About HBU’s Online Learning

An Exceptional Learning Experience – Online

Discover an exceptional learning experience from Houston Baptist University (HBU) that is focused on quality of life as well as quality of learning.

Houston Baptist College was created by action of the Baptist General Convention of Texas on November 15, 1960, culminating many years of work and study. The aim of our founders was to establish a Christian college of the highest order in the city of Houston that stressed quality of life as well as quality of learning.

Known today as Houston Baptist University or, HBU, the institution has grown into a thriving community of faith and scholarship since its founding more than 50 years ago.

Note for Online Students: Houston Baptist University has been approved by Texas to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of post-secondary distance education.

HBU is approved to accept online students from all states with the exception of Florida and Massachusetts.


Houston Baptist University is proud to offer some of its graduate programs in a 100% online format.  It is important to note that the programs selected for online delivery are those that have an excellent track record in the face-to-face format on campus, and in many cases, employ the same fulltime faculty for instruction. HBU faculty is trained extensively to deliver the highest quality courses infused with Christian faith and love for our students. No program has been developed solely for online delivery.

Houston Baptist University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees.

Student Verification

Houston Baptist University values the integrity of every student and his/her academic work.  In an effort to protect our students, every student will have their identification authenticated several times during each course.

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