For 20 years, M. Clayton & Associates has studied colleges and universities across the United States, seeking to find institutions committed to helping African American students graduate. From more than 800 schools nationwide, they’ve published a list of the “88 Best Colleges for African Americans” — a list that includes Baylor University.
To make the list, each school had to meet a minimum graduation rate for African American students and offer a sizable African American student community. Baylor is one of just four Texas universities to appear on the list (along with Rice, Texas Lutheran and UT-Tyler) and is the only Big 12 member recognized.
African Americans make up about 8% of Baylor’s undergraduate student body; for reference, the rest of the undergraduate breakdown is 65% white, 14% Hispanic, 8% Asian, 5% other/unknown. Overall, Baylor’s racial minority percentage is around 34%, making our student body the second-most diverse in the Big 12.
Sic ’em, Bears!