Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary
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Founded in 1955, Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary is in a town that is between 10 and 35 miles from an urban area. It is in the Jacksonville TX area.
Address
1530 E Pine St
Jacksonville, TX 75766
www.bmats.edu
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Programs offered by this school
Size corresponds to the number of graduates and color indicates field of study
Specialized Study in Theology and Religious V...
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Programs
This chart shows the number of graduates at all levels in the years shown for each discipline group. Look for a school with steady enrollment and focus in the areas that interest you most.
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Specialized Study in Theology and Religious Vocations
Award Levels
Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Quick Facts
undergraduate student housing
There is campus housing available for undergraduates. About 29% of undergraduates live on campus.
Denomination
Baptist
Student Focus
Single-sex: men
Institutional Control
Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary is a private not-for-profit organization.
Undergraduate Students
Full-time first-time students
Full-time transfer students
Part-time first-time students
Part-time transfer students
Accreditation
best
Accreditation provides important oversight over a school's instructional practices and institutional stability.
Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary holds an accreditation from one of the seven regional accreditors, which should ensure that credits earned transfer easily.
Accreditation History
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (Accredited January 1, 2006 - present)
  • The next accreditation review was scheduled for December 31, 2020.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (Accredited January 1, 1986 - present)
  • The accreditation was recently renewed on December 3, 2017.
  • The next accreditation review is scheduled for December 14, 2022.
Student Attention
Context: Freshman satisfaction
Do most freshman choose to return for a sophomore year?
Context: Students per full-time instructor
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs.
Context: Instructional expenditures per student
Although spending is not a guarantee of a good classroom experience, high spending can hint at a priority placed on quality in the classroom.
Students on campus
undergraduate Study Types
About 20% of undergraduate students are full-time. About 55% of undergraduate students take all of their courses via distance education, while another 23% take some courses online.
UG Full-time
20%
UG Online classes
78%
Context: Student body size
Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary has 190 students.
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Graduation Rate
Approximately 20% of undergraduate students are full-time and about 6% of students are full-time first-time college students. In the last reporting year, 25% of students, inclusive of part-time and transfer students, received a degree within 8 years.
25%
Time to complete
4 years
6 years
8 years
Context: Graduation rate
These numbers reflect eight-year graduation rates for all degrees at the colleges and universities in your chosen context group. This reporting is for undergraduate students inclusive of transfer students and full/part-time students.
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undergraduate student race/origin
Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary reports that 18% of undergraduate students are minority, which is near the middle of the context schools. Similarly, this school's 5% of international students is near the middle proportion of international students within the context schools.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Hispanic
Not Reported
International
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undergraduate student gender
Is the gender balance of Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary undergraduate students important to you? You can see the breakdown in this donut chart. For many context groups, the balance is not 50-50, so be sure to check out the context chart below.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage of women
Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary is a single-sex institution.
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Opportunities and Services
Does Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary offer good activities, services, and academic options for you? Here's what we found!
Undergraduate services offered

Personal/psychological counseling

Academic/career counseling services

Employment services for current students

Placement services for program completers

Special academic opportunities

Distance learning

Formal adult program

Graduate courses available to undergraduates

Independent study courses

Internships

Part-time degree programs

Summer session

Undergraduate Student Satisfaction and Success
Student Satisfaction
Context: Percentage of students who return after their freshman year

If students come back for a second year, that suggests they are satisfied and able to succeed. The schools with satisfied freshmen should score above that dark gray 50% mark.

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Context: Percentage of students transferring out

How many people transfer out of Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary within 8 years of entering? If you're considering a school with lots of transfers, be sure to find out why it was a bad fit for so many other students!

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Are students graduating on time?
Choose a way to look at graduation rates
Rates with need context
Trends in rates
Context: the impact of wealth and transfer status on degree completion

We took a close look lagging success for students with financial need in a case study. Here's a chance to compare schools based on student successes with a better appreciation of how circumstances may impact success. One word of caution: the statistics for some categories may consist of only a handful of students -- see the details by hovering or long-pressing on the bars.

