Houston Baptist University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Houston, TX

$32,350

Avg tuition

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About Houston Baptist University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Christian, Southern Baptist  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Houston Baptist University is a small private university located on an urban campus in Houston, Texas. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,733, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 72%. The university offers 70 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 47%, and a student-faculty ratio of 16:1. Tuition and fees for students are $32,350.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

72% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

71% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

47% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Considered (not required)

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Considered (not required)

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 20-25

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1000-1180

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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4k

Students enrolled

45%

Online student enrollment

16:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

Hispanic

32%

Black

26%

White

24%

Asian

7%

Non-U.S. Citizen

5%

Unknown

3%

Two or more races

3%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

69%

Socio-economic diversity

58% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

27

Total Online Enrollment

1,768

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

77% On-campus

23% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Check Bold 40% online

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 10% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 53% online

Master's Check Bold 28% online

Doctorate Check Bold 67% online

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $32,350 $32,350
Graduate $10,350 $10,350

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,000
On-campus room and board $8,064
On-campus other expenses $4,562
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $9,800
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $5,970
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $5,970

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $45,976 $45,976
Off-campus without family $49,120 $49,120
Off-campus with family $39,320 $39,320

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

65%

State Grant Aid

51%

Institution Grant Aid

100%

Pell Grant

58%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,305
State Grant Aid $3,271
Institution Grant Aid $19,902
Pell Grant Aid $4,930

Financial Outlook

$23k

Average student debt after graduation

$39k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.