Taylor University

Taylor University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Taylor University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. 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 Taylor University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Taylor University was awarded 93 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is pastoral studies/counseling.

Overall Quality

Taylor U is ranked #442 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Taylor U also holds the #8 spot on the Best Colleges in Indiana ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Taylor U?

Acceptance Rate

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 87%, some consider Taylor U to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.

Average Test Scores

About 60% of students accepted to Taylor U submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 650. Math scores were between 515 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Taylor University  ( 530 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for Taylor University  ( 515 to 640 )
Taylor U received ACT scores from 70% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Taylor University  ( 22 to 29 )

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Taylor University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Taylor U it is much better at 12 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Taylor University is 65%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  65 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Taylor University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Taylor University has a freshmen retention rate of 85%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Taylor U the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 71%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  71 out of 100

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

Taylor University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,147 undergraduates at Taylor U with 1,799 being full-time and 348 being part-time.

How Much Does Taylor University Cost?

The overall average net price of Taylor U is $25,888. 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 Taylor U

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,399 $21,171 $22,891 $25,559 $30,799

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 Taylor U, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Taylor U, approximately 49% of students took out student loans averaging $6,410 a year. That adds up to $25,640 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Taylor U is 1.9%. 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 Taylor U Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Taylor U with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $38,000 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Taylor University make the most money.

Location of Taylor University

Located in Upland, Indiana, Taylor University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of Taylor U is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

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Contact details for Taylor U are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 236 W Reade Ave, Upland, IN 46989-1001
Phone: 765-998-2751
Website: https://www.taylor.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tayloruniversity
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tayloru

Taylor University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 58 majors graduated from Taylor University. Of these students, 441 received undergraduate degrees and 7 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
Teacher Education Grade Specific 29 $37,600
Business Administration & Management 25 $45,100
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 24 NA
General Biology 21 NA
Computer Science 21 $57,100
Finance & Financial Management 20 NA
General Psychology 20 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 19 $34,500
Marketing 18 NA
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 17 NA

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

Online Learning at Taylor U

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 394 students took at least one online class at Taylor University. This is an increase from the 284 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 394 293
2017-2018 284 266
2016-2017 350 224
2015-2016 247 247
2013-2014 219 210

Learn more about online learning at Taylor 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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