Baylor University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$42,842
4% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$38,372
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
3.71%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
45.3%
34,582 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
18,033
93.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
79.1%
2,571 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 (264 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (233 degrees), and Accounting (232 degrees).

In 2019, 4,965 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Baylor University. 57.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,272 degrees), 4.97 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (659 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Baylor University is $42,842, which is $14,342 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Baylor University is $42,842, which is $14,342 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $38,372.

In 2019, 91% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 42% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$42,842
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Baylor University was $42,842. The cost of tuition at Baylor University is $14,342 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$38,372
2019 Value
9.14%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Baylor University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $38,372. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Baylor University grew by 9.14%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,373
Room and Board
$1,230
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Baylor University was of $12,373 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,230. The cost of room and board increased by 2.95% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
42%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Baylor University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, 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.
3.71%
2017 Default Rate
106
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Baylor University was 3.71%, which represents 106 out of the 2855 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 34,582 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 6.74% annual decline. Out of those 34,582 applicants, 15,676 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 45.3% acceptance rate.

There were 18,033 students enrolled at Baylor University in 2019, and 49% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Baylor University has an overall enrollment yield of 21.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

45.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
15,676
Accepted Out of 34,582

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Baylor University was 45.3% (15,676 admissions from 34,582 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 38.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -6.74%, while admissions grew by 8.54%.

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SAT Scores

49%
Submission Percentage
1,599
Scores Submitted

49% of enrolled first-time students at Baylor University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Baylor University has a total enrollment of 18,033 students. The full-time enrollment at Baylor University is 16,863 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,170. This means that 93.5% of students enrolled at Baylor University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Baylor University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.9% White, 14.8% Hispanic or Latino, 6.44% Asian, 6.11% Black or African American, 4.42% Two or More Races, 0.416% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0887% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Baylor University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.1%), followed by White Male (24.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.42%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.2%), followed by White Male (27.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.27%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Baylor University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 18,033 students. The full-time enrollment at Baylor University is 16,863 and the part-time enrollment is 1,170. This means that 93.5% of students enrolled at Baylor University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%
2019 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 88%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), 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
    10,982
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,676
  3. Asian
    1,161

The enrolled student population at Baylor University is 60.9% White, 14.8% Hispanic or Latino, 6.44% Asian, 6.11% Black or African American, 4.42% Two or More Races, 0.416% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0887% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 276 students (1.53%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 715 more women than men received degrees from Baylor University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Baylor University is white (3,272 degrees awarded). There were 4.97 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (659 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Baylor University is Registered Nursing (264 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (233 degrees) and Accounting (232 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 (62 degrees awarded), Theology (93 degrees), and Communications (291 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 (401,651 people), Other managers (234,389 people), Postsecondary teachers (153,650 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (145,470 people), and Clergy (128,871 people).

The most specialized majors at Baylor University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (62 degrees awarded), Theology (93 degrees), Communications (291 degrees), Biology (362 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (153 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 (62 degrees awarded), Theology (93 degrees), Communications (291 degrees), Biology (362 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (153 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 (521,823 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (430,172 people), Elementary & secondary schools (385,053 people), Offices of physicians (218,904 people), and Computer Systems Design (166,468 people).

The most specialized majors at Baylor University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (62 degrees awarded), Theology (93 degrees), Communications (291 degrees), Biology (362 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (153 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. 264 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 233 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 232 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Baylor University was Registered Nursing with 264 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

2,125
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,840
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 2,125 degrees were awarded to men at Baylor University, which is 0.748 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,840).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 188 degrees were awarded to men at Baylor University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.94 times more than the 97 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 239 degrees were awarded to women at Baylor University in Registered Nursing, which is 9.56 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

60%
100% Completion Time
77%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 60% of students graduating from Baylor University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 77% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 77% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Baylor University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0.272% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,272 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    659 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    279 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Baylor University is white (3,272 degrees awarded). There were 4.97 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (659 degrees).

0.906% of degree recipients (45 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,855 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,417 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    403 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Baylor University is white female (1,855 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,417 degrees).

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Operations

Baylor University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.32B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $51.7M (3.9%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Baylor University had a total salary expenditure of $710M. Baylor University employs 321 Lecturers, 294 Professors, and 293 Associate professors. Most academics at Baylor University are Male Professors (230), Female Lecturers(184), and Male Associate professors (175).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Baylor University are: Management, with 615 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 285 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 236 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.32B
2019 Endowment
0.919%
growth from 2018

Baylor University has an endowment valued at about $1.32B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Baylor University grew 0.919% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.01B 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. $12.4M - Federal
  2. $10.2M - State
  3. $3.01M - Local

As of 2019, Baylor University received $12.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $10.2M from state grants and contracts, and $3.01M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$289M
2019 Salaries
7.12%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Baylor University paid a median of $289M in salaries, which represents 40.7% of their overall expenditure ($710M) and a 7.12% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.08% growth from 2017 and a 3.24% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$117M
Instructional Salaries
1,144
Number of Employees

In 2019, Baylor University paid a total of $117M to 1,144 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
321 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
615 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Baylor University were Lecturer with 321 employees; Professor with 294 employees; and Professor with 293 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Baylor University were Management with 615 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 285 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 236 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Baylor University was Male Professor with 230 employees, Female Lecturer with 184 employees, and Male Associate professor with 175 employees.

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

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