Southwestern Adventist University

Overview of Southwestern Adventist University

Southwestern Adventist University can be found in Keene, TX (a town not far from a more urbanized area). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a Seventh Day Adventists school. Southwestern Adventist University is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Master's degree is the highest degree at the school.

Areas of Study

Southwestern Adventist University offers a wide range of choices in programs of study. The most common majors at the school are in nursing and emergency medicine.

Southwestern Adventist University Selectivity

Southwestern Adventist University does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. The school turned down 50% of potential students in 2007-2008. Only 25% of students scored 440 or lower in 2007-2008 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at Southwestern Adventist University centered around 423 to 538, but ranged both higher and lower.


Classes at the school are less crowded than at many schools. A tenure system is one way Southwestern Adventist University works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, 890 students were enrolled in the school. Southwestern Adventist University has a large minority student population.

Student Life

Student dorms or apartments are common at the school. Southwestern Adventist University offers students meal plans.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Southwestern Adventist University

Southwestern Adventist University
100 W Hillcrest
Keene , TX 76059
General Phone: (817) 645-3921

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Southwestern Adventist University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts31English, general studies, interdisciplinary studies, social services, international relations, history
Nursing and Emergency Medicine30registered nursing
Education and Teaching22education, educational administration, teacher ed
Religion and Philosophy12religion, theology
Science10biology, biochemistry, chemistry
Therapy and Counseling9psychology
Business and Management9business management, marketing
Media6journalism, radio and television, public relations and advertising
Computer Science and Engineering5computer science
Medical Support and Technology3clinical lab tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy3health and physical education, sports and fitness management
Security and Law Enforcement3criminal justice and safety

Number of programs and degrees for Southwestern Adventist University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree10324
Master's degree103
Associate's degree312

Southwestern Adventist University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Southwestern Adventist University had a total enrollment of 890 students (798 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 94%
Graduate 6%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 36%
Black 12%
Hispanic 24%
Asian 5%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 19%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 20%
20-21 27%
22-24 19%
25-29 12%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Southwestern Adventist University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 63 %
Part-Time 33 %

Southwestern Adventist University Room and Board (2007)

Southwestern Adventist University offers campus housing for 254 of its 798 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Keene, 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 19 meals per week.

Southwestern Adventist University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440560
SAT Math423538
ACT Verbal1824
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite1924

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 SAT76%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT34%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Southwestern Adventist University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 15,236
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 15,236
Room and board $ 6,742
Room charge $ 2,950
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,792
Books and supplies $ 936
Other expenses $ 2,276

Financial Aid:
Southwestern Adventist University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 361900)

Southwestern Adventist University Faculty

Southwestern Adventist University has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year15$53,4695$54,063
Associate professorcalendar year10$49,2247$49,740
Assistant professorcalendar year8$45,9568$46,373
Instructorcalendar year1*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year34$50,04222$48,667

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

Southwestern Adventist University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
Radio and Television

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Southwestern Adventist University Apart:

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checked Seventh Day Adventists affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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