Baylor Tops 13,000 With Record Enrollment

Sept. 16, 1999

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Baylor University has enrolled 13,329 students for the Fall 1999 semester, the largest number of students in the university's 154-year history, according to the official 12th-day enrollment statistics compiled by the Office of the Registrar.

Last year, 12,987 students were enrolled, which at that time was a record enrollment.

This year's freshman class includes 2,772 students, a decrease of 166 students from Fall 1998's record class of 2,938. However, the average SAT score of the Baylor Class of 2003 is 1169, up from 1166 last year. The percentage of minority students in the freshman class remains stable at 22.3 percent in 1999 compared with 22.4 percent last fall.

Official statistics for the overall university enrollment show there are 11,472 undergraduates; 1,162 graduate students; 380 in the School of Law; and a record 207 students in George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

Baylor also has a record number of students -- 1,797 -- who have indicated that they are pursuing vocational Christian ministry.

At the U.S. Army Academy of Health Sciences in San Antonio, where Baylor has an affiliated degree program, 108 students are enrolled.

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