Houston Baptist University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,400
3.02% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$20,436
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
71%
8,904 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
3,741
61.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
40.5%
208 Graduates

About

Houston Baptist University is a higher education institution located in Harris County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Houston Baptist University were Registered Nursing (96 degrees awarded), General Psychology (36 degrees), and General Interdisciplinary Studies (31 degrees).

In 2019, 860 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Houston Baptist University. 69.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (269 degrees), 1.05 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (257 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Houston Baptist University is $31,400, which is $9,374 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Houston Baptist University is $31,400, which is $9,374 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,436.

In 2019, 91% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,400
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Houston Baptist University was $31,400. The cost of tuition at Houston Baptist University is $9,374 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$20,436
2019 Value
4.86%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Houston Baptist University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,436. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Houston Baptist University grew by 4.86%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,989
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Houston Baptist University was of $8,989 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 2.32% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
54%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Houston Baptist University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 91% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
8%
2017 Default Rate
69
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Houston Baptist University was 8%, which represents 69 out of the 863 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Houston Baptist University received 8,904 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 26.3% annual growth. Out of those 8,904 applicants, 6,326 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71% acceptance rate.

There were 3,741 students enrolled at Houston Baptist University in 2019, and 85% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Houston Baptist University has an overall enrollment yield of 11.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

71%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
6,326
Accepted Out of 8,904

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Houston Baptist University was 71% (6,326 admissions from 8,904 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 70%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 26.3%, while admissions grew by 28.1%.

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SAT Scores

85%
Submission Percentage
619
Scores Submitted

85% of enrolled first-time students at Houston Baptist University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Houston Baptist University has a total enrollment of 3,741 students. The full-time enrollment at Houston Baptist University is 2,287 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,454. This means that 61.1% of students enrolled at Houston Baptist University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Houston Baptist University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 31.8% Hispanic or Latino, 25.3% White, 24.5% Black or African American, 7.03% Asian, 2.89% Two or More Races, 0.267% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.16% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Houston Baptist University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (27.4%), followed by White Female (13%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (12.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (22.3%), followed by Black or African American Female (20%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Houston Baptist University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,741 students. The full-time enrollment at Houston Baptist University is 2,287 and the part-time enrollment is 1,454. This means that 61.1% of students enrolled at Houston Baptist University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
2019 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 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Houston Baptist University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,190
  2. White
    945
  3. Black or African American
    918

The enrolled student population at Houston Baptist University is 31.8% Hispanic or Latino, 25.3% White, 24.5% Black or African American, 7.03% Asian, 2.89% Two or More Races, 0.267% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.16% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 127 students (3.39%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 342 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 (269 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (257 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Houston Baptist University is Registered Nursing (96 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (36 degrees) and General Interdisciplinary Studies (31 degrees).

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 (46 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees), and Psychology (112 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,540,239 people), Secondary school teachers (513,575 people), Education administrators (298,443 people), Special education teachers (226,028 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (206,884 people).

The most specialized majors at Houston Baptist University are Theology (46 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees), Psychology (112 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (44 degrees), and Education (167 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Houston Baptist University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Houston Baptist University are Theology (46 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees), Psychology (112 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (44 degrees), and Education (167 degrees).

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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 (2,984,868 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (407,123 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (291,122 people), Outpatient care centers (204,156 people), and Religious organizations (186,098 people).

The most specialized majors at Houston Baptist University are Theology (46 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees), Psychology (112 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (44 degrees), and Education (167 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 96 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 36 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 31 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Houston Baptist University was Registered Nursing with 96 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

259
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
601
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 259 degrees were awarded to men at Houston Baptist University, which is 0.431 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (601).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 27 degrees were awarded to men at Houston Baptist University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.04 times more than the 26 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 85 degrees were awarded to women at Houston Baptist University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.73 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%
100% Completion Time
48%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 29% of students graduating from Houston Baptist University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (60.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Houston Baptist University is Female and Asian (60.9% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 1.92% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    269 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    257 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    173 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Houston Baptist University is white (269 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (257 degrees).

4.77% of degree recipients (41 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    189 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    186 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    124 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Houston Baptist University is hispanic or latino female (189 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (186 degrees).

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Operations

Houston Baptist University has an endowment valued at nearly $106M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.28M (2.16%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Houston Baptist University had a total salary expenditure of $77.2M. Houston Baptist University employs 60 Assistant professors, 40 Associate professors, and 36 Professors. Most academics at Houston Baptist University are Male Assistant professors (32), Female Assistant professors(28), and Male Associate professors (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Houston Baptist University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 68 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 53 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 45 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$106M
2019 Endowment
3.13%
growth from 2018

Houston Baptist University has an endowment valued at about $106M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Houston Baptist University grew 3.13% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $67.2M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $5.59M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Houston Baptist University received $5.59M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$31.7M
2019 Salaries
6.66%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Houston Baptist University paid a median of $31.7M in salaries, which represents 41.1% of their overall expenditure ($77.2M) and a 6.66% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.66% growth from 2017 and a 4.76% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.4M
Instructional Salaries
138
Number of Employees

In 2019, Houston Baptist University paid a total of $10.4M to 138 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
60 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
68 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Houston Baptist University were Assistant professor with 60 employees; Associate professor with 40 employees; and Associate professor with 36 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Houston Baptist University were Office and Administrative Support with 68 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 53 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 45 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Houston Baptist University was Male Assistant professor with 32 employees, Female Assistant professor with 28 employees, and Male Associate professor with 24 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Houston Baptist University.

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