UHD Points of Pride
college degree is a game-changer that transforms the future of a
student at the University of Houston-Downtown. Each year, UHD is
recognized by various higher education organizations for our commitment
to providing a high-quality education that is affordable and accessible
to all who seek it.
With more than 45,000 alumni and counting,
UHD Gators help shape the city’s workforce. We are the home of Gator
Grit: Ready to take on our city, state, nation and the world.
Gateway Course Innovation Initiative is a recipient of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s (THECB) Star Award, which recognizes the
contributions of higher education institutions that are distinguished
in promoting student success toward the state’s new higher education
plan, 60x30TX to establish a globally competitive workforce in Texas by
2030. The University also earned THECB’s Recognition of Excellence for
its Supplemental Instruction Program.
UHD Online Offerings Rank Among Top 25
University of Houston-Downtown is ranked among the top 25 Texas schools
offering online degree programs by OnlineColleges.com. The online
higher education guide helps students find affordable, high-quality
online colleges across the country that meet their specific needs. Its
rankings focus on affordability, student services, graduation rates and
accessibility among other factors. The University also ranks No. 6 out
of 61 schools for Best Online Colleges for Finance and No. 2 for Best Online Colleges for International Business.
MetroMBA’s “Best Return on Investment in the Houston Metro” ranks UHD’s Marilyn
Davies College of Business’ MBA program topped the list. In its
assessment of the University’s MBA program, MetroMBA cites the Davies
College Career Development Center as an asset, as well as the salary
potential for its graduates. MetroMBA, an online guide to MBA programs
across the nation, assists prospective students in selecting appropriate
programs in their respective regions.
UHD ranks number one
on the 20 Affordable Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Finance list by
Affordable Schools.net—a premier website that provides in-depth rankings
of colleges and degree programs in various categories.
University of Houston-Downtown is ranked No. 16 among the “50 Best Colleges for Adult Education” for its service to nontraditional students
by Great Value Colleges. The list of “50 Best Colleges for Adult
Education” recognizes colleges and universities that keep tuition low
and are committed to adult and military students. UHD is specifically
cited for its certificate programs, online curriculum and its support of
UHD’s Marilyn Davies
College of Business is ranked eighth as one of the “10 Best Online Business Schools in Texas for 2016” by College Choice for its
interdisciplinary program, which provides students with the practical
and theoretical skills necessary to succeed after graduation.
a leader in higher education information, resources and rankings
recognized the University of Houston-Downtown for its excellence in
online learning. The data-based ranking, “Best 4-Year Online Colleges in Texas” identified the state’s top institutions based on the following
data points: regional accreditation; in-state tuition and fees; percent
of full-time undergraduate students receiving institutional financial
aid; number of online programs offered; and student-to-teacher ratio.
the third consecutive year—since 2014—the UHD Marilyn Davies College of Business’ Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is ranked the
largest in the city by the Houston Business Journal. UHD held the top
spot—with 1,089 students—in the publication’s annual round-up of
“Largest Houston-Area MBA Programs.”
earned a top place among The Student Loan Report’s list of the “Top Public Schools for Freshman Financial Aid Report” for its commitment to
providing its freshman students a strong start on their academic
journey. The University ranks No. 33 on this list, which recognizes
public colleges and universities where freshman undergraduate students
can expect to receive the most financial aid, as compiled by The Student
The Student Loan Report also ranked UHD No. 18 in
Texas on its Student Debt Repayment Success Indicator report, which
determined graduates’ chances of successfully repaying student debt.
earned a place among “The 100 Small Public Colleges & Universities With the Least Student Debt Per Borrower” by LendEDU. The University,
ranked at 37, for students who carry the least amount of student load
debt at graduation. Schools were filtered based on the number of
graduates (only under 800 graduates in the Class of 2016) to ensure they
could be reasonably considered “small.”
The Knowledge Review recognized the University of Houston-Downtown’s
Marilyn Davies College of Business as one of “The 10 Most Valuable Business Programs 2018.”
Master's of Arts in Nonprofit Management is ranked at No. 2 for
“Affordable Online Master’s Degrees” by AffordableColleges.com; earned a
fifth place on “The Best Online Master’s in Nonprofit Management Degree Programs” list by TheBestSchools.org; and is No. 6 for “Online Masters
of Arts in NonProfit Management” by Best College Reviews.
is a designated Military Friendly® School—the standard that measures an
organization’s commitment, effort, and success in creating sustainable
and meaningful benefit to the military community.
among “The Top 100 Degree Producers” for institutions that confer the
most degrees (bachelor’s and master’s) to minority students by Diverse
Issues In Higher Education.
College Factual’s national and state rankings among all colleges and
universities recognize University of Houston-Downtown for veteran
• Nationally, top 20 for Best International Business Programs for Vets—ranked No. 16
• In Texas, top 10 best school, two years consecutively, for veterans studying international business—ranked No. 2
• Top 30 nationally for Criminal Justice & Corrections Program—ranked No. 23
UHD is ranked 8 out of 62 colleges for veteran friendliness—top 10 best
school for veterans in Texas and nationally, the University ranked No.
123—top 130 Best for Vets school in the U.S.
ranked the University of Houston-Downtown No. 9 for “Best College for
Biotechnology Degree Programs.” Each university that made the list were
scored for several factors including affordability, flexibility and