University of Houston Overview
University of Houston is a public institution located in Houston, Texas. Houston is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.
What Is University of Houston Known For?
- The student loan default rate at UH 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 award offered at UH is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 82% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from UH with a bachelor's degree make about $51,600 a year. That's 26% more than those who graduate from other schools.
University of Houston Rankings
UH holds the #25 spot on the Best Colleges in Texas ranking.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UH.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards UH has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Colleges for Music||College Factual|
|#9||Best Colleges for Hospitality Management||College Factual|
|#26||Best Colleges for Fine & Studio Arts||College Factual|
|#46||Best Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts||College Factual|
|#65||Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing||College Factual|
|#77||Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism||College Factual|
Where Is University of Houston?
Contact details for UH are given below.
|Address:||212 E. Cullen Building, Houston, TX 77204-2018|
How Do I Get Into UH?
You can apply to UH online at: www.applytexas.org/adappc/gen/c_start.WBX?s_logon_msg=Y
Admission Requirements for UH
|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 UH?
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 UH 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?
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, 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 UH 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 7,976 graduate students at the school.
Of the 28,029 full-time undergraduates at UH, 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||2,895|
|Hispanic or Latino||9,304|
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 UH. 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 UH 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 UH
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 UH regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UH 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 UH 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.
|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 Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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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