Along Fifth Street

Campus News and Updates, Fall 2016

Enrollment nears 17,000; retention continues to rise

Baylor University topped milestones for overall, graduate and undergraduate enrollment and again improved its freshman fall-to-fall retention and graduation rates.

Baylor rises in U.S. News rankings

In the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings released Sept. 13, Baylor moved up to No. 71 among national universities, tying the university’s highest ranking from 2014.

Finding a place to thrive

350 student organizations offer Baylor students a chance to connect

To the ends of the earth

Each summer, Baylor Missions sends students across the nation and around the world to use their talents and skills to spread God’s message.

Baylor student art project raises more than $45K for Zambian children

Orphans in Zambia left their fingerprints on an art project by two Baylor University studio art majors on a women's leadership mission trip this summer to the southern African country.

Baylor Named Best Buy in Fiske Guide to Colleges

Baylor University is once again named a Best Buy in the 2017 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

Baylor again named a Great College to Work For

For the sixth consecutive year, Baylor University has attained elite Honor Roll status as a 2016 Great College to Work For, according to a survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Construction Update

The fall 2016 semester meant the start of a new era for the Hankamer/Cashion complex and Penland Hall.

Teaching, feeding Waco

BU Campus Kitchen works year round, wins national award

Celebrating African-American culture, history

Texas Collection exhibits African-American photo collection

Leadership appointments

In July, Baylor Executive Vice President and Provost L. Gregory Jones announced three leadership appointments in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.

Three professors designated Master Teachers

Baylor Interim President David E. Garland announced the designation of Master Teacher on three professors

Alumni-elected Regent process announced

In June 2016, Baylor welcomed the first alumni-elected Regents to service on the Board.

Presidential Search Committee members announced

Baylor University Board of Regents Chair Ronald D. Murff, BBA '75, announced in September the appointment of a Presidential Search Committee that will lead the effort to select the university’s 15th president.