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IPEDS ID: 225399
OPE ID: 00357600
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Houston Baptist University
7502 Fondren Rd, Houston, Texas 77074-3298
General information:  (281) 649-3000
Website:  www.hbu.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  2,589 (2,052 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  15 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Religious Affiliation
Southern Baptist
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty114106
Instructional114106
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$23,180$25,445$26,795$27,9304.2%
Books and supplies$1,350$1,350$1,350$1,000-25.9%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$6,975$7,110$6,790$6,500-4.3%
Other$3,160$3,290$3,428$3,5714.2%
Off Campus
Room and board$7,100$7,380$7,675$7,9824.0%
Other$4,210$4,380$4,567$4,7614.2%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,210$4,380$4,567$4,7614.2%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$34,665$37,195$38,363$39,0011.7%
Off Campus$35,840$38,555$40,387$41,6733.2%
Off Campus with Family$28,740$31,175$32,712$33,6913.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Tuition$11,101
Fees$1,650
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid1512100%————
Grant or scholarship aid512100%$8,215,879$16,047
Federal grants26451%$1,055,345$3,998
Pell grants26451%$1,042,096$3,947
Other federal grants143%$13,249$946
State/local government grant or scholarships21041%$513,220$2,444
Institutional grants or scholarships50999%$6,647,314$13,060
Student loan aid29858%$2,075,596$6,965
Federal student loans29557%$1,893,393$6,418
Other student loans153%$182,203$12,147
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,98897%$29,970,568$15,076
Pell grants99949%$3,769,485$3,773
Federal student loans1,18358%$8,581,849$7,254
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$17,759$18,064$20,016
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$14,933$17,538$19,459
$30,001 – $48,000$15,435$17,499$18,995
$48,001 – $75,000$18,023$17,979$18,802
$75,001 – $110,000$19,956$19,670$21,118
$110,001 and more$22,471$19,349$22,273
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2012
Total enrollment2,589
Undergraduate enrollment2,052
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment185
Graduate enrollment537
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 91%
Part-time: 9%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 35%
Female: 65%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 12%
Black or African American: 19%
Hispanic/Latino: 28%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 28%
Two or more races: 8%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 88%
25 and over: 12%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 96%
Out-of-state: 4%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 43%
Part-time: 57%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants5,8722,1293,743
Percent admitted73%74%72%
Percent admitted who enrolled26%15%12%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT42875%
ACT13824%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading470580
SAT Math490590
SAT Writing450560
ACT Composite2127
ACT English2026
ACT Math2026
ACT Writing68
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 68%
Part-time students: 100%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 72 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2012.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 44%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 23%
6-year: 45%
8-year: 48%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 39%
Female: 47%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 51%
Black or African American: 33%
Hispanic/Latino: 43%
White: 51%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 23%
Non-resident alien: 42%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMaster
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General45-
Molecular Biology17-
Category total62-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting168
Business Administration and Management, General110
Business/Commerce, General524
Business/Managerial Economics3-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies0-
Finance, General4-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-21
International Business/Trade/Commerce7-
Management Information Systems, General0-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General13-
Category total5953
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Journalism12-
Mass Communication/Media Studies2-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric6-
Category total20-
Education
Art Teacher Education0-
Bilingual and Multilingual Education33
Biology Teacher Education1-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-13
Curriculum and Instruction-39
Early Childhood Education and Teaching00
Education, General-0
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement-3
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-0
English/Language Arts Teacher Education0-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching0-
Mathematics Teacher Education1-
Music Teacher Education3-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching1-
Reading Teacher Education00
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education1-
Secondary Education and Teaching00
Social Studies Teacher Education6-
Spanish Language Teacher Education2-
Special Education and Teaching, General0-
Speech Teacher Education0-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other15-
Category total3358
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General5-
Writing, General1-
Category total6-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development0-
Category total0-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics34
Spanish Language and Literature1-
Category total44
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer0-
Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling-3
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse59-
Category total593
History
History, General6-
Category total6-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies3-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-4
Category total34
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General0-
Category total0-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General1-
Category total1-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science17-
Category total17-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Christian Studies170
Philosophy3-
Category total200
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General4-
Physics, General2-
Category total6-
Psychology
Psychology, General3112
Category total3112
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General11-
Sociology3-
Category total14-
Theology and Religious Vocations
Pastoral Studies/Counseling-0
Religious/Sacred Music2-
Theology/Theological Studies-7
Category total27
Visual and Performing Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General106
Keyboard Instruments3-
Music Performance, General2-
Music Theory and Composition2-
Music, General2-
Voice and Opera8-
Category total276
Grand total370147
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AAA MenWomen
All Track Combined5784
Baseball35
Basketball1815
Golf109
Soccer2725
Softball18
Volleyball15
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1968 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program4/1/1972 -  Accredited
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs6/1/1988 - 6/30/2013Closed by Institution
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations200
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations200
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary001
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate9.0%7.7%
Number in default5038
Number in repayment555490
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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