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IPEDS ID: 207856
OPE ID: 00318000
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Southwestern Christian University
7210 NW 39th Expressway, Bethany, Oklahoma 73008
General information:  (405) 789-7661
Website:  www.swcu.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  658 (626 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  19 to 1
Admissionswww.swcu.edu/admission-process
Apply Onlinewww.swcu.edu/apply-online
Financial Aidwww.swcu.edu/financial-aid1
Net Price Calculatorwww.swcu.edu/price-calculator
Mission Statement
  Southwestern Christian University is a Christ-centered liberal arts institution equipping students for a life of learning, leadership, and service; integrating faith, learning, and living; and empowering graduates to excel and to positively impact their world for Jesus Christ.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields
Religious Affiliation
Pentecostal Holiness Church
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty1841
Instructional1841
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$10,700$12,350$14,025$14,2201.4%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,500$1,500$2,00033.3%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$4,800$5,900$6,086$6,1000.2%
Other$4,000$3,500$4,000$4,1503.8%
Off Campus
Room and board$5,600$6,000$7,000$10,40048.6%
Other$2,000$2,000$2,400$2,000-16.7%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,400$2,400$2,500$2,000-20.0%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$20,500$23,250$25,611$26,4703.4%
Off Campus$19,300$21,850$24,925$28,62014.8%
Off Campus with Family$14,100$16,250$18,025$18,2201.1%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Tuition$8,190
Fees$450
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid110493%————
Grant or scholarship aid9686%$477,827$4,977
Federal grants8677%$191,640$2,228
Pell grants7567%$189,440$2,526
Other federal grants1110%$2,200$200
State/local government grant or scholarships3027%$45,002$1,500
Institutional grants or scholarships9080%$241,185$2,680
Student loan aid8374%$461,157$5,556
Federal student loans8071%$454,107$5,676
Other student loans33%$7,050$2,350
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1667100%$2,528,002$3,790
Pell grants43565%$813,421$1,870
Federal student loans52479%$2,237,219$4,270
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$16,851$17,249$17,597
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$17,406$17,410$19,898
$30,001 – $48,000$17,512$15,964$19,394
$48,001 – $75,000$17,254$16,560$20,651
$75,001 – $110,000$4,639$19,423$22,197
$110,001 and more$20,202$21,733
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2012
Total enrollment658
Undergraduate enrollment626
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment104
Graduate enrollment32
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 75%
Part-time: 25%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 45%
Female: 55%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 4%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 30%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 49%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 6%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 49%
25 and over: 51%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 34%
Out-of-state: 65%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 16%
Part-time: 84%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 33%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 67%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants405218187
Percent admitted88%88%89%
Percent admitted who enrolled71%72%70%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT4618%
ACT20882%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading420575
SAT Math440605
SAT Writing410570
ACT Composite1723
ACT English1620
ACT Math1725
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 52%
Part-time students: 15%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 44 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2012.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 30%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 27%
Female: 36%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 0%
White: 53%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and seeking a bachelor's degree, who earn a bachelor’s degree within a specified amount of time. At this institution, 46 percent of the overall cohort were pursuing bachelor's degrees in 2007.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 21%
6-year: 28%
8-year: 28%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMaster
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-27-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-18-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-0-
Category total-45-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-1-
Category total-1-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies81-
Category total81-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences-6-
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies-6-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General-3-
Category total-15-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-13-
Category total-13-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies-5-
Category total-5-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General-30-
Category total-30-
Theology and Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies-14-
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology-0-
Religious/Sacred Music-0-
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other11232
Category total12632
Visual and Performing Arts
Music Performance, General-0-
Category total-0-
Grand total913632
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NAIA Division II MenWomen
All Track Combined2512
Basketball2015
Bowling12
Golf95
Soccer2822
Softball15
Tennis5
Volleyball12
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission (!)1/1/1973 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations010
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations010
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery031
Aggravated assault000
Burglary020
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery021
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate21.2%24.7%
Number in default2423
Number in repayment11393
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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