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Fast Facts:

  • #2 for Online Master's Programs in Nonprofit Management (Affordable Colleges, 2017)
  • Ranked among top 25 in Texas for Online Offerings (, 2017)
  • #1 Ranked MBA Program in Houston in 2015 and 2016 (Houston Business Journal online account required)
  • Ranked #3 in the U.S. for online schools for Master's in Criminal Justice (GradSource, 2016)
  • 2015 Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification (Carnegie Foundation, 2015)
  • Listed as one in 14 major institutions of higher learning in the Greater Houston area by Visit Houston Texas (Visit Houston, 2015)
  • Ranked 31st on the U.S. News & World Report's List of Best Regional Colleges in the West. (U.S. News & World Report's, 2015)
  • #22 among top colleges for adults returning to school (Best College Reviews, 2015)
  • Leader in graduating minorities (Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012, 2011)
  • #32 in the US for Hispanic degree awarding (The Hispanic Outlook, 2014)
  • President's Community Service Honor Roll (Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS))
  • Named a Military Friendly School (G.I. Jobs, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011)
  • #2 for online degrees within Houston (Great Value College, 2015)
  • #29 for most affordable online master's degrees (Top Education Degrees, 2015)
  • Named among the most affordable bachelor's of communications undergraduate degrees (, 2015)
  • New Science and Technology Building approved by Texas Legislature (Legislative Approval, 2015)
  • New Welcome Center opens for student services (2016)
  • UHD has added $1.2 billion in income to the regional economy (Economic Modeling Specialist Int'l. "Demonstrating the Economic Value of the University of Houston-Downtown". Reporting FY2013, Published January 2015)
  • Installation of Gator Mural and Gator Eye artwork in student parking lot by Houston artist, Sebastien "Mr. D" Boileau
  • Ranked 18th for best Texas Colleges based on alumni pay (Houston Chronicle, 2015)
  • First Poet Laureate from Houston, associate professor of English, Robin Davidson (Houston Matters, 2015)

Last updated 10/13/2017 8:48 AM