Baylor is a nationally acclaimed teaching institution and an emerging research community where the dissemination and discovery of knowledge are important. With a student/faculty ratio of 17:1, Baylor maintains small classes averaging 29 students. Approximately 92 percent of all classes are taught by Baylor faculty rather than graduate students. Accessibility to professors is reinforced through Baylor’s tradition of encouraging generous faculty office hours. Baylor employs approximately 845 faculty members. Eighty percent of full-time faculty have terminal degrees.