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Baylor provides a vibrant campus community for more than 20,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship.
One Bear Place #97026
Waco, TX 76798
Email: [email protected]
CEO/President: Dr. Linda A. Livingstone
Chairman: Mark Rountree
Board size: 34
Founder: William Tryon, R.E.B. Baylor, and James Huckins
Ruling year: 1991
Tax deductible: Yes
Fiscal year end: 05/31
Member of ECFA: No
Member of ECFA since:
Our goal is intellectual activity that springs from disciplined habits of the heart and inspires action on behalf of the world.
The mission of Baylor University is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.
Statement of faith
This statement of faith reflects the consensus of the faculty and administration of George W. Truett Theological Seminary; it is not a creed or instrument of doctrinal accountability but an expression of general doctrinal agreement.
We believe that Jesus Christ is God, Savior and Lord of all creation; he is the perfect revelation of God as well as God incarnate, the only mediator between God and humanity.
We believe in the omnipotent God who eternally exists as Father, Son and Holy Spirit: three divine persons sharing one eternal divine life and being. God is the creator of all whose rule knows no end.
We believe that human persons are created in God's image and likeness but that all persons (except Jesus Christ) come into the world under the curse of sin and need redemption when they attain the age of accountability.
We believe the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ provide the only redemption from sin and that Christ died for all people; reconciliation and new life connected to God are possible only through his death and resurrection.
We believe that salvation is by God's grace alone through faith and that people cannot save themselves by works of righteousness but that works of righteousness are products of the Holy Spirit who indwells believers by faith.
We believe that authentic Christian life begins with conversion to Christ which involves repentance and faith in him; conversion to Christ results in justification (forgiveness) and regeneration (new birth). These are gifts that cannot be earned or inherited.
We believe that the sixty-six books of Holy Scripture are inspired by God's Spirit and are the sole supreme authority under God for Christian believing and living; Jesus Christ is the norm by which we interpret Scripture. Creeds and confessional statements are not instruments of doctrinal accountability but expressions of common faith under the authority of Christ and Scripture.
We believe that the church was instituted by Jesus Christ to be the people of God and is made up of all true believers regardless of race, gender, age or station in life; the church visible is the local congregation of believers.
We regard evangelism and missions for the salvation of the lost and social transformation to be essential works of the church as well as individual callings.
We believe in the autonomy of the local congregation, separation of church and state and voluntary cooperation between congregations for evangelism and education.
We believe in freedom of conscience from government domination or control and in the liberty and competency of every Christian believer to interpret Scripture and go directly to God in prayer.
We believe in two ordinances instituted by Christ to be observed by his people until he returns: water baptism of believers by immersion and the Lord's Supper.
We believe, on the basis of biblical teaching and together with the vast majority of Christians throughout the ages, that sex is intended by God solely for marriage between one man and one woman.
We believe that Jesus Christ will return to raise all the dead, judge people and nations, consign Satan and his followers to hell and bring into heaven all who believe in him by faith.
Donor confidence score
|Does the organization have a statement of faith consistent with historic Christian creeds and is that statement of easily found on its website?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the board have no more than 2 non-independent members?||No||0/10|
|Does the board have at least four independent board members for every non-independent member?||No||0/4|
|Does the board contain between 5 and 11 members?||No||0/10|
|Does the organization file a Form 990 and make its Form 990 available to the public?||Yes||15/15|
|Does the organization make its audit or review (if annual revenue is more than $1-m) available on its website?||Yes||4/4|
|Is the organization a member of the ECFA?||No||0/9|
|Is the CEO/President's compensation within one standard deviation of the median compensation?||No||0/4|
