Baylor University

Baylor University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Baylor University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Baylor University Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Baylor University was awarded 462 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is applied statistics.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Baylor is ranked #273 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Baylor also holds the #11 spot on the Best Colleges in Texas ranking.

See all of the rankings for Baylor University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Baylor?

Acceptance Rate

Baylor University has an acceptance rate of 68%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Baylor.

Learn more about Baylor University admissions.

Baylor University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Baylor University, this ratio is 15 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Baylor University is 74%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  74 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Baylor University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 91% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Baylor University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  91 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Baylor for first-time, full-time students is 63%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  63 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Baylor University.

Baylor University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 14,399 undergraduates at Baylor with 14,145 being full-time and 254 being part-time.

How Much Does Baylor University Cost?

The overall average net price of Baylor is $36,039. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Baylor

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$26,726 $29,849 $31,343 $35,300 $42,722

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Baylor, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Baylor, approximately 44% of students took out student loans averaging $13,166 a year. That adds up to $52,664 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Baylor is 3.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Baylor Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Baylor make around $51,600 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Baylor graduates since it is 30% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Baylor University make the most money.

Location of Baylor University

Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for Baylor are given below.

Contact Details
Phone: 254-710-1011

Baylor University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 94 majors graduated from Baylor University. Of these students, 3,809 received undergraduate degrees and 1,342 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 281 $63,898
General Biology 229 $25,001
Accounting 186 $50,856
Communication & Media Studies 182 $41,406
Marketing 180 $48,139
Business Administration & Management 174 $57,526
Finance & Financial Management 158 $60,771
Health/Medical Prep Programs 124 $26,264
Management Information Systems 124 $64,087
General Psychology 105 $28,013

Learn more about the majors offered at Baylor University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Baylor

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 17,780 students took at least one online class at Baylor University. This is an increase from the 1,842 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 17,780 2,100
2018-2019 1,842 1,214
2017-2018 935 415
2016-2017 642 241
2015-2016 215 215

Learn more about online learning at Baylor University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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