Williams Baptist College
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Rural
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 469
Religious affiliation Southern Baptist
Student to faculty ratio 12:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 524 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)

Williams Baptist College is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 666 applications and 403 students were granted admission. Williams Baptist College is at the #59 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, 92% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 4% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
ACT18 to 23
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Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Williams Baptist College's tuition was $16,200 for all students regardless of residency (39.5% 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, 100% of Williams Baptist College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 52% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,147 (which is 5.8% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Williams Baptist College in 2016-2017, was 84, which is 66% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,458 (which is 24.4% 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, Williams Baptist College has enrolled a total of 469 students (423 students full-time and 46 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 469 students, 33 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 50% men and 50% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 83%

Black/African American: 9%

Non-resident alien: 4%

Hispanic: 3%

Two or more races: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Asian: 0%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Williams Baptist College.

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
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 21% 56
Theology And Religious Vocations 16% 42
Psychology 13% 36
Education 13% 34
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 7% 20
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 5% 14
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 1% 4
English Language And Literature/letters 1% 2
Visual And Performing Arts 1% 2
History 1% 2

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 Williams Baptist College 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.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Williams Baptist College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $27,200. Last year, out of the total 217 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 217 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 280 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 252 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $27,200 $32,100
Employment Rate 100% 90%
Total Graduates 217 280

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Williams Baptist College.

Crowley's Ridge College
20.3 mile away
Lyon College
45.2 mile away
Harding University
75 mile away
Visible Music College
84.2 mile away
Rhodes College
85.7 mile away
Memphis College of Art
86 mile away
Le Moyne-Owen College
86.1 mile away