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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 12,680
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $233
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $655
Yearly Room and Board N/A
% of Students on Financial Aid 65
Median SAT/ACT 1010/18
% of African American Students 19.6
% of Asian American Students 9.4
% of Hispanic Students 52.6
% of International Students 2
Student/Teacher Ratio 19:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 371
% 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 10.13
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 28.5
% of Freshmen Who Return 73.28
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 0.74

University of Houston - Downtown

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One Main, Houston, TX 77002










Points of Distinction

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks two UHD programs—the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in applied administration, and the Master of Science in criminal justice.
  • Federally designated Minority- and Hispanic-Serving Institution & Military Friendly School.
  • Home to Houston’s largest MBA program since 2014.
  • Industry-aligned degrees in data analytics, data science, health and behavioral sciences, nursing, social work, geosciences, biotechnology, chemistry, mathematics, criminal justice, and fine arts.

THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON–DOWNTOWN (UHD) serves the educational needs of America’s fourth largest city. As Houston’s second largest public four-year university, UHD is situated in the heart of downtown and provides a wealth of real-world opportunities for its students.

UHD offers bachelor's degrees in 44 areas of study and eight master’s degrees in five academic colleges, classes at three satellite locations, and online courses. A collaborative learning experience is enhanced by a 20:1 student-to-faculty ratio, online and/or face-to-face instruction, undergraduate research opportunities, and an award-winning faculty. With one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas, UHD’s competitively priced tuition and fees makes the pursuit of higher learning affordable and accessible.

UHD alumni, more than 50,000 alumni and counting, 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 greater Houston and around the globe. Campus resources include club sports teams, an extensive library collection, a recreational center, and more than ninety student organizations, including special interest groups and Greek and honor societies.

UHD Gators help shape the city’s workforce—home of Gator Grit—ready to take on the city, state, nation, and world.

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