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Missouri Baptist University Overview

Missouri Baptist University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Saint Louis, Missouri. Saint Louis is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Missouri Baptist University Known For?

1,519 Full-Time Undergraduates
$20,708 Avg Cost After Aid
55% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest one a student can attain at MBU.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 23% of the faculty were full-time.

Missouri Baptist University Rankings

MBU landed the #1,486 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. Out of the 46 colleges in Missouri, it is ranked at #38.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that MBU has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for MBU

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 672
Best Colleges for International Students 1,163
Best Colleges for the Money 1,464
Best Colleges 1,486
Best Colleges for Diversity 1,552
Best Colleges for Veterans 1,560

Where Is Missouri Baptist University?

Location of Missouri Baptist University

Contact details for MBU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One College Park Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63141-8698
Phone: 877-434-1115
Website: www.mobap.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mobap?fref=ts
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MoBaptistU

How Do I Get Into MBU?

You can apply to MBU online at: https://apply.mobap.edu/#/register

Admission Requirements for MBU

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into MBU?

55% Acceptance Rate
46% Of Accepted Are Women
9% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 55%, MBU does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 54% of accepted students are men and 46% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 57%, and the acceptance rate for women is 52%.

Average Test Scores

About 9% of students accepted to MBU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 430 and 560. Math scores were between 470 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Missouri Baptist University  ( 430 to 560 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Missouri Baptist University  ( 470 to 540 )
200
800
MBU received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 23. Math scores were between 17 and 23. Composite scores were between 18 and 23.

ACT English Scores for Missouri Baptist University  ( 17 to 23 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Missouri Baptist University  ( 17 to 23 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Missouri Baptist University  ( 18 to 23 )
1
36

Can I Afford Missouri Baptist University?

$20,708 Net Price
71% Take Out Loans
6.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of MBU is $20,708. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for MBU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,936 $18,857 $19,644 $21,857 $23,476

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At MBU, approximately 71% of students took out student loans averaging $6,451 a year. That adds up to $25,804 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MBU is 6.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Missouri Baptist University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,519 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,508 undergraduate students at MBU, with 1,519 being full-time and 2,989 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  MBU

There are also 980 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,519 full-time undergraduates at MBU, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  MBU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Missouri Baptist University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of MBU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 15
Black or African American 210
Hispanic or Latino 16
White 1,098
International Students 38
Other Races/Ethnicities 142

Geographic Diversity

Missouri students aren't the only ones who study at Missouri Baptist University. At this time, 19 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 29 countries are represented at MBU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Brazil, Serbia, and United Kingdom.

Online Learning at Missouri Baptist University

526 Took All Classes Online
1,629 Took At Least One Class Online
6.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 11 bachelor’s degree and 10 master’s degree programs available online at MBU. In 2017-2018, 1,629 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at MBU has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 23rd most popular in Missouri for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of MBU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Missouri Baptist University was 6.9%. This is the #1,539 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at MBU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of MBU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 3%
Computer & Information Sciences 25%
Computer Information Systems 25%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 41%
Health Professions 14%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 30%
Liberal Arts General Studies 30%
Marketing 25%
Philosophy & Religious Studies 60%
Religious Studies 60%
Theology & Religious Vocations 12%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at MBU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at MBU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) #21
Student Counseling #37
Religious Studies #39
Philosophy & Religious Studies #49
Health & Physical Education #70
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #81
Instructional Media Design #91
Curriculum & Instruction #92
Theology & Religious Vocations #119
Health & Medical Administrative Services #210
Criminal Justice & Corrections #262
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #299
Liberal Arts General Studies #323
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #323
Education #431

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Missouri Baptist University Majors

In 2017-2018, Missouri Baptist University awarded 1,008 undergraduate degrees and 540 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 16 0 0
Behavioral Science 0 19 0 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 4 0 0
Business Administration & Management 6 104 44 0
Chemistry 0 4 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 2 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 4 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 32 11 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 14 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 1 0 0
Educational Administration 0 0 43 3
General Biology 0 18 0 0
General Education 0 22 0 0
General English Literature 0 4 0 0
General Psychology 0 23 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 4 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 41 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 27 18 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 6 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 2 0 0 0
History 0 1 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 2 0 0
Human Services 0 19 0 0
Instructional Media Design 0 0 6 0
Journalism 0 1 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 20 0 0
Marketing 0 12 0 0
Mathematics 0 2 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 23
Public Relations & Advertising 0 2 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 2 0 0
Religious Studies 0 5 0 0
Sacred Music 0 1 0 0
Special Education 0 19 0 0
Student Counseling 0 0 51 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 67 51 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 11 0 0
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) 0 1 6 0
Total 16 992 488 52

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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