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.

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Wayland Baptist University Mission

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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: Town: Remote
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 4,084
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 20%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 6 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,599 (39% 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: $22,658
Out-of-state Tuition: $22,658
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 94%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $7,974

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

Wayland Baptist University Programs

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

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1221
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 3
Education 126
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 11
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 111
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 22
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 3
Philosophy and Religious Studies 111
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 111
Social Sciences 2
Theology and Religious Vocations 2
Visual and Performing Arts 6
Grand total 649151

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $22,658
Out-of-state $22,658
Books and supplies $1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $14,322
Out-of-state $14,322

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 265 94%
Grant or scholarship aid 255 91% $7,974
Student loan aid 221 79% $10,285

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,786 53% $6,057
Federal student loans 1,611 48% $8,517

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 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 635 397 238
Percent admitted 100% 98% 97%
Percent admitted who enrolled 39% 44% 32%

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

Wayland Baptist University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 4,084
Undergraduate enrollment 3,012
Graduate enrollment 1,072

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:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
  • 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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