#15 Best Private Colleges in Texas

Houston Baptist University

Houston, Texas

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Student Population
Houston Baptist University overview
Location Houston, Texas
Online hbu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Southern Baptist
Houston Baptist University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Houston, Texas, Houston Baptist University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Southern Baptist faith. In the most recent statistical year 8,723 prospective students applied, and 6,238 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 668 enrolled in the school.  2,330 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,633 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $32,350 plus fees of $2,150. HBU is ranked 618 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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HBU is rated within the lower 44% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1000/1180
ACT 20/25
GPA 3.45
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jul 1, 2023
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Houston Baptist University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$2,150
Room and Board $8,064
Budget for Other Expenses$4,562
Total One Year Cost$48,126

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$51,600 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
45% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Houston Baptist University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 21%
Biology 12%
Education 11%
Psychology 11%
Health Professions 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=225399 IPEDS survey data for Houston Baptist University.

Current students may use the Houston Baptist University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.