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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
4.5% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
34,636 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
95.4% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
2,409 Graduates


The median tuition at Baylor University is $37,996, which is $5,786 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

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.

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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.

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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, 0.35% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.05% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Baylor University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (30.8%), followed by White Male (22.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.36%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (4.15%), followed by White Female (3.97%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.53%).

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In 2016, 544 more women than men graduated from Baylor University. The majority of students graduating from Baylor University are White. These 2,900 graduates mean that there were 5.33 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 544 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Baylor University is General Biological Sciences with 221 graduates, followed by Registered Nursing with 195 graduates and General Finance with 161 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Baylor University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Philosophy and Religious Studies, with 73 graduates, followed by Theology with 96 graduates and Communications with 289 graduates.


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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 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Baylor University had a total expenditure of $558M. Of that $558M, they spent $225M on salaries and $68.1M on benefits.

Baylor University employs 305 Lecturers, 284 Professors, and 247 Associate professors. Most academics at Baylor University are Male Professors (231), Female Lecturers (174), and Male Associate professors (148).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Baylor University are: Management, with 518 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 287 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 227 employees.



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