Every person affiliated with Houston Baptist University helps in the recruitment process, from wearing the school colors to liking an Instagram post to brainwashing your children (not really). This year, that recruitment proved its importance as 577 freshmen, the second largest class in school history, began their first semester at HBU.
Houston Baptist University’s total enrollment is 3,273 students, a record for the school, which includes record-breaking numbers of both undergraduate and graduate students. The University also continues to excel at enrolling a diverse student body as 68% of undergraduate students are from racial or ethnic minority groups.
According to James Steen, the vice president for enrollment management, this year marks the fourth year of record enrollment at HBU. “Not only was total enrollment up, but new student enrollment for undergraduates was up, as was retention for our returning students. So based on national trends that show flat or declining enrollment at regional private universities, this year was a huge success!”