Dallas Baptist University (DBU)

3000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX

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Dallas Baptist University, a nonprofit private institution, offers a variety of program options, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Dallas, TX, the campus offers an urban setting for students to study in. The school's Baptist affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's curriculum. About five thousand students enroll at DBU yearly.

Areas of study available at DBU include:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Psychology
  • Communications And Journalism

Students applying for admission are most often required to submit an application, transcripts, test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by admissions staff. Students may provide either the ACT or SAT scores to be considered for admissions at DBU. A score in a range of 945 - 1306 on the SAT, or 20 - 28 for the ACT is usually submitted among admitted students. An estimated 40% of all students that applied were admitted at Dallas Baptist University, with 48% of those accepted choosing to enroll. More information on admissions can be found here.

The cost of tuition is around $22,000, but may change from year to year. Students are encouraged to use the school's price of attendance calculator to better estimate their personal tuition costs. The price of on-campus housing is estimated to be $2,700 annually. Some students at DBU may qualify for financial aid, which is generally offered as grants or student loans.

The Dallas Baptist University "Patriots" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Sports available:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)

Students may visit the school's http://www.dbu.edu to view additional information.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the applicants Dallas Baptist University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Dallas Baptist University is about 5,300, where graduate students make up roughly 9% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $24,000-$29,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • Per unit charges are around $890 for part time students

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid96%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships94%$10,865
Receiving Student Loans53%$10,112

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Dallas Baptist University may provide services like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

Dallas Baptist University has an overall graduation rate which is close to 55%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years43%
Graduating in 5 Years10%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 2001)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Dallas Baptist University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Missouri Valley Conference)
  • Basketball (Heartland Conference)
  • Track and Field (Heartland Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies


Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Dallas Baptist University for official up-to-date information.

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