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.
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Sector Of Institution:Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Religious Affiliation:Southern Baptist
Highest Level Of Offering:Master's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:884
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