Houston Baptist University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$28,850

3.22% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$21,065

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

7.26%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

34.6%

15,256 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

3,270

75.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

44.1%

226 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 (84 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (39 degrees), and General Psychology (34 degrees).

In 2016, 725 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Houston Baptist University. 68% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (222 degrees), 1.13 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (197 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Houston Baptist University is $28,850, which is $8,690 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Houston Baptist University is $28,850, which is $8,690 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,065.

In 2016, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,850

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Houston Baptist University was $28,850. The cost of tuition at Houston Baptist University is $8,690 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$21,065

2016 Value

4.38%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Houston Baptist University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,065. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Houston Baptist University grew by 4.38%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,173

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Houston Baptist University was of $8,173 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 2.48% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

53%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Houston Baptist University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 94% 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.

7.26%

2015 Default Rate

61

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Houston Baptist University was 7.26%, which represents 61 out of the 840 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 15,256 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 5.08% annual growth. Out of those 15,256 applicants, 5,273 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 34.6% acceptance rate.

There were 3,270 students enrolled at Houston Baptist University in 2016, and 82% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Houston Baptist University has an overall enrollment yield of 10.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

34.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

5,273

Accepted Out of 15,256

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Houston Baptist University was 34.6% (5,273 admissions from 15,256 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 33.2%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 5.08%, while admissions grew by 9.28%.

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SAT Scores

82%

Submission Percentage

474

Scores Submitted

82% of enrolled first-time students at Houston Baptist University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Houston Baptist University has a total enrollment of 3,270 students. The full-time enrollment at Houston Baptist University is 2,472 students and the part-time enrollment is 798. This means that 75.6% of students enrolled at Houston Baptist University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Houston Baptist University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 28.7% Hispanic or Latino, 27.7% White, 21.5% Black or African American, 8.75% Asian, 3.27% Two or More Races, 0.367% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.214% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Houston Baptist University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (22%), followed by White Female (15.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (11.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (17.7%), followed by White Female (17%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Houston Baptist University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,270 students. The full-time enrollment at Houston Baptist University is 2,472 and the part-time enrollment is 798. This means that 75.6% of students enrolled at Houston Baptist University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%

2016 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 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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

    937

  2. White

    905

  3. Black or African American

    704

The enrolled student population at Houston Baptist University is 28.7% Hispanic or Latino, 27.7% White, 21.5% Black or African American, 8.75% Asian, 3.27% Two or More Races, 0.367% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.214% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 171 students (5.23%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 261 more women than men received degrees from Houston Baptist University. The majority of degree recipients at Houston Baptist University are white (222 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (197 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Houston Baptist University is Registered Nursing (84 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (39 degrees) and General Psychology (34 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 Philosophy and Religious Studies (20 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (39 degrees), and Education (144 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 (1,962,592 people), Secondary school teachers (318,048 people), Education administrators (289,065 people), Counselors (245,159 people), and Miscellaneous managers (191,864 people).

The most specialized majors at Houston Baptist University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (20 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (39 degrees), Education (144 degrees), Psychology (69 degrees), and Theology (12 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 Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Dentists, Financial analysts, and Pharmacists

The most specialized majors at Houston Baptist University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (20 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (39 degrees), Education (144 degrees), Psychology (69 degrees), and Theology (12 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 (2,994,373 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (378,143 people), Hospitals (329,043 people), Outpatient care centers (177,371 people), and Individual & family services (177,030 people).

The most specialized majors at Houston Baptist University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (20 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (39 degrees), Education (144 degrees), Psychology (69 degrees), and Theology (12 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. 84 degrees awarded

  2. 39 degrees awarded

  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Houston Baptist University was Registered Nursing with 84 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 232

  2. 493

In 2016, 232 degrees were awarded to men at Houston Baptist University, which is 0.471 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (493).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 44 degrees were awarded to men at Houston Baptist University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.26 times more than the 35 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 73 degrees were awarded to women at Houston Baptist University in Registered Nursing, which is 6.64 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%

100% Completion Time

45%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 26% of students graduating from Houston Baptist University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% 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 (68.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Houston Baptist University is Female and Asian (68.4% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 3.1% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    222 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    197 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    171 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Houston Baptist University is white (222 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (197 degrees).

0.414% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    148 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    143 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    111 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Houston Baptist University is white female (148 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (143 degrees).

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Operations

Houston Baptist University has an endowment valued at nearly $101M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.03M (1.03%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Houston Baptist University had a total expenditure of $59.3M. Of that $59.3M, they spent $25M on salaries and $59.3M on benefits.

Houston Baptist University employs 66 Assistant professors, 34 Professors, and 34 Associate professors. Most academics at Houston Baptist University are Female Assistant professors (40), Male Assistant professors(26), and Male Associate professors (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Houston Baptist University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 57 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 48 employees, and Management with 42 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$101M

2015 Endowment

11.1%

growth from 2014

Houston Baptist University has an endowment valued at about $101M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Houston Baptist University grew 11.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $71.8M 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. $4.02M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Houston Baptist University received $4.02M 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

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$25M

Salary Expenditure

$59.3M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Houston Baptist University had a total expenditure of $59.3M. Of that $59.3M, they spent $25M on salaries and $59.3M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Houston Baptist University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$25M

2015 Salaries

4.62%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Houston Baptist University paid a median of $25M in salaries, which represents 42.1% of their overall expenditure ($59.3M) and a 4.62% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.3% growth from 2013 and a 11.7% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.73M

Instructional Salaries

132

Number of Employees

In 2015, Houston Baptist University paid a total of $8.73M to 132 employees working as instructors, which represents 35% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

66 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

57 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Houston Baptist University were Assistant professor with 66 employees; Professor with 34 employees; and Professor with 34 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Houston Baptist University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 57 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 48 employees; and Management with 42 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Houston Baptist University was Female Assistant professor with 40 employees, Male Assistant professor with 26 employees, and Male Associate professor with 23 employees.

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

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