Wayland Baptist University

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world rank  3612

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Founded in 1908, Wayland Baptist University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the large town of Plainview (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Texas. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Amarillo, Lubbock, San Antonio, Wichita Falls, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Sierra Vista, Phoenix, Aiea, Albuquerque, Clovis, Altus. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Wayland Baptist University (WBU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Baptist religion. Wayland Baptist University (WBU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 112 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. WBU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym WBU
Founded 1908
Motto Go Ye into All the World / Let There Be Light
Colours Blue and gold

University Location

Address 1900 W 7Th Street
Plainview
79072 Texas
United States
Tel +1 (806) 291 1000
Fax +1 (806) 291 1960
Other locations Amarillo, Lubbock, San Antonio, Wichita Falls, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Sierra Vista, Phoenix, Aiea, Albuquerque, Clovis, Altus

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is recommended
- Secondary school rank is required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is neither required nor recommended
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are recommended
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office 1900 West Seventh Street, CMB #712
Plainview 79072
(806) 291 3500
800 588 1928

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 7,000-7,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation Christian-Baptist Christian-Baptist Southern Baptist Convention - www.sbc.net

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, small, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, higher part-time institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, some graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Wayland Baptist University's Library
Wayland Baptist University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 131,089 physical volumes, 6,692 physical media, 2,212,467 digital/electronic medium and 120 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Wayland Baptist University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 824 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1956


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)
  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

Academic Structure


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