Baylor University

Waco, TX 76798

Baylor University (BU) is a private Baptist university in Waco, Texas. It was chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas, making it one of the oldest universities in Texas and one of the first institutions west of the Mississippi River. It is located near the Brazos River and includes a 1,000-acre campus. It is the largest Baptist university campus. The university is structured into twelve different colleges and schools, including the Louise Herrington School of Nursing. BU has received recognition for its academic programs, including ranking second in the nation for marketing programs. It was also tied for 71st-best national universities according to a 2017 ranking from US News & World Report. 

The BU Louise Herrington School of Nursing offers traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, MSN, DNP, and BSN to DNP nursing programs. These programs are all accredited by the CCNE. With the traditional BSN program, students may complete their prerequisite courses at any of the Baylor University campuses. However, the final two years are completed at the Waco campus and include clinical rotations and lab experiences. The accelerated BSN program also offers clinical and lab experiences, along with hybrid learning. Accelerated BSN students will complete classes online and on campus.

Overview

Campus LocaleCity: Midsize
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Baptist
Level4 year
OwnershipPrivate
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate89%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. MSN
  3. DNP, BSN to DNP
  4. Accelerated BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 195
Nursing Administration Master's degree 7
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 2
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 1
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery Doctor's degree - professional practice 4
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 1

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Baylor University

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
38.82 miles away
Southwestern Adventist University
60.03 miles away
Southwestern University
70.67 miles away
Texas Christian University
81.58 miles away
Concordia University-Texas
88.51 miles away
Dallas Nursing Institute
97.08 miles away
Texas Lutheran University
145.59 miles away
LeTourneau University
153.78 miles away
Schreiner University
158.63 miles away
Houston Baptist University
159.41 miles away

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1914 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
03/03/2000 - Current

Admissions

40%

Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading550 to 650
SAT: Math570 to 660
SAT: Writing530 to 640
ACT Composite26 to 30
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Considered but not required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Cost (Net Price)

$36,294

Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$27,222
30k to 48k$27,694
48k to 75k$29,433
75k to 110k$32,721
Over 110k$38,993
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Financial Aid & Loan

Students receiving any grant or scholarship aid

90%

Recipients

$19,793

Average Amount


Students Who receive Pell Grants

18%

Recipients

$4,251

Average Amount


Federal Student Loans

43%

Recipients

$6,827

Average Amount

Student Population

14,348

Undergrads

2,611

Graduates

9,518

Women

7,441

Men

95%

Full-time

5%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
64%
Hispanic
14%
Black/African American
7%
Asian
6%
Two or more races
4%
Non-resident alien
4%
Race/ethnicity unknown
1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0%

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing
Baylor University
500 Speight Ave.
Waco, TX 76798
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