Southwestern Christian University

Overview of Southwestern Christian University

Southwestern Christian University can be found in Bethany, OK (a large suburb). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a Pentecostal Holiness Church school. Southwestern Christian University is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Post-Master's certificate is the highest degree at the school.

Areas of Study

The most common majors at Southwestern Christian University are in family and social work, religion and philosophy.

Southwestern Christian University Selectivity

The school does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 360 or lower in 2007-2008 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at Southwestern Christian University centered around 450 to 500, but ranged both higher and lower.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, 264 students were enrolled in the school. Older adults are in evidence at Southwestern Christian University, often seeking career changing education. A very high share of students at the school are male.

Student Life

Student dorms or apartments are common at Southwestern Christian University. The school offers students meal plans.

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Contacting Southwestern Christian University

Southwestern Christian University
7210 NW 39th Expressway
Bethany , OK 73008
General Phone: (405) 789-7661

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Southwestern Christian University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy40religion, bible studies, religious music, theology and religious vocations
Business and Management11business management, non-profit management
Family and Social Work8family studies, human services
Liberal Arts4English, general studies
Music2music performance

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree3710
Associate's degree31
Master's degree221
Post-master's certificate31

Southwestern Christian University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Southwestern Christian University had a total enrollment of 264 students (272 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 70%
Women 30%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 42%
Graduate 58%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 92%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 16%
20-21 17%
22-24 14%
25-29 11%
30-34 6%
35-39 8%
40-49 15%
50-64 13%
65+ 0%

Southwestern Christian University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 35 %

Southwestern Christian University Room and Board (2007)

Southwestern Christian University offers campus housing for 117 of its 272 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Southwestern Christian University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal360520
SAT Math450500
SAT Writing300550
ACT Verbal1423
ACT Math1523
ACT Composite1521

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT12%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT65%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 9,800
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,800
Room and board $ 4,600
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 4,000

Financial Aid:
Southwestern Christian University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 318000)

Southwestern Christian University Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track44

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year0*1*
Assistant professoracademic year2*3$49,296
Instructoracademic year2*0*
All faculty totalacademic year4$47,8414$51,260

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

Southwestern Christian University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

Family And Social Work
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Services, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies

Music Performance, General

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious/Sacred Music
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other

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Southwestern Christian University Highlights

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What Sets Southwestern Christian University Apart:

% of degrees in family and social work
(vs. all colleges)
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% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Southwestern Christian University % students 40 years or older
Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Southwestern Christian University Male % of student body
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Southwestern Christian University Dorm rooms per full-time student
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%Southwestern Christian University Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in religion and philosophy
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 20%Southwestern Christian University % of degrees in religion and philosophy

checked Pentecostal Holiness Church affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan

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