Parents name Baylor their No. 2 most trusted university in the nation
Whether you’re looking for a college for yourself (Gen Z) or for your child (Gen X/millennials), you’re going to want a school that you can trust.
A recent survey of parents nationwide named Baylor the No. 2 most-trusted major university in the country, joining Princeton, Duke, Notre Dame and Yale in the top five.*
While on first glance the recognition might seem surprising, it’s really not when one considers some of Baylor’s other recent national rankings:
- Annually among U.S. News‘ top 100 national universities
- “A” grade for core curriculum (American Council of Trustees & Alumni)
- No. 4 for student engagement (Wall Street Journal)
- No. 10 for First-Year Experience (U.S. News)
- No. 13 most sought-after university (bold.org)
- No. 16 for Best Undergraduate Teaching (U.S. News)
- No. 20 for Most Innovative Schools (U.S. News)
Add in some other key notes — like Baylor’s eight top-25 academic programs (U.S. News), our status as one of just 37 private R1 institutions, our ability to compete at the highest level in both academics and athletics, and our long track record as the oldest continually operating university in Texas — and you can see why Baylor received a record number of applications over the past year.
Really, this survey of parents is the culmination of all these rankings and honors. It’s recognition that the value of a Baylor degree has significantly increased in recent years — something that benefits Baylor grads of all ages.
Sic ’em, Bears!
* The survey — conducted by Morning Consult, a nationally recognized decision intelligence company — surveyed 11,000 individuals across the country to ask about their sense of trust for the top 135 doctoral research universities featured in U.S. News’ 2022 rankings. Overall, Baylor came in among the top 10 “most trusted universities” in the U.S.