Capture Higher Ed is proud to introduce one of its newest partners, Houston Baptist University.
Located on a beautiful, 100-acre campus in the Sharpstown community of Houston, HBU is a private, Baptist university offering an intimate college environment in one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the United States. With an enrollment of more than 3,000 students, the university offers several undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of fields. Although HBU is a Christian institution, several world religions are represented in its student body.
Founded in 1960, Houston Baptist University was created by the Baptist General Convention of Texas after several years of effort. The college founders wanted to establish an excellent Christian college that stressed quality of life and quality of learning. HBU opened its doors in September of 1963 with a freshman class of 193 students, a cluster of new buildings and a 30-member faculty. A new class was added each year. Over its first four years, the faculty nearly doubled, and the enrollment swelled to approximately 900 undergraduate students.
Over its nearly 60-year history, the university has established and housed several centers and institutes to help further its mission. These include the C.S. Lewis Centre, the Center for Christianity in Business, the Center for Exploring Ministry Careers, the Center for Law and Liberty, the Center for Research and Doctoral Studies and more. Its Cultural Arts Center houses three museums: the Dunham Bible Museum, the Museum of American Architecture and Decorative Arts, and the Museum of Southern History.
HBU’s location in the global hub of Houston creates outstanding opportunities for students to get important hands-on experience. Business majors intern with many of Houston’s Fortune 500 companies; Mass media and arts majors intern at network television affiliates, ad agencies and newspapers; Education majors observe and teach in Houston-area school districts; And nursing and science majors benefit from the world-renowned Texas Medical Center.
HBU has a close-knit student community with a variety of activities on and off campus. The university’s athletics program includes 17 NCAA-Division I men’s and women’s varsity sports. The Huskies compete in the Southland Conference.
According to the university website, “Coming to HBU as a student is about more than books, tests and lectures. It is about stepping into a community where each person is recognized as a distinct individual. HBU strives to not only develop each student academically but spiritually, physically and relationally as well.”
We are proud to welcome Houston Baptist University into the Capture family of partners.