|Did the organization operate at a net profit (revenue greater than expenses) in the most recent year?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the organization refrain from owning or leasing a private aircraft, or having fractional interest in one, that is primarily used for travel by the organization's leaders?||Yes||4/4|
|For the past five years, has the organization been free of any lawsuits or administrative actions filed against it by an employee, client, board member, vendor, donor, or other related party?||No||0/4|
|Are author royalties and speaking engagement fees paid to the organization, and not the individual?||No||0/4|
|Does the organization require its employees to affirm upon hiring the statement of faith of the organization?||Yes||4/4|
|Is the board chair an independent member of the board?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the board have term limits?||Yes||4/4|
|Have there been no public accusations of misdeeds against the organization, founder, CEO, senior pastor, or board members in the past five years?||Yes||4/4|
|Has the organization refrained from the use of non-disclosure agreements?||No||0/4|
|Does the organization have an overall financial efficiency rating of at least 2 stars?||Yes||4/4|
|Total donor confidence score||51/100|
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Financial efficiency ratings
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|Overall efficiency rating||705 of 1074||92 of 130|
|Fund acquisition rating||551 of 1075||63 of 130|
|Resource allocation rating||426 of 1075||51 of 130|
|Asset utilization rating||934 of 1074||121 of 130|
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|Receivables, inventories, prepaids||$240,502,382||$123,684,777||$126,896,081||$139,842,342||$156,921,365|
|Other current assets||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Total current assets||$478,510,258||$325,918,651||$296,662,140||$277,078,180||$304,149,488|
|Other long-term assets||$10,668||$401,553||$280,385||$320,107||$448,351|
|Total long-term assets||$2,494,838,162||$2,478,419,536||$2,505,011,232||$2,449,113,209||$2,376,729,966|
|Payables and accrued expenses||$74,339,390||$56,099,376||$56,202,845||$59,004,159||$86,825,880|
|Other current liabilities||$129,039,771||$123,441,013||$137,061,271||$144,776,570||$156,042,005|
|Total current liabilities||$203,379,161||$179,540,389||$193,264,116||$203,780,729||$242,867,885|
|Due to (from) affiliates||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Other long-term liabilities||$395,274,281||$383,098,188||$377,777,198||$268,500,595||$270,160,629|
|Total long-term liabilities||$663,289,740||$660,509,603||$663,962,077||$674,195,372||$686,093,894|
|Without donor restrictions||$815,978,675||$799,655,430||$793,459,641||$764,587,450||$723,960,492|
|With donor restrictions||$1,290,700,844||$1,164,632,765||$1,150,987,538||$1,083,627,838||$1,027,957,183|
|Revenues and expenses|
|Program service revenue||$996,545,455||$911,661,928||$864,781,246||$838,909,120||$793,439,654|
|Total other revenue||$1,093,678,711||$1,015,323,732||$953,289,180||$921,668,379||$872,268,560|
|Management and general||$136,663,825||$100,414,576||$87,983,873||$98,694,740||$90,706,407|
|Change in net assets||2020||2019||2018||2017||2016|
|Other changes in net assets||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Total change in net assets||$127,836,235||$38,978,335||$31,769,806||$34,504,795||$55,892,197|
|Matthew Rhule||Former Head Football Coach (thru 01/2020)||$4,142,807|
|Scott Drew||Head Men's Basketball Coach||$3,511,477|
|Kim Mulkey||Head Women's Basketball Coach||$3,041,491|
|Mack Rhoades IV||Vice President and Director of Athletics||$2,186,736|
|Phillip Snow||Defensive Coordinator Football||$1,124,595|
|Roy Brian Webb||Vice President & Chief Investment Officer||$798,034|
|Jeffrey Nixon||Former Co-Offensive Coordinator Football||$727,858|
|David Morehead||Co-Vice President & Chief Investment Officer||$583,910|
|Brett Dalton||Chief Business Officer||$583,684|
|Dave Rosselli||Vice President for University Development||$532,531|
|Chris Holmes||General Counsel & Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary||$502,761|
|Gary Carini||Vice Provost||$473,738|
|Jason Cook||Vice President for Marketing & Communications and Chief Marketing Officer||$404,801|
|Nancy Brickhouse||Vice President and Provost||$366,802|
|Lee Nordt||Dean of Arts & Sciences||$336,064|
|Cheryl Gochis||Vice President for Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer||$319,568|
|Gary Mortenson||Acting Vice Provost (thru 04/2019)||$309,576|
|Susan Anz||Vice President of Finance and Assistant Secretary||$309,402|
|Andrea Dixon||Former Regent (thru 05/2019)||$304,494|
|Kevin Jackson||Vice President for Student Life||$303,782|
|Robyn Driskell||Chief of Staff to the President and Vice President of Internal Administration||$300,852|
|Todd Still||Interim Executive Vice President and Provost - Former Officer (thru 05/2016)||$299,806|
