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Houston Baptist University



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 the College founders was the establishment of a Christian College of the highest order in the city of Houston that stressed quality of life as well as quality of learning. 


HBU offers students a higher education. By combining faith, reason and liberal arts into one core curriculum, we’ve created an education that goes further than most. An education that’s based not only on technical training, but the teachings of Christ, reason, and the past successes and failures of humanity.  HBU offers a wide selection of 40 undergraduate majors, pre-professional programs and 35 graduate programs. We also have friendly academic advisors to help you identify the path that best fits your interests.


The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness is the University’s official source for institutional research and information. Our primary mission is to collect data, conduct research, and analyze information in order to provide guidance that supports policy formulation, institutional planning, decision-making, and institutional effectiveness.


Houston Baptist University is committed to maintaining a teaching faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith. The Preamble to the By-Laws of the University sets forth a statement of belief that each University employee is expected to support and personify. Your submittal of an application for employment indicates your acceptance and affirmation of these statements.


Student services

Counseling services, located in Hodo Residence College 102A, are available by appointment during fall and spring semesters for currently enrolled HBU students* through a partnership with Julianna Poor Memorial Counseling Center of Houston’s First Baptist Church. Hours: Monday-Thursday 2:00-6:00 pm.

Housing services

HBU has three residential areas. The first area is the Freshman Village which is made up of the Reuben L. Philips College (MRC), the Rebecca Bates Philips College (WRC), and the Mest wing (Mest). The MRC is for freshman male students. The WRC and Mest are for freshman female students. The second area is the Doug and Sadie Hodo Residence College, our newest living area. Hodo is intended for male and female upperclassmen. Hodo offers a variety of living arrangements. Descriptions of each building’s amenities and living arrangements are available on the Residence Life page on the HBU website.

Library services

Moody Library offers a number of library services to its users.  Please use the links to the left to access the services you might need.  Services specifically related to finding and using library materials can be found in the Research Assistance section of this website.

Medical services

Student health insurance is not offered through HBU. Students wishing to purchase student health insurance must enroll directly with the insurance provider of their choice. 

Student Life

Campus life

The beautiful 100-acre campus is located just minutes from the city’s thriving downtown district, and the opportunities for jobs, internships and fun surround it. The University has a very diverse student body, with an ethnic composition similar to that of America’s fourth-largest city. Although HBU is a Christian institution, a number of other world religions are represented within the student body, adding to the institution’s diversity.

Sports facilities

The Bradshaw Fitness Center, located at 7731 Southwest Freeway, provides excellent facilities and the opportunity to develop overall physical well-being. Discover programs that help you achieve the balance of mind, body, and spirit that lead to lifelong health and wellness. All currently enrolled HBU students are members!

Student clubs

Involvement in Greek Life enhances personal development by committing to ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. Affiliation with a fraternity or sorority is about building relationships through social and philanthropic activities. Members learn to interact with people of all ages, backgrounds, and interests as they share their college experience with Greek brothers and sisters. Greek Life also provides a network of support and friendships that enrich students throughout their college years and beyond.


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

Houston, Texas, United States

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