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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 12,405
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $211.50
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $626.50
Yearly Room and Board N/A
% of Students on Financial Aid 79
Median SAT/ACT 890/18
% of African American Students 22.8
% of Asian American Students 9.6
% of Hispanic Students 50.7
% of International Students 1.9
Student/Teacher Ratio 20:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 377
% of Male/% of Female Students 40/60
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus N/A
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 7.75
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 20.76
% of Freshmen Who Return 72.26
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 1.06

University of Houston - Downtown

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One Main, Houston, TX 77002










Points of Distinction

  • Federally designated Minority- and Hispanic-Serving Institution.
  • Home to Houston’s largest MBA program.
  • Named a Military Friendly School, acknowledging its work to ensure the success of military personnel transitioning into civilian life.
  • New industry-aligned degrees in data analytics, data science, health and behavioral sciences, nursing, social work, geosciences, biology, chemistry, mathematics, criminal justice, and fine arts with a focus on the management of galleries, museums, and theaters.

ONE OF THE MOST ethnically diverse four-year colleges in the Southwest, the University of Houston-Downtown offers bachelor's degrees in 45 areas and master’s degrees in eight of its five colleges. Ranked as the second largest public, four-year university in Houston and the 15th largest in Texas, UHD draws students by offering a collaborative learning experience with small class sizes, flexible scheduling, undergraduate research opportunities, and faculty with industry experience. Competitively priced tuition and fees make learning affordable.

Located on the northside of Houston’s central business district, UHD encourages students to complete internships at nearby Fortune 500 corporations. The city’s light rail delivers students to the UHD front door; classes also are available at suburban locations and online. UHD offerings include graduate business certificates that align with the MBA program and an alternative teaching certification program that provides mid-career professionals real-time classroom experience while preparing for new careers in education. UHD graduates excel in fields ranging from medicine and business to science and the humanities.

UHD is recognized nationally for its community engagement programs that link classroom academics with opportunities to serve people and agencies in the Greater Houston. Campus resources include club sports teams, laptop checkout stations, an extensive library collection, a recreational center and some 68 student organizations, such as special-interest groups, honor societies, and Greek organizations.

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