• Baylor among Big 12’s top 2, Texas’ top 5 in U.S. News rankings

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    When prospective students look to U.S. News & World Report’s college rankings over the coming year, they’ll again find Baylor’s light shining bright among the top universities in the state, conference and country.

    For the seventh year in a row, Baylor ranks among the top five Texas universities and as one of the Big 12 Conference’s top two schools. Overall, Baylor was named the No. 78 national university in the United States, nestled just behind Florida State, Pitt, Minnesota and Virginia Tech and ahead of such universities as TCU, Indiana, Colorado and Oregon.

    In the Big 12, Baylor ranked behind only UT (No. 49) among member schools. Other Big 12 institutions in the rankings: TCU (80), Iowa State (119), Oklahoma (124), Kansas (129), Kansas State (147), Oklahoma State (157), Texas Tech (187) and West Virginia (205).

    Taking into account the bang students get for their buck, Baylor fared even better, coming in 57th nationally among “Best Value Schools.” High school counselors nationwide continue to think highly of Baylor, placing us at No. 73 nationally. And the rankings recognized Baylor’s efforts to support student veterans, ranking BU 44th among the nation’s “Best Colleges for Veterans.”

    The new rankings come on the heels of word that Baylor students this fall have set records for retention, graduation rates and diversity — numbers that represent thousands of individuals pursuing excellence, growing the Baylor Family and pursuing their own unique calling in ways that will shape the future around the globe.

    Sic ’em, Bears!

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