University description (as per official university website)
Houston Baptist University is a unique institution. Founded in faith, HBU grew out of the desire of a small group of committed individuals who wanted to establish a boldly Christian university in a major metropolitan setting.
HBU is a university where the foundation of every student's education begins in a faithful understanding of the liberal arts. It is a university where students learn more about the world and themselves, and enjoy an academic experience where faith and learning go hand in hand.
Since its inception in 1960, HBU has grown into a thriving community of faith and scholarship. Our students engage in intellectual, spiritual, social, and personal development and transformation, guided by an accomplished, experienced faculty with a passion for teaching, and supported by our dedicated staff and administrators. Thousands of students from Texas, across the nation, and beyond graduated from HBU to lead meaningful lives of leadership, distinction, and service. And we know there are thousands more to come.
Much has changed since our founding – but HBU continues to be defined by the success of those who live and work here. In the HBU community, the pursuit of knowledge does not end when you depart from our campus. Here you will gain lifelong relationships with some of your truest friends – challenge others and yourself to build up treasure not just on earth, but above – and gain an unwavering belief that yes, you can make a difference in the world around you.
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's colleges and schools offer undergraduate and graduate programs in some of today's most exciting--and employable--fields.
College of Arts and Humanities
School of Business
School of Education
School of Nursing and Allied Health
College of Science and Mathematics
Scholarships and Grants
From Academic Merit Awards to Athletic Scholarships, HBU provides a number of scholarship opportunities. In addition to HBU's institutional awards, you can also qualify for Federal Grant programs by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and listing HBU's federal school code 003576.