Southwestern Adventist University

100 W Hillcrest St, Keene, TX 76059
Tel: (817)202-6794
Private, non-profit | 800 students
Southwestern Adventist University offers quality higher education in a Christ-centered environment. The small familial feel of the campus allows for students to be able to interact more with each other and the staff/faculty. Leadership and involvement opportunities exist all over the campus in many departments. It is a great place to grow spiritually, academically, socially, and physically for everyone.

School Overview:

Southwestern Adventist University
CountyJohnson County, TX
Title IV EligibleYes
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level4 or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
54 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment800 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
677 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
110 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
677 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
9 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted54%64%

School Notes:

  • Southwestern Adventist University was founded in 1893 as Keene Industrial Academy. Junior college level work was first offered in 1916 and the name was changed to Southwestern Junior College. In anticipation of offering baccalaureate work, the name was changed to Southwestern Union College in 1963. The first bachelor level classes were offered in 1967. In 1977, the college was renamed Southwestern Adventist College, reflecting its denominational affiliation. Graduate level work was begun in 1987; nine years later the institution changed its name to Southwestern Adventist University. The University has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1958; first as a Level I institution (associate degrees), then in 1970 as a Level II (baccalaureate degrees), and since 1989 as a Level III institution (graduate degrees).
  • We focus on the academic development of our students. But we also offer you a deeply spiritual, socially diverse and physically active education. The goal of SWAU is to graduate people who are knowledgeable and wise. Our general education curriculum provides this balanced education, combining classes in English, religion, science, mathematics, computer science, physical education, the social sciences and foreign language.
  • At SWAU you will have the chance to explore, dream, pray, become more tolerant, and serve. You will meet people from almost every state in the nation and dozens of countries around the world. And you will begin the journey of becoming the human God created you to be.
  • Southwestern Adventist University does not discriminate on the basis of gender, religion, disability, race or ethnic origin. The University President is responsible for compliance. The University believes in the interpretation and implementations of all government laws and regulations are subject to constitutional guarantees against unreasonable entanglement with or infringement on the religious teachings and practices of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
  • Southwestern is located in the small, rural town of Keene, Texas.
  • Southwestern Adventist University is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone number is 404-679-4501) to award: Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's degrees.
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