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The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, commonly referred to as SBTS, is a private, Baptist Learning Academy situated in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. It was established in the year 1859. The Seminary offers various undergraduate, postgraduate, professional, doctoral, and diploma programs in diverse areas of study. The Seminary offers classes through the following schools:

  • Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth
  • Boyce College (the undergraduate school of the seminary)
  • School of Church Music and Worship
  • School of Leadership and Church Ministry
  • School of Theology

SBTS's campus is home to various registered student clubs and organizations for the overall development of the students. Some of these are the Association for Evangelists, Graduate Club, Hymn Society of the United States and Canada, and Intercultural Student Fellowship.

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Contacting The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
2825 Lexington Rd
Louisville , KY 40280-0001
General Phone: (800) 626-5525
http://www.sbts.edu

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The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy598missionary studies, religious education, religious music, theology, ministry

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

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years04
Master's degree1194
Doctor's degree844
Associate's degree121
Bachelor's degree961
First-professional degree2871

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Student Body

In 2007-2008, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary had a total enrollment of 3,190 students (874 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 57%
Women 43%
Full-Time 88%
Part-Time 12%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 19%
Graduate 34%
First Professional 47%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 85%
Black 4%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 8%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 3%
20-21 5%
22-24 17%
25-29 30%
30-34 16%
35-39 11%
40-49 12%
50-64 6%
65+ 0%

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 78 %
Part-Time 57 %

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Room and Board (2007)

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary offers campus housing for 670 of its 874 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Admissions and Selectivity

Acceptances:

GroupApplicantsAcceptedPercent
Accepted
EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled
Total1227763%77100%
Men744459%44100%
Women483369%33100%

Application Requirements:

ItemRequirement
GPAnot required
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 7,235
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,235
Room and board $ 2,360
Room charge $ 3,135
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,700
Books and supplies $ 1,700
Other expenses $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 198200)

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Faculty

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Tenured372
Non-tenured, but on tenure track50
Non-tenured and not on tenure track261

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year39$73,6172*
Associate professorcalendar year13$60,4040*
Assistant professorcalendar year14$45,9270*
Instructorcalendar year2*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year68$64,3133$51,814

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

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Degree Programs (2007)

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
Theology/Theological Studies

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The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Highlights

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