Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, also known as SBTS, is a private, non-profit organization located in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. It was established in 1908, and the founding president was B.H Carroll. The institute offers higher education to individuals engaged in Christian ministry, and is one of the largest seminaries in the world. The main porpose of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is to train, educate, and prepare the ministers of the Gospel.

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has a number of notable alumni including Gary Chapman, a renowned author and a Master of Religious Education; Erwin McManus, the lead Pastor of Mosaic Church; and Jeff B. Pool, the associate professor of Berea College.

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Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
2001 West Seminary Drive
Fort Worth , TX 76115
General Phone: (817) 923-1921

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Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy528missionary studies, religious education, religious music, theology, ministry, pre-ministerial studies, theological and ministerial studies, pastoral counseling

Number of programs and degrees for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree4306
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship244
Doctor's degree - professional practice113
Award of less than 1 academic year281
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years251
Bachelor's degree101

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Student Body

In 2007-2008, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary had a total enrollment of 3,042 students (2,068 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 5%
Graduate 95%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 97%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 2%
20-21 6%
22-24 18%
25-29 29%
30-34 19%
35-39 12%
40-49 8%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

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

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Room and Board (2007)

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary offers campus housing for 1,113 of its 2,068 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Fort Worth, 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.

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,618
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,618
Room and board $ 4,200
Room charge $ 1,920
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,280
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 361700)

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Faculty

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 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 year39$67,8303$67,830
Associate professorcalendar year32$61,9274$61,927
Assistant professorcalendar year31$51,8213$51,821
Instructorcalendar year5$37,3321*
All faculty totalcalendar year107$60,00111$58,545

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

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Degree Programs (2007)

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Theology/Theological Studies

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