Baylor Schools, Programs Ranked Among Nation's Finest

April 6, 2000

by Alan Hunt

Baylor University's Law School, Nursing School, and its speech pathology, physical therapy, health services administration and entrepreneurship programs are featured in the "Best Graduate Schools for 2001" rankings published today by U.S. News & World Report.

The publication evaluated 174 of the nation's accredited law schools and Baylor Law School is rated in the "top tier" as one of America's 50 leading law schools. Baylor Law School and the University of Texas Law School are the only two of Texas' nine law schools to be included in the top 50 rankings.

Baylor Law School also is featured in the publication's list of leading schools nationwide whose students boast the highest undergraduate GPAs and schools that have the most success in getting their students employed within nine months after graduation. Baylor is credited with an undergraduate GPA of 3.31-3.73 and a 97 percent employment rate.

U.S. News & World Report rated Baylor Law School in the same top tier category in its 1999 law school rankings. And in previous years, Baylor Law School also has been ranked among the nation's top 20 law schools by the National Jurist and among the nation's top 10 teaching law schools by the Princeton Review.

Baylor University also maintains its "top tier" ranking in the physical therapy category of the U.S. News & World Report rankings. Baylor and the U.S. Army are ranked 13th nationwide for the physical therapy program they operate jointly at the Academy of Health Sciences at San Antonio's Fort Sam Houston. Students studying there for a master of physical therapy degree are commissioned officers in one of the uniformed services. Another joint Baylor-U.S. Army program in health services administration at Fort Sam Houston is ranked 26th nationwide by the publication.

In other categories of its graduate rankings, the publication features Baylor's speech pathology program (ranked 46th nationwide) and the master's degree program at Dallas-based Baylor Louise Herrington School of Nursing, which is ranked 59th in the nation.

Baylor's graduate entrepreneurship program is ranked 14th nationwide by U.S. News & World Report. The Hankamer School of Business was one of the first business schools in America to launch an entrepreneurship center in 1977 and its programs have received national acclaim.

The 2001 rankings can be found on the web at http://www.usnews.com/ .

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