Baylor University

Student Diversity, Freshman Retention Highlight Baylor's Fall Enrollment

Oct. 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.

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