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Houston Baptist College was created by action of the Baptist General Convention of Texas on November 15, 1960. The College opened in September 1963 with a freshman class of 193 students, a cluster of new buildings, and a teaching staff of thirty faculty. Initially, the College offered only a Bachelor of Arts degree with academic courses in five subjects: Christianity, Fine Arts, Languages, Science and Mathematics, and Social Studies. Today, HBC offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees from seven schools and colleges, each with their own departments:

  • Archie W. Dunham College of Business
  • School of Christian Thought
  • College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
  • School of Fine Arts
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Nursing and Allied Health
  • College of Science and Mathematics

HBU offers fully accredited, 100% online graduate and undergraduate programs in nursing, education, and apologetics to accommodate adults with demanding family and work schedules.

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Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


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