Campus News

Campus News and Updates, Fall 2018

Nursing School Dedicates New Academic Building

As more students answer a higher call to the nursing profession, the Dallas campus of Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) needed significantly more space for students to strengthen their preparation for successful careers and for faculty to teach and conduct life-changing research.

US News Ranks BU Second Highest Big 12 School

Baylor is ranked No. 78 among National Universities in the latest Best Colleges rankings released in September by U.S. News & World Report

Baylor Celebrates Record-setting Class, Retention, Graduation

Baylor enrolled its highest-achieving freshman class ever and advanced undergraduate retention and graduation rates to record levels, according to 12th class day statistics from the University’s Office of Institutional Research and Testing (IRT). 


Recent headlines from around the university. 

Inspirational Legacy

Bob and Joyce Packard represent the Baylor experience for many generations of alumni. From Bob’s more than 50 years of teaching Packard Physics, where it is estimated he taught more than a quarter of all Baylor alumni, to Joyce’s service in many capacities, culminating in her time as dean of women, the Packards shaped significantly the journeys of many a Baylor student.

Multicultural Mission

With more than 17,000 students typically from all 50 states and 86 foreign countries, Baylor is more diverse than ever before. Minority enrollment in fall 2017 achieved a University-record at 35.3 percent, which was matched for fall 2018.


This spring, Baylor began sharing stories of students, faculty and staff who, through their actions and commitments, shine a light that inspires others and brings glory to God. Here are two among thousands of #BaylorLights. See more at

Meet the Experts

The expertise of Baylor faculty and representatives who are actively shaping and advancing their disciplines is sought after by their peers and media as well as by University students in academic settings.

Created to Connect

In 2017, The Wall Street Journal placed Baylor in elite territory when it comes to engaging students—ranking Baylor No. 6 nationally in a survey of more than 1,000 colleges and universities.