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University of Houston-Downtown

  • UHD Joins Houston Institutions in White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
  • Academic Achievement through Community Engagement. Learn more about UHD's QEP.
  • Communication
    Class of 2015

    ​"My UHD education was like giving a gift to myself..."

  • Paul Mandell to Receive Stone and Holt Weeks Memorial Volunteer Award
  • Harmony students enjoy Buffalo Bayou Service Project
  • Sociology
    Class of 2015

    "I wanted a location that was easily accessible..."

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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

  • 14,439

    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.
  • 22:1

    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.
  • 39,155


    Our graduates network with alumni in countless industries.
  • 27.1

    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.​​
  • ​27.1

    Average Student Age

    ​Recent high school grads mingle with non-traditional students
  • 62​


    Represented by our international students.