Baylor Achieves Record Enrollment of 12,391 Students

Sept. 19, 1996

WACO, Texas - For the 1996 fall semester, 12,391 students are enrolled at Baylor University, representing the largest enrollment figure in the university's 151-year history, according to the official 12th-day enrollment statistics compiled by the Office of the Registrar.

The previous record was set in 1994 at 12,240 students. The fall 1996 enrollment represents an increase of 189 students over the fall 1995 enrollment

Included in this year's enrollment are 10,500 undergraduates, 1,235 graduate students, 398 in the School of Law and 123 students in the George W. Truett Theological Seminary, bringing the total for the Waco campus to 12,256.

At the U.S. Army Academy of Health Sciences in San Antonio, where Baylor has an affiliated degree program, 135 students are enrolled.

"These figures are gratifying because we're attracting quality students, and it shows that there is a great deal of interest in coming to Baylor," said Dr. Stan Madden, vice president for university marketing.

"Our residence halls are at 100 percent capacity and just about every category of our enrollment increased. We're at a capacity with our freshman class (currently at 3,151 students). What is also satisfying is that Baylor is among the first two choices of many students. Nationally, it's very common for high school students to have as many as five choices of schools, but we're finding that Baylor is among the first two choices of many of our incoming freshmen."

Madden added that Baylor is "right on target of where we wanted to be. We wanted to increase our enrollment by about 250 students this fall, and we did. Our target projection for next fall is about 12,500."

For more information, call Madden at (817) 755-1412.

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