Faculty, Staff and Students
The world-class faculty of Baylor University balances a commitment to excellence in teaching with a love of learning and a passion for discovering new knowledge. Through research in areas ranging from great texts of ancient philosophers and fossilized bones of prehistoric mammoths to sustainable energy, water purification, religion in America, and the detection of life-threatening illnesses, Baylor faculty bring expertise and experience into the lives of their students. Baylor employs a total of 964 AAUP instructional faculty members, 468 of whom are tenured.
Baylor employs a total of 1,480 staff members. Whether their work is in an academic unit, student life, University advancement, or one of the many areas that support the University operation, Baylor staff share a commitment to the University mission.
Fall 2013 brought record enrollment at Baylor, with 15,616 students enrolled across the undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. Baylor’s fall 2013 enrollment included:
- Record undergraduate enrollment of 13,292 students, up from 12,918 in 2012;
- Record diversity among the Baylor student body, with an overall minority enrollment at 33.9 percent in 2013, up from 33.4 percent in 2012;
- Record retention rate of 88.2 percent among first-time freshmen in 2013, up from 86.6 in 2012, 85.4 percent in 2011, and 81.9 percent in 2010;
- Graduate enrollment of 2,324 students in the Graduate School and professional programs;
- Average scores of 1228 on the SAT and 26.8 on the ACT for the class entering in 2013;
- Minority enrollment of 34.3 percent among the freshman class, up from 34 percent in fall 2012 and 32.5 percent in 2011;
- Increase in out-of-state freshman enrollment from 26 percent in 2012 to 29.3 percent in fall 2013; and
- Increase in enrollment among male freshman students to 42 percent in 2013 from 38.8 percent in fall 2012.