Dallas Baptist University

Dallas Baptist University

Dallas Baptist University was originally founded in 1898 as the Decatur Baptist College. At that time, the college was located in Decatur, Texas. It moved to its present location in Dallas, Texas, in 1965. It achieved senior-college status three years later. It was named Dallas Baptist University in 1985. It is a Christian liberal arts university that now offers enrollment to over 5,000 students. The campus of DBU sits on 292 acres of land.

DBU offers over 50 undergraduate majors, more than 20 graduate programs, and several doctoral programs in various areas of study. These courses are taught through the 8 colleges under DBU:

  • College of Adult Education
  • College of Business
  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Dorothy M. Bush College of Education
  • Gary Cook Graduate School of Leadership
  • Mary C. Crowley College of Christian Faith

The sports teams of DBU are known as the Patriots. They participate in baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, golf, track and field, tennis and volleyball.

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Dallas Baptist University
3000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas , TX 75211-9299
General Phone: (214) 333-7100

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Dallas Baptist Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management520business management, accounting, finance, MIS, marketing
Liberal Arts243English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, political science, sociology, history
Education and Teaching214education, multilingual education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, higher education administration, education of learning disabled, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, ...
Therapy and Counseling132psychology, counseling psychology
Religion and Philosophy109philosophy, bible studies, religious education, pastoral counseling, youth ministry, pastoral counseling and ministries
Media75communication studies
Science23biology, natural sciences
Music20music, music performance, music theory and composition, music management
Medical Administration18health care administration
Art Studies14art studies
Security and Law Enforcement9criminal justice and safety
Computer Science and Engineering6computer and info science, computer science

Number of programs and degrees for Dallas Baptist in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree81130
Master's degree56220
Postbaccalaureate certificate53
Doctor's degree11
Post-master's certificate71

Dallas Baptist Student Body

In 2007-2008, Dallas Baptist had a total enrollment of 5,244 students (4,047 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 68%
Graduate 32%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 57%
Black 20%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
(Foreign Students) 12%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 13%
20-21 16%
22-24 13%
25-29 15%
30-34 10%
35-39 10%
40-49 13%
50-64 6%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Hampshire1%

Dallas Baptist Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %

Dallas Baptist Room and Board (2007)

Dallas Baptist offers campus housing for 1,543 of its 4,047 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Dallas, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Dallas Baptist Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal471585
SAT Math482590
ACT Composite1924

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT51%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT49%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Dallas Baptist Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 16,440
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,440
Room and board $ 5,409
Room charge $ 2,150
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,259
Books and supplies $ 1,800
Other expenses $ 2,322

Financial Aid:
Dallas Baptist participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 356000)

Dallas Baptist Faculty

Dallas Baptist has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track6843

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year13$75,4469$77,781
Associate professorcalendar year11$71,2644$74,124
Assistant professorcalendar year29$63,88118$63,910
All faculty totalcalendar year53$68,25031$69,255

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year13$74,6018$71,996
Associate professoracademic year0*3$54,997
Assistant professoracademic year3$56,9832*
All faculty totalacademic year16$71,29713$66,519

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Dallas Baptist Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Heartland Conference
Baseball Division I Independents
Track Heartland Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports04646

Dallas Baptist Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Music Management and Merchandising
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Religious Education
Youth Ministry

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Natural Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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