About Houston Baptist University
Houston Baptist University is a unique institution. Founded in faith, HBU grew out of the desire of a small group of committed individuals who wanted to establish a boldly Christian university in a major metropolitan setting.
HBU is a university where the foundation of every student's education begins in a faithful understanding of the liberal arts. It is a university where students learn more about the world and themselves, and enjoy an academic experience where faith and learning go hand in hand.
Since its inception in 1960, HBU has grown into a thriving community of faith and scholarship. Our students engage in intellectual, spiritual, social, and personal development and transformation, guided by an accomplished, experienced faculty with a passion for teaching, and supported by our dedicated staff and administrators. Thousands of students from Texas, across the nation, and beyond graduated from HBU to lead meaningful lives of leadership, distinction, and service. And we know there are thousands more to come.
Much has changed since our founding – but HBU continues to be defined by the success of those who live and work here. In the HBU community, the pursuit of knowledge does not end when you depart from our campus. Here you will gain lifelong relationships with some of your truest friends – challenge others and yourself to build up treasure not just on earth, but above – and gain an unwavering belief that yes, you can make a difference in the world around you.
“We are no longer to be children,” Saint Paul wrote, “tossed to and fro, and carried about by every wind of doctrine.” As you come to HBU, you can know that you are entering a place that is built for that purpose – not on trends or on passing values, but on seeking after the enduring truth: the truth about our world, the truth about who we are, and the truth about why we are.
Come to HBU, and know this is a place of finding, of learning, and of growing – in faith, in knowledge, and in vision. Come to HBU, and become who you are.