|In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted)||$838*|
|Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted)||N/A|
|Yearly Room and Board||$7,001+|
|% of Students on Financial Aid||79|
|% of African American Students||14|
|% of Asian American Students||4|
|% of Hispanic Students||45|
|% of International Students||8|
|Number of Full-time Faculty||49|
|% of Male/% of Female Students||42/58|
|% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus||67|
|% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years||23|
|% of Students Who Graduate Overall||37|
|% of Freshmen Who Return||81|
|% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School||4|
*Fees not included
Southwestern Adventist University
Address:100 W. Hillcrest, Keene, TX 76059
POINTS OF DISTINCTION
- With a ranking of no. 20 in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges in the West,” Southwestern provides the right mix of academic excellence and affordability.
- The Dinosaur Science Museum and lab on campus have over 20,000 bones and a yearly dinosaur research program at a Wyoming dig site.
- Small class size with a student-faculty ratio of 11:1.
The spirit of Texas inspired Southwestern Adventist University (SWAU) to open its doors 125 years ago, in 1893, as a university modest in size but big in vision. Southwestern excels at creating an atmosphere of learning, with direct access to professors doing research and students receiving hands-on training and real-world experience.
In addition to baccalaureate degrees, Southwestern offers master's programs in education and psychology. Other programs include an associate’s in fire science with the ability to pursue a 4-year degree; EMT certification; a senior living management certificate program; and access to technical programs such as cosmetology, echocardiography, and welding. A state-of-the-art nursing building, completed in fall 2018, features specialized medical manikins, simulation hospital rooms, and medical surgery labs.
Southwestern has always had a reputation for being super friendly. You can't walk across campus without making a new friend. This atmosphere has attracted students from more than 40 other countries, as has the green, residential campus with beautiful facilities. SWAU is rated as the no. 1 safest colleges in Texas by Niche.com, though its campus is only 20 minutes from the DFW Metroplex.
A Seventh-day Adventist Christian school, Southwestern promotes healthy living, spiritual well-being through worship and assembly services, and eternal values through academic mentorship. Faith-based events include community outreach, Christian music concerts, spring-break mission trips, and residence hall chapel services. Students of all faiths are welcome.