Houston Baptist University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$34,250
3.01% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$19,515
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.03%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
84.5%
10,258 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
4,257
55.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
49.3%
284 Graduates

About

Houston Baptist University is a higher education institution located in Harris County, TX. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Houston Baptist University were Registered Nursing (97 degrees awarded), General Interdisciplinary Studies (85 degrees), and General Psychology (50 degrees).

In 2022, 990 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Houston Baptist University. 71.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (283 degrees), 1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (282 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Houston Baptist University is $34,250, which is $10,254 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Houston Baptist University is $34,250, which is $10,254 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,515.

In 2022, 93% of undergraduate students attending Houston Baptist University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 55% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$34,250
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Houston Baptist University was $34,250. The cost of tuition at Houston Baptist University is $10,254 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$19,515
2022 Value
2.86%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Houston Baptist University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,515. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Houston Baptist University grew by 2.86%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,543
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Houston Baptist University was of $9,543 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 6.84% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

93%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
55%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Houston Baptist University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 2.2% with respect to 2021, when 91% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.03%
2019 Default Rate
10
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Houston Baptist University was 1.03%, which represents 10 out of the 970 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Houston Baptist University received 10,258 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 5.92% annual growth. Out of those 10,258 applicants, 8,666 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.5% acceptance rate.

There were 4,257 students enrolled at Houston Baptist University in 2022. 21% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Houston Baptist University has an overall enrollment yield of 8.45%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
8,666
Accepted Out of 10,258

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Houston Baptist University was 84.5% (8,666 admissions from 10,258 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 84.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 5.92%, while admissions grew by 5.43%..

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SAT Scores

21%
Submission Percentage (2022)
151
Scores Submitted (2022)

21% of enrolled first-time students at Houston Baptist University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Houston Baptist University had a total enrollment of 4,257 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Houston Baptist University is 2,344 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,913. This means that 55.1% of students enrolled at Houston Baptist University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Houston Baptist University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32.7% Hispanic or Latino, 28.8% Black or African American, 21.9% White, 5.64% Asian, 3.27% Two or More Races, 0.235% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.164% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Houston Baptist University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (28.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (13.1%) and Black or African American Female (12.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (23.6%), followed by White Female (18.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (16.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

55.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Houston Baptist University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,257 students. The full-time enrollment at Houston Baptist University is 2,344 and the part-time enrollment is 1,913. This means that 55.1% of students enrolled at Houston Baptist University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Houston Baptist University was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Houston Baptist University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,394 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,224 enrolled students
  3. White
    933 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Houston Baptist University is 32.7% Hispanic or Latino, 28.8% Black or African American, 21.9% White, 5.64% Asian, 3.27% Two or More Races, 0.235% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.164% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 103 students (2.42%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 422 more women than men received degrees from Houston Baptist University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Houston Baptist University is white (283 degrees awarded). There were 1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (282 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Houston Baptist University is Registered Nursing (97 degrees awarded), followed by General Interdisciplinary Studies (85 degrees) and General Psychology (50 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Houston Baptist University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (68 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (86 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (44 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Houston Baptist University are Elementary & middle school teachers (277,273 people), Other managers (207,808 people), Postsecondary teachers (149,334 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (140,456 people), and Secondary school teachers (129,648 people).

The most specialized majors at Houston Baptist University in 2022 are Theology (68 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (86 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (44 degrees), Psychology (92 degrees), and English (19 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Houston Baptist University are Surgeons, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Financial examiners

The most specialized majors at Houston Baptist University are Theology (68 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (86 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (44 degrees), Psychology (92 degrees), and English (19 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Houston Baptist University are Elementary & secondary schools (727,794 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (373,265 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (347,233 people), Outpatient care centers (219,337 people), and Individual & family services (160,961 people).

The most specialized majors at Houston Baptist University are Theology (68 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (86 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (44 degrees), Psychology (92 degrees), and English (19 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Houston Baptist University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 97 degrees awarded
  2. 85 degrees awarded
  3. 50 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Houston Baptist University was Registered Nursing with 97 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

284
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
706
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 284 degrees were awarded to men at Houston Baptist University, which is 0.402 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (706).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 38 degrees were awarded to men at Houston Baptist University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.792 times less than the 48 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 133 degrees were awarded to men at Houston Baptist University in Registered Nursing, which is 8.31 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%
100% Completion Time
47%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 33% of students graduating from Houston Baptist University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Houston Baptist University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.58% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    283 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    282 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    253 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Houston Baptist University is white (283 degrees awarded). There were 1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (282 degrees).

2.63% of degree recipients (26 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    220 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    191 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    183 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Houston Baptist University is hispanic or latino female (220 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (191 degrees).

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Operations

Houston Baptist University has an endowment valued at nearly $131M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 2.75M (2.09%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Houston Baptist University had a total salary expenditure of 86.6M. Houston Baptist University employs 62 Assistant professors, 37 Associate professors and 30 Professors. Most academics at Houston Baptist University are Female Assistant professor (37), Male Associate professor (27), and Male Assistant professor (25).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Houston Baptist University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 70 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 57 employees, and Management with 50 employees.

Endowment

$131M
2022 Endowment
0.865%
decline from 2021

Houston Baptist University has an endowment valued at about $131M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Houston Baptist University declined 0.865% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $84.7M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$32.7M
2022 Salaries
7.58%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Houston Baptist University paid a median of $32.7M in salaries, which represents 37.8% of their overall expenditure ($86.6M) and a 7.58% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.3M
Instructional Salaries
134
Number of Employees

In 2022, Houston Baptist University paid a total of $10.3M to 134 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
62 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
70 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Houston Baptist University were Assistant professor with 62 employees, Associate professor with 37 employees, and Professor with 30 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Houston Baptist University were Office and Administrative Support with 70 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 57 employees, and Management with 50 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Houston Baptist University was Female Assistant professor with 37 employees, Male Associate professor with 27 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 25 employees.

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