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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:  16,787 (14,189 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  15 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Higher 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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty1,007271
Research and public service110
Total graduate assistants-1,033
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 year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees$33,916$35,972$38,120$40,1985.5%
Books and supplies$1,364$1,370$1,250$1,2762.1%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,072$11,606$10,708$11,3606.1%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,468$10,632$10,708$11,1404.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$51,214$53,886$53,960$56,7965.3%
Off Campus$51,632$53,952$53,960$56,5764.8%
Off Campus with Family$40,664$42,810$42,520$44,6905.1%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
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 undergrad students the opportunity to lock in a four-year tuition rate at a material discount over four years compared to regular tuition rate which is subject to increase annually.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
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 aid13,53398%————
Grant or scholarship aid3,49096%$67,978,095$19,478
Federal grants72320%$3,282,626$4,540
Pell grants72320%$3,104,604$4,294
Other federal grants1815%$178,022$984
State/local government grant or scholarships89725%$3,291,235$3,669
Institutional grants or scholarships3,46896%$61,404,234$17,706
Student loan aid1,95554%$23,314,893$11,926
Federal student loans1,91153%$10,994,642$5,753
Other student loans65918%$12,320,251$18,695
  • 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 aid112,47490%$236,426,635$18,954
Pell grants2,74820%$11,629,693$4,232
Federal student loans6,59948%$45,245,594$6,856
  • 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$33,720$34,900$34,413
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$26,425$26,449$28,128
$30,001 – $48,000$27,775$28,106$27,851
$48,001 – $75,000$30,643$30,446$30,065
$75,001 – $110,000$32,273$32,989$32,247
$110,001 and more$37,474$38,516$37,236
  • 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 2015
Total enrollment16,787
Undergraduate enrollment14,189
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment433
Graduate enrollment2,598
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%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
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: 6%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 94%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
Number of applicants32,13614,57117,565
Percent admitted44%40%47%
Percent admitted who enrolled24%25%24%
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 2015 (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 Reading560650
SAT Math580670
SAT Writing530640
ACT Composite2530
ACT English2532
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: 33%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
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 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 70%
(*) 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 2007]
4-year: 57%
6-year: 75%
8-year: 76%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 54%
6-year: 70%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
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: 67%
Female: 73%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 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: 64%
Asian: 66%
Black or African American: 60%
Hispanic/Latino: 61%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 75%
Two or more races: 65%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 75%
Non-resident alien: 58%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
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.
Architecture and Related Services
Category total1---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization02--
Asian Studies/Civilization2---
Latin American Studies0---
Category total22--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General23537-
Biomedical Sciences, General-05-
Category total338312-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General68101d--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other14---
Business/Commerce, General64---
Business/Managerial Economics357--
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies51---
Fashion Merchandising27---
Finance, General99---
Financial Planning and Services1---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General26---
International Business/Trade/Commerce1---
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management16---
Management Information Systems, General70---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General103---
Real Estate4---
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General22---
Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations, Other24---
Category total758173d--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia61---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric707--
Category total2269--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science266--
Information Science/Studies-131-
Information Technology14---
Category total40191-
Business Teacher Education3---
Curriculum and Instruction-154-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-7--
Elementary Education and Teaching54---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education11---
Health Occupations Teacher Education11---
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-11--
Mathematics Teacher Education11---
Music Teacher Education293--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching035--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education0---
Social Studies Teacher Education4---
Special Education and Teaching, General6---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other9---
Category total138714-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-0--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering3311-
Engineering, General101--
Mechanical Engineering676--
Category total11081-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General3232-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing12---
Category total4432-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General2---
Human Development and Family Studies, General23---
Human Nutrition243--
Category total493--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature1---
Arabic Language and Literature1---
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General3---
French Language and Literature3---
German Language and Literature0---
Latin Language and Literature0---
Russian Language and Literature3---
Spanish Language and Literature112--
Category total262--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer10---
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist3---
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General9635--
Environmental Health3---
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-14--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-53--
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other90---
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing-5--
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery--5-
Nursing Administration-0--
Nursing Practice--0-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist--0-
Physical Therapy/Therapist--27-
Physician Assistant--17-
Pre-Dentistry Studies1---
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies44---
Public Health Education and Promotion-11--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse191---
Category total43811849-
History, General483--
Category total483--
Legal Professions and Studies
Category total--116-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies3---
Category total3---
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General9---
Mathematics, General1824-
Statistics, General124-
Category total2848-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other50---
Museology/Museum Studies-9--
Nutrition Sciences-11--
Category total5020--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science824-
Environmental Studies161--
Category total2434-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General49---
Kinesiology and Exercise Science15-1-
Category total64-1-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other-12-
Religion/Religious Studies33013-
Category total46119-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General2093-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other0---
Geology/Earth Science, General1941-
Geophysics and Seismology3---
Physics, General543-
Category total50177-
Clinical Psychology-68-
Educational Psychology-73-
Psychology, General13222-
School Psychology---7
Category total13215137
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration04--
Social Work35690-
Category total35730-
Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs441--
Political Science and Government, General7712-
Category total17287-
Theology and Religious Vocations
Religious/Sacred Music43--
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other-57-
Category total4767-
Transportation and Materials Moving
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew6---
Category total6---
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation6---
Directing and Theatrical Production-1--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General21--
Fashion/Apparel Design6---
Fine/Studio Arts, General29---
Interior Design8---
Keyboard Instruments-4--
Music History, Literature, and Theory01--
Music Pedagogy0---
Music Performance, General1312--
Music Theory and Composition42--
Music, General4---
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology3---
Category total9922--
Grand total2,9316532517
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
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 342
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 40
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: $25,675
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $14,324
Full-time students: 84%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined94141
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 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 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 (PHPB) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level programs offered outside a school of public health9/21/2013 -  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
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2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations91111
Liquor law violations836974
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations595
Liquor law violations715464
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible26
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault010
Motor vehicle theft231
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible25
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault010
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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 Year201320122011
Default rate4.1%3.9%4.8%
Number in default115106126
Number in repayment2,7942,6602,615
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)