual and Performing Arts 2
Grand total 1528

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at East Texas Baptist University 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $27,210
Out-of-state $27,210
Books and supplies $880

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $13,360
Out-of-state $13,360

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 395 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 395 99% $15,233
Student loan aid 289 72% $8,733

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,342 90% $14,978
Federal student loans 989 67% $6,658

Admissions & Enrollment

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

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,778 891 887
Percent admitted 100% 60% 59%
Percent admitted who enrolled 20% 20% 19%

Admissions Considerations

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

East Texas Baptist University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 1,593
Undergraduate enrollment 1,471
Graduate enrollment 122

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

East Texas Baptist University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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