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East Texas Baptist University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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In 106-years of history, East Texas Baptist University celebrated its second-highest enrollment with 1,593 students after a total student enrollment of 1,613 students in Fall 2018.

East Texas Baptist University is a private university located in Marshall, Texas, United States. It was founded as the College of Marshall in 1912 and became known as East Texas Baptist University only in 1984. 

The university offers admissions into both UG and PG programs. ETBU recently added Bachelor of Clinical Lab Science, Master of Science in Kinesiology, Master of Education in College and University Leadership, Master of Education in School Counseling, Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, and the Tiger Transfer Track Program. 

East Texas Baptist University Student Enrolment


  • US News and World Reports, for the 2020 edition, has ranked ETBU 
    • #19 in Regional Colleges West
    • #2 in Best Undergraduate Teaching
    • #19 in Top Performers on Social Mobility
  • East Texas Baptist University has been ranked
    • #39 in Best Christian Colleges & Universities category for the year 2019.
    • #17 among the Best Colleges and Universities in Texas for the year 2018.
    • #8 in the state of Texas, for ETBU School of Nursing.
    • #6 among the Top Christian Colleges and Universities in Texas for the year 2017.
    • #34in the Baccalaureate College Ranking.
    • #56 among the Best College Dorms in America out of 1,371.
    • #16 among the Best Regional Colleges West Rankings.
    • #84 among the Best Colleges for Religious Studies in America out of 197.
  • Apart from this, the East Texas Baptist University has been named as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.
  • East Texas Baptist University has been named as one of the Most Beautiful Christian Colleges and Universities in 2017.


University typePrivate
Established year1912
LocationMarshall, Texas, United States
Campus SettingSuburban
Academic calendarSemester-based
Total enrollment (Fall 2018)1,593
The student to faculty ratio15:1
Total expected cost for an international student39,695 USD

Programs offered at ETBU

East Texas Baptist University offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. The university offers 11 graduate and 43 undergraduate programs. These programs are offered via eight different academic schools. 

Some of the popular undergraduate majors include business administration, marketing, finance, criminal justice, English, psychology, sociology, Christian ministry, management, nursing, health science and more.

Apart from this, the graduate programs offered by the university are masters of business administration, masters of science in kinesiology, masters of education in school counseling, masters of education in college and university leadership, masters of education, masters of arts in theological studies, masters of arts in Christian ministry, masters of arts in clinical mental health counseling, MA in theological studies, masters of arts in Christian ministry with specializations, integrated master of arts in Christian ministry and master of arts in business administration.

ETBU Campus

East Texas Baptist University is located in Marshall, Texas, USA. The campus provides all the necessary facilities including good infrastructure required to support quality education and on-campus residence facilities. The campus includes 8 academic schools. These include:

  • Frank S. Groner School of Professional Studies
  • Fred Hale School of Business
  • School of Christian Studies
  • School of Performing Communication and Performing Arts
  • School of Education
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Natural and Social Sciences

Residence/ Housing Facilities at ETBU

With almost 85% of the students living on-campus, East Texas Baptist University does provide an on-campus accommodation facility. There are residence halls to provide students with quality on-campus residence experience. These residence halls are Centennial Hall, Linebery Hall, Fry Hall, Oaks on Grove, Mabee Housing Complex, Ornelas Residential Center, University Apartments, University Park 88 students. 

All the freshmen students are required to stay in the Centennial Hall. However, they also have another option to choose from. Males can choose between Centennial or Fry Hall while the females can choose between Centennial or Linebery Hall.

Some of the common facilities provided at these eight residence resources include furnished bedrooms, desks with chairs, dresser, closet, cable access, internet access, public television, private courtyards, social gathering spaces, laundry facilities and more.

International students are required to live on campus. To avail the housing facility they are required to fill the housing application as soon as one is done with the application process. This can be done by visiting the housing application portal and logging in by using one's user id and password.

All you need to know about the Application Process at ETBU

Application: International students can apply online on the university website for admissions at ETBU. 

