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University of Houston-Downtown

  • UHD Students, Union Pacific Railroad Bring Literacy Night to House of Tiny Treasures
  • Biology
    Class of 2017

    "The professors here want you to succeed."

  • What is the QEP?
  • Accounting
    Class of 2013

    ​"I actually got my job through a career fair here on campus."

  • Students manage special reading program for incarcerated youth
  • Read Across the Globe Invites UHD to Join World Record Attempt for Reading to Children
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For more than 40 years, UHD has provided Major Opportunity in the heart of Downtown Houston. Today, our dedicated professors share their knowledge and experience through our exceptional bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. We invite you to join a close-knit student body that is as diverse as our city.

About UHD

UHD By the numbers

  • 14,262

    Current Student Enrollment

    We're proud to offer "Major Opportunity" to so many.
  • 52

    Degree Programs Offered

    Choose from 44 undergraduate degrees and 8 master's degrees.
  • 20:1

    Student:Faculty Ratio

    Our faculty gets to know our students by name.
  • 1974

    Year UHD was Founded

    Hooray! That's over 40 years of
    Major Opportunity​.
  • >2,400

    Number of Graduates Annually

    We award degrees to over 2,400 students annually.
  • 41,576


    Our graduates network with alumni in countless industries.
  • 25.6

    Average Class Size

    Small class sizes give our students
    ​a more s​upportive environment.​​
  • 60¢​​​​

    Student Fare on METRORail

    UHD is conveniently located on Houston's light rail system.​​
  • ​27.5

    Average Student Age

    ​Recent high school grads mingle with non-traditional students
  • 74


    Represented by our international students.