Full-time first-time students
Full-time transfer students
Part-time first-time students
Part-time transfer students
Choose a student group
Full-time first-time students
Full-time transfer students
Part-time first-time students
Part-time transfer students
Percentage with Pell Grants
100%
Full-time first-time students who received a bachelor's degree within 4 years after enrolling
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Full-time first-time students who received a bachelor's degree within 6 years after enrolling
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Full-time first-time students who received a bachelor's degree within 8 years after enrolling
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Do alumni earn enough to repay college loans?

Even if you don't need financial aid, the ability of past students to successfully repay loans speaks to the value of the education received.

Context and trends: are the loan default rates as small as possible?

The default rate is the percentage of students who are already delinquent on their loans within three years of leaving the school. If a school has a high default rate, that sends an alarm out that the students' educations are not sufficient to earn enough to repay those loans. Keep in mind that a low default rate may be more important than loan amounts in predicting your future success.

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Chart explanation
Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary
On the blue curve, we see the percentage of alumni from Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary who have defaulted on their federal school loans within 3 years ending on the date shown.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the 3-year loan default rate for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Classroom Quality
Student attention at Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary

Schools are required to report the ratio of students per instructor, but look for a small number of students for every full-time instructor as your best indicator of personal attention and a modern well-integrated curriculum.

Context: Number of students per instructor
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Full-time and long-term instructors at Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs. Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary has 50% full-time instructors, and this is near the middle of the context schools' percentages of full-time instructors. Faculty with multi-year contracts provide additional stability and commitment to the school and its students. Within the full-time instructors at Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary, none have multi-year employment contracts. Of the context schools, 69% have instructors with multi-year contracts.
Full-time instructors
50%
Long-term instructors
0%
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Student Body
Which students comprise the campus?

Who might be attending school with you? We'll look at what degrees most students have received, whether they are on campus or online, a little about their path, and the overall student body size. Our aim is to give some idea of what the campus culture might be.

See what degrees have been awarded

This donut chart shows you what degrees were awarded by Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary last year, and gives you a good idea of this school's focus. Make sure this school's focus matches your goals.

Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
What percentage of undergraduate students are online and not on campus?

There are performance problems with many online-focused schools -- you can read about this in an Ididio case study, but you may want some online options to give you greater flexibility.

Fall undergraduate enrollment
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No online courses
Some courses online
All courses online
Where are the other undergraduate students in their studies?

You will be most happy at a school with a large number of students who are like you, whether that's someone who enters right out of high school, or someone who is transferring, or someone who isn't ready to work towards a degree.

Degree-seeking: first-time
Degree-seeking: continuing
Degree-seeking: transfer-in
Non-degree-seeking
Student body size

Another breakdown that can help is a view of the student body size. Here we show undergraduate and graduate student counts, including part-time versus full-time students. If the proportion of students that best describes you is relatively small, then is it possible that another school might be better-prepared to meet your needs?

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Freshman residences

A high proportion of international and out-of-state students speaks to reputation and offers an opportunity for diverse interactions in and out of class.

Freshman residence
In-state
Out-of-state
International
Not Reported
Choose how to look at freshman residence
Residence in context
Residence over time
Freshman residences in context
How does the geographic diversity at Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary compare to the context group?
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Undergraduate student race/origin

The NPR article A Campus More Colorful Than Reality: Beware That College Brochure emphasizes the importance of judging a school's diversity based on solid data as promotional materials are eager to suggest a multicultural student body.

Student race is only categorized for non-international students, and international students are listed separately.

Race/Origin
White
Black
Hispanic
Not Reported
International
Choose a second viewpoint for student race and origin
Race/Origin in context
Race/origin over time
Context: Undergraduate student race/origin
Here we offer some context as we compare diversity at Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary with that of the current context group.
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Undergraduate student age distribution

The age distribution at a school can tell you a lot about its mission. If you're looking for a traditional undergraduate experience, you may prefer to see students who are mostly younger than 25 (lighter shades), but if you want support as a returning student, a large number of students 25 and older (darker shades) may better suit your needs.

Age range
22-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-49
50-64
65 and over
Unknown
Choose another way to view age at Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary
Age in context
Age over time
Context: Undergraduate age distribution
Seeing the age distribution in context lets us evaluate the undergraduate focus at Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary compared to the undergraduate focus for the context schools.
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Undergraduate student gender distribution
The donut shows the gender breakdown for undergraduate students at Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary.
Why are genders so rarely 50-50?

