Baylor University

Waco, Texas


Costs to Attend Baylor University

Are you interested in applying to Baylor University yet wondering how much it costs or if you can afford to attend? Use our comprehensive price data and loan calculation tools to assist in determining if this school makes financial sense for you and your intended major of study.

Annual Cost

  • Total One Academic Year Cost
  • All Residents: $44,176
  • Cost Itemization
  • Tution for all Residents: $30,586
  • Room and Board or estimated off campus living expense: $9,096
  • Books and Supplies: $1,364
  • Other Fees: $3,130

The cost per year to attend Baylor University is $44,176 for the 2012/2013 academic year. How much may your student loan payments be and can you afford to attend? If you are interested in learning more, request additional information to be sent to you from Baylor University

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 academic years. Please consult the school directly for the most up to date price information.

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Estimated 4 Year Cost at Current Tuition

At current published tuition rates, the estimated total tuition and living expense cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree at Baylor University is $176,704 for students graduating in normal time. Our methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a multiple of the most recent reported annual cost and does not factor in tuition increases.

  • 4 Year Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $176,704

Estimated Cost Per Semester

  • Texas Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $22,088

Average Net Price and Financial Aid

  • Average Annual Net Price: $26,870*
  • Estimated Average 4 Year Degree Cost: $107,480**
  • Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid: 90%
  • Average Annual Total Grant Aid Amount: $14,972
  • Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants: 24%
  • Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid: $4,062
  • Percent of Students Receiving Federal Student Loans: 55%
  • Average Amount of Federal Student Loan Aid: $6,824

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Baylor University is a not for profit institution.

Example Student Loan Payments and Costs

How much are estimated student loan payments for Baylor University? Below are the costs for an example student loan if you borrowed $107,480, our estimated average net price for a four year degree. Note that this calculation assumes you are part of the reported 90% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $26,870. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments may be significantly higher than this example. Use our Baylor University student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

  • Monthly Payment: $1,081.05
  • Amount Borrowed: $107,480.00
  • Interest Rate: 3.9%
  • Term: 10 years
  • Number of Monthly Payments: 120
  • Total Interest Cost: $22,245.49
  • Total of All Payments of 10 years: $129,725.49

Loan Affordability & Salary

Can I afford to attend Baylor University? To keep student loan payments affordable, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income. When planning how to afford Baylor University, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using these parameters, a salary of $129,725.49 is recommended to afford a $1,081.05 monthly payment in the example loan modeled above. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Baylor University in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $22,869 to $31,658. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 7.7%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you can expect to pay for a 4 year degree at this school assuming tuition increases along at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current 4 year cost of $176,704.00. Use our college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Baylor University.

  • Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019 - Annual: $60,752, 4 Year Degree: $243,009
  • Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024 - Annual: $77,537, 4 Year Degree: $310,148
  • Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 - Annual: $98,959, 4 Year Degree: $395,836
  • Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 - Annual: $114,558, 4 Year Degree: $458,230

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost Per Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Baylor University are as follows.

  • Price per credit hour: $1,197
  • Cost for one class (3 credit hours): $3,591
  • Cost for one class (4 credit hours): $4,788

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Tuition History

What was tuition at Baylor University for the past five, ten, fifteen or twenty years? Looking at historical tuition increase rates may provide an indication as to expected increases in the future. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

  • 2010 - $27,910 Tuition and Fees. 7% Annual Increase
  • 2009 - $26,084 Tuition and Fees. 6.5% Annual Increase
  • 2008 - $24,490 Tuition and Fees. 7.8% Annual Increase
  • 2007 - $22,714 Tuition and Fees. 7.8% Annual Increase
  • 2006 - $21,070 Tuition and Fees. 6.5% Annual Increase
  • 2005 - $19,780 Tuition and Fees. 7.3% Annual Increase
  • 2004 - $18,430 Tuition and Fees. 7.4% Annual Increase
  • 2003 - $17,164 Tuition and Fees. 34.6% Annual Increase
  • 2002 - $12,754 Tuition and Fees. 6.8% Annual Increase
  • 2001 - $11,940 Tuition and Fees. 8.2% Annual Increase
  • 2000 - $11,032 Tuition and Fees. 6.9% Annual Increase
  • 1999 - $10,316 Tuition and Fees. 8.8% Annual Increase
  • 1998 - $9,478 Tuition and Fees. 7.6% Annual Increase
  • 1997 - $8,806 Tuition and Fees. 4.3% Annual Increase
  • 1996 - $8,444 Tuition and Fees. 10.8% Annual Increase
  • 1995 - $7,624 Tuition and Fees. 7.8% Annual Increase
  • 1994 - $7,070 Tuition and Fees. 7.3% Annual Increase
  • 1993 - $6,590 Tuition and Fees. 7.9% Annual Increase
  • 1992 - $6,110 Tuition and Fees. 8.6% Annual Increase
  • 1991 - $5,628 Tuition and Fees. 10.1% Annual Increase
  • 1990 - $5,110 Tuition and Fees. 8.3% Annual Increase
  • 1989 - $4,720 Tuition and Fees. 4.7% Annual Increase
  • 1988 - $4,510 Tuition and Fees. -46.2% Annual Increase
  • 1987 - $8,388 Tuition and Fees.

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Baylor University ranked by degrees conferred during the 2010/2011 academic year along with their estimated total program cost. Please consult the school's website for further information as actual costs for specific program may vary. Price estimates assume graduation in normal time. Our methodology for estimating these costs is a two or four year multiple of the current one year tuition and living cost of $44,176. Associates degrees are assumed to be completed in two years and bachelors degrees are assumed to take four years.

