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Wayland Baptist University – Tuition & Success Analysis

Plainview, TX

Wayland Baptist University – Snapshot


Four-Year Private University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 3,779

Average annual cost of attendance: $15,294

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $19,553

Campus Setting: Town

Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist

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Wayland Baptist University Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $12,646

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $13,227

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $16,779

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $18,797

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $20,327


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Wayland Baptist University. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Wayland Baptist University Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 28%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 52%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $41,300

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 74%

Wayland Baptist University Admissions

Wayland Baptist University Acceptance Rate: 100%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 390 to 530

SAT Critical Reading: 380 to 510

SAT Writing: 360 to 460

ACT English: 15 to 21

ACT Math: 16 to 22

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Wayland Baptist University actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Wayland Baptist University Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 36%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 45%

Typical student debt: $19,553

Typical monthly loan payment: $208

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Majors at Wayland Baptist University


These are the most popular areas of study offered at Wayland Baptist University:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 1%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 33%
  • Education – 5%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 7%
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services – 8%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities – 35%
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies – 1%
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies – 2%
  • Psychology – 1%
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions – 6%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 1%

For more information about the various majors at Wayland Baptist University, visit their website.

Wayland Baptist University Diversity


Overall Composition at Wayland Baptist University

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Wayland Baptist University full time:  28%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Wayland Baptist University part time:  72%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Wayland Baptist University:  63%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 1%

Asian: 2%

Black: 17%

Hispanic: 30%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Two or more races: 4%

Unknown: 4%

White: 40%

Wayland Baptist University Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 2.1

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 2.7

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 16.5

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.