Acceptance Rate


Avg.Financial Aid



About Houston Baptist University (HBU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private



4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College




Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.


Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Southern Baptist

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


A private, Southern Baptist university, Houston Baptist University is situated in Houston, TX. The university covers an area of 158 acres. Houston Baptist University was founded in the year 1960. Houston Baptist University believes in imparting education and contributing to society by focusing on innovation, research, education, and commitment. The motto of the university is John 14:6 and its official colors are blue and orange. The total enrolment stands at 3,963 (2020) students at Houston Baptist University. Around 2,632 and 1,109 students take admission in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the university. The school has a total of 152 (2014) academic staff. These faculty teach different courses to the students. Interestingly, Houston Baptist University has an ethnically diverse student population. At HBU around 37% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, 23% are white, and 20% are Black or African American. And, at the university, around 84% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 66% of the students are females and 34% are males. The college has produced several notable alumni including Van G. Garrett, Elliot Segal, Colin Montgomerie, and Mike DeVito in its 60 years of existence. The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. It also encourages its students to participate in athletics, as it helps in building character. A total of 272 programs, including both residential and online, are currently offered by HBU. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing), NLN (National League for Nursing), and SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools). $90 million is the total value of endowment of the Houston Baptist University.

Location & Contact


7502 Fondren Rd


Email: N/A
Phone: 2816493000
Fax: 2816493340
Find Your School


The ranking of a particular university helps a student decide where to apply, which is always a tough decision. The ranking of a university is an important parameter by which a prospective student can decide whether they wish to take admission or not. Generally, the ranking of a university is considered a great way to gauge its performance on several factors, which include research excellence, the performance of the students after they complete their education, student experience, and most importantly academic success. The rankings by two well-known publications, US News and Forbes, are considered trustworthy by applicants and academic experts. However, it is to be noted that Houston Baptist University does not feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest ranking by these publications.


Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


SAT Range

1030 - 1200

ACT Range

20 - 25

Application Fee



Neither required nor recommended

High School GPA


Accept Common App


Admission to the university is easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. Houston Baptist University has 3 admission thresholds. Along with the admission form, the students have to deposit a non-refundable fee to complete the application process. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 1020-1180, it would improve her chances. A candidate, in order to take admission to Houston Baptist University, must score 21 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 19 are also given admission. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 7502 Fondren Rd, Houston, Texas 77074-3298, or call (281) 649-3000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


Average Annual Cost


Books And Supplies


Other Fees


Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


Budget For Other Expenses


Total One Year Cost


Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to HBU. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $48,648 per year. The average annual tuition cost ($33,450), books and supplies ($1,000), room and boarding ($8,064), and budget for other expenses ($5,266) are all included in this cost. Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Registered Nursing, Administration,...

64 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

41 Graduates

Psychology, General

33 Graduates

Biology, General

31 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

26 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

26 Graduates

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, G...

23 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

18 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

16 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

15 Graduates


14 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

9 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

9 Graduates

Political Science and Government

9 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

8 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

8 Graduates

Bioethics/Medical Ethics

7 Graduates


7 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

6 Graduates


5 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

5 Graduates

International Business

5 Graduates

Non-Professional General Legal Stud...

5 Graduates


4 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

4 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

3 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

3 Graduates


2 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

2 Graduates

Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multic...

1 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

1 Graduates

Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Lan...

1 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

1 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




24% White

7% Unknown

17% Black

36% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

4% Non Resident alien

8% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


Out Of State


In State



Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$72,476 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and 48% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,014/year.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname


School Colors

orange and royal blue

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Southland Conference

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol


Campus Emergency Phones


24-Hour Escort Safety rides


Mobile Campus Emergency Alert


The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $8,064 per year. Houston Baptist University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at HBU costs around $4,014 per year. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and 24-hr escort safety rides. The number of female and male students at the university are 34% and 66%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.




Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$241 - 322

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving State Aid


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Institutional Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


The financial aid department of Houston Baptist University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average federal grant that comes from the university is around $5,116, whereas the financial aid is $17,757. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $3,313, while the institutional aid is $17,757. At HBU, the total amount of need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $3,728,808 per year. On the other hand, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered in a year add up to $7,886,714.

Other Colleges In Texas

Texas State University
Texas State University

San Marcos, Texas

Trinity University
Trinity University

San Antonio, Texas

Near By Colleges

Texas Barber College
Texas Barber College

Houston, Texas

29.6904, -95.533

College of Biblical Studies
College of Biblical Studies

Houston, Texas

29.7167, -95.5066

Trend Barber College
Trend Barber College

Houston, Texas

29.6562, -95.5221

Other Private not-for-profit Colleges