Houston Christian University

Houston, Texas

Team Name: Huskies

Address: 7502 Fondren Rd., Houston, TX 77074

Web: HCU.edu and HCUonline.com

Phone: 281-649-3211

Facebook: HoustonChristianUniversity

Instagram: HCUofficial

Twitter: HoustonChristianU

Houston Christian University

Houston, Texas

HOUSTON CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (HCU), formerly Houston Baptist University, has equipped students to lead, collaborate, and embody a deep sense of spiritual purpose for more than sixty years. 

HCU’s mission encourages students’ passion for academic, spiritual, and professional excellence as a result of the central confession, “Jesus Christ is Lord.” Students are empowered to make the most of their God-given talents and to gain career skills from dedicated faculty.  

HCU offers more than 75 majors, forty graduate degrees including four doctoral degrees, and seventeen NCAA Division I sports programs in the Southland Conference. A culture of excellence prepares students to think critically and act biblically beyond the classroom as they impact the world, becoming the next generation of educated disciples and pillars in their communities.

Learners benefit from small-group instruction, Christian discipleship, and mentorship. Opportunities for research begin at the undergraduate level, as do internships and job opportunities that enable students to build connections. Students move toward 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.  

By The Numbers


Acceptance Rate 84.50%
Median composite SAT score 1150
Median ACT score 26
Undergraduate Enrollment 2,782
Students on Financial Aid 97%


In-State Tuition $18,975 per semester
Out-of-State Tuition $18,975 per semester
Room and Board $7,001+


African American Students 24.1%
Asian American Students 7.5%
Hispanic Students 43.2%
International Students 4%
Male/Female Ratio 40/60

Campus Life

Greek System Yes
Freshman Living on Campus
Freshmen Who Return 71.5%
Student/Teacher Ratio 15:1
Full-Time Faculty 138


Graduation in Four Years 36%
Graduation Overall 49.8%
Alumni Who Give $ to School 2.5%

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