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The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Overview

Located in Houston, Texas, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Known For?

480 Undergraduate Awards
  • UTHealth has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 5 to 1.
  • The student loan default rate at UTHealth is 0%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UTHealth.
  • In 2017-2018, 57% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UTHealth makes roughly $90,300 a year. This is 121% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, UTHealth is ranked #48 out of 2,320 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. It is also ranked #5 out of 159 schools in Texas.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UTHealth has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#18 Best Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#101 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UTHealth.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Dental Support Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Dentistry Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Value Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Public Health Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Medicine Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Mental & Social Health Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UTHealth has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#9 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search
#121 Highest Paid Health Professions Graduates College Factual

Where Is The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston?

Location of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Contact details for UTHealth are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 7000 Fannin, Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-500-4472
Website: www.uth.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MyUTHealth
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UTHealth

How Do I Get Into UTHealth?

You can apply to UTHealth online at: https://www.uth.edu/registrar/applicants/application-forms.htm

Can I Afford The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston?

0.5% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at UTHealth is 0.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Undergraduate Student Diversity

547 Full-Time Undergraduates
87% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 671 undergraduate students at UTHealth, with 547 being full-time and 124 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UTHealth

There are also 4,646 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 547 full-time undergraduates at UTHealth, 13% are male and 87% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UTHealth

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UTHealth Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 111
Black or African American 75
Hispanic or Latino 145
White 176
International Students 10
Other Races/Ethnicities 30

Over 56 countries are represented at UTHealth. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Nigeria.

Online Learning at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

83 Took All Classes Online
1,331 Took At Least One Class Online
1,254.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 2 master’s degree programs available online at UTHealth. In 2017-2018, 1,331 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UTHealth has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 45th most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UTHealth

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston was 1,254.7%. This is the #72 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UTHealth regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UTHealth majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Health Professions 9%
Nursing 17%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UTHealth ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UTHealth.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Medical Illustration & Informatics #1
Dental Support Services #3
Nursing #13
Health Professions #24

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 442 0 313 78 833
Medicine 0 0 0 0 243 243
Public Health 0 0 0 159 10 169
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 88 18 106
Dentistry 0 0 0 0 100 100
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 34 27 0 61
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 0 49 4 53
Dental Support Services 2 36 0 0 0 38
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 31 1 32
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 24 5 29
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 0 15 12 27
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 0 14 14
Genetics 0 0 0 0 13 13
Public Policy 0 0 0 0 13 13
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 2 10 12
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 1 9 10
General Biology 0 0 0 8 0 8
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 0 7 7
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 0 6 6
Behavioral Science 0 0 0 0 5 5
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 2 2 4
Medical Science 0 0 0 4 0 4
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 0 4 4
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2 478 34 723 554 1,791

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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