Fall 2014 Profiles
The mission of Baylor University is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.
Baylor enrollment includes students from 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 86 foreign countries.
The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. The average undergraduate class size is 27.
Baylor's curriculum includes 141 baccalaureate programs, 75 master's programs, 37 doctoral programs, and the Education Specialist program.
Library holdings include approximately 2.6 million bound volumes as well as numerous microforms, audiovisual, and electronic resources.
As of May 31, 2014, the University endowment market value was approximately $1.2 billion.
Approximately 90% of Baylor undergraduate students receive student financial assistance.
Baylor is one of the select 10% of U.S. colleges and universities with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter.
86% of entering freshmen return to Baylor for their second year.
Recent studies indicate that approximately 56% of entering freshmen graduate from Baylor within four years, 71% graduate within five years and 73% graduate within six years.
Baylor ranks in the top 8% of colleges and universities participating in the National Merit Scholarship program.
Chartered by the Republic of Texas in 1845, Baylor is the oldest university in Texas. The approximately 1,000-acre main campus adjoins the Brazos River near downtown Waco, a Central Texas area of approximately 200,000 people.
Source: Fall 2014 Facts