HBU Record Fall ’21 Freshmen Class Enrollment

Houston Baptist University (HBU) enrolled a record class with 770 new freshmen this fall out of 2,465 total undergraduates, the largest in the University’s 60-year history.

Jason Fletcher, HBU’s Director of Recruitment, Enrollment Management credits consistent and strategic approaches to recruitment, financial aid literacy, and events for the 3 years of strong enrollment HBU has experienced. “I have been blessed to have a dynamic team that has learned how to transform processes to serve students and families during even the most difficult times,” said Fletcher.

Dr. James L. Steen, HBU Vice President, Enrollment Management echoed similar sentiments, and described HBU’s record enrollment management as an amazing accomplishment to achieve in the midst of a pandemic.” Enrolling a record freshman class, literally on the heels of a year in lockdowns and virtually no in-person recruitment, is remarkable. The enrollment management team did a phenomenal job pivoting and overcoming the odds to admit and yield this amazing class of new HBU students,” said Steen.

HBU is also pleased to announce the University’s highest total enrollment with 4,120 students for the Fall 2021 semester and the highest online enrollment in HBU’s Pampell Online College for the fifth consecutive year, with over 1,000 online students.