Houston Christian University

Houston, TX

Houston Christian University

Houston, TX

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If all your degree does is get you a job, you’ve missed an opportunity. We believe you have an important role to play in the world, so every aspect of the student experience at Houston Christian University is designed to prepare you to succeed not only in your career but in your life. It’s why we’re committed to providing a higher education that combines cutting-edge scholarship with the wisdom offered by a Christian foundation.

A community of faith, friends, and scholarship
At Houston Christian University, you’ll join a diverse community of students who share your values and participate in a core curriculum designed to help you think critically, creatively, and ethically—all of which are keys to success no matter your chosen field. Through learning communities, student organizations, and other campus activities, you’ll foster meaningful and long-lasting relationships. Small class sizes with faculty who know you personally and are committed to your success will help you thrive at HCU. 

A culture of excellence 
All across campus—from the classroom to the Residence College—you will be challenged to deepen your faith, develop your leadership skills, and cultivate a sense of civic duty. You will learn from and collaborate with our nationally acclaimed cadres of scholars and ministry leaders. In seeking answers to questions that define the human experience, you’ll engage with the great thinkers of history and study works that stand the test of time. 

Honors College
The Honors College experience is carefully crafted for students who are serious about their intellectual, social, and spiritual growth. Students and faculty unite in a search for wisdom that surpasses a simple accumulation of facts through an enhanced general education program. The combination of challenging scholarship and significant faculty mentoring is excellent preparation for prestigious graduate and professional schools. 

A great education at a great value
With an annual tuition rate of $12,350 for the average undergraduate student after scholarships and grants are subtracted, HCU is committed to helping you receive a great education. We work hard to keep tuition affordable.



Ranked among the top 25 “Best Colleges for Homeschool Graduates” | TheBestSchools.org


Ranked among the top five “Best Colleges for Studying the Bible” | TheBestSchools.org


Ranked among the “Best Seriously Protestant Schools” | First Things


Ranked among the top 25 “Most Beautiful Christian Colleges and Universities" | ChristianUniversitiesOnline.org


Ranked #5 for “Campus Ethnic Diversity” among universities in the West | U.S. News & World Report

Transfer Student Admission

If you are considering transferring to Houston Christian University, you are in good company. Each year, transfer students come for many reasons: the quality of our academic programs, our generous transfer merit awards, our small class sizes and low student-to-faculty ratio, and the welcoming Christian environment.

HCU awarded an average of $16,990 in institutional aid to transfer students in 2021. Learn more about your expected cost of attendance and check out our Net Price Calculator for more information.
Texas Community College Guarantee
Houston Christian University has recently announced guaranteed admission for students who have completed an associate degree at a community college in Texas.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “HCU is such a welcoming community, and you immediately feel like you are part of the family."

    • Linh-Le Ving
      2020 Psychology graduate
  • “I landed a job at one of the most prestigious firms in the world thanks to leadership training and support from my professors.”

    • Alexa Junek
      2013 Marketing graduate
  • “I was ecstatic that a school would unapologetically worship God and lift up His name in everything that it did. HCU is a community, and I feel I joined a family that I could depend on for years to come.”

    • Michelle Mathews
      2017 Nursing graduate