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Mission Statement

The UHD Talent Search (TS) staff is committed to advancing the number of youths from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school, enroll in, persist, and attain a postsecondary degree or certificate.

Impact Statement

➤ On Average, 7 out of 10 UHD TS participants enrolled in college after high school graduation

➤ Over 50% of TS seniors enrolled in a college or university immediately following graduation and attained a degree or workforce certificate within the standard number of years (six years)

➤ More than 5 out of 10 UHD TS first-generation college students (neither parent has earned a baccaluareate degree) earn a bacalaureate degree and demonstrate the educational and economic value of the UHD TS project

➤ Over a lifetime, a person who has attained a baccaluareate degree will earn almost one million dollars more than a person who has a high school diploma. Therefore, the educational and economic value of postsecondary degree graduates has the potential to substantially impact communities.

Return on Investment Chart: Lifetime Earning by Level of Education
Lifetime earnings for those with advanced degrees is $2,671,000.  Bachelor degree lifetime earning is $2,268,00. Assocate degree lifetime earning is $1,727,00.  Some college experience lifetime earings is $1,547,000. High school diploma lifetime earnings is $1,304,000.  (Source: Carnevale, Rose and Cheah "The College Payoff", Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce)

What is UHD Talent Search

Talent Search

University of Houston-Downtown
Houston, TX 77002
One Main Street N215
(713) 221-8992

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