Student Diversity, Freshman Retention Highlight Baylor's Fall EnrollmentOct. 7, 2013
Baylor University has enrolled the most diverse student body in the University's 168-year history and set another overall enrollment record, according to official 12th-day enrollment statistics compiled by the Office of Institutional Research and Testing. The fall enrollment report also shows fall-to-fall retention for last year's class of Baylor freshmen at its highest point ever.
The official numbers for Baylor's 2013 fall overall enrollment:
Record total of 15,616 students, surpassing last year's enrollment record of 15,364 students
Record undergraduate enrollment of 13,292 students, up from 12,918 in 2012
Record diversity among the Baylor student body, with overall minority
enrollment at 33.9 percent in 2013, up from 33.4 percent in 2012
Graduate enrollment of 2,324 students in the Graduate School and professional programs, including Baylor Law School, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor School of Social Work and in Baylor/U.S. Army affiliated degree programs
A class of 3,190 high-achieving freshmen enrolled at Baylor this fall. Among the highlights:
The entering class averaged 1228 on the SAT and 26.8 on the ACT.
Diversity among first-year students remains strong with minority enrollment among Baylor's freshman class at 34.3 percent, up from 34 percent in fall 2012 and 32.5 percent in 2011.
Out-of-state freshman enrollment increased from 26 percent in 2012 to 29.3 percent in fall 2013.
Baylor increased its enrollment among male freshman students, up to 42 percent in 2013 from 38.8 percent in fall 2012.