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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 3,567
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $15,060 PER YR.
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) N/A
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid N/A
Median SAT/ACT 965/19
% of African American Students 16.68
% of Asian American Students 2
% of Hispanic Students 29.63
% of International Students 1.46
Student/Teacher Ratio 1/1
Number of Full-time Faculty 154
% of Male/% of Female Students 51/49
Greek System? NO
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 55
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 10.76
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 23.14
% of Freshmen Who Return 50.32
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 2

Wayland Baptist University

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1900 W. 7th, Plainview, TX 79072










Points of Distinction

  • Wayland is also the only school in the state of Texas to offer men’s and women’s intercollegiate wrestling.
  • Placed third in the NAIA Learfield Cup Standings for athletics.
  • Consistently among the top ROI for online programs.

FOUNDED ON THE idea that all students deserve an education in a Christian environment, Wayland Baptist University (WBU) continues its mission by offering classes on an 80-acre main campus in Plainview, with 13 satellite campuses around the world. Approximately 1,700 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled at the Plainview campus, with half living in eight single-gender residence halls.

WBU has more than 45 majors and 12 pre-professional programs. The WBU schools of music and education are especially strong, and the math and science program offers hands-on undergraduate research opportunities. The Center for Student Leadership and Involvement integrates students’ academic and spiritual development with service opportunities and leadership training. WBU emphasizes mission service both locally and overseas through the Wayland Mission Center. Students of all academic disciplines are encouraged to participate in mission trips to enrich their educational experience.

Small class size and personal attention are hallmarks of a Wayland education, and special programs help students adjust to college. More than 30 groups and organizations expand student life beyond the classroom, and WBU sponsors 21 men’s and women’s athletic teams that compete in the NAIA.

Students relax on campus at Pete’s Place or the Laney Activities Center, a two-story wellness facility with a student lounge that has games and a snack bar, a double gymnasium, an indoor jogging track, and a climbing wall. For evening entertainment, students head for Lubbock and Amarillo, both about an hour’s drive from campus.

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