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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 12,680
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $222.00
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $637.00
Yearly Room and Board N/A
% of Students on Financial Aid 64
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 376
% 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 8.97
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 22.75
% of Freshmen Who Return 72.26
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 1


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 since 2014.
  • 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, biotechnology, chemistry, mathematics, criminal justice, and fine arts prepares students for creative careers in art, museum curation and administration, advertising, photography, theatre, and more.

Located in the heart of downtown Houston, considered one of most culturally diverse metropolitan cities in the country, The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) offers bachelor's degrees in 43 areas and 8 master’s degrees in five academic colleges. As the second largest public, four-year university in the city, UHD attracts students by offering a collaborative learning experience with small class sizes, flexible scheduling, undergraduate research opportunities, and award-winning faculty with industry experience. With the fourth lowest tuition rate in Texas, UHD offers competitively priced tuition and fees, thus making the pursuit of higher learning affordable.

UHD encourages students to complete internships at nearby Fortune 500 corporations. The city’s light rail delivers students to UHD’s front door; classes also are available at suburban locations and online. Academic 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 Greater Houston. Campus resources include club sports teams, laptop checkout stations, an extensive library collection, a recreational center, and more than 90 student organizations, such as special interest groups, honor societies, and Greek organizations.

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