Baylor Nears 13,000 With Record Enrollment

Sept. 16, 1998

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Baylor University has enrolled 12,987 students for the Fall 1998 semester, the largest enrollment figure in the university's 153-year history, according to the official 12th-day enrollment statistics compiled by the Office of the Registrar.

Last year, 12,472 students were enrolled, which at that time was a record enrollment.

Included in this year's figure is the largest freshman class ever at Baylor of 2,938 students, a 528-student increase over last year's total. The Class of 2002 includes students from 36 countries and 43 states, with 81.6 percent hailing from Texas. The percentage of minority students in the freshman class edged up slightly from last year, comprising 22.4 percent of the class compared with 21.4 last fall. Women make up 58.4 percent of the total freshman enrollment.

Official statistics for the overall university enrollment show there are 11,124 undergraduates; 1,192 graduate students; 401 in the School of Law and a record 148 students in the George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

At the U.S. Army Academy of Health Sciences in San Antonio, where Baylor has an affiliated degree program, 122 students are enrolled.

"It is gratifying to know that demand is strong and that the market is responding well to the progress and changes on the campus," said Dr. Stan Madden, vice president for university relations.

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