Baylor University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$44,544
3.97% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$40,133
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.24%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
68.5%
33,680 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
19,297
90.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
79.3%
2,873 Graduates

About

Baylor University is a higher education institution located in McLennan County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Baylor University were Registered Nursing (281 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (229 degrees), and Accounting (186 degrees).

In 2020, 5,158 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Baylor University. 58.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,417 degrees), 4.82 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (709 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Baylor University is $44,544, which is $15,915 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Baylor University is $44,544, which is $15,915 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $40,133.

In 2020, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 40% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$44,544
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Baylor University was $44,544. The cost of tuition at Baylor University is $15,915 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$40,133
2020 Value
4.59%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Baylor University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $40,133. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Baylor University grew by 4.59%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,718
Room and Board
$1,264
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Baylor University was of $12,718 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,264. The cost of room and board increased by 2.78% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.76% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

90%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
40%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Baylor University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 1.1% with respect to 2019, when 91% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.24%
2018 Default Rate
60
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Baylor University was 2.24%, which represents 60 out of the 2674 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Baylor University received 33,680 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 2.61% annual decline. Out of those 33,680 applicants, 23,061 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 68.5% acceptance rate.

There were 19,297 students enrolled at Baylor University in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Baylor University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

68.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
23,061
Accepted Out of 33,680

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Baylor University was 68.5% (23,061 admissions from 33,680 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 45.3%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −2.61%, while admissions grew by 47.1%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Baylor University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Baylor University has a total enrollment of 19,297 students. The full-time enrollment at Baylor University is 17,548 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,749. This means that 90.9% of students enrolled at Baylor University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Baylor University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60% White, 15.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7.08% Asian, 6.53% Black or African American, 4.33% Two or More Races, 0.389% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.119% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Baylor University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37%), followed by White Male (23.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.39%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (36%), followed by White Male (24.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.46%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Baylor University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 19,297 students. The full-time enrollment at Baylor University is 17,548 and the part-time enrollment is 1,749. This means that 90.9% of students enrolled at Baylor University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Baylor University was 91%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), Baylor University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    11,582
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,949
  3. Asian
    1,366

The enrolled student population at Baylor University is 60% White, 15.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7.08% Asian, 6.53% Black or African American, 4.33% Two or More Races, 0.389% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.119% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 846 more women than men received degrees from Baylor University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Baylor University is white (3,417 degrees awarded). There were 4.82 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (709 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Baylor University is Registered Nursing (281 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (229 degrees) and Accounting (186 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Baylor University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (58 degrees awarded), Theology (92 degrees), and Communications (344 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Baylor University are Physicians (393,632 people), Other managers (213,327 people), Postsecondary teachers (146,446 people), Clergy (126,285 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (120,504 people).

The most specialized majors at Baylor University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (58 degrees awarded), Theology (92 degrees), Communications (344 degrees), Legal (161 degrees), and Biology (371 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Baylor University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Physicians, Actuaries, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Baylor University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (58 degrees awarded), Theology (92 degrees), Communications (344 degrees), Legal (161 degrees), and Biology (371 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Baylor University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (472,146 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (401,274 people), Elementary & secondary schools (318,183 people), Offices of physicians (207,424 people), and Computer Systems Design (158,129 people).

The most specialized majors at Baylor University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (58 degrees awarded), Theology (92 degrees), Communications (344 degrees), Legal (161 degrees), and Biology (371 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Baylor University.
Most Common
  1. 281 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 229 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 186 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Baylor University was Registered Nursing with 281 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,156
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
3,002
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 2,156 degrees were awarded to men at Baylor University, which is 0.718 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,002).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 186 degrees were awarded to men at Baylor University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.58 times more than the 118 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 257 degrees were awarded to women at Baylor University in Registered Nursing, which is 10.7 times more than the 24 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

63%
100% Completion Time
79%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 63% of students graduating from Baylor University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 79% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 80% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (88.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Baylor University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (88.9% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.348% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,417 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    709 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    285 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Baylor University is white (3,417 degrees awarded). There were 4.82 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (709 degrees).

1.03% of degree recipients (53 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,957 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,460 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    450 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Baylor University is white female (1,957 degrees awarded). There were 1.34 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,460 degrees).

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Operations

Baylor University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.38B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $91.8M (6.65%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Baylor University had a total salary expenditure of $776M. Baylor University employs 305 Associate professors, 297 Professors, and 241 Lecturers. Most academics at Baylor University are Male Professors (227), Male Associate professors(177), and Female Lecturers (135).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Baylor University are: Management, with 633 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 253 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 235 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.38B
2020 Endowment
4.43%
growth from 2019

Baylor University has an endowment valued at about $1.38B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Baylor University grew 4.43% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.08B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $56.2M - Federal
  2. $11.1M - State
  3. $3.04M - Local

As of 2020, Baylor University received $56.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11.1M from state grants and contracts, and $3.04M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$308M
2020 Salaries
6.48%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Baylor University paid a median of $308M in salaries, which represents 39.7% of their overall expenditure ($776M) and a 6.48% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.12% growth from 2018 and a 2.08% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$114M
Instructional Salaries
1,084
Number of Employees

In 2020, Baylor University paid a total of $114M to 1,084 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
305 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
633 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Baylor University were Associate professor with 305 employees; Professor with 297 employees; and Professor with 241 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Baylor University were Management with 633 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 253 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 235 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Lecturer

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Baylor University was Male Professor with 227 employees, Male Associate professor with 177 employees, and Female Lecturer with 135 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Baylor University.

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