|Darin Davis||Former Vice President for University Mission (thru 06/2019)||$251,573|
|Kristy Orr||Board Professional||$224,844|
|Dave Clendennen||Asst Vice President for Financial Systems & Asst Treasurer||$204,565|
|Karen E Kemp||Interim Vice President for Marketing & Communication (thru 11/2016)||$179,916|
|Marsha Duckworth||Senior Director for Board and Legal Services; Assistant Secretary||$132,582|
|Judy Carpenter||Dir. of Board & Presidential Operations & Assist. to President's Chief of Staff; Assist. Secretary||$99,743|
|Felicia Cruz||Director of Legal International Services; Assistant Secretary||$80,183|
|WD Dan Hord III||Regent||$16,126|
|Todd A Reppert||Regent||$13,126|
|William Bill S Simon||Regent||$6,126|
|Dennis Ray Wiles||Regent||$4,726|
|Joel T Allison||Regent||$745|
|Jerry K Clements||Regent||$155|
|James Cary Gray||Regent||$138|
|Mark E Lovvorn||Regent||$138|
|Miles Jay Allison||Regent||$138|
|Alicia DH Monroe||Regent||$126|
|C Clifton Robinson||Regent||$126|
|Drayton McLane Jr||Regent||$126|
|Jennifer Walker Elrod||Regent||$126|
|Julie Hermansen Turner||Regent||$126|
|Katie Jo Luningham||Regent||$126|
|Kenneth Q Carlile||Regent||$126|
|Larry P Heard||Regent||$126|
|Mark A McCollum||Regent||$126|
|Melissa Purdy Mines||Regent||$126|
|Randolph L Pullin||Regent||$125|
Compensation data as of: 5/31/2020
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In 1841, 35 delegates to the Union Baptist Association meeting accepted the suggestion of Reverend William Milton Tryon and District Judge R.E.B. Baylor to establish a Baptist university in Texas.
The Texas Baptist Education Society then petitioned the Congress of the Republic of Texas to charter a Baptist university in the fall of 1844. Republic President Anson Jones signed the Act of Congress on Feb. 1, 1845, officially establishing Baylor University. Reverend James Huckins, the first Baptist missionary to Texas, was Baylor's first full-time fundraiser and the third founding father of the university. Although these three men are credited as being the founders of Baylor University, there are many others who worked to see our university established in Texas.
After the University was chartered on February 1, 1845, four communities made bids to be the location: Travis, Huntsville, Shannon's Prairie and Independence. Independence was selected, and classes for preparatory students began in May 1846 with college courses offered the following June. In 1886, Baylor and Waco University consolidated to form Baylor University at Waco.
From humble beginnings in Independence, Texas, the campus has grown to approximately 1,000 acres in Waco, Texas, annually educating more than 15,000 men and women to pursue their individual life callings.
These are exciting times in the life of the University - a period in which our institution is striving to remain both a relevant institution of higher learning for the coming years and to continue to fulfill our original mission laid down by our founders: to be a Christian University "fully susceptible of enlargement and development to meet the needs of all ages to come." In a world where faith is often the casualty of a serious pursuit of academic achievement, Baylor is a special place.
The ability and willingness of Baylor to adapt and change to achieve continual progress can be traced throughout its history. It has endured and survived hardships, from financial difficulties, to the Great Depression, to world wars. It made a historic and critical decision to move from Independence to Waco, its current home. It divested its medical and dental schools at a time when that proved to be the most prudent decision for the success of each program. It even had the foresight and fortitude to change its very charter to insulate the institution from denominational struggles.
Had Baylor and its leaders throughout history not faced these decisions and challenges with foresight and a commitment to progress, it would not be the leading university that it is today. The University's Pro Futuris vision will continue to help Baylor adapt and grow with the world around it, while ever strengthening its original mission and heritage.
Baylor is classified as a Doctoral University with Higher Research Activity by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. Baylor has an international reputation for educational excellence built upon the faculty's commitment to teaching, scholarship and interdisciplinary research that produces outstanding graduates.
Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked liberal arts institution. Our rank of alumni include missionaries and pastors, heads of Fortune 500 companies, governors of Texas and professional athletes. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in the state.
Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and more than 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.