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Baylor University

Committed to Families with
Private College 529

Baylor Answers the Call to Make Higher Education More Affordable


Baylor University

Baylor University in Waco, Texas is an academically rigorous university with an ambitious and successful research agenda, producing outstanding graduates for worldwide leadership. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas and consistently receives high marks from U.S.News & World Report and ranks as a “best value” by The Fisk Guide and Kiplinger Personal Finance. With a diverse community of more than 15,000 students typically from all 50 states and more than 85 countries, Baylor is committed to helping families from all financial backgrounds achieve their dreams of higher education. In fact, approximately 90 percent of students receive some form of financial assistance, including a wide range of merit-based scholarships.

As a private Christian university, Baylor strives to create an environment where students accomplish their academic goals while learning to be lifelong stewards of their Christian faith. The University blends interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and has faculty committed to teaching and scholarship to provide a vibrant living and learning experience, rich with the hands-on-learning needed to equip students for future success.


Community Service

At Baylor, undergraduate students choose from 144 baccalaureate programs in fields such as business, pre-medicine, pre-law, education, engineering and computer science. Baylor also offers more than 75 masters,  30 doctoral and the juris doctor degree programs. More than 300 student service, honor and social organizations, plus the excitement of athletic competition within the Big 12 Conference, energize the overall student experience. Student life is also enhanced through service to our community. Baylor students, faculty and staff annually volunteer more than 150,000 hours of local community service.

Baylor is a long-standing participant in the Private College 529 Plan and believes the plan is a valuable option for families. Higher education costs are rising nationally at about 6 percent per year. The Plan allows parents and students to lock in their tuition costs and utilize their resources for other education needs and expenses, such as room, board and books.

Baylor welcomed the opportunity to join more than 200 other private colleges and universities across the country in 2003 to respond to a national call to make higher education more affordable and accessible through the Private College 529 Plan. We continue that commitment today.