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UHD: On The Rise

UHD is gaining national prominence thanks to its outstanding, unique, accessible and affordable programs and services. Our diverse, close-knit community of students, faculty and staff are a microcosm of the working world where our graduates put their education to practice. Building upon those initial competencies, the University continues to grow in ways that shape both the students in our classrooms as well as the community in which we are located.


Quality Programs taught by Caring Faculty
UHD programs have enjoyed a steady rise in the number of new academic programs and industry rankings. The education UHD delivers translates to a productive, capable workforce fulfilling roles critical to the greater Houston region. However, UHD faculty are experts in their fields and are also committed to student success treating their students as more than a number. Professors recognize the varied needs of the student body and respond by remaining flexible in their pedagogical approaches. Additionally, programs such as UHD’s Master of Business Administration offer insights from industry professionals in addition to seasoned scholars.

Legacy and Pride
UHD holds a legacy in the community and is regarded as an institution of higher learning that is affordable, caring, diverse, accessible and community focused. Alumni are proud to hold a degree from UHD; likewise, companies know they can hire qualified employees from the institution. The quality preparation taking place at the University reverberates in each of our graduates. Our students graduate with a robust education, work experience and an understanding of the value of diversity – qualities that are in demand in the workforce. Additionally, there is a sense of honor when someone wears a UHD shirt, displays their diploma or shares his/her story about the overall experience at the University.

Shared Governance
Interests and initiatives within the Student Government Association, Faculty Senate, and Staff Council help to shape the way UHD conducts business and plans for its future. The three groups work closely together with the administration in helping the University establish and achieve its strategic priorities.

Sense of Community
UHD permeates a sense of community that makes all who are a part of UHD feel like a family – from students, to staff and faculty, to alumni, to UHD patrons. Students, faculty and staff develop bonds that continue even when someone graduates or departs the institution.

Student Body
UHD students are an engaged and close-knit community where everyone has a place to fit in, as evidenced by our many student organizations, campus activities and outlets for student involvement.


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.

Accessibility
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.

Veteran friendly
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.

Small Classes
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.

Last updated 1/12/2022 5:41 AM