Southwestern Adventist University

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School Overview

Southwestern Adventist University (also known as SWAU) is one of thirteen colleges and universities associated with the Adventist Church. In 1892, the Seventh-Day Adventists purchased property to construct the first school building which was completed two years later. The university was established in 1893 as Keene Industrial Academy and changed its name to Southwestern Adventist University in 1996. SWAU opened its doors to the public in 1996 with a total of fifty-six students.

SWAU is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The school is also accredited by the Adventist Accrediting Association. SWAU’s nursing program is approved by the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners.

General Information

Admission Office
Box 567
Keene, TX 76059
(817) 202-6252
(800) 433-2240
Fax: (817) 556-4744

Contact: Steve Stafford
Enrollment and Marketing Vice President
Main Address
PO Box 567
Keene, TX 76059
(817) 645-3921
www.swau.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 801
Degree-seeking undergrads: 728

Setting
Rural setting
Small town (2,500 – 9,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 50%

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 $14,624 $15,616 $16,216 $16,456 +1.48%
Books and Supplies $864 $936 $1,008 $1,086 +7.74%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $6,424 $6,742 $7,148 $7,242 +1.32%
Other $2,230 $2,276 $2,364 $2,302 -2.62%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $4,068 $4,214 $4,674 $6,748 +44.37%
Other $2,506 $2,558 $2,654 $2,570 -3.17%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $24,142 $25,570 $26,736 $27,086 +1.31%
In-state Off Campus $22,062 $23,324 $24,552 $26,860 +9.40%
In-state with Family $15,488 $16,552 $17,224 $17,542 +1.85%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $16,056
In-state Student Fees $200
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $16,056
Out-of-state Student Fees $200

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 110 97%
Grant or scholarship aid 108 96% $848,211 $7,854
• Federal grants 54 48% $228,373 $4,229
• Pell grants 53 47% $193,342 $3,648
• Other federal grants 49 43% $35,031 $715
Local and state government scholarships or grantss 48 42% $166,279 $3,464
Institutional scholarships or grants 104 92% $453,559 $4,361
Student loan financial aid 74 65% $475,559 $6,426
• Federal student loans 74 65% $453,559 $6,129
• Other student loans 3 3% $22,000 $7,333

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 152 3
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 8
Biochemistry
Biology/biological Sciences, General 8
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 16
Business Administration and Management, General 16
Marketing/marketing Management, General
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 6
Journalism 2
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Public Relations/image Management 2
Radio and Television 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 6
Computer Science 6
Education 21 3
Curriculum and Instruction 2
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 1
Elementary Education and Teaching 21
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
English Language and Literature/letters 2
English Language and Literature, General 2
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 40
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist 2
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 38
History 1
History, General 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 3
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 21
General Studies 21
Mathematics and Statistics 3
Mathematics, General 3
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 2
Health and Physical Education/fitness, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 2
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General
Psychology 12
Psychology, General 12
Social Sciences 2
International Relations and Affairs
Social Sciences, General 2
Theology and Religious Vocations 7
Theology/theological Studies 7
Visual and Performing Arts 2
Music, General 2
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Biostatistics B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,B
Business Administration/Management B
Business Communications B
International Business B
Management Information Systems A,B
Management Science B
Office Management A,B

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems A,B

Education

Business Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology B
Health System Administration B
Medical Administrative Assistance B
Nursing (RN) A,B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A,B

Mathematics

Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness A,B

Philosophy & Religion

Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
TheoreticalMathematical Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

International Relations B
Social Sciences – General B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Theology 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.

Southwestern Adventist University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(817) 645-3921
Website:www.swau.edu/
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:https://forms.swau.edu/admission/
Address:100 W Hillcrest, Keene, TX 76059
Setting:31
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:799
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):38%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:755 (94% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$20,276
Out-of-state Tuition:$20,276
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:98%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$9,682

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Southwestern Adventist University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Southwestern Adventist University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services21
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education11
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Health Professions and Related Programs2
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies13
Philosophy and Religious Studies11
Physical Sciences1
Psychology11
Social Sciences2
Theology and Religious Vocations1
Visual and Performing Arts1
Grand total13243

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Southwestern Adventist University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Philosophy and Religious Studies11
Psychology11
Social Sciences1
Theology and Religious Vocations1
Grand total1151

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Southwestern Adventist 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 Fees2016-2017
In-state$20,276
Out-of-state$20,276
Books and supplies$1,500

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$15,142
Out-of-state$15,142

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid14498%
Grant or scholarship aid14498%$9,682
Student loan aid9665%$6,202

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid67787%$10,630
Federal student loans51867%$7,184

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Southwestern Adventist 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 Southwestern Adventist University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,551554997
Percent admitted100%50%45%
Percent admitted who enrolled9%11%8%

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

Southwestern Adventist University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment799
Undergraduate enrollment785
Graduate enrollment14

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

Southwestern Adventist University Accreditation

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

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

*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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