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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 2,632
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $16,725 PER SEM.*
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $16,725 PER SEM.*
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 95
Median SAT/ACT 1110/22
% of African American Students 19.6
% of Asian American Students 8.32
% of Hispanic Students 37.4
% of International Students 4.3
Student/Teacher Ratio 12:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 154
% of Male/% of Female Students 34.4/65.6
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 49
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 28
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 40.5
% of Freshmen Who Return 70.5
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 1.8

* Tuition based on 12- to 18-hour semester, includes fees

Houston Baptist University

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7502 Fondren Rd., Houston, TX 77074











  • More than five decades of offering “A Higher Education.”
  • Seventeen NCAA Division I sports.
  • No. five in diversity among universities in the West region by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Awarded gold designation by Military Friendly® Schools.
  • Houston is home to the most Fortune 500 companies outside of New York City.
  • HBU is a member institution of the world’s largest healthcare hub, the Texas Medical Center.

HOUSTON BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (HBU) is a national, comprehensive, Christian university with 72 undergraduate and 41 graduate degrees, including three doctoral programs, as well as 22 certificate programs. In addition to a robust, on-campus community, students further their education through the Pampell Online Division.

Fall 2019 marked the start of seven new degree offerings, including the Ed.D. in executive leadership in mental health and human services.

In the largest gift ever given to HBU, Sherry and Jim Smith, Sr. donated $20 million for the furtherance of the College of Science and Engineering and the School of Allied Health. Planning is underway for a building modeled after Independence Hall to house the Morris Family Center for Law and Liberty; the project is possible thanks to a donation of $10 million by university founding father Dr. Stewart Morris.

The new Global Center for Mental Healthcare and Ministry is equipping mental health professionals, and the Gideon Institute of Christian Psychology and Counseling at HBU is training providers to reach the hurting through means that are Christ-centered, biblically rooted, and clinically informed.

HBU continues to build momentum and grow in influence as it remains true to its central confession, “Jesus Christ is Lord.”

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