Williams Baptist University

Private, Four-years School Located in Walnut Ridge, AR

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How much is the Williams Baptist tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Williams Baptist's tuition & fees is $20,330.
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 $33,670 when a student lives on-campus.

Williams Baptist Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$20,330
Books & Supplies Costs$1,250
On-campus Room & Board$8,980
On-campus Expenses$3,110
Off-campus Room & Board$7,700
Off-campus Expenses$3,930
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$22,257

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Williams Baptist for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $90,944 at Williams Baptist. 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 $144,987. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $67,262.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$21,250$33,883$15,722
Sophomore (2024-25)$22,211$35,412$16,430
Junior (2025-26)$23,216$37,011$17,169
Senior (2026-27)$24,267$38,681$17,942
4 Years Total$90,944$144,987$67,262
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$22,211$35,412$16,430
Sophomore (2025-26)$23,216$37,011$17,169
Junior (2026-27)$24,267$38,681$17,942
Senior (2027-28)$25,364$40,427$18,749
4 Years Total$95,058$151,531$70,289
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$23,216$37,011$17,169
Sophomore (2026-27)$24,267$38,681$17,942
Junior (2027-28)$25,364$40,427$18,749
Senior (2028-29)$26,512$42,251$19,593
4 Years Total$99,359$158,370$73,453
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$24,267$38,681$17,942
Sophomore (2027-28)$25,364$40,427$18,749
Junior (2028-29)$26,512$42,251$19,593
Senior (2029-30)$27,712$44,158$20,475
4 Years Total$103,855$165,517$76,758
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$25,364$40,427$18,749
Sophomore (2028-29)$26,512$42,251$19,593
Junior (2029-30)$27,712$44,158$20,475
Senior (2030-31)$28,965$46,151$21,396
4 Years Total$108,554$172,988$80,212

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Williams Baptist' 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.
In-StateOut-of-State
Williams Baptist University$20,330
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 Williams Baptist 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
Williams Baptist UniversityWalnut Ridge, AR$20,330
University of Arkansas at Pine BluffPine Bluff, AR$17,029
Central Baptist CollegeConway, AR$19,680
Crowley's Ridge CollegeParagould, AR$16,440
University of the OzarksClarksville, AR$25,950
Philander Smith CollegeLittle Rock, AR$13,014
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 Williams Baptist University, 586 students (97%) 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 $17,375.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Williams Baptist is $16,295 for students living on-campus and $15,835 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 180 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 $16,082 and the average amount of student loans is $7,068.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$33,670
COA (off-campus)$33,210
Tuition & Fees$20,330
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$13,340
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$12,880
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$16,295
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$15,835
Average Financial Aid$17,375
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship58697%$17,375
Pell Grants25642%$5,209
Federal Student Loan28447%$8,105
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid18095%-
Grants or Scholarships18095%$16,082
Federal Grants8243%$4,725
Pell Grants8243%$4,725
Other Federal Grants0--
State/Local Grants9651%$1,469
Institutional Grants18095%$13,147
Student Loan Aid9449%$7,068
Federal Student Loans8746%$7,039
Other Student Loans74%$7,430

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Williams Baptist's acceptance rate is 64.10%. A total of 1,181 applicants applied to and 757 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 187 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 24.70%.
To apply to Williams Baptist, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants1,181428$753
Admitted757249$508
Enrolled18786$101
Acceptance Rate64.10%58.18%67.46%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)24.70%34.54%19.88%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programNeither Required Nor Recommended
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 Williams Baptist. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 973 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 22.
Its SAT score is lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total9738351,110
National Average1,168
Arkansas Average1,082
SAT EBRW495400590
SAT Math478435520
ACT Composite221924
National Average24
Arkansas Average21
ACT Math201723
ACT English221925

Student Population

Williams Baptist University has a total of 584 students including 562 undergraduate and 22 graduate students. By gender, there are 299 male students and 330 female students attending Williams Baptist. The school offers online degree programs and 25 students enrolled online exclusively (4.28% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total629 299330
Undergraduate604 290314
Graduate25 916

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address60 W Fulbright Avenue, Walnut Ridge, AR
Phone870-886-6741
WEBhttps://williamsbaptistuniversity.com/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered22 Programs
Online Program Offered1 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered1 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate59.31%
Yield25.53%
Student Population584
Graduation Rate44%
Transfer-out Rate31%
Retention Rate58%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate16 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties29 (Full-time), 24 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs105 (Full-time), 58 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$48,748
Average Staff Salary$37,039