ABU Quick Facts

Facts about Arlington Baptist University:

  • Founded – March 3, 1939
  • Programs Offered – 22
  • Enrollment – 164 (Fall 2020)
  • Colors – Royal Blue & White
  • Mascot – Patriots 

Completion/Graduation Rates

Arlington Baptist University publishes a graduation rate/percent for first time, full time students (six year cohort) who completed their program within 150% of their entering year.

First-time / Full time students beginning:   2013 Cohort

Graduates:  2017 – 2019

GENDERRACEFINANCIAL AID
Male - 40%Caucasian - 60%Grants - 60%
Female - 60%Hispanic - 20%Loans - 20%
African American - 20%Neither - 20%
American Indian - 0%
Unreported - 0%

Graduate Employment Rates

Six-year rate/percent of graduates’ employment (2014-2020)

(Numbers based on students employed in area related to major or students attending graduate school.)

Total # of GraduatesTotal Employed% of Employed
School of Business 11982%
School of Education504386%
School of Ministry612439%

Five Year Retention Rate for First Time, Full Time Students

2016- 30% of 2015 FT/FT Students Returned

2017- 42% of 2016 FT/FT Students Returned

2018 – 30% of 2012 FT/FT Students Returned

2019 – 51% of 2013 FT/FT Students Returned

2020- 61% of 2014 FT/FT Students Returned

(FT/FT = first-time, full-time freshmen)

College Effectiveness Highlights:

  • Approximately 70% of student body surveyed in Fall 2019, rated the registration process as convenient, simple and effecient.
  • Approximately 92% of student body surveyed in Fall 2019, indicated that class scheduling met or exceeded their expectation.
  • Approximately 70% of student body surveyed in Fall 2019, indicated that God used ABU to improve their personal walk with Him.
  • Approximately 65% of student body surveyed in Fall 2019, rated their overall educational experience at ABU as above average or exceptional.
  • 80% of Education Majors who took the state certification exam during the 2012-2013; 2013-2014; 2014-2015 academic years passed.
  • Women’s Basketball team – Division II National Champions:  2014-15; 2015-16; 2016-17; 2017-18
  • Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams – 2018 ACCA National Champions
  • Women’s Volleyball team – ACCA 2017 National Champions

Survey Results of 2019 Graduates

AT least 80% of the graduates surveyed were satisfied with the quality of instruction and indicate that their program of study has helped them:

  • Develop a Christian world view,
  • Synthesize academic knowledge and Christian values (all but Business majors),
  • Mature spiritually and intellectually,
  • Develop their Bible knowledge,
  • Be well prepared for a career in their program area (all but Business majors),
  • Develop special knowledge in their field,
  • Contained a significant component on ethics,
  • Committed to the cause of Christ

Click HERE to view the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Accountability 2018 Report for Arlington Baptist University.