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

    Baylor sign outside Baylor Sciences Building

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

    For the eighth 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. 79 national university in the United States, nestled just behind Texas A&M, SMU, and University of Texas and ahead of such universities as TCU, the University of Houston, Dallas Baptist, and North Texas.

    In the Big 12, Baylor was ranked behind only UT (No. 48). Other Big 12 institutions in the rankings: TCU (97), Iowa State (121), Kansas (130), Oklahoma (132), Kansas State (162), Oklahoma State (192), Texas Tech (218) and West Virginia (228).

    Long known for its focus on classroom teaching, Baylor placed 20th nationally for “best undergraduate teaching.” BU also fared well when considering the bang students get for their buck, coming in 75th nationally among “best value schools.” And the rankings recognized Baylor’s efforts to support student veterans, ranking BU 48th among the nation’s “best colleges for veterans.”

    The new rankings come on the heels of word that Baylor is pursuing a Research 1/Tier 1 recognition as a preeminent Christian research university, showing how Baylor is continually striving to combine teaching and research with faith in order to make an impact on our students, higher education and the world.

    Sic ’em, Bears!

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