Diversity and Inclusivity
UHD enjoys a wealth of diversity in its many forms: race, ethnicity, religion, age, family status, work experience, ability, sexual orientation, gender, and multiple other areas. All people who come to UHD can find a place where they belong and are valued and supported, whether it is through the University’s welcoming faculty and staff, student groups, or many opportunities to engage in university-related activities.
Financial Support, Resources for Students
Ranked as the most affordable four-year University in the region, UHD strives to support students through to graduation, be it through financial grants, computer and technical equipment, food accessibility, academic support services, mental health services, and more.
Our Downtown location provides proximity, and therefore convenience and relevance, allowing students to remain in the Greater Houston Region to complete their degrees. Joint admissions programs with area community colleges provide a streamlined approach to time and money. Online courses offer students flexible scheduling, an interactive learning experience, fully transferable course credits, quality curricula (identical to that of on-campus classes), and access to on-campus and online student and academic support services.
UHD’s commitment to the community includes its members from the armed services. UHD is recognized by U.S. News & World Report for its Online Bachelor’s Programs for former service members as well as Online Master’s Criminal Justice Programs. Additionally, UHD has been designated as a Veteran Friendly University and Military Friendly School.
Intimate class sizes allow for faculty to focus on the students’ needs for individual learning and creates a better environment for student success.
Commitment to UHD Community and Houstonians
UHD has a variety of programs and initiatives that support students outside of the classroom. These include the Food for Change Program providing currently enrolled students access to free groceries. Additionally, UHD supports its internal and external stakeholders through a range of programs that help with tax returns, voter registration, COVID-19 testing and vaccinations and a bevy of other opportunities that connect the University to the city it serves. Offices and centers such as the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning and the Office of Impact Learning exist to facilitate such community programming at UHD.