East Texas Baptist University

East Texas Baptist University

East Texas Baptist University, also known as ETBU, was established in 1912 as the College of Marshall. It became the East Texas Baptist College in 1944, and was finally named the East Texas Baptist University in 1984. This coeducational, private Christian university is located in Marshall, Texas. The U.S. News & World Report placed ETBU at the 12th position in its list of "America's Best Colleges 2008".

Students of East Texas Baptist University are offered a large number of degree programs through the following academic divisions:

  • Fred Hale School of Business
  • School of Christian Studies
  • School of Education
  • School of Fine Arts
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Natural and Social Sciences
  • School of Nursing

The athletics department of East Texas Baptist University sponsors teams in softball, volleyball, basketball, cross country, soccer, baseball, and football. Known as the Tigers, the teams compete in the American Southwest Conference, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III level.

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East Texas Baptist University
1209 N Grove
Marshall , TX 75670-1498
General Phone: (903) 935-7963

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East Texas Baptist University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching58elementary school teaching, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, social science teaching, social studies teaching, biology teaching, chemistry teaching, ...
Liberal Arts49Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, sociology, history
Business and Management36business, business management, accounting, MIS, marketing
Religion and Philosophy28religion, bible studies, missionary studies, religious education, religious music, theology, pastoral counseling, youth ministry
Nursing and Emergency Medicine27registered nursing
Therapy and Counseling19psychology, organizational psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy15health and physical education, athletic trainer
Science12biology, chemistry
Media8media studies
Drama and Performing Arts6drama
Music5music, piano, voice
Computer Science and Engineering1computer and info science

Number of programs and degrees for East Texas Baptist University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree25847
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years81

East Texas Baptist University Student Body

In 2007-2008, East Texas Baptist University had a total enrollment of 1,308 students (1,153 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 53%
Women 47%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 75%
Black 17%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 40%
20-21 31%
22-24 14%
25-29 3%
30-34 1%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)1%

East Texas Baptist University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 52 %
Part-Time 100 %

East Texas Baptist University Room and Board (2007)

East Texas Baptist University offers campus housing for 1,099 of its 1,153 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Marshall, 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 20 meals per week.

East Texas Baptist University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420530
SAT Math450550
ACT Verbal1622
ACT Math1723
ACT Composite1823

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT61%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT77%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

East Texas Baptist University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 16,140
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,140
Room and board $ 4,913
Books and supplies $ 866
Other expenses $ 2,212

Financial Aid:
East Texas Baptist University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 356400)

East Texas Baptist University Faculty

East Texas Baptist University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track4121

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year19$56,15510$55,467
Associate professoracademic year9$48,7073$47,791
Assistant professoracademic year10$44,7008$43,526
Instructoracademic year4$37,6581*
All faculty totalacademic year42$50,07022$49,288

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

East Texas Baptist University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football American Southwest Conference
Basketball American Southwest Conference
Baseball American Southwest Conference
Track American Southwest Conference

East Texas Baptist University Degree Programs (2007)

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

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Speech Teacher Education

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication and Media Studies, Other

Music, General
Piano and Organ
Voice and Opera

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
Theology/Theological Studies
Youth Ministry

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Psychology, General

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