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IPEDS ID: 223232
OPE ID: 00354500
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Baylor University
500 Speight Ave., Waco, Texas 76798
General information:  (254) 710-1011
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  16,263 (13,859 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  15 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty972246
Research and public service90
Total graduate assistants-937
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees$31,658$33,916$35,972$38,1206.0%
Books and supplies$1,390$1,364$1,370$1,250-8.8%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,663$11,072$11,606$10,708-7.7%
Off Campus
Room and board$7,352$10,468$10,632$10,7080.7%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$45,011$51,214$53,886$53,9600.1%
Off Campus$44,612$51,632$53,952$53,9600.0%
Off Campus with Family$36,818$40,664$42,810$42,520-0.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition planX
  • Baylor University's Guaranteed Tuition Option offers students the opportunity to lock in a four-year tuition rate instead of paying the regular tuition rate, which is subject to increase annually. Participation in the Guaranteed Tuition Option eliminates uncertainty about the cost of tuition, and it allows students and families to more accurately prepare their educational budgets.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid13,08297%————
Grant or scholarship aid3,03095%$57,319,556$18,917
Federal grants64020%$2,888,392$4,513
Pell grants64020%$2,745,392$4,290
Other federal grants1485%$143,000$966
State/local government grant or scholarships81025%$3,796,361$4,687
Institutional grants or scholarships3,00894%$50,634,803$16,833
Student loan aid1,53648%$18,052,136$11,753
Federal student loans1,49747%$8,736,165$5,836
Other student loans51416%$9,315,971$18,124
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid111,78489%$214,347,120$18,190
Pell grants2,83821%$11,514,967$4,057
Federal student loans6,00845%$41,803,199$6,958
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$27,993$33,720$34,900
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$21,370$26,425$26,449
$30,001 – $48,000$23,569$27,775$28,106
$48,001 – $75,000$25,550$30,643$30,446
$75,001 – $110,000$27,559$32,273$32,989
$110,001 and more$31,820$37,474$38,516
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment16,263
Undergraduate enrollment13,859
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment454
Graduate enrollment2,404
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 98%
Part-time: 2%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 6%
Black or African American: 7%
Hispanic/Latino: 14%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 64%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 98%
25 and over: 2%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 70%
Out-of-state: 28%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 84%
Part-time: 16%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: -1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 99%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants33,89815,10318,795
Percent admitted55%54%57%
Percent admitted who enrolled19%19%20%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading560660
SAT Math570670
SAT Writing530640
ACT Composite2430
ACT English2431
ACT Math2429
ACT Writing78
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 89%
Part-time students: 100%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 88 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 72%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 56%
6-year: 75%
8-year: 75%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 55%
6-year: 72%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 70%
Female: 74%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 32%
Asian: 72%
Black or African American: 64%
Hispanic/Latino: 63%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 75%
White: 75%
Two or more races: 78%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 27%
Non-resident alien: 68%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization02--
Asian Studies/Civilization1---
Latin American Studies0---
Category total12--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General23574-
Biomedical Sciences, General-24-
Exercise Physiology18---
Category total35598-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General40118d--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other5---
Business/Commerce, General56---
Business/Managerial Economics368--
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies46---
Fashion Merchandising17---
Finance, General92---
Financial Planning and Services5---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General20---
International Business/Trade/Commerce1---
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management8---
Management Information Systems, General55---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General125---
Operations Management and Supervision0---
Real Estate10---
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General15---
Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations, Other18---
Category total691199d--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia77---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric857--
Category total25514--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science218--
Information Science/Studies-120-
Information Technology13---
Category total34200-
Business Teacher Education2---
Curriculum and Instruction-159-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-4--
Elementary Education and Teaching55---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education12---
Health Occupations Teacher Education6---
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-15--
Mathematics Teacher Education10---
Music Teacher Education363--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching539--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education1---
Social Studies Teacher Education8---
Special Education and Teaching, General5---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other9---
Category total149769-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-1--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering3871-
Engineering, General43--
Mechanical Engineering712--
Category total113131-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General30311-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing16---
Category total46311-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General9---
Human Development and Family Studies, General31---
Human Nutrition194--
Category total594--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Arabic Language and Literature0---
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General2---
French Language and Literature5---
German Language and Literature3---
Latin Language and Literature0---
Russian Language and Literature0---
Spanish Language and Literature94--
Category total274--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer6---
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General7629--
Environmental Health6---
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-16--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-46--
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other80---
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing-1--
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery--9-
Nursing Administration-0d--
Nursing Practice--0-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist--9-
Physical Therapy/Therapist--28-
Physician Assistant--10-
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies42---
Public Health Education and Promotion-5--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse188---
Category total39897d56-
History, General379--
Category total379--
Legal Professions and Studies
Category total--135-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies5---
Category total5---
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General5---
Mathematics, General616-
Statistics, General405-
Category total15111-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other36---
Museology/Museum Studies-11--
Nutrition Sciences-13--
Category total3624--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science1210-
Environmental Studies141--
Category total2620-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General53-1-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science--2-
Category total53-3-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other--3-
Religion/Religious Studies2817-
Category total45414-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General1874-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other0---
Geology/Earth Science, General785-
Geophysics and Seismology0---
Physics, General203-
Category total271512-
Clinical Psychology-74-
Educational Psychology-42-
Psychology, General13515-
School Psychology---5
Category total13512115
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration12--
Social Work38510d-
Category total39530d-
Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs510--
Political Science and Government, General6934-
Category total17168-
Theology and Religious Vocations
Religious/Sacred Music52--
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other-25-
Category total5615-
Transportation and Materials Moving
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew9---
Category total9---
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4---
Directing and Theatrical Production-1--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General2---
Fashion/Apparel Design9---
Fine/Studio Arts, General35---
Interior Design9---
Keyboard Instruments-2--
Music History, Literature, and Theory00--
Music Pedagogy0---
Music Performance, General29---
Music Theory and Composition30--
Music, General2---
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology4---
Category total11724--
Grand total2,8486522845
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
  • The mission of VETS (Veteran Educational and Transition Services) is to promote the academic success of student veterans at Baylor. Through VETS, we offer a credit bearing transition course for all entering student veterans.
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 318
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 46
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $25,165
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $13,387
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined83176
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1914 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics3/1/1984 -  Accredited
American Academy for Liberal Education
Liberal Education (LBRL) - Institutions of higher education and programs within institutions of higher education that offer liberal arts degree(s) at the baccalaureate level of documented equivalency11/9/1997 - 11/1/2007Resigned
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1931 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist(!)7/1/1949 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs4/26/1976 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs6/1/1990 -  Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration(!)9/21/2009 -  Accredited
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology1/1/2002 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels3/3/2000 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health(!)9/19/2013 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1930 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1997 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools9/1/1981 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations10911
Liquor law violations628369
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations559
Liquor law violations527154
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible026
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault101
Motor vehicle theft123
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible025
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault001
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate3.9%4.8%6.5%
Number in default106126171
Number in repayment2,6602,6152,597
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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