University of Houston Overview
University of Houston is a public institution located in Houston, Texas. The city atmosphere of Houston makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.
What Is University of Houston Known For?
- The student loan default rate at U of H is 3%, 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.
- The highest degree offered at U of H is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 82% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from U of H makes roughly $51,600 a year. This is 26% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
University of Houston Rankings
College Factual ranked U of H as #360 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. Out of the 85 colleges in Texas, it is ranked at #11.
The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that U of H has received.
Notable Undergraduate Rankings for U of H
|Best Colleges for Veterans||137|
|Best Colleges for International Students||161|
|Best Colleges for the Money||183|
|Best Colleges for Diversity||234|
|Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||422|
Where Is University of Houston?
Contact details for U of H are given below.
|Address:||212 E. Cullen Building, Houston, TX 77204-2018|
How Do I Get Into U of H?
You can apply to U of H online at: www.applytexas.org/adappc/gen/c_start.WBX?s_logon_msg=Y
Admission Requirements for U of H
|High School GPA||recommended|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into U of H?
Approximately 49% of accepted students are men and 51% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 64%, and the acceptance rate for women is 59%.
Average Test Scores
About 84% of students accepted to U of H submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 640. Math scores were between 550 and 640.
Can I Afford University of Houston?
Net Price by Income Group for U of H
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
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 U of H, approximately 39% of students took out student loans averaging $6,369 a year. That adds up to $25,476 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at U of H is 3.1%. 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 Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 8,149 graduate students at the school.
Of the 27,159 full-time undergraduates at U of H, 50% are male and 50% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Houston students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||2,784|
|Hispanic or Latino||8,754|
Texas students aren't the only ones who study at University of Houston. At this time, 36 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 137 countries are represented at U of H. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Vietnam.
Online Learning at University of Houston
The following chart shows how the online learning population at U of H has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 35th 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 U of H
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Houston was 9.8%. This is the #1,347 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at U of H regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of U of H majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business, Management & Marketing||1%|
|Construction Engineering Technology||31%|
|Curriculum & Instruction||42%|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||0%|
|Food, Nutrition & Related Services||16%|
|Mathematics & Statistics||6%|
|Public Administration & Social Service||3%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at U of H 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 U of H.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Human Sciences Business Services||#1|
|Mathematics & Statistics||#29|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||#75|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#75|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#118|
|Business Administration & Management||#448|
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 Majors
In 2017-2018, University of Houston awarded 15,262 undergraduate degrees and 5,514 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.
*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.