The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Louisville, KY 40280-0001


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 3,929
Religious affiliation Southern Baptist
Student to faculty ratio 19:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 491 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 262 applications and 261 students were granted admission. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is at the #98 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 63% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 24% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT896 to 1113
ACT18 to 26

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
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Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary's tuition was $17,376 for all students regardless of residency (35.1% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 69% of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. -- of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of -- (which is 100% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2016-2017, was 0, which is -- of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was -- (which is 100% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has enrolled a total of 3,929 students (2,139 students full-time and 1,790 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 3,929 students, 55 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 80% men and 20% women and 1,073 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 2,856 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,154 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 80%

Asian: 7%

Hispanic: 5%

Black/African American: 4%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Two or more races: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 3 largest majors offered at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Theology And Religious Vocations 95% 1,574 361
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 3% 42
Education 2% 26

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Bellarmine University
2.2 mile away
Spalding University
3.9 mile away
Hanover College
34.4 mile away
Midway University
55.2 mile away
Georgetown College
61.5 mile away