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Study at 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.

Profile of Houston Baptist UniversityHouston, TX is home to Houston Baptist. Houston is a large city. Students select the school partly because it is a Southern Baptist school. Houston Baptist is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school go up to the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

Students at Houston Baptist can choose among many degree programs. The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. Students commonly pursue studies in science, business and management, and therapy and Counselling.

Houston Baptist Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Houston Baptist attracts a lot of applicants every year, and can only accept about 48% of them . Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 470. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 480 and 590.

Student Enrolment

Houston Baptist has 2, 339 enrolled students .

Student Life
The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Division I Independents. Houston Baptist Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management121business management, business, accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, CIO training, entrepreneurship, . . .
Education and Teaching50teacher education and development, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, secondary teaching, educational assessment and testing, social studies teaching, music teaching, middle school teaching, . . .
Therapy and Counselling48psychology, psychology courses
Liberal Arts39liberal arts and sciences, foreign languages and literature, political science, English, history, Romance languages and literature, sociology, French language, . . .
Science37biology, molecular biology, chemistry, physics
Religion and Philosophy36Christian studies, theology, pastoral Counselling, theological and ministerial studies, theology and religious vocations, religious music
Nursing and Emergency Medicine22registered nursing, nurse practitioner, various nursing
Media9mass communication, communication studies, media studies
Medical administration9health care administration
Fine Arts9fine arts studies, fine arts
Family and Social Work8child development
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy6health and physical education, exercise science
Music5music performance, music, music theory and composition
Contact: Houston BaptistHouston Baptist University

7502 Fondren Rd

Houston, TX 77074-3298

General Phone: (281) 649-3000


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