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HBU Demographics & Diversity

Houston, Texas

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at HBU are predominantly Hispanic with a sizeable White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 73% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Houston Baptist University has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of Houston Baptist University students
Race Percent of Students
White 27%
Black 19%
Hispanic 30%
Asian 10%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 4%
Race Unknown 4%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 109% more female students than male students enrolled at Houston Baptist University with a gender ratio of 68% women to 32% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, HBU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Houston Baptist University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 32%
Women 68%
Enrollment by gender for Houston Baptist University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,109
Women 2,323

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

HBU serves a very low number of students outside of Texas, with 95 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Houston Baptist University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 95%
Out of State 4%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$72,476 per year

54% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 9.2%
Part time Undergrads 5.6%

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