Working at Baylor

Working at Baylor

Since it was chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas as a Christian University “fully susceptible of enlargement and development to meet the needs of all ages to come,” Baylor University has remained true to its mission while growing in size, scope and impact.

Today, Baylor is recognized throughout higher education for its distinct role as a private Christian university and nationally ranked research institution—and as a vibrant campus community, home to more than 19,000 students, taught by internationally renowned faculty in world-class facilities. Baylor’s curriculum includes 126 baccalaureate programs, 79 master’s programs, 47 doctoral programs (including the JD), the Education Specialist program and the Master of Laws program.

Student profile

Fall 2020 brought record enrollment at Baylor, including the largest freshman class in school history, and record numbers of undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

Nearly 19,300 students were enrolled across the undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. First-time freshmen numbered 3,731 and transfers numbered 357 for the semester. While 62 percent of students originated from Texas, students from California, Colorado, Illinois, Oklahoma, Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee, Washington Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas and Tennessee made up another 17.5 percent, and students from the remaining states and 98 countries complete the mix.

Amidst a growing focus on graduate program and enrollment growth, the University serves 2,070 Master’s students and 1,995 Doctoral.

In 2020, 37.9 percent of students identified themselves as minorities, while 60.3 percent of the student body is female and 39.7 percent is male. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1 and the average undergraduate class size was 26.

Faculty profile

The world-class faculty of Baylor University balances a commitment to great teaching with a love of learning and a passion for discovering new knowledge. Baylor employs a total of 1075 AAUP instructional faculty; 522 are tenured. More than 90 percent of tenured faculty hold doctoral degrees, 4 percent professional degrees, and 4 percent master’s degrees.


At the end of the 2020 fiscal year, the Baylor University endowment market value was approximately $1.4 billion.

Chronicle of Higher Education Great College to Work For

Baylor University is also recognized as an elite home in which to work, serve and live out one’s calling. For each of the last 10 years, Baylor has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For”-- reaching elite honor roll status nine times overall. Baylor University faculty and staff highlight job satisfaction and support, work/life balance, teaching environment, confidence in senior leadership, compensation and benefits along with respect and appreciation among the key measures to earn The Chronicle of Higher Education recognition.

The links below provide insight into working at Baylor University. From our University mission, to data on our diverse and ever-growing Baylor Family, to human resource links and infrastructure information, learn more about the campus community new faculty will join.

For further University data, click here to see the complete fall fact guide from Baylor Institutional Research.



Office of the Vice Provost for Research

Kevin Chambliss, Ph.D.