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University of Houston - Clear Lake Overview

Located in Houston, Texas, University of Houston - Clear Lake is a public institution. Houston is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is University of Houston - Clear Lake Known For?

1,488 Undergraduate Awards
$32,557 Avg Cost After Aid
72% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at UH Clear Lake is 4%, 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 UH Clear Lake.
  • In 2017-2018, 64% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UH Clear Lake makes roughly $47,900 a year. This is 17% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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University of Houston - Clear Lake Rankings

We have ranked UH Clear Lake as #423 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. UH Clear Lake also holds the #19 spot on the Best Colleges in Texas ranking.

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.

UH Clear Lake has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#250 Most Popular Master’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 UH Clear Lake.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Criminology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Health & Physical Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best General English Literature Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best English Language & Literature Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Best General Business/Commerce Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Best General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Best Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UH Clear Lake has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#15 Best General English Literature Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#21 Best Health & Physical Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#31 Best General Psychology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#40 Best Psychology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#45 Best English Language & Literature Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#52 Best Colleges for Health & Physical Education College Factual

Where Is University of Houston - Clear Lake?

Location of University of Houston - Clear Lake

Contact details for UH Clear Lake are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2700 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 77058-1002
Phone: 281-283-7600
Website: www.uhcl.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UHClearLake
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UHClearLake

How Do I Get Into UH Clear Lake?

You can apply to UH Clear Lake online at: https://www.applytexas.org/adappc/gen/c_start.WBX

Admission Requirements for UH Clear Lake

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UH Clear Lake?

72% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
83% Submit SAT Scores
UH Clear Lake has an acceptance rate of 72%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 71%, and the acceptance rate for women is 73%.

Average Test Scores

About 83% of students accepted to UH Clear Lake submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 640. Math scores were between 510 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Houston - Clear Lake  ( 510 to 640 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Houston - Clear Lake  ( 510 to 590 )
200
800
UH Clear Lake received ACT scores from 32% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 24. Math scores were between 19 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 24.

ACT English Scores for University of Houston - Clear Lake  ( 19 to 24 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Houston - Clear Lake  ( 19 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Houston - Clear Lake  ( 20 to 24 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Houston - Clear Lake?

$32,557 Net Price
23% Take Out Loans
4.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UH Clear Lake is $32,557. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UH Clear Lake, approximately 23% of students took out student loans averaging $4,989 a year. That adds up to $19,956 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UH Clear Lake is 4.4%. 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.

University of Houston - Clear Lake Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,358 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,439 undergraduate students at UH Clear Lake, with 3,358 being full-time and 3,081 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UH Clear Lake

There are also 2,643 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,358 full-time undergraduates at UH Clear Lake, 39% are male and 61% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UH Clear Lake

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Houston - Clear Lake students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UH Clear Lake Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 260
Black or African American 219
Hispanic or Latino 1,340
White 1,328
International Students 61
Other Races/Ethnicities 150

Over 53 countries are represented at UH Clear Lake. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Vietnam, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at University of Houston - Clear Lake

1,170 Took All Classes Online
3,435 Took At Least One Class Online
12.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 5 bachelor’s degree and 8 master’s degree programs available online at UH Clear Lake. In 2017-2018, 3,435 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 43rd 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 UH Clear Lake

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Houston - Clear Lake was 12.0%. This is the #1,216 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UH Clear Lake regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 15%
Business, Management & Marketing 11%
Criminology 12%
Education 12%
Educational Administration 30%
Finance & Financial Management 15%
General Business/Commerce 18%
Human Resource Management 18%
Instructional Media Design 27%
Public Administration 60%
Public Administration & Social Service 49%
Social Sciences 19%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UH Clear Lake 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 UH Clear Lake.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Anthropology #6
Natural Resources Conservation #11
Natural Resources & Conservation #15
Computer Engineering #15
Library & Information Science #19
Library Science #23
Engineering-Related Fields #25
Finance & Financial Management #26
Public Administration #45
Engineering #54
Engineering Technologies #59
Human Resource Management #60
Instructional Media Design #63
General Business/Commerce #77
Social Sciences #85
Public Administration & Social Service #102
Educational Administration #134
Education #319
Business Administration & Management #388
Business, Management & Marketing #482

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%.

University of Houston - Clear Lake Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 264 0 0 264
Business Administration & Management 84 136 0 220
Accounting 112 49 0 161
Health & Medical Administrative Services 66 81 0 147
General Psychology 124 15 0 139
Computer Science 47 76 0 123
Computer Engineering 36 78 0 114
General Biology 79 14 0 93
Educational Administration 0 60 16 76
Health & Physical Education 66 5 0 71
Behavioral Science 66 1 0 67
Finance & Financial Management 42 18 0 60
Information Science 0 60 0 60
Criminology 46 11 0 57
General Business/Commerce 50 0 0 50
Marketing 44 0 0 44
Communication & Media Studies 44 0 0 44
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 44 0 44
Fine & Studio Arts 43 0 0 43
History 32 4 0 36
Natural Resources Conservation 17 16 0 33
General English Literature 20 10 0 30
Computer Information Systems 16 13 0 29
Mathematics 25 4 0 29
Library & Information Science 0 26 0 26
Social Work 24 0 0 24
Management Information Systems 23 0 0 23
Engineering-Related Fields 0 23 0 23
Mental & Social Health Services 0 22 0 22
Legal Support Services 21 0 0 21
Sociology 7 14 0 21
Nursing 20 0 0 20
Liberal Arts General Studies 8 11 0 19
Chemistry 11 7 0 18
Human Resource Management 0 17 0 17
Instructional Media Design 0 15 0 15
Public Administration 15 0 0 15
Curriculum & Instruction 0 8 6 14
Anthropology 14 0 0 14
Biotechnology 0 12 0 12
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 12 0 12
Physics 5 7 0 12
Public Health 8 3 0 11
Student Counseling 0 9 0 9
Systems Engineering 0 8 0 8
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 0 8 0 8
Geography & Cartography 7 0 0 7
Communications Technology 0 6 0 6
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 5 0 5
Statistics 0 4 0 4
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 2 0 2
Ethnic Studies 1 0 0 1
Human Development & Family Studies 1 0 0 1
TOTAL 1,488 914 22 2,424

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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