Central Baptist College

Private, Four-years School Located in Conway, AR

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How much is the CBC tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, CBC's tuition & fees is $19,680.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $31,376 when a student lives on-campus.

CBC Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$19,680
Books & Supplies Costs$1,574
On-campus Room & Board$7,500
On-campus Expenses$2,622
Off-campus Room & Board$5,852
Off-campus Expenses$2,960
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$22,259

How Much Does it Cost to Go to CBC for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $103,338 at CBC. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $145,308. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $91,150.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$21,881$32,150$20,682
Sophomore (2024-25)$24,329$34,746$21,995
Junior (2025-26)$27,051$37,617$23,440
Senior (2026-27)$30,077$40,796$25,033
4 Years Total$103,338$145,308$91,150
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$24,329$34,746$21,995
Sophomore (2025-26)$27,051$37,617$23,440
Junior (2026-27)$30,077$40,796$25,033
Senior (2027-28)$33,441$44,315$26,789
4 Years Total$114,898$157,474$97,258
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$27,051$37,617$23,440
Sophomore (2026-27)$30,077$40,796$25,033
Junior (2027-28)$33,441$44,315$26,789
Senior (2028-29)$37,182$48,213$28,726
4 Years Total$127,751$170,942$103,989
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$30,077$40,796$25,033
Sophomore (2027-28)$33,441$44,315$26,789
Junior (2028-29)$37,182$48,213$28,726
Senior (2029-30)$41,342$52,532$30,865
4 Years Total$142,042$185,856$111,413
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$33,441$44,315$26,789
Sophomore (2028-29)$37,182$48,213$28,726
Junior (2029-30)$41,342$52,532$30,865
Senior (2030-31)$45,966$57,318$33,227
4 Years Total$157,932$202,377$119,608

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, CBC' tuition is comparable to the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Arkansas, its tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $17,236.
Central Baptist College$19,680
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Arkansas Four-years Colleges$13,726
Public Schools$5,423$8,461
Private Schools$17,236

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between CBC and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationTuition & Fees
Central Baptist CollegeConway, AR$19,680
University of Arkansas at Pine BluffPine Bluff, AR$17,029
Crowley's Ridge CollegeParagould, AR$16,440
University of the OzarksClarksville, AR$25,950
Philander Smith CollegeLittle Rock, AR$13,014
Williams Baptist UniversityWalnut Ridge, AR$20,330
University of Arkansas-Fort SmithFort Smith, AR$13,770
Ecclesia CollegeSpringdale, AR$16,850
Strayer University-ArkansasLittle Rock, AR$13,920

Financial Aid and COA

At Central Baptist College, 556 students (89%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $10,314.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at CBC is $21,062 for students living on-campus and $19,752 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 126 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $9,788 and the average amount of student loans is $7,092.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$31,376
COA (off-campus)$30,066
Tuition & Fees$19,680
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$11,696
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$10,386
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$21,062
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$19,752
Average Financial Aid$10,314
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship55689%$10,314
Pell Grants26943%$4,491
Federal Student Loan32552%$6,955
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid12693%-
Grants or Scholarships12693%$9,788
Federal Grants5138%$4,780
Pell Grants5138%$4,643
Other Federal Grants1612%$438
State/Local Grants4835%$1,057
Institutional Grants12491%$7,571
Student Loan Aid6548%$7,092
Federal Student Loans6548%$5,694
Other Student Loans75%$12,981

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

CBC's acceptance rate is 61.60%. A total of 349 applicants applied to and 215 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 138 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 64.19%.
To apply to CBC, 5 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school rank, Secondary school record, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program.
Acceptance Rate61.60%59.05%65.47%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)64.19%66.94%60.44%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRequired
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are required to apply to CBC. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,020 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 21.
Its SAT score is lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is lower than the national average score of 24.
SAT Total1,0209031,136
National Average1,168
Arkansas Average1,082
SAT EBRW519450588
SAT Math501453548
ACT Composite211823
National Average24
Arkansas Average21
ACT Math201624
ACT English201723

Student Population

Central Baptist College has a total of 564 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 332 male students and 290 female students attending CBC. The school offers online degree programs and 46 students enrolled online exclusively (8.16% of all students).
Undergraduate622 332290

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1501 College Avenue, Conway, AR
Degree & Programs
Program Offered33 Programs
Online Program Offered6 Online Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate63.94%
Student Population564
Graduation Rate39%
Transfer-out Rate43%
Retention Rate63%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate10 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties27 (Full-time), 75 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs78 (Full-time), 103 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$49,427
Average Staff Salary$44,512