There are multiple outside factors that can affect the gender balance of students recruited by schools. As an example, within less-affluent families higher education is more frequently attained by women than by men, a phenomenon explored in the Atlantic. Therefore, schools serving lower-income populations may be more likely to see a gender imbalance. On the other hand, some colleges may offer predominantly degrees that are stereotypically associated with a single gender, affecting the ratio of men to women accordingly.

Gender
Men
Women
Choose how to look at gender
Gender in context
Gender over time
Context: Gender Balance
It is very difficult for many types of schools to achieve a gender balance, and this context is valuable in evaluating the balance at Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary.
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Programs Offered
Specialized Study in Theology and Religious Vocations
An instructional program in theological studies and religious vocations not specifically listed by the US Department of Education

Note: The name and definition of this program are based on Department of Education CIP code descriptions, which ensures uniform reporting across schools in the US. Please check this school's website for detailed program information and their specific course descriptions.

Choose how to look at program completions
By Level
By Race/Origin
By Gender
Completions in Specialized Study in Theology and Religious Vocations by award level
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Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Associate's Degree
Admissions
Admissions Overview

Here are some important dates and little tidbits. Please double-check this information on the Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary's webpage for the most up-to-date and accurate answers! We update this information with each school's annual reporting, but information can change unexpectedly. Select any item to view the details.

Admissions Criteria & Qualifications
Admissions Criteria & Qualifications
Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary lists the following admissions priorities and requirements:
Very Important: recommendation(s) and character/personal qualities
Important: religious affiliation/commitment, interview, academic GPA, application essay, and level of applicant''s interest
Considered: geographical residence
Not Considered: alumni/ae relation, standardized test scores, talent/ability, state residency, volunteer work, rigor of secondary school record, class rank, racial/ethnic status, first generation, extracurricular activities, and work experience
A high school diploma or GED is required.
Application Fee & Common App
Application Fee & Common App
Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary has an undergraduate application fee of $35. We did not find Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary on the Common Application site. Keep in mind that it never hurts to inquire with an Admissions office to see whether they might be willing to waive your application fee.
Freshman application dates
Freshman application dates
The application deadline for fall admission to Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary is July 25. This school notifies applicants of acceptance as they process applications.
Transfer application information
Transfer application information
The application deadline for fall transfer admission is August 1. Transfer students can begin studies in fall, winter, spring or summer.
Credits accepted from new students
Credits accepted from new students
Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary accepts the following credits:
  • Transfer credits from accredited institutions
  • CLEP subject for transfers
Applicant accepance and subsequent enrollment

Acceptance is a two-way street, because while you may be concerned about whether or not your favorite school will accept you, the colleges and universities are equally worried about whether you will attend if accepted.

Percentage of applicants who are accepted
A low percentage here can indicate that a school is highly selective. We think this is one of the least important numbers for you to consider.
Selectivity can be misleading

You may have heard that a high rejection rate is an indicator of a good school. However, this number can be gamed, and some schools started gaming the system to perform better in college ratings books and sites. Ididio believes a combination of good outcomes (e.g. successful graduation rates and loan repayments) along with indicators of a well-prepared student body (e.g. test scores and high school records) are the best indicators of a good academic experience for those who attend. Our advice is that you don't pay too much attention to this number as you decide whether you might be admitted.

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Percentage of accepted students who choose to attend

This is called the yield, and it suggests whether this was a first-choice school or a back-up school for most applicants. Even the most prestigious Ivy League schools lose about a third of their accepted students come enrollment time.

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Costs and Financial Aid
Historic Annual Costs

See how this school's published costs have changed over the year, and how their cost trends compare with other private schools.

Published costs may have little to do with what you actually pay

It's important to remember that a school's published costs may not be indicative of what it will actually cost to attend. Time magazine wrote about this in their article Yes, you can get a college to cut its tuition price. Nonetheless, this inflation-adjusted look at the historic annual costs for tuition, fees, books, and supplies can give you an idea of the costs you might expect in the coming years. Comparing the total costs inclusive of room and board (if applicable) with the annual net price estimates in the previous tab will help you determine the financial aid package to expect.

Private and public universities' charges are difficult to compare due to the in-state and out-of-state price differences of public universities, and therefore we only compare Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary to other private schools within your chosen context group.

