Learning, Doing, Growing

Southwestern Adventist University believes in the development of the whole person: body, mind and spirit.

Opportunities Abound

We are more concerned with the quality of our many small programs than the development of bigger ones. As such, the educational focus is personal, and students have many opportunities to flourish.

An International Flavor

With students from more than two dozen countries, Southwestern offers the young person an opportunity to meet and interact while learning how the rest of the world lives.

Estimated Costs for 2015-2016

Undergraduate Tuition

1 - 11 credit hours: $804 per credit hour
12 - 17 credit hours: $9,648 per semester
18 + credit hours: $568 per credit hour

Graduate Tuition

$804 per credit hour

Distance Education Tuition

$643 per credit hour

All Charges must be covered at the time of registration. For further information please contact the Adult Degree Program Office.

Nursing Tuition Surcharge

A $150 tuition surcharge is assessed for each clinical nursing course.

Student Missionary Tuition

$300 per semester

Students who are spending one year of their education as a student missionary or task force worker will be enrolled in 12 credit hours each semester. By this the university recognizes the legitimate full-time educational value of this experience. Six of these credit hours will count as elective credit toward graduation, while six will be non-credit hours. There is a $150 application fee.

Audit Tuition

Tuition to audit a course is $50.00 per credit hour, unless it is part of the tuition package. The SA fee and technology fee will be waived, but course and lab fees that are part of an audited class are not waived for audit-only students. Audit-only students will not have access to university services.

Alternative Certification Program (Distance Learning)

$5,000 for the program (plus fees).  A student is charged on a per course basis each semester.

This program is a distance learning program designed for individuals who are in possession of an undergraduate degree in a field other than Education.  This program prepares individuals for State Certification in the State of Texas .

Clinical Laboratory Science

Check with the Clinical Laboratory Sciences advisor regarding the costs of tuition and fees at the affiliated institutions. 

Senior Citizen Tuition

$20 per credit hour

Senior citizens (65+) may take certain courses at a rate of $20 per credit hour.    This does not apply to Distance Learning, nursing classes or discounted programs.