Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas, Baylor University is the oldest institution of higher learning in Texas and the world's largest Baptist university. Its mission is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.
From its humble beginnings in Independence, Texas, Baylor University's campus has grown to more than 1,000 acres in Waco, Texas, educating more than 15,000 men and women annually to pursue their individual life callings. The university is committed to excellence at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels and is ranked in the top 8 percent of the National Merit Scholars program.
Baylor University has an international reputation for educational excellence built upon the faculty's commitment to teaching, scholarships and interdisciplinary research that produces outstanding graduates. Alumni include CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, surgeons, teachers in third-world countries, missionaries, ministers and professional athletes.
In 2013, Baylor University began building McLane Stadium, a new 860,000-square-foot, 45,000-seat stadium that is more than twice the size of Floyd Casey Stadium, where Baylor Bears football fans spent the previous 64 seasons. The horseshoe-shaped stadium was built on a 93-acre lot and features a TPO membrane roof system with sheet metal flashings and trim installed by Johnson Roofing Inc., Waco, Texas.