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Baylor University

private, coeducational institution of higher learning located in Waco, Texas, U.S. Baylor, affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, is the world's largest Baptist university and the oldest college in Texas. The university offers about 160 bachelor's, 75 master's, and 20 doctoral degrees through nine academic divisions: the college of arts and sciences, the Hankamer School of Business, the Louise Herrington School of Nursing, the graduate school, the law school, the George W. Truett Theological Seminary, and schools of education, music, and engineering and computer science. Baylor Law School awards Juris Doctor degrees, and the theological seminary offers master's and doctoral degrees in divinity. The School of Nursing is housed at the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Research facilities include the J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies and the W.M. Keck Foundation Seismological Observatory. Total enrollment is approximately 14,000.

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