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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:  15,616 (13,292 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
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 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty949229
Research and public service70
Total graduate assistants-906
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 year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$29,884$31,658$33,916$35,9726.1%
Books and supplies$1,398$1,390$1,364$1,3700.4%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,331$8,663$11,072$11,6064.8%
Off Campus
Room and board-$7,352$10,468$10,6321.6%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$43,495$45,011$51,214$53,8865.2%
Off Campus$31,282$44,612$51,632$53,9524.5%
Off Campus with Family$31,282$36,818$40,664$42,8105.3%
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  • The estimated price does not include room and board, books and supplies, &c. (where applicable) and is based on previous years' tuition and fees data. Tuition and fees may vary by program. Please contact this institution for detailed price information.
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition planX
  • Baylor University offers a Guaranteed Tuition Option as a budgeting tool for students. By selecting the Guaranteed Tuition Option, students are able to establish the same tuition rate for four years and eliminate uncertainty about future tuition increases, allowing students and parents to accurately prepare their educational budget.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
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 aid13,12896%————
Grant or scholarship aid3,07795%$53,516,320$17,392
Federal grants58818%$2,568,949$4,369
Pell grants58818%$2,398,598$4,079
Other federal grants1775%$170,351$962
State/local government grant or scholarships74523%$2,003,577$2,689
Institutional grants or scholarships3,05094%$48,943,794$16,047
Student loan aid1,59349%$20,037,804$12,579
Federal student loans1,55648%$9,226,611$5,930
Other student loans58818%$10,811,193$18,386
  • 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 aid111,77691%$200,664,447$17,040
Pell grants2,84222%$11,377,478$4,003
Federal student loans6,35049%$44,671,810$7,035
  • 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$26,870$27,993$33,720
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$20,227$21,370$26,425
$30,001 – $48,000$20,501$23,569$27,775
$48,001 – $75,000$24,246$25,550$30,643
$75,001 – $110,000$27,021$27,559$32,273
$110,001 and more$31,136$31,820$37,474
  • 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 2013
Total enrollment15,616
Undergraduate enrollment13,292
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment487
Graduate enrollment2,324
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: 74%
Out-of-state: 25%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
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: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants29,24913,04416,205
Percent admitted57%57%58%
Percent admitted who enrolled19%18%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 2013 (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 Reading550660
SAT Math570670
SAT Writing530640
ACT Composite2429
ACT English2430
ACT Math2428
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: 88%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
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, 86 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 75%
(*) 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 2005]
4-year: 52%
6-year: 72%
8-year: 73%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 57%
6-year: 75%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
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: 72%
Female: 77%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 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: 75%
Asian: 75%
Black or African American: 61%
Hispanic/Latino: 65%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 75%
White: 77%
Two or more races: 84%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 44%
Non-resident alien: 74%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
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.
Architecture and Related Services
Category total1---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization11--
Asian Studies/Civilization3---
Latin American Studies1---
Category total51--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General241124-
Biomedical Sciences, General-31-
Exercise Physiology11---
Category total335155-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General38116--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other9---
Business/Commerce, General39---
Business/Managerial Economics4212--
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies54---
Fashion Merchandising32---
Finance, General105---
Financial Planning and Services6---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General19---
International Business/Trade/Commerce0---
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management16---
Management Information Systems, General17---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General102---
Operations Management and Supervision0---
Real Estate11---
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General14---
Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations, Other18---
Category total632194--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia55---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric7518--
Category total19721--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science186--
Information Science/Studies-151-
Information Technology29---
Category total47211-
Biology Teacher Education3---
Curriculum and Instruction-170-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-51-
Elementary Education and Teaching58---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education13---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education2---
Health Occupations Teacher Education11---
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-14--
Mathematics Teacher Education7---
Music Teacher Education281--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching434--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education3---
Social Studies Teacher Education11---
Special Education and Teaching, General18---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other8---
Category total166711-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-0--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering264--
Engineering, General66--
Mechanical Engineering593--
Category total9113--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General31127-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing15---
Category total46127-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General6---
Human Development and Family Studies, General33---
Human Nutrition32---
Category total71---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General4---
French Language and Literature5---
German Language and Literature3---
Latin Language and Literature2---
Russian Language and Literature5---
Spanish Language and Literature85--
Category total375--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer10---
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General7435--
Environmental Health1---
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-18--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-54--
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other57---
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing-7--
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery--3-
Nursing Practice--2-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist--11-
Physical Therapy/Therapist--26-
Physician Assistant--12-
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies39---
Public Health Education and Promotion-14--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse155---
Category total33612854-
History, General364--
Category total364--
Legal Professions and Studies
Category total--179-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies6---
Category total6---
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General5---
Mathematics, General1313-
Statistics, General656-
Category total2469-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other31---
Museology/Museum Studies-10--
Nutrition Sciences-13--
Category total3123--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science531-
Environmental Studies160--
Category total2131-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General56---
Category total56---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other-29-
Religion/Religious Studies2334-
Category total41918-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General2256-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other1---
Geology/Earth Science, General1153-
Geophysics and Seismology1---
Physics, General526-
Category total411215-
Clinical Psychology-89-
Educational Psychology-48-
Psychology, General14861-
School Psychology---8
Category total14818188
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration22--
Social Work3868--
Category total4070--
Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs590--
Political Science and Government, General6043-
Category total16995-
Theology and Religious Vocations
Religious/Sacred Music24--
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other-145-
Category total2835-
Transportation and Materials Moving
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew5---
Category total5---
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4---
Directing and Theatrical Production-2--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General2---
Fashion/Apparel Design5---
Fine/Studio Arts, General33---
Interior Design15---
Keyboard Instruments-3--
Music History, Literature, and Theory10--
Music Pedagogy0---
Music Performance, General20---
Music Theory and Composition52--
Music, General9---
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology6---
Category total12523--
Grand total2,7097413188
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined91155
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
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations8109
Liquor law violations506283
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations555
Liquor law violations435271
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible002
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault310
Motor vehicle theft112
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible002
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
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 Year201120102009
Default rate4.8%6.5%6.9%
Number in default126171156
Number in repayment2,6152,5972,248
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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