Baylor University is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas, one of the first educational institutions west of the Mississippi River in the United States, and is one of the largest Baptist universities in the world. More than 16,000 students study at Baylor University, representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia and approximately 89 foreign countries. Go Green & Gold wedges. Go Baylor bags. Go Bears! Show us your "Bear Claw"