Houston Baptist University Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#3625 of 14,160 In the World
#1029 of 2,624 In North America
#960 of 2,523 In the United States
#52 of 119 In Texas
#9 of 16 In Houston
#947 of 1,003 For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
#1068 of 1,127 For Philosophy
#3563 of 5,152 For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Quick Review

Religion
Southern Baptist
Acceptance rate
71%
Average SAT
1100
Average ACT
22
Avg. cost to attend
$20,436 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
2,632
Graduates
1,109
Male:Female Ratio
31:69
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
hbu.edu

Houston Baptist University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 71% 71% 71%
Applicants 8,904 2,986 5,918
Admissions 6,326 2,129 4,197
Freshmen enrolled full time 693 242 451
Freshmen enrolled part time 34 14 20

799 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

707 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
619 or 85%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1020
or below

75% of them
had 1180
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Houston Baptist University are 1020-1180 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
221 or 30%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 19
or below

75% of them
had 24
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Houston Baptist University are 19-24 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
College-preparatory program Considered but not required
Recommendations Considered but not required
TOEFL Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Hispanic 1190 (32%)
White 945 (25%)
Black or African American 918 (25%)
Asian 263 (7%)
Nonresident Alien 174 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 127 (3%)
Two or more races 108 (3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 6 (0.2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 2 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$20,436/year
Average aid awarded
$22,366
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $19,550
$30-48K $17,593
$48-75K $18,653
$75-110K $23,335
$110K+ $24,007

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $31,400$10,350
Tuition in-state $31,400$10,350
Tuition out-of-state $31,400$10,350
Fee in-district $2,050$2,500
Fee in-state $2,050$2,500
Fee out-of-state $2,050$2,500

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,060
Combined charge for room and board $8,955
Room charge $4,800
Meal charge $4,155

Houston Baptist University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 96
Psychology, General 36 37
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 53
Business Administration and Management, General 16 36
Curriculum and Instruction 40
Counseling Psychology 39
Theology & Theological Studies 38
International Business & Trade & Commerce 14 22
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General 35
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 31
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General 31
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 29
Accounting 17 7
Fine & Studio Arts, General 6 10
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 15
Superintendency and Educational System Administration 14
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 7 6
Legal Studies, General 13
Elementary Education and Teaching 12
Finance, General 12
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 2 8
Film & Cinema & Video Studies 10
Philosophy 4 6
Bioethics & Medical Ethics 9
Divinity & Ministry 1 6
History, General 7
Music, General 7
Christian Studies 7
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 7
Clinical Pastoral Counseling & Patient Counseling 6
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other 6
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement 6
Bilingual and Multilingual Education 5
Political Science and Government, General 5
Voice and Opera 4
Writing, General 4
English Language and Literature, General 4
Special Education and Teaching, General 4
Mathematics Teacher Education 4
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1 3
Reading Teacher Education 4
Social Studies Teacher Education 3
Spanish Language and Literature 3
Spanish Language Teacher Education 3
Chemistry, General 3
Keyboard Instruments 3
Mathematics, General 3
Mass Communication & Media Studies 3
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 3
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 2
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 2
Music Teacher Education 2
Athletic Training & Trainer 2
Mental Health Counseling & Counselor 2
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 1
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration 1
Grand Total 457 378 14
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 44% 40% 47%
  • Full-time retention rate - 71%
  • Part-time retention rate - 50%

Publications & Citations

Publications
405
Citations
4,045

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
157 / 833
Psychology
57 / 893
Medicine
54 / 1,120
Philosophy
53 / 8
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
53 / 2
Business
44 / 452
Economics
41 / 361
Mathematics
34 / 279
Sociology
26 / 71
Engineering
24 / 222
Computer Science
22 / 25
Art & Design
22 / 28
Biology
20 / 256
Physics
20 / 187
Environmental Science
19 / 140
Social Psychology
18 / 205
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
17 / 158
Communications and Public Relations
17 / 300
History
17 / 24
Chemistry
14 / 115
Environmental Management
14 / 110
Health Science
13 / 229
Education Majors
13 / 36
Clinical Psychology
12 / 355
Demography
11 / 240
Nursing
11 / 68
Literature
11 / 21
Environmental Economics
10 / 118
Classics and Ancient History
9 / 18
Political Science
9 / 49
Child Psychology
9 / 444
Law
9 / 35
Accounting
7 / 55
Healthcare Management (MHA)
7 / 47
Project Management
6 / 108
Investment Banking and Stock trading
6 / 4
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology
6 / 38
Management Information Systems
6 / 14
Operations Research
5 / 67
Materials Science
5 / 12

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 0 10
1991 0 6
1992 1 4
1993 2 9
1994 4 4
1995 3 9
1996 1 15
1997 1 15
1998 1 7
1999 1 9
2000 1 10
2001 5 7
2002 3 12
2003 9 20
2004 5 89
2005 13 56
2006 12 113
2007 14 87
2008 21 152
2009 17 161
2010 12 173
2011 13 243
2012 13 212
2013 29 281
2014 25 284
2015 19 336
2016 21 205
2017 21 233
2018 41 177
2019 24 251
2020 35 521

Houston Baptist University alumni

  1. Colin Montgomerie

    Colin Montgomerie
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    golfer
    Biography

    Colin Stuart Montgomerie, OBE is a Scottish professional golfer. He has won a record eight European Tour Order of Merit titles, including a streak of seven consecutively from 1993 to 1999. He has won 31 European Tour events, the most of any British player, placing him fourth on the all-time list of golfers with most European Tour victories.

  2. Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca

    Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca
    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    politicianbusinessperson
    Biography

    Francisco Javier García Cabeza de Vaca is a Mexican politician affiliated with the PAN, and the current Governor of Tamaulipas. García has previously served as a local and federal legislator, having served one term in the Chamber of Deputies and three and a half years in the Senate.

  3. Edwin Barry Young

    Edwin Barry Young
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    pastor
    Biography

    Edwin Barry "Ed" Young is the founding and senior pastor of Fellowship Church. He is a New York Times and Amazon Best-Selling author, with an international ministry that includes the televised broadcast, Ed Young Television, C3 Global, the C3 Conference, and Fellowship Live.

  4. Bill Flores

    Bill Flores
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Enrolled in Houston Baptist University
    In 1985 graduated with Master of Business Administration
    Occupations
    politicianentrepreneurCertified Public Accountantexecutive
    Biography

    William Hose Flores Sr. is an American businessman and politician who was the U.S. Representative for Texas's 17th congressional district from 2011 to 2021. The district, located in the middle of the state, includes Waco, College Station, and Bryan. He is a member of the Republican Party and the former chief executive officer of Phoenix Exploration Company, an oil and natural gas company.

General info

Alternative names HBU
Founded 1960
Colors royal blue, orange
Academic Calendar September to May
Total FTE staff 472
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 7502 Fondren Rd
Houston, Texas, 77074-3298
United States
City population 2,196,000
Phone 2816493000
Fax +1 (281) 649 3217

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