Baylor at No. 75 in U.S. News Rankings

Baylor University is ranked No. 75 among National Universities in the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

Baylor is the fifth highest-ranked Texas university behind Rice (No. 17), the University of Texas at Austin (No. 56), Southern Methodist University (No. 61) and Texas A&M University (No. 69), and ahead of Texas Christian University (No. 78), the University of Texas at Dallas (No. 145), Texas Tech University (No. 176), the University of Houston (No. 192) and Dallas Baptist University (No. 202).

Schools in the National Universities category offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master’s and doctoral programs, and emphasize faculty research.

“Baylor University holds a distinct place in higher education as a national Christian research university,” Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, PhD, said. “As we continue to emphasize and value the University’s tremendous undergraduate experience, we also are committed to elevating our academic profile and creating a strategic pathway to become a Tier One Christian research university for the benefit of our students, faculty, staff and alumni.”

Baylor is the second-highest ranked Big 12 university. UT-Austin (No. 56) is the highest, followed by Baylor (No. 75), TCU (No. 78), the University of Oklahoma (No. 97), Iowa State University and the University of Kansas (No. 115), Kansas State University (No. 145), Oklahoma State University (No. 156), Texas Tech (No. 176) and Wet Virginia University (No. 187).

Undergraduate programs in the Hankamer School of Business ranked No. 64, tied with 13 other universities. See other specialty rankings, including undergraduate entrepreneurship and engineering, Best Colleges for Veterans and high school counselor rankings here.

The U.S. News rankings are based on several key measures of quality, including assessments from academic peers and high school guidance counselors, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance and alumni giving.