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University of Houston - Clear Lake Overview

University of Houston - Clear Lake is a public institution located in Houston, Texas. 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?

1,545 Undergraduate Awards
$33,836 Avg Cost After Aid
81% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at UH Clear Lake.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 61% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from UH Clear Lake with a bachelor's degree make about $47,900 a year. That's 17% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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University of Houston - Clear Lake Rankings

UH Clear Lake is ranked #23 out of 137 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.

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
#1 Best Communications Technology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Communications Technology/Support Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Communications Technology/Support Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Legal Support Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Legal Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Natural Resources & Conservation Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Natural Resources Conservation Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Best Other Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Best Health & Physical Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#71 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness 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
#1 Best Communications Technology Schools College Factual
#1 Best Communications Technology/Technician Schools College Factual
#4 Best Legal Assistant/Paralegal Schools College Factual
#5 Best Legal Support Services Schools College Factual
#6 Best Communications Technologies & Support Schools College Factual
#19 Best Legal Professions Schools College Factual

Where Is University of Houston - Clear Lake?

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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 considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UH Clear Lake?

81% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
86% Submit SAT Scores
UH Clear Lake has an acceptance rate of 81%, 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 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 83%, and the acceptance rate for women is 79%.

Average Test Scores

About 86% 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 500 and 590. Math scores were between 500 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Houston - Clear Lake  ( 500 to 590 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Houston - Clear Lake  ( 500 to 580 )
200
800
UH Clear Lake received ACT scores from 26% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 24. Math scores were between 18 and 24. Composite scores were between 19 and 24.

ACT English Scores for University of Houston - Clear Lake  ( 17 to 24 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Houston - Clear Lake  ( 18 to 24 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Houston - Clear Lake  ( 19 to 24 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Houston - Clear Lake?

$33,836 Net Price
29% Take Out Loans
6.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UH Clear Lake is $33,836. 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UH Clear Lake, approximately 29% of students took out student loans averaging $5,870 a year. That adds up to $23,480 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UH Clear Lake is 6.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

University of Houston - Clear Lake Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,441 Full-Time Undergraduates
63% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,582 undergraduate students at UH Clear Lake, with 3,441 being full-time and 3,141 being part-time.

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There are also 2,471 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,441 full-time undergraduates at UH Clear Lake, 37% are male and 63% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 305
Black or African American 232
Hispanic or Latino 1,461
White 1,224
International Students 57
Other Races/Ethnicities 162

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

5,241 Took All Classes Online
8,510 Took At Least One Class Online
93.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 2 master’s degree programs available online at UH Clear Lake. In 2019-2020, 8,510 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 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of UH Clear Lake

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Houston - Clear Lake was $5,802 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $16,170. The following table shows how UH Clear Lake is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Engineering Technologies #1 #25
Computer Engineering #1 #4
Engineering-Related Fields #1 #16
Natural Resources Conservation #1 #7
Natural Resources & Conservation #1 #10
Criminology #4 #22
Engineering #4 #22
Anthropology #4 #10
Instructional Media Design #7 #46
General Business/Commerce #7 #57
Finance & Financial Management #7 #27
Human Resource Management #7 #65
Public Administration #12 #34
Library Science #13 #37
Library & Information Science #13 #37
Public Administration & Social Service #15 #72
Social Sciences #16 #55
Educational Administration #16 #123
Psychology #22 #85
General Psychology #22 #76
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #28 #82
Business Administration & Management #49 #282

Online Affordability Rankings of UH Clear Lake Rankings

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Houston - Clear Lake was $7,504 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $20,752. The following table shows how UH Clear Lake is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Human Resource Management #7 #134
Business Administration & Management #46 #172
Business, Management & Marketing #68 #140

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 93.6%. This is the #442 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly 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 5%
Business, Management & Marketing 5%
Human Resource Management 50%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UH Clear Lake ranks compared to all other mostly 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
Human Resource Management #68
Business Administration & Management #304
Business, Management & Marketing #430

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 268 0 0 268
Business Administration & Management 89 143 0 232
Health & Medical Administrative Services 60 99 0 159
Accounting 132 26 0 158
General Psychology 124 21 0 145
General Biology 85 20 0 105
Computer Science 41 60 0 101
Computer Engineering 33 36 0 69
Health & Physical Education 63 0 0 63
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 61 0 61
Finance & Financial Management 53 7 0 60
Criminology 46 13 0 59
General Business/Commerce 54 0 0 54
Behavioral Science 45 6 0 51
Marketing 47 0 0 47
Communication & Media Studies 46 0 0 46
Information Science 0 46 0 46
Mathematics 33 9 0 42
Computer Information Systems 31 10 0 41
History 36 5 0 41
Fine & Studio Arts 41 0 0 41
Library & Information Science 0 36 0 36
General English Literature 28 7 0 35
Human Resource Management 0 34 0 34
Educational Administration 0 17 14 31
Mental & Social Health Services 0 29 0 29
Nursing 28 0 0 28
Natural Resources Conservation 18 9 0 27
Engineering-Related Fields 0 26 0 26
Management Information Systems 23 0 0 23
Liberal Arts General Studies 15 8 0 23
Legal Support Services 21 0 0 21
Chemistry 14 5 0 19
Curriculum & Instruction 0 7 10 17
Public Health 15 1 0 16
Biotechnology 0 14 0 14
Instructional Media Design 0 14 0 14
Physics 5 8 0 13
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 12 0 12
Anthropology 12 0 0 12
Social Work 12 0 0 12
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 0 10 0 10
Sociology 8 2 0 10
Communications Technology 0 9 0 9
Systems Engineering 0 9 0 9
Mechanical Engineering 8 0 0 8
Statistics 0 8 0 8
Public Administration 8 0 0 8
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 7 0 7
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 5 0 5
Student Counseling 0 4 0 4
Geography & Cartography 2 0 0 2
Human Development & Family Studies 1 0 0 1
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,545 843 24 2,412

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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