Welcome to Institutional Research and Testing

Welcome to the website of the Office of Institutional Research and Testing at Baylor University. Here you can find information about Institutional Research, Testing, Course Evaluations, and Survey Proposals at Baylor University.

The primary mission of the Office of Institutional Research is to conduct research in order to provide information which supports institutional planning, policy formulation, decision making, and external reporting. Our office also administers the faculty evaluations for Baylor University. We also offer various tests to enable students and members of the Waco community to achieve academic and professional goals through various testing programs.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


Fall 2014 Facts

  • 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.