Baylor College Of Medicine

Baylor College Of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine, popularly referred to as BCM, was established in 1900 as the University of Dallas Medical Department, and became a part of Baylor University in Waco in 1903. Following this alliance, the college was christened Baylor University College of Medicine. However, in 1969 it separated from Baylor University to become an independent institution known as the Baylor College of Medicine. The 1,000 acre BCM campus is located in Houston, Texas, within the Texas Medical Centre.

Baylor College of Medicine is well-known for its programs in science and medicine. According to the U.S News and World Report, the college ranks 17th among the top medical schools of Texas, and is also regarded as one of the best medical institutions of the greater Southwest. The academic divisions of the college are:

  • Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Medical School
  • School of Allied Health

The students of Baylor College of Medicine can take advantage of various financial aid programs. Apart from Federal grants and loans, a number of other work-study programs and scholarships are also available.

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Contacting Baylor

Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza BCM 365
Houston , TX 77030-3498
General Phone: (713) 798-4951

Baylor Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medicine188neuroscience, medicine, medical scientist
Science70biochemistry, developmental biology and embryology, call and molecular biology, virology, immunology, animal physiology, molecular genetics, cardiovascular science, pharmacology, ...
Medical Support and Technology33physician assistant
Nursing and Emergency Medicine11nurse anesthetist

Number of programs and degrees for Baylor in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree4914
Doctor's degree7412
First-professional degree1791

Baylor Student Body

In 2007-2008, Baylor had a total enrollment of 1,398 students (687 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 51%
First Professional 49%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 47%
Black 6%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 21%
American Indian 1%
(Foreign Students) 16%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
20-21 1%
22-24 39%
25-29 45%
30-34 11%
35-39 3%
40-49 2%
50-64 0%

Baylor Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Houston, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Baylor Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancenot required

Baylor Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
Baylor participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 494900)

Baylor Faculty

Baylor has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year56$215,73918$204,786
Associate professorcalendar year38$131,04417$116,960
Assistant professorcalendar year76$92,33143$88,621
Instructorcalendar year24$61,83217$71,315
All faculty totalcalendar year194$131,76495$112,606

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Baylor Degree Programs (2007)

Medical Support And Technology
Physician Assistant

Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Medicine (MD)

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nurse Anesthetist

Animal Physiology
Biological and Physical Sciences
Cardiovascular Science
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Developmental Biology and Embryology
Molecular Genetics

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