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About HBU

Mission Statement

The mission of Houston Baptist University is to provide a learning experience that instills in students a passion for academic, spiritual, and professional excellence as a result of our central confession, “Jesus Christ is Lord.”


Houston Baptist University offers an intimate college environment in the heart of one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the United States – Houston, Texas. Coming to HBU as a student is more than books, tests and lectures. It is about stepping into a community where each person is recognized as a distinct individual. HBU strives to not only develop each student academically but fiscally, physically, spiritually and realtionally as well. With a student to faculty ratio of 12:1, the more than 2,500 students at HBU get the personal attention they want and need.

The beautiful 100-acre campus is located just minutes from the city’s thriving downtown district, and the opportunities for jobs, internships, and fun surround it. The University has a very diverse student body, with an ethnic composition similar to that of America’s fourth-largest city. Although HBU is a Christian institution, a number of other world religions are represented within the student body, adding to the institution’s diversity.

HBU’s location in the global workplace of Houton creates opportunities for students to get that all-important hands-on experience – business majors intern with many of Houston’s Fortune 500 companies; mass-media majors intern at network television affiliates, ad agencies, and newspapers; education majors observe and teach in Houston-area school districts; and nursing and science majors have easy access to the world-renowned Texas Medical Center.

The curriculum includes more than 40 undergraduate and nine graduate programs. A strong program of scholarships awarded on the basis of merit, talent, leadership, and athletics makes HBU an affordable choice among private colleges and universities.

HBU by the Numbers

  • 2,300
    Undergraduate Students
  • 90%
    of students receive financial aid
  • 25
    Average Class Size
  • $24 Million
    Scholarships & Institutional Grants Awarded in 2015