Houston Baptist University

Houston, TX 77074
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Houston Baptist University is one of the sixty-three private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Texas. The campus is located in an urban area, in Houston.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,325 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 519 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 374 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 72%). Every year 48% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Houston Baptist University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $29,730, and fees were $2,000. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $29,730 and $2,000 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students3,325
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Southern Baptist
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate72%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 9 55
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 86.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1968 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1988 - 06/30/2013
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
04/01/1972 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1030 to 1190
ACT20 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,240/credit
In State Students$1,240/credit
Out of State Students$1,240/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$550/credit
In State Students$550/credit
Out of State Students$550/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $55,800 $55,800 $55,800
ADN 70 $86,800 $86,800 $86,800
BSN 125 $155,000 $155,000 $155,000
FNP 50 $27,500 $27,500 $27,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 99% of Houston Baptist University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 47% $4,479
Other Federal Grant 10% $997
State Grant & Scholarships 50% $3,090
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 99% $16,070
Federal Student Loans 61% $5,759
Private Loans 6% $12,627


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$19,621
$30,001 to $48,000$18,953
$48,001 to $75,000$20,169
$75,001 to $110,000$22,030
Over $110,000$25,644

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.
Houston Baptist University
7502 Fondren Rd
Houston, TX 77074

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