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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 2,332
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $15,400 PER SEM.*
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) N/A
Yearly Room and Board $7,000+
% of Students on Financial Aid 95
Median SAT/ACT 1040/23
% of African American Students 18.1
% of Asian American Students 10.1
% of Hispanic Students 32.8
% of International Students 3.5
Student/Teacher Ratio 16:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 131
% of Male/% of Female Students 38/62
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 54
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 25.2
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 43.8
% of Freshmen Who Return 67.3
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 4

* tuition based on 12- to 18-hour semester

Houston Baptist University

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7502 Fondren Rd., Houston, TX 77074











  • No. 5 in campus ethnic diversity among regional universities in the West, according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • Rigorous academics, built on the classics and enriched by a Christian worldview.
  • A small community with a big game: HBU competes in NCAA Division I in football, soccer, baseball, basketball, and more.
  • 100 percent of classes are taught by faculty—not teaching assistants.
  • A student-faculty ratio of 16:1 gives students valuable personal attention.
  • HBU programs and opportunities are designed to develop the whole person for a whole life—intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and interpersonal.

HOUSTON BAPTIST UNIVERSITY offers what few colleges can: a diverse academic community in a world-class city, devoted to excellence in knowledge and character through Christian principles. Students enjoy the benefits of a private education, but on a campus that offers a broad range of majors, NCAA Division I athletics, more than 70 student organizations, and all of the cultural and commercial amenities of Houston.

These are indeed exciting times at HBU. HBU joined the Southland Conference and added a football team to its intercollegiate athletics roster. In addition, HBU has attracted nationally acclaimed scholars, including best-selling author Lee Strobel, to its faculty. This is all part of HBU’s vision to become a national standard-bearer among Christian universities.

Under the leadership of President Robert B. Sloan, Jr., HBU has taken several steps to modernize university facilities, expand the campus, and enhance the student experience. The most recent project has been the redevelopment of a commercial area on the campus edge. The new development, known as the The Pillars at HBU, features several stores and restaurants. Students and guests enjoy being within walking distance of these additions since they opened in 2016.

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