Welcome to Institutional Research and Testing

Welcome to the website of the Office of Institutional Research and Testing at Baylor University. Here you can find information about Institutional Research, Testing, Course Evaluations, and Survey Proposals.

The primary mission of the Office of Institutional Research is to conduct research in order to provide information which supports institutional planning, policy formulation, decision making, and external reporting. Our office also administers the course evaluations for Baylor University. In addition, we offer various tests to enable students and members of the Waco community to achieve academic and professional goals through various testing programs.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Fall 2019 Facts
  • Baylor enrollment includes students from 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 95 foreign countries.
  • The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. The average undergraduate class size is 26.
  • Baylor's curriculum includes 127 baccalaureate programs, 78 master's programs, 46 doctoral programs (including the JD), the Education Specialist program and the Master of Laws program.
  • Library holdings include approximately 2.6 million bound volumes as well as numerous microforms, audiovisual, and electronic resources.
  • As of May 31, 2019, the University endowment market value was approximately $1.3 billion.
  • Approximately 92% of Baylor undergraduate students receive student financial assistance.
  • Baylor is one of the select 10% of U.S. colleges and universities with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter.
  • 89% of entering freshmen return to Baylor for their second year.
  • Recent studies indicate that 64% of entering freshmen graduate from Baylor within four years, 76% graduate within five years and 76% graduate within six years.
  • Baylor ranks in the top 10% of colleges and universities participating in the National Merit Scholarship program.
  • Chartered by the Republic of Texas in 1845, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. The approximately 1,000-acre main campus adjoins the Brazos River near downtown Waco, a Central Texas area of approximately 245,000 people.