HOUSTON CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (HCU) has equipped students to lead, collaborate, and embody a deep sense of spiritual purpose for more than sixty years. (Formerly Houston Baptist University, the university was officially renamed Houston Christian University on Sept. 21, 2022.) HCU offers a wide range of majors, 69 undergraduate degree programs, forty graduate degree programs including four doctoral degrees, and seventeen NCAA Division I sports programs.
HCU’s culture of excellence molds disciples to be community pillars, preparing them to think critically and act biblically as they impact the world.
Established in 1960, HCU offers “A Higher Education”— emphasizing academic excellence and encouraging students to integrate faith and learning under the guidance of world-class faculty. HCU remains true to its central confession, “Jesus Christ is Lord.”
Learners benefit from small-group instruction, Christian discipleship, and mentorship. Undergraduates explore research, internships and job opportunities while fulfilling their callings in the Honors College, College of Science and Engineering, School of Nursing and Allied Health, Archie W. Dunham College of Business, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, College of Arts and Humanities, and School of Christian Thought.
HCU is located in the Sharpstown area, minutes from Houston’s downtown district.