Wayland Baptist University

Wayland Baptist University

Wayland Baptist University is a private, coeducational Baptist University located in Plainview, Texas. The university was chartered by the state of Texas, under the name 'Wayland Literary and Technical Institute,' on August 31, 1908. Wayland is one of the largest Southern Baptist universities in the U.S. The university is divided into the following divisions:

  • School Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Fine Arts
  • School of Languages and Literature
  • School of Math and Science
  • School of Music
  • School of Religion and Philosophy

Wayland's athletic teams are nicknamed the Pioneers and members of the Sooner Athletic Conference. They compete at the Division I level of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

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Contacting Wayland Baptist University

Wayland Baptist University
1900 W 7th St.
Plainview , TX 79072
General Phone: (806) 291-1000

Wayland Baptist University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching849curriculum and instruction, elementary school teaching, English teaching, industrial arts teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, trade and industrial teaching, education courses
Business and Management766business management
Family and Social Work197human services, public administration
Religion and Philosophy59Christian studies, religious education, religious music
Security and Law Enforcement50criminal justice and safety
Therapy and Counseling49psychology, counseling psychology
Liberal Arts14Spanish language, English, political science, sociology, social studies, history
Science14biology, molecular biology, biological and physical sciences, physical sciences, chemistry
Nursing and Emergency Medicine7registered nursing
Media3communication studies, mass communication
Art Studies3art studies
Drama and Performing Arts1drama

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,45231
Master's degree3116
Associate's degree2556

Wayland Baptist University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Wayland Baptist University had a total enrollment of 5,899 students (4,753 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 55%
Women 45%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 81%
Graduate 19%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 51%
Black 14%
Hispanic 17%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 14%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 7%
20-21 7%
22-24 10%
25-29 17%
30-34 15%
35-39 14%
40-49 21%
50-64 7%
65+ 0%

Wayland Baptist University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 64 %
Part-Time 50 %

Wayland Baptist University Room and Board (2007)

Wayland Baptist University offers campus housing for 542 of its 4,753 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Plainview, 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.

Wayland Baptist University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal400520
SAT Math410550
SAT Writing390490
ACT Verbal1522
ACT Math1622
ACT Composite1722

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
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 SAT37%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT66%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Wayland Baptist University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 9,956
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,956
Room and board $ 4,050
Room charge $ 1,276
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,492
Books and supplies $ 1,248
Other expenses $ 2,652

Financial Aid:
Wayland Baptist University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 366300)

Wayland Baptist University Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year14$62,3544$58,183
Associate professorcalendar year18$51,14410$54,945
Assistant professorcalendar year11$49,0627$49,426
Instructorcalendar year6$49,1570*
Lecturercalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year50$53,40821$53,722

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year11$55,5531*
Associate professoracademic year14$49,1449$50,486
Assistant professoracademic year16$44,8856$42,796
Instructoracademic year0*2*
All faculty totalacademic year41$49,20218$46,093

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

Wayland Baptist University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Sooner Athletic Conference
Baseball Sooner Athletic Conference
Track Sooner Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports4812

Wayland Baptist University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

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

Education And Teaching
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General
Public Administration

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Music, General

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

Religion And Philosophy
Christian Studies
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Molecular Biology
Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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What Sets Wayland Baptist University Apart:

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Top 16%Wayland Baptist University Male % of student body
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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
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checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
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