Baylor University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$37,996

4.5% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$36,294

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.87%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

39.7%

34,636 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

16,959

95.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

74%

2,409 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 General Biological Sciences (221 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (195 degrees), and General Finance (161 degrees).

In 2016, 4,398 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Baylor University. 56.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,900 degrees), 5.33 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (544 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Baylor University is $37,996, which is $12,140 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Baylor University is $37,996, which is $12,140 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $36,294.

In 2016, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$37,996

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Baylor University was $37,996. The cost of tuition at Baylor University is $12,140 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$36,294

2016 Value

5.47%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Baylor University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $36,294. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Baylor University grew by 5.47%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,250

Room and Board

$1,276

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Baylor University was of $11,250 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,276. The cost of room and board increased by 5.06% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.08% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

90%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

43%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Baylor University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 90% 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.

3.87%

2015 Default Rate

112

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Baylor University was 3.87%, which represents 112 out of the 2892 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 34,636 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 7.78% annual growth. Out of those 34,636 applicants, 13,758 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 39.7% acceptance rate.

There were 16,959 students enrolled at Baylor University in 2016, and 38% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Baylor University has an overall enrollment yield of 25.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

39.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

13,758

Accepted Out of 34,636

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Baylor University was 39.7% (13,758 admissions from 34,636 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 43.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 7.78%, while admissions declined by -1.96%.

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SAT Scores

38%

Submission Percentage

1,335

Scores Submitted

38% of enrolled first-time students at Baylor University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Baylor University has a total enrollment of 16,959 students. The full-time enrollment at Baylor University is 16,183 students and the part-time enrollment is 776. This means that 95.4% of students enrolled at Baylor University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Baylor University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, 6.52% Black or African American, 5.55% Asian, 4.39% Two or More Races, 0.348% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0531% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Baylor University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37%), followed by White Male (27%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.85%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (33.9%), followed by White Female (32.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.34%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Baylor University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,959 students. The full-time enrollment at Baylor University is 16,183 and the part-time enrollment is 776. This means that 95.4% of students enrolled at Baylor University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%

2016 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 89%. 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

    10,902

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,343

  3. Black or African American

    1,105

The enrolled student population at Baylor University is 64.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, 6.52% Black or African American, 5.55% Asian, 4.39% Two or More Races, 0.348% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0531% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2016, 544 more women than men received degrees from Baylor University. The majority of degree recipients at Baylor University are white (2,900 degrees awarded). There were 5.33 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (544 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Baylor University is General Biological Sciences (221 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (195 degrees) and General Finance (161 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 (73 degrees awarded), Theology (96 degrees), and Communications (289 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 & surgeons (391,449 people), Miscellaneous managers (238,734 people), Postsecondary teachers (160,925 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (157,903 people), and Clergy (119,528 people).

The most specialized majors at Baylor University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (73 degrees awarded), Theology (96 degrees), Communications (289 degrees), Biology (354 degrees), and Legal (140 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 Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Physicians & surgeons, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Baylor University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (73 degrees awarded), Theology (96 degrees), Communications (289 degrees), Biology (354 degrees), and Legal (140 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Baylor University are Hospitals (501,561 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (360,413 people), Elementary & secondary schools (307,378 people), Offices of physicians (164,396 people), and Religious organizations (147,475 people).

The most specialized majors at Baylor University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (73 degrees awarded), Theology (96 degrees), Communications (289 degrees), Biology (354 degrees), and Legal (140 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. 221 degrees awarded

  2. 195 degrees awarded

  3. 161 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Baylor University was General Biological Sciences with 221 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,927

  2. 2,471

In 2016, 1,927 degrees were awarded to men at Baylor University, which is 0.78 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,471).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 141 degrees were awarded to men at Baylor University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.86 times more than the 76 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 177 degrees were awarded to women at Baylor University in Registered Nursing, which is 9.83 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

55%

100% Completion Time

72%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 55% of students graduating from Baylor University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 72% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 73% 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 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 (67.2%).

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, 0.166% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,900 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    544 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    258 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Baylor University is white (2,900 degrees awarded). There were 5.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (544 degrees).

1.34% of degree recipients (59 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,653 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,247 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    301 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Baylor University is white female (1,653 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,247 degrees).

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Operations

Baylor University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.17B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $23M (1.97%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Baylor University had a total expenditure of $559M. Of that $559M, they spent $226M on salaries and $559M on benefits.

Baylor University employs 318 Lecturers, 288 Professors, and 246 Associate professors. Most academics at Baylor University are Male Professors (230), Female Lecturers(186), and Male Associate professors (158).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Baylor University are: Management, with 541 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 285 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 219 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.17B

2015 Endowment

1.25%

growth from 2014

Baylor University has an endowment valued at about $1.17B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Baylor University grew 1.25% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $895M 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. $10.1M - Federal

  2. $11.9M - State

  3. $3.01M - Local

As of 2015, Baylor University received $10.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11.9M from state grants and contracts, and $3.01M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$226M

Salary Expenditure

$559M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Baylor University had a total expenditure of $559M. Of that $559M, they spent $226M on salaries and $559M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$226M

2015 Salaries

6.47%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Baylor University paid a median of $226M in salaries, which represents 40.4% of their overall expenditure ($559M) and a 6.47% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.97% growth from 2013 and a 4.02% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$92.3M

Instructional Salaries

996

Number of Employees

In 2015, Baylor University paid a total of $92.3M to 996 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer

Most Common Instructor

318 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

541 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Baylor University were Lecturer with 318 employees; Professor with 288 employees; and Professor with 246 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Baylor University were Management with 541 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 285 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 219 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Baylor University was Male Professor with 230 employees, Female Lecturer with 186 employees, and Male Associate professor with 158 employees.

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

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