Houston Baptist University

Houston Baptist University

Houston Baptist University, also known as HBU, was founded in 1960, and is a private institution located in Houston, Texas. The campus of the university is spread across an area of 100 acres. The university offers more than 50 undergraduate majors. Several pre-professional programs are also available here. HBU is divided into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Humanities
  • College of Business and Economics
  • College of Continuing Studies
  • College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Science and Mathematics
  • Honors College
  • Smith College of General Studies

Houston Baptist University's athletics department fields an impressive number of men's and women's sports teams. They compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Nicknamed the Huskies, the teams participate in golf, cross country, basketball, softball, and volleyball, among others.

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Contacting Houston Baptist

Houston Baptist University
7502 Fondren Rd
Houston , TX 77074-3298
General Phone: (281) 649-3000

Houston Baptist Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management135business, business management, business administration, accounting, managerial economics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, international business, ...
Education and Teaching77education, multilingual education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, educational assessment and testing, special ed, special education, school counseling, student counseling, ...
Science54biology, molecular biology, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counseling45psychology, psychology courses
Liberal Arts35French language, Spanish language, Romance languages and literature, foreign languages and literature, English, English language and literature, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities, ...
Religion and Philosophy29Christian studies, religious music, theology, theological and ministerial studies, pastoral counseling, theology and religious vocations
Nursing and Emergency Medicine28registered nursing, nurse practitioner, various nursing
Family and Social Work12child development, social service professions
Media11communication studies, mass communication, media studies
Music9music, music performance, music theory and composition
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy6health and physical education, exercise science
Fine Arts4fine arts, fine arts studies
Medical Administration3health care administration

Number of programs and degrees for Houston Baptist in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree33361
Master's degree11130
Associate's degree51

Houston Baptist Student Body

In 2007-2008, Houston Baptist had a total enrollment of 2,339 students (2,183 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 38%
Women 62%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 83%
Graduate 17%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 42%
Black 20%
Hispanic 16%
Asian 14%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 26%
20-21 22%
22-24 22%
25-29 14%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown2%

Houston Baptist Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 71 %
Part-Time 50 %

Houston Baptist Room and Board (2007)

Houston Baptist offers campus housing for 920 of its 2,183 (full-time) students.

(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 offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Houston Baptist Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480580
SAT Math490600
ACT Verbal2025
ACT Math2026
ACT Composite2025

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT80%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT15%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Houston Baptist Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 19,390
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,390
Room and board $ 5,770
Room charge $ 3,100
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,000
Books and supplies $ 1,230
Other expenses $ 2,734

Financial Aid:
Houston Baptist participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 357600)

Houston Baptist Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*2*
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*7$67,894
Instructorcalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*12$66,427

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year21$76,63219$66,955
Associate professoracademic year22$64,22012$65,713
Assistant professoracademic year19$57,26719$56,487
Instructoracademic year2*2*
All faculty totalacademic year64$65,42852$61,703

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

Houston Baptist Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Division I Independents
Baseball Division I Independents

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports02121

Houston Baptist Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Information Resources Management/CIO Training
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Biology Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
French Language and Literature
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Religion And Philosophy
Christian Studies
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Religious/Sacred Music
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Molecular Biology
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other

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What Sets Houston Baptist Apart:

Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Houston Baptist Number of degree programs
% of degrees in religion and philosophy
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 11%Houston Baptist % of degrees in religion and philosophy
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Houston Baptist % of degrees in therapy and counseling
% of degrees in science
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%Houston Baptist % of degrees in science
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Houston Baptist % of degrees in business and management
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%Houston Baptist Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Houston Baptist Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
Minority % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Houston Baptist Minority % of student body
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 20%Houston Baptist Female % of student body

checked Southern Baptist affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Has ROTC (army, navy, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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