University of Houston-Downtown

1 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002-1014
Tel: (713)221-8000
Public | 13,916 students
The University of Houston-Downtown is a public, urban university committed to providing quality academic programs that serve the needs of the multicultural population of Houston and surrounding communities. It offers both undergraduate and a limited number of graduate academic degree programs that enable students to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in their chosen fields. Through instructional excellence, creative and scholarly activities, and community involvement, the university contributes to the business, scientific, economic, technological, social and cultural development of the area.

School Overview:

University of Houston-Downtown
CountyHarris County, TX
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPublic
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
413 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment13,916 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
6,785 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
7,131 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
13,712 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
204 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees

School Notes:

  • UH-Downtown has a proud history of providing a high-quality education to a diverse student population. Since its founding in 1974, UHD has more than doubled the size of its student population, increased the number of degree programs from one to nearly 40 -- including four graduate programs, renovated and expanded the campus, achieved accreditation, and received national recognition for its student diversity and outstanding academic opportunities.
  • To facilitate the academic success of both its traditional and nontraditional students, the university offers a wide range of support services and employs a faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping students meet the rigorous standards and requirements of its programs.
  • UHD offers a wide variety of high-quality academic degrees that prepare students for immediate entry into the workplace, or for continued post-graduate studies and research. In addition to excellent bachelor's degree programs, UHD offers master's programs in four disciplines: the Master of Science in Criminal Justice, the Master of Science in Professional Writing and Technical Communication, the Master of Security Management, and the Master of Arts in Teaching. UH-Downtown, Houston's Downtown University, offers over 30 bachelor's degree programs and 4 master's degree programs.
  • UH-Downtown is Houston's Downtown University, part of a vital metropolis - Houston, the nation's fourth-largest city. UHD's campus is located in exciting downtown Houston. From UHD, it's a quick ride on MetroRail to the heart of downtown for entertainment, ball games, dining, and clubs - at historic Market Square, Bayou Place, the Theater District, Cotswold, Minute Maid Park, and more.
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