HGST Quick Facts

Quick Facts About Houston Graduate School of Theology


  • HGST is the leading provider of theological education in Houston and Southeast Texas, offering more course options at different times, in each of its full terms, than any other school. Numerous other courses are available in summer and special mini-terms.

  • The HGST student body numbers approximately 175 enrolled in all degree programs.

  • HGST’s student body contains many second career students, who bring a high degree of maturity and experience to the classroom.

  • HGST has awarded over 700 earned degrees, plus several honorary doctorates.

  • HGST reflects its Quaker heritage in the rich diversity, openness, and inclusiveness of its student body, faculty, and staff.

  • HGST’s student body is a model of ethnic and racial diversity, reflecting the complex population of Houston itself.

  • HGST has enrolled students representing more than 17 nationalities, many of whom have returned to roles of leadership in overseas missions or other foreign Christian ministries.

  • Collectively, HGST’s resident, emeritus, and adjunct faculty members hold 17 Ph.D., 11 D.Min., 1 Th.D., 1 Ed.D., and 2 J.D. degrees.


About Houston

Houston is the 4th largest city in the United States with approximately 2.1 million people living within the city limits.

It has one of the youngest and most diverse populations within the US.

Over 20% of Houston residents were born outside of the US. 

Houstonians speak over 90 languages.

Houston is well known as a center for energy industries, but it is also a thriving center for biomedical research and aeronautics.

In 2010, Forbes ranked Houston as the best city for young professionals. 

Houston is also home to a vibrant arts and entertainment culture.

It has permanent, professional companies for opera, ballet, theater, and music.

It also hosts sports teams from every major, professional sports league except the NHL.