Include room and board
Undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and supplies over time
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Chart explanation
Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary
On the blue curve, we see how the published annual cost to attend Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary has changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the annual cost for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Current published costs

Here's a quick summary of costs to attend Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary. You will find the most up-to-date information at their website for admissions.

Undergraduate costs
Charge
Annual fees
Annual tuition
Estimated books and supplies
Miscellaneous (living off campus)
Miscellaneous (living on campus)
Miscellaneous (living with family)
Off-campus room and board
On-campus room and board
Per-credit charges
Cost
$300
$6,600
$900
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$2,000
$1,300
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Financial aid overview

Understanding the rules and process that determine who gets financial aid can be intimidating. Here are some quick links to help:

  • Visit Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary's Net Price Calculator for the most accurate estimate of your anticipated costs. Every school publishes a Net Price Calculator that does its best to give you a fair estimate of what you might expect to pay. Many calculators consider your high school record as part of the calculation. This will be far more accurate than any of the averages or published tuition values that you see here.

  • FederalStudentAid, a government site that will walk you through the federal financial aid process. There are a number of kinds of student loans and other aid, and this site can walk you through all of the choices you will need to make.

The Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary deadline for priority financial aid consideration is July 1. Applicants are notified of results on a rolling basis beginning August 15.

Required Forms

FAFSA

Institution's financial aid form

Loan Programs

Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford

Need-based Scholarships Available

Federal Pell Grants

Private scholarships/grants

International Students
Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary provides need-based aid to international students.
Student Financial Need

How likely are you to get a scholarship if you attend Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary? In this section, we'll give you a little information about the likelihood and amounts that students with or without need are likely to receive. You can see this data for the full-time degree-seeking undergraduate student population as a whole or for full-time freshmen only.

Choose a student group
Full-time undergraduates
Full-time freshmen
Context: Need met for full-time undergraduates

Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary uses federal and institutional methodology to determine if a student needs aid. According to their benchmark, they believe that 90% of full-time degree-seeking undergraduate need has been met. In general, the funds that close the gap between the cost of attendance (COA) and the expected family contribution (EFC) may include some kinds of student loans. There are schools, however, which meet 100% of need without the requirement of students loans. Be sure to check out the financial aid website to explore what promises Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary makes.

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Overview of student need and resources used (Full-time degree-seeking undergraduate students)
The average annual financial aid package received by full-time degree-seeking undergraduates who were identified to have need totals $4,900, of which on average $4,200 is in the form of loans.
Student financial need
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Financial Aid Spending
The financial aid spending reported here reflects monies from all sources that are spent towards the cost to attend Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary. These funds include loan amounts that should ultimately be repaid by the students.
Comparison: Spending on need versus students with need
Here's all money spent on financial aid, divided between money towards students with (blue) and without (green) need, versus the proportion of students with and without need. Is aid going at least proportionally to the students who most need it?
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Need-based aid totals

How are financial aid dollars distributed? Grants and scholarships are shown in violet, while self-help is shown in brown. While self-help includes work-study programs, for most schools the self-help will reflect primarily student loan amounts. Any tuition waivers or athletic scholarships are shown in pink.

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State Grants
Federal Grants
Campus overview
Student housing at Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary

Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary has 29% of undergraduate students living on campus. Undergraduates, including freshmen, are allowed to bring cars to campus.

We are able to share a few of the choices you can make when choosing dorm space, and you'll definitely want to learn more about the school's spaces from their web site.

Living on campus
29%
Special types of housing available
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
School finances
Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary: What its budget can tell you about classroom quality

Where a school spends and collects its money can suggest a lot about the educational experience it offers. The tabs below offer a look at spending that is important for the quality of your experience if you attend.

Choose Classroom aspect
Instructional spending
Student services spending
Context and trends: Instructional expenditures per student

Instructional expenses are primarily the salary and benefits paid to the heart of a school: its full-time instructors. High expenditures in this area suggest care in hiring enough highly qualified full-time faculty to provide personal attention and up-to-date subject-area excellence.

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Chart explanation
Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary
On the blue curve, we see how the instructional expenses per student at Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary have changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the instructional expenses per student for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
All values have been adjusted for inflation. Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Does Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary have stable finances?
You want to attend schools that can meet their annual expenses, and have other indicators of strong financial health.
Should this school's stability matter to you?