Application Fee: 50 USD

General Admission Requirements: 

UG International Student RequirementsPG International Student Requirements
Application and 50 USD FeeApplication and 50 USD Fee
High School TranscriptUniversity Transcript with Degree
TOEFL (61) or IELTS (6.0) ScoresDegree Equivalency Evaluation
Certification of FinancesOverall 2.75 GPA
Housing ApplicationTOEFL (61) or IELTS (6.0) Scores
Passport CopyCertification of Finances
Health Information FormHousing Application
Recommendation LetterPassport Copy
Health Information Form-

Cost of Attendance

The annual costs to be incurred by an international student enrolled in a UG program at ETBU are estimated to be around 39,695 USD that includes the tuition and fees, room and board, personal expenses, etc.

ExpensesAnnual Cost (in USD)
Tuition and Fees27,100
Room and Board8,895
Books and Personal Expenses3,700

The tuition costs for the PG programs at the university are 725 USD per credit hour, while the graduate student fee is 155 USD per semester for graduate students enrolled in six or more credit hours.

Financial Aids/ Scholarships offered at ETBU

With over 90% of the ETBU students receiving some kind of financial aid, the university offers students with financial aid options that include federal aid and grants, ETBU scholarships, work-study/ student employment, and education loans. 

International students are, however, not eligible for federal aid or grant but can apply for merit academic scholarships offered by ETBU. They can also apply for various outside international scholarships to study in the USA that are awarded by various private organizations.

Following are some of the conditions which one should abide by to avail any scholarship:

  • All the awards are renewable as long as one fulfills the renewal requirements.
  • Scholarships are given on a first come first serve basis.
  • A student must be successfully admitted to the university in any program before availing of the scholarship.
  • The scholarships apply only to tuition.
  • To avail scholarship, one must live in on-campus housing and must maintain full-time status.
  • Scholarships are limited to undergraduate students only. A student with a bachelor's degree is not eligible for the scholarships.

Following are some of the scholarships awarded by the East Texas Baptist University:

Name of the awardAmountRequirements
Presidential Scholarship11,000 USD per academic yearMaintain a 3.2 GPA for renewal.
Honour Scholarship10,000 USD per academic yearMaintain a 3.0 GPA for renewal.
Dean Scholarship8,000 USD per academic yearMaintain a 2.75 GPA for renewal.
Achievement Grant4,000 USD per academic yearMaintain a 2.5 GPA for renewal.

Another way to finance their education at the university includes education loans. Students can apply for various private education loans obtained through a bank, credit union, or other independent lenders.

Work-Study/ Student Employment

Students at ETBU are eligible for on-campus student employment where they can work a minimum of 10 hours per week. The payrolls are processed twice a month and students are directly paid. 

Alumni Network

East Texas Baptist University has a well-established network of alumni. As a graduate of the university one also becomes a member of the alumni association. The university has over 11,243 alumni. Following are some of the notable alumni of East Texas Baptist University:

  • Rick Edmonds, Southern Baptist pastor
  • Cameron Mc Casland, Film and television producer
  • Christopher Dier, An author
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East Texas Baptist University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population1572
FAFSA Code003564
Application Cost$25
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$23,925 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-61- -
IELTS-6- -
SATCheck Detailed Score10459601130 42%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing530490570-
ACTCheck Detailed Score211823 57%

East Texas Baptist University Acceptance Rate


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Total Enrolled






Undergraduate Program54.4%
Total Applicants2601
Total Enrolled1415
Graduate Programs54.3%
Total Applicants289
Total Enrolled157

East Texas Baptist University Enrollment

East Texas Baptist University Enrollment1572
Undergraduate Enrollment1415
Graduate Enrollment157
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate21.3%

Attendance Cost


Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Post Graduate Program$23,925 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$800 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$9,348 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,458 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$5,018 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,458 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$2,458 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,458 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education


Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
1 Tiger Dr, Marshall, TX 75670


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ETBU Bookstore0.12 Km
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Harrison County Airport-Asl7.39 Km

Bus Station

Marshall104.14 Km

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