Wayland Baptist University

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Wayland Baptist University, located in Plainview, Texas, USA, is a coeducational, private Baptist university. Wayland has a total of thirteen campuses in six U.S. states (including five campuses in Texas) and one international school in Kenya, Africa.

The school began as Wayland Literary Technical Institute on August 31, 1908. In 1910 the name changed to Wayland Baptist College. It didn’t receive its current name, Wayland Baptist University, until 1981 when it received university status. Currently, Wayland Baptist has just over 5,000 students enrolled.

It is our goal to serve as a focal point for all of Wayland Baptist University’s composition activities in order to generate an enduring legacy of better writing.
Wayland Baptist University Mission

Wayland Baptist University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(806) 291-1000
Website:www.wbu.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.wbu.edu/admission/steps_to_apply/default.htm
Address:1900 W 7th St., Plainview, TX 79072
Setting:33
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:5,077
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):33%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:10 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:2,568 (51% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$15,060
Out-of-state Tuition:$15,060
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:94%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$10,186

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Wayland Baptist University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Wayland Baptist University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services112
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Education86
English Language and Literature/Letters11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs1
History11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities21
Mathematics and Statistics1
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies3
Philosophy and Religious Studies111
Physical Sciences2
Psychology11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions111
Social Sciences1
Theology and Religious Vocations1
Visual and Performing Arts4
Grand total63413

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services112
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Education76
English Language and Literature/Letters11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs1
History11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities21
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Philosophy and Religious Studies111
Psychology11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions111
Theology and Religious Vocations1
Grand total62113

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Wayland 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 Fees2016-2017
In-state$15,060
Out-of-state$15,060
Books and supplies$1,650

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$11,800
Out-of-state$11,800

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid24994%
Grant or scholarship aid24592%$10,186
Student loan aid18469%$8,053

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,92050%$7,266
Federal student loans1,71145%$8,278

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Wayland 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 Wayland Baptist University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants640368272
Percent admitted100%100%100%
Percent admitted who enrolled53%58%48%

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

Wayland Baptist University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment5,077
Undergraduate enrollment3,788
Graduate enrollment1,289

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

Wayland Baptist University Accreditation

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

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • 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
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

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