Houston Baptist University Graduate Program Reviews

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88%
of students recommend
(4.15 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 33 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACEN
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 3,160 (2,250 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 63% part-time, 37% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $14,010
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: International Business
Graduation Year: 2014

Area is not the greatest, however the campus is safer than you may think.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

I love the experience I am gaining at this school. My professors are very knowledgeable in the subjects they're teaching and my classmates are respectful and helpful as well.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

This is my first year at my school and my classes start on Tuesday. Everyone that I have been in contact with have been very helpful with any need i present to them. Although I know that graduate school is a big step up from undergrad I am ready to begin this new chapter in my career.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

The staff has been supportive and patient. They have truly helped me and even professors will go the extra mile. As a private institution it is expensive, but for students who use their education wisely it is well worth it.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

So far, I love the program. Our class is no bigger than 40 people and I will be with these same people throughout the 2 year program. It gives us a chance to get to know and trust my classmates as well as build networking connections. The program allows for a great amount of group work which combines different ideas to make for a more effective way of working. The only con I can really think of is how much it cost. It cost about $20,000 a year and at the end of my two year program I will have $40,000 in student loans. I am just looking for a way to lessen the blow of paying back my student loans.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

Master's in Christian Counseling: Pro's: Prepares students to take the LPC exam, 100% pass ratio. Great access to professors with clinical experience. Small program with a lot of access to staff and excellent resources. Challenging materials, great preparatory opportunties. Cons: Minimal scholarship opportunity
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: convenience to residence and freeway, strong graduate programs, faculty support, small classes, faith-based yet inclusive and welcoming of other cultures, expansion in every aspect, financial aid and scholarships available Cons: would prefer more class offerings for graduate program during day (mornings and early afternoon), most are between 5-9 to accommodate working adults but some have work or other family obligations at night so a flexible class schedule would help tremendously. Internet library page needs improvement (lead directly to "alternate site" and early instances of blackboard are still in search engine results. Opening school email and my.hbu.edu on smartphone is not functional...needs updating so we can use mobile phones to access these sites easier (view full site instead of mobile site).
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: International Business
Graduation Year: 2014

I enjoy this University and all the staff and support I have here, Its not as expensive as some programs. CONS: Some professors have us buy $200 plus text books and do not teach from them, so waste of money.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of the graduate programs at Houston Baptist University are that they are uniquely and intricately designed for the interests of the student population along with that of surrounding and successful companies. I don't know that there are any cons.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2013

HBU is the best and most well-rounded school in the world. I have been there for four years and have loved every single moment!
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