All Next

By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 3,328
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $15,800 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 960/20
% of African American Students 17
% of Asian American Students 2
% of Hispanic Students 32
% of International Students 2
Student/Teacher Ratio 7.2:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 154
% of Male/% of Female Students 50/50
Greek System? NO
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 77
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 10.5
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 22.93
% of Freshmen Who Return 42.4
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 2

Wayland Baptist University

Team Name:



1900 W. 7th, Plainview, TX 79072










Points of Distinction

  • Students in the School of Mathematics and Sciences are regularly recognized at regional and national events for undergraduate student research.
  • WBU’s chapter of Alpha Chi has received Star Chapter designation in consecutive years.
  • Wayland’s ENACTUS business organization consistently ranks among the top organizations in the nation.
  • WBU Athletics has placed in the top six in the prestigious Learfield Director’s Cup standings for four consecutive years.

WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (WBU) was established in 1908 on a belief that students should have access to a quality education grounded in faith. Pioneer physician Dr. James Henry Wayland founded the university with an initial gift of $10,000 and 25 acres of prime real estate. Today, Wayland’s home campus in Plainview covers 80 acres and caters to more than 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students. The university has also grown to include 13 campuses in six states and the African nation of Kenya.

WBU offers numerous degree options in more than 45 academic areas of studies, along with 12 pre-professional programs. The main campus offers traditional student housing. The other campuses cater to working adults with course and degree offerings suitable to busy schedules. Wayland also offers a number of graduate and undergraduate degrees online.

Small class size and personal attention are hallmarks of a Wayland education, as are special programs that help students adjust to college. More than 30 groups and organizations expand student life beyond the classroom, and WBU sponsors 19 men’s and women’s athletic teams that compete in the NAIA. Wayland was the first college or university in Texas to offer men’s and women’s intercollegiate wrestling.

Students relax on campus at Pete’s Place or the Pete and Nelda Laney Student Activities Center, a two-story wellness facility with a student lounge, double gymnasium, indoor jogging track, and climbing wall. Plainview is conveniently located between Lubbock and Amarillo.

Picture of college