You can find a myriad of articles about the enrollment crises expected across US colleges and universities due to fewer births during the 2008 recession and other demographic shifts. The end result to you is that you need to protect your college investment by researching the financial stability of schools that you are considering. Many of our metrics are based on the excellent advice of Forbes' Financial Health Grades.

Ididio does not want to see you stuck with debt and no degree.

Choose budget aspect
Core operating margin
Net assets per student
Tuition dependence
Interest obligations
Government appropriations
Context and trends: Core operating margin

The core operating margin is the percentage by which core revenues exceed (or, when negative, fall short of) core expenses, so higher is better here. This margin excludes finances for non-academic expenses such as housing, hospitals, or other independent operations. For schools with large endowments, this measure can be volitile from year-to-year without indicating concern because investment losses and gains are driving this figure, but if an institution's margin is trending downwards or consistently negative, you should be concerned.

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Chart explanation
Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary
On the blue curve, we see how the core operating margin at Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary have changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the core operating margin for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
All values have been adjusted for inflation. Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Does incoming revenue consistently cover expenses?

Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary is a private not-for-profit school. Along with publicly-controlled schools, not-for-profit schools do not have the goal of annual profit, but they do want to have healthy finances with adequate revenue to meet all expenses. On the other hand, private for-profit schools have creating a profit for shareholders as an annual goal.

Total revenue and expenses by category

We divided revenue and expenses for Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary into categories to give some insight to what may have influenced peaks and ditches in the chart above. The purple shades correspond most directly to student education. The blue shades, auxiliary expenses and revenue, are often related to room and board. We show investment gains and losses in apricot.

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Investment gains
Auxiliary revenue
Tuition and fees revenue
Government appropriations etc.
Private and capital gifts
Educational sales revenue
Other revenue
Investment losses
Auxilliary expenses
Instructional expenses
Student services expenses
Academic support expenses
Institutional support expenses
Public service expenses
Other expenses
The power of a large endowment

Related to the previous question of whether the annual revenue stream is stable is the question, "How deep are this school's pockets?" For many schools, a major source of annual income is investment growth. Schools with large endowments have a built-in revenue stream, although you'll see in the accompanying graphs that this revenue stream is highly dependent on the nation's economy. You can choose how to examine the depth of Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary's resources by selecting from the buttons below.

Choose which aspect of the school assets to view
Net Assets
Total Endowment
Endowment Growth Rate
Net Assets Per Student

Here we examine assets at Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary in context, and it seems most fair to adjust for the size of the institution. We examine the assets per full-time-equivalent student so that we level the playing field for size.

There's a catch to these assets, though. Many gifts to a school's endowment have strings attached; the money is restricted to a specific purpose. Assets shown in green below are unrestricted, and are very important to a school's ability to meet its financial obligations. Some assets are the land and buildings that a school must have in order to function, and these may appear as green (unrestricted assets) but are nonetheless less helpful in meeting annual financial commitments. This look at assets is only a piece of the puzzle as we decide if a school is stable.

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Context: 2018 net assets per student
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Academic research
The library is the backbone of academic learning and research
Why is the amount of library resources important?

A rigorous academic program requires that students and faculty alike are engaging in independent research, and that activity requires strong library support. You can get some useful information here:

  • How strong and how balanced between traditional physical books and easily-accessed (but expensive) electronic journals and other resources is this library?
  • How much is this library borrowing from other libraries? The number of interlibrary loans received can indicate the school's commitment to getting the resources on-campus researchers need, and also of the research activity on campus.
  • How big a resource is this library to other libraries? A large number of outgoing interlibrary loans speaks highly of the value of its content.

The presence of a library in and of itself is a good thing. Increasingly, libraries are comfortable and inviting spaces for individual and group study sessions. Librarians can be incredibly friendly guides in your quest to find materials that aid your learning.

Comparison of library resources per student
How do the per-student library resources at Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary compare to other schools?
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Comparison of library loans per student
A small library could make up for a small collection by allowing a large number of interlibrary loans to be received. An excellent library can show its strength by its number of loans given.
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Research funding: the best indicator of post-baccalaureate academic rigor

Any school that reports at least $150,000 in research and development expenditures in a given year should have submitted out the Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) survey to the National Science Foundation (NSF). We did not find HERD data for Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary, so there would at most modest graduate-level academic scholarship campus-wide.