Houston Baptist University Teaching Programs
Houston Baptist University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Houston, Texas. The city atmosphere of Houston makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.
Houston Baptist University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at HBU.
Where Is Houston Baptist University?
Contact details for HBU are given below.
|Address:||7502 Fondren Rd, Houston, TX 77074-3298|
How Do I Get Into HBU?
You can apply to HBU online at: https://www.hbu.edu/apply
Admission Requirements for HBU
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||considered but not required|
|Recommendations||considered but not required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
|TOEFL||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into HBU?
Approximately 33% of accepted students are men and 67% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 71%, and the acceptance rate for women is 72%.
Average Test Scores
About 82% of students accepted to HBU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 600. Math scores were between 500 and 580.
Can I Afford Houston Baptist University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At HBU, approximately 61% of students took out student loans averaging $6,456 a year. That adds up to $25,824 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at HBU is 7.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Houston Baptist University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,230 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,146 full-time undergraduates at HBU, 34% are male and 66% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Houston Baptist University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||392|
|Hispanic or Latino||825|
Texas students aren't the only ones who study at Houston Baptist University. At this time, 11 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 51 countries are represented at HBU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, China, and India.
Online Learning at Houston Baptist University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at HBU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 18th most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of HBU
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Houston Baptist University was $29,800 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how HBU is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Other Teacher Education & Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas||#55||#55|
Online Growth Rankings of HBU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Houston Baptist University was 59.6%. This is the #411 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at HBU regardless of major.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at HBU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at HBU.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Houston Baptist University Teaching Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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