Central Baptist College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Downtown Conway, Arkansas
Downtown Conway, Arkansas. jason shultz / Flickr

Central Baptist College Admissions Overview:

Central Baptist College admits 62% of those who apply, so the school is not highly selective. Students with good grades and test scores above average are likely to be accepted. Students interested in attending CBC need to submit ACT or SAT scores--either test is accepted. In addition, students need to fill out an application online, found at the school's website, and must submit high school transcripts.

Prospective students interested in attending CBC are welcome to visit the campus, and to meet with an admissions counselor. More information about the school and the admissions process can be found at CBC's website, along with contact information for those who have any questions.

Admissions Data (2016):

Central Baptist College Description:

Central Baptist College, founded in 1892, changed names and governing boards a few times in its history; it has remained in its current iteration since 1962. Located in Conway, Arkansas, the school is affiliated with the Baptist Church, and offers programs and degrees related to that religion. CBC also offers a comprehensive range of Associate and Bachelor degrees, ranging from Fine Arts to HR Management (and most everything else in between).

Outside of the classroom, students can join a range of clubs and organizations, ranging from academic honor societies, to recreational sports, to artistic and performing arts groups. On the athletic front, the Mustangs (and Lady Mustangs) compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), in the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Popular sports include basketball, soccer, softball, and golf.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 827 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 53% Male / 47% Female
  • 77% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $15,000
  • Books: $1,350 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,500
  • Other Expenses: $2,254
  • Total Cost: $26,104

Central Baptist College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 93%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 93%
    • Loans: 66%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,461
    • Loans: $5,898

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Bible Studies, Organizational Behavior Studies, Business Support Services, Psychology, Accounting, Marketing

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 39%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 19%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 31%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Wrestling, Golf, Basketball, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Volleyball, Golf, Basketball, Soccer

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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