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 Baylor University

Baylor University - Waco, TX

500 Speight Ave., Waco, Texas 76798

General information:(254)710-1011
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:15,029(12,575 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:14 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
54
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $28,070 $29,884 $31,658 -6%
Out-of-state $28,070 $29,884 $31,658 -6%
Books and supplies $1,398 $1,398 $1,390 1%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,971 $8,331 $8,663 -4%
Other $3,882 $3,882 $3,300 18%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus with Family
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $41,321 $43,495 $45,011 -4%
Off Campus $29,468 $31,282 $33,048 -6%
Off Campus with Family $29,468 $31,282 $33,048 -6%
Out-of-state
On Campus $41,321 $43,495 $45,011 -4%
Off Campus $29,468 $31,282 $33,048 -6%
Off Campus with Family $29,468 $31,282 $33,048 -6%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $28,720
In-state fees $2,938
Out-of-state tuition $28,720
Out-of-state fees $2,938
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan X
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $21,546
In-state fee $2,214
Out-of-state tuition $21,546
Out-of-state fees $2,214
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 3,148 97% --
Grant or scholarship aid 3,112 96% $51,735,649 $16,625
Federal grants 784 24% $3,912,538 $4,990
Pell grants 784 24% $3,195,746 $4,076
Other federal grants 770 24% $716,792 $931
State/local government grant or scholarships 992 30% $4,964,042 $5,004
Institutional grants or scholarships 3,072 94% $42,859,069 $13,952
Student loan aid 1,901 58% $14,817,341 $7,794
Federal student loans 1,885 58% $10,560,381 $5,602
Other student loans 302 9% $4,256,960 $14,096
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 11,185 90% $167,464,329 $14,972
Pell grants 3,046 24% $12,374,322 $4,062
Federal student loans 6,850 55% $46,745,478 $6,824

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 15,029
Undergraduate enrollment 12,575
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 449
Graduate enrollment 2,454
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$50

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$40

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 38,960 16,019 22,941
Percent admitted 40% 40% 40%
Percent admitted who enrolled 40% 8% 8%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1529 50%
ACT 1504 50%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 560 660
SAT Math 570 680
SAT Writing 530 640
ACT Composite 24 29
ACT English 24 31
ACT Math 24 28
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 86 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
All Track Combined 89173
Baseball 35-
Basketball 1414
Equestrian -86
Football 120-
Golf 108
Gymnastics -37
Soccer -30
Softball -19
Tennis 99
Volleyball -17

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1914 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

03/01/1984 Accredited
American Academy for Liberal Education

Liberal Education (LBRL) - Institutions of higher education and programs within institutions of higher education that offer liberal arts degree(s) at the baccalaureate level of documented equivalency

11/09/1997 - 11/01/2007Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Law (LAW) - Professional schools

01/01/1931 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist

07/01/1949 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Clinical Psychology (CLPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs

04/26/1976 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

06/01/1990 Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education

Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration

09/21/2009 Accredited
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools

Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology

01/01/2002 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

03/03/2000 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1930 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation

Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1997 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

09/01/1981 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations98 10
Liquor law violations635062
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 010
Drug law violations 555
Liquor law violations 514352
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 010
Aggravated assault 131
Burglary 8511
Motor vehicle theft 411
Arson 120
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 458
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 010
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate6.9%
Number in default156
Number in repayment2,248

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00354500

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Doctor's degree - professional practice Post-master's certificate
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Architecture2----
Category total2----
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
American/United States Studies/Civilization-1---
Asian Studies/Civilization5----
Category total51---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry2----
Bioinformatics4----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General962--
Biomedical Sciences, General-12--
Exercise Physiology12----
Neuroscience30-1--
Category total29575--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting437---
Business Administration and Management, General53119---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other12----
Business/Commerce, General31----
Business/Managerial Economics347---
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies22----
Fashion Merchandising31----
Finance, General21----
Financial Planning and Services1----
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General2----
Insurance5----
International Business/Trade/Commerce30----
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management2----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General27----
Real Estate18----
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General8----
Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations, Other8----
Taxation-25---
Category total811188---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia1----
Journalism310---
Radio and Television1----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric411---
Category total24421---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science13---
Information Science/Studies-9---
Information Technology6----
Category total7912---
Education Colleges
Biology Teacher Education1----
Chemistry Teacher Education1----
Curriculum and Instruction-304--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching52----
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-75--
Elementary Education and Teaching12----
English/Language Arts Teacher Education6----
Health Occupations Teacher Education4----
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-12---
Mathematics Teacher Education15----
Music Teacher Education27----
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching445---
Social Studies Teacher Education9----
Special Education and Teaching, General3----
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other7----
Category total141949--
Engineering Colleges
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-1---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering265---
Engineering, General51---
Mechanical Engineering634---
Category total9411---
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General559--
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing1----
Category total4559--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General5----
Human Development and Family Studies, General27----
Human Nutrition13----
Category total45----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General3----
French Language and Literature4----
German Language and Literature2----
Linguistics10----
Russian Language and Literature1----
Spanish Language and Literature46---
Category total316---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer8----
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist2----
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General4834---
Environmental Health1----
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-12---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-45---
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other73----
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing-8---
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery---2-
Nursing Practice---1-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist---6-
Physical Therapy/Therapist---32-
Physician Assistant---8-
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies2----
Public Health Education and Promotion-9---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse140----
Category total305108-49-
History Colleges
History, General96---
Category total626---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Forensic Science and Technology6----
Category total6----
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Law---156-
Category total---156-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies11----
Category total11----
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General2----
Mathematics, General1112--
Statistics, General337--
Category total2149--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other375---
Museology/Museum Studies27---
Nutrition Sciences-9---
Category total4021---
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science1221--
Environmental Studies7----
Category total1921--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General45-3--
Category total45-3--
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy1642--
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other--1--
Religion/Religious Studies4110--
Category total44513--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General1638--
Geology/Earth Science, General911--
Geophysics and Seismology1----
Physics, General552--
Category total31911--
Psychology Colleges
Clinical Psychology-6-5-
Educational Psychology-33--
Psychology, General331--
School Psychology----10
Category total130124510
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration1----
Social Work3760---
Category total3860---
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology25----
International Economics-1---
International Relations and Affairs61---
Political Science and Government, General1252--
Sociology462--
Category total212134--
Theology and Religious Vocations Colleges
Divinity/Ministry-69---
Religious/Sacred Music44---
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other-155--
Category total4885--
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew5----
Category total5----
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Acting1612---
Art History, Criticism and Conservation3----
Conducting-1---
Directing and Theatrical Production-2---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General3----
Fashion/Apparel Design9----
Fine/Studio Arts, General1----
Interior Design30----
Keyboard Instruments-2---
Music History, Literature, and Theory1----
Music Performance, General31----
Music Theory and Composition31---
Music, General2----
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology2----
Category total14418---
Grand total3046917321010