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Undergraduate Enrollment 174
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $450
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $450
Yearly Room and Board $5,001-$7,000
% of Students on Financial Aid N/A
Median SAT/ACT 975/17
% of African American Students 16
% of Asian American Students 5
% of Hispanic Students 8
% of International Students 3
Student/Teacher Ratio 7:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 15
% of Male/% of Female Students 64/36
Greek System? NO
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 54
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 0
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 15
% of Freshmen Who Return 69
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School N/A

Criswell College


4010 Gaston Ave, Dallas, TX 75246











  • All undergraduate students take a minimum of 42 credit hours in Bible studies, theology, and ministry.
  • Nearly all classes are taught by full-time faculty members with a student-to-faculty ratio of 8:1.
  • Biweekly chapel services involve the entire campus.
  • The Applied Ministry Project requires every full-time student to complete at least sixteen hours of service each semester in a local church, ministry, or non-profit organization.

CRISWELL COLLEGE IS a Christian liberal arts college and divinity school in Dallas with a mission to provide ministerial and professional higher education for men and women preparing to serve as Christian leaders throughout society.

Founded in 1970 as a night school with two certificate programs and classes in theology and the Old and New Testaments, Criswell grew by 1977 to offer bachelor’s and master’s programs, and since 1985 it has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Throughout Criswell’s evolution, the school has maintained an uncompromising commitment to the inerrancy of scripture, expository preaching, the study of biblical languages, personal evangelism, international missions, and hands-on practical ministry training. Every Criswell graduate has some training in all of these areas, equipping them to influence the culture for Christ in whichever field they pursue.

Today, Criswell offers degrees including Associate, Bachelor, and Master of arts; Bachelor of science; and Master of Divinity. Undergraduate majors include biblical studies, Christian ministry, psychology, philosophy, politics and economics, and education. Master’s programs include Christian leadership, Christian studies, counseling, and theological and biblical studies.

Criswell’s undergraduate and graduate students enjoy a close-knit community, as well as a great location in Dallas that enables living out the community characteristics of the gospel. Two nearby off-campus apartment complexes provide a residential setting for students, and the college broke ground in 2019 for its first on-campus residence hall, set to open in 2020.