Houston Baptist University

Houston, TX

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,773
Graduate Enrollment: 1,340
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Hispanic focused instituion
Religious Affiliation: Baptist

Campus Details

Large City (>250k)
Four-year, small, primarily residential // medium full-time , selective, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 84.87%

Male/Female: 35% / 65% (2017)

First generation college students: 36.3% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 7.0% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.8% (2011)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,155
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1040 - 1250

2022 Median Admit ACT: 25
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 22 - 27

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 69.6% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 53.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 39.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 29.5% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 20.7%
Black: 22.8%
Hispanic: 36.8%
Asian: 8.2%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.2%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%
2+ races: 3.8%
Non-resident alien: 4.9%
Unknown race: 2.3%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $43,927
In-State tuition: $35,500
Out-of-State tuition: $35,500

Estimated books and supplies: $1,000 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $9,286 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $4,562 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $9,800 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $4,562 (2022)

Average Family Income: $59,955 (2017)
Median Family Income: $38,544 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 47.8%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 55.1%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $22,642 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $240 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $17,354
$30k-48k $16,783
$48k-75k $18,058
$75k-110k $21,738
$110k+ $23,717

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 31%
6-year graduation rate: 44%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 93.7% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $22,642 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $5,500 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $10,800 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $11,000 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 70.5% (2015)
@3 year 75.4% (2017)
@5 year 77.5% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 46.6% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 48.5% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $48,433 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $53,856 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 4
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 36 $25,500 $257 $26,659 ($2,222) $43,722 ($3,644)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 37 $544 $61,199 ($5,100) $55,747 ($4,646)
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 39 $653 $49,354 ($4,113)
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 3
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 5
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 10
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 6
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 10
Bachelor's Degree Music. 14
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 2
Master's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 8
Bachelor's Degree Bioethics/Medical Ethics. 10
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 96 $25,394 $231 $72,851 ($6,071) $79,573 ($6,631)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 17 $23,500 $249 $36,616 ($3,051) $48,953 ($4,079)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 36 $544 $69,134 ($5,761) $107,835 ($8,986)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 17 $27,500 $292 $69,175 ($5,765)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 7
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 3
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 7 $61,857 ($5,155) $60,652 ($5,054)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 12
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 15 $53,174 ($4,431)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 10
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 5
Bachelor's Degree Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
Master's Degree Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate). 13
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 4
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 5
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 2
Master's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 8
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 29 $26,667 $283
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 15 $24,250 $217
Bachelor's Degree Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General. 31 $31,000 $300 $27,838 ($2,320) $39,087 ($3,257)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 38 $21,000 $211 $25,751 ($2,146) $44,468 ($3,706)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 6
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 4
Master's Degree Philosophy. 6
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 8
Graduate/Professional Certificate Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Theological and Ministerial Studies. 1
Master's Degree Theological and Ministerial Studies. 44 $466 $47,936 ($3,995)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 12
Master's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 35 $385 $59,546 ($4,962) $93,998 ($7,833)
Bachelor's Degree International Business. 14
Master's Degree International Business. 22 $51,133 ($4,261)
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 11 $36,830 ($3,069)
Bachelor's Degree History. 8
Bachelor's Degree Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education. 5
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 40 $439 $52,932 ($4,411) $55,969 ($4,664)
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 54 $311 $59,008 ($4,917) $60,634 ($5,053)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 14
Master's Degree Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research. 6
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 4


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $69,075
Full time faculty: 46%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 16.0

School's endowment start of year: $111,223,114 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $132,390,291 (2022)