Area of Study Graduates Estimated Degree + Living Expense Cost
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 140 $176,704
4 year cost
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other Bachelor's Degree 73 $176,704
4 year cost
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 63 $176,704
4 year cost
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 53 $176,704
4 year cost
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 52 $176,704
4 year cost
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General Bachelor's Degree 48 $176,704
4 year cost
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General Bachelor's Degree 45 $176,704
4 year cost
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 37 $176,704
4 year cost
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 37 $176,704
4 year cost
Business/Managerial Economics Bachelor's Degree 34 $176,704
4 year cost
Fashion Merchandising Bachelor's Degree 31 $176,704
4 year cost
Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree 31 $176,704
4 year cost
Business/Commerce, General Bachelor's Degree 31 $176,704
4 year cost
International Business/Trade/Commerce Bachelor's Degree 30 $176,704
4 year cost
Neuroscience Bachelor's Degree 30 $176,704
4 year cost
Interior Design Bachelor's Degree 30 $176,704
4 year cost
Human Development and Family Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 27 $176,704
4 year cost
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 27 $176,704
4 year cost
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 27 $176,704
4 year cost
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 26 $176,704
4 year cost
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 25 $176,704
4 year cost
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies Bachelor's Degree 22 $176,704
4 year cost
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 21 $176,704
4 year cost
Real Estate Bachelor's Degree 18 $176,704
4 year cost
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 16 $176,704
4 year cost
Acting Bachelor's Degree 16 $176,704
4 year cost
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 16 $176,704
4 year cost
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 15 $176,704
4 year cost
Human Nutrition Bachelor's Degree 13 $176,704
4 year cost
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 12 $176,704
4 year cost
Exercise Physiology Bachelor's Degree 12 $176,704
4 year cost
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 12 $176,704
4 year cost
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other Bachelor's Degree 12 $176,704
4 year cost
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 12 $176,704
4 year cost
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Bachelor's Degree 11 $176,704
4 year cost
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 11 $176,704
4 year cost
Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 10 $176,704
4 year cost
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 9 $176,704
4 year cost
Fashion/Apparel Design Bachelor's Degree 9 $176,704
4 year cost
History, General Bachelor's Degree 9 $176,704
4 year cost
Social Studies Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 9 $176,704
4 year cost
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 9 $176,704
4 year cost
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General Bachelor's Degree 8 $176,704
4 year cost
Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations, Other Bachelor's Degree 8 $176,704
4 year cost
Athletic Training/Trainer Bachelor's Degree 8 $176,704
4 year cost
Environmental Studies Bachelor's Degree 7 $176,704
4 year cost
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other Bachelor's Degree 7 $176,704
4 year cost
Information Technology Bachelor's Degree 6 $176,704
4 year cost
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 6 $176,704
4 year cost
Forensic Science and Technology Bachelor's Degree 6 $176,704
4 year cost
International Relations and Affairs Bachelor's Degree 6 $176,704
4 year cost
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 5 $176,704
4 year cost
Asian Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 5 $176,704
4 year cost
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew Bachelor's Degree 5 $176,704
4 year cost
Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 5 $176,704
4 year cost
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 5 $176,704
4 year cost
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 5 $176,704
4 year cost
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 4 $176,704
4 year cost
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 4 $176,704
4 year cost
Bioinformatics Bachelor's Degree 4 $176,704
4 year cost
Insurance Bachelor's Degree 4 $176,704
4 year cost
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 4 $176,704
4 year cost
Religion/Religious Studies Bachelor's Degree 4 $176,704
4 year cost
Religious/Sacred Music Bachelor's Degree 4 $176,704
4 year cost
Health Occupations Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 4 $176,704
4 year cost
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 4 $176,704
4 year cost
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 4 $176,704
4 year cost
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 4 $176,704
4 year cost
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 3 $176,704
4 year cost
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 3 $176,704
4 year cost
Statistics, General Bachelor's Degree 3 $176,704
4 year cost
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 3 $176,704
4 year cost
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 3 $176,704
4 year cost
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 3 $176,704
4 year cost
Music Theory and Composition Bachelor's Degree 3 $176,704
4 year cost
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 3 $176,704
4 year cost
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Bachelor's Degree 2 $176,704
4 year cost
Architecture Bachelor's Degree 2 $176,704
4 year cost
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 2 $176,704
4 year cost
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $176,704
4 year cost
Applied Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $176,704
4 year cost
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology Bachelor's Degree 2 $176,704
4 year cost
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $176,704
4 year cost
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 2 $176,704
4 year cost
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 $176,704
4 year cost
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 $176,704
4 year cost
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing Bachelor's Degree 1 $176,704
4 year cost
Radio and Television Bachelor's Degree 1 $176,704
4 year cost
Financial Planning and Services Bachelor's Degree 1 $176,704
4 year cost
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia Bachelor's Degree 1 $176,704
4 year cost
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 1 $176,704
4 year cost
Museology/Museum Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 $176,704
4 year cost
Biology Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 $176,704
4 year cost
Fine/Studio Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $176,704
4 year cost
Chemistry Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 $176,704
4 year cost
Geophysics and Seismology Bachelor's Degree 1 $176,704
4 year cost
Music History, Literature, and Theory Bachelor's Degree 1 $176,704
4 year cost
Public Administration Bachelor's Degree 1 $176,704
4 year cost
Russian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 $176,704
4 year cost
Environmental Health Bachelor's Degree 1 $176,704
4 year cost

About Baylor University

Baylor University is a four year private college located in Waco, Texas.  The school is affiliated with the Baptist faith.  Full time enrollment is 14,456 and part time is 573.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 27,828 applicants. 16,879 were admitted and 3,254 enrolled.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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