University of Houston-Downtown in Houston

Houston, TX

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Overview

University of Houston-Downtown offers 144-degree programs and 48 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 20:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 84%. The most popular test is SAT - 91% of students submitted it in comparison to 23% of students who submitted ACT. 40.5% are women, and 59.5% are men. 5% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at University of Houston-Downtown is 7150$, that is at the level of national average. 16% of full-time University of Houston-Downtown students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $42,500, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The University of Houston-Downtown is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$7,150
BELOW AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, University of Houston-Downtown students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$5,769
$30,001 - $48,000$6,103
$48,001 - $75,000$10,481
$75,001 - $110,000$14,099
$110,001+$15,060

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

    Neither required nor recommended:

    • Recommendations
    • Formal demonstration of competencies
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

    Finance

    Charges:

    • Typical room charge for academic year: -

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: -

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    Percent of students with financial aid

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    7%

    Types of financial aids

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    8172 of University of Houston-Downtown undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 59 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes University of Houston-Downtown number 21 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Texas.

    Students at University of Houston-Downtown awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

    Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
    $0 - $30,000
    100%
    $10,402
    $30,001 - $48,000
    100%
    $9,645
    $48,001 - $75,000
    90.38%
    $6,075
    $75,001 - $110,000
    51.52%
    $1,890
    $110,001+
    11.76%
    $471

    Salary After Attending

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    $42,500

    According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

    Students services

    Career

    Academic/career counseling service

    Employment services for students

    Living & meal

    Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

    Institution provide on-campus housing

    Institution provides board or meal plan

    Veteran Services Available

    Yellow Ribbon Program

    Credit for military training

    Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

    Recognized student veteran organization

    Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

    Disability services

    3%

    Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

    Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Alternative tuition plans

    Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

    Tuition guaranteed plan

    Prepaid tuition plan

    Tuition payment plan

    Tuition guarantee is a program which guarantees to entering first-time students that tuition will not increase for the years they are enrolled. These guarantees are generally time-bound for four or five years.

    Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

    Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

    Special learning opportunities

    Here are the learning opportunities available in University of Houston-Downtown.

    ROTC

    ROTC - Army

    ROTC - Air Force

    Study abroad

    Weekend/evening college

    Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

    Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

    Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

    ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

    Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

    Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

    Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

    Graduation Rate

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    16%
    BELOW AVERAGE

    University of Houston-Downtown graduation rate is below the national average.

    16% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to University of Houston-Downtown completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

    The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

    Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

    Applying information

    Average number of admissions to one applicant

    1 : 1

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    4 : 1

    Admission considerations

    Required:

    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school rank
    • Secondary school record
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Admission test scores
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

    Recommended:

      Neither required nor recommended:

      • Recommendations
      • Formal demonstration of competencies
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

      Acceptance Rate

      The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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      84%

      In comparison to National Average

      University of Houston-Downtown acceptance rate is above national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 70%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 14%.

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      84%
      ABOVE AVERAGE

      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $0 - $10k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 72%, so University of Houston-Downtown acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 12%.

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      84%
      ABOVE AVERAGE

      Admissions yield

      Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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      36%

      Total

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      34%

      Full time

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      3%

      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate

      66%

      Part-time retention rate

      44%

      The University of Houston-Downtown full-time retention rate is 66% and part-time retention rate is 44%.

      Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

      SAT/ACT scores

      SAT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking University of Houston-Downtown students submitting SAT scores

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      91%

      Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
      810 - 990

      SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      Critical Reading: 390 - 480
      Math: 420 - 510
      Writing: 0 - 0

      SAT Test Score Range

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      ACT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking University of Houston-Downtown students submitting ACT scores

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      23%

      Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
      16 - 20

      ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      English: 14 - 20
      Math: 16 - 21
      Writing: 0 - 0

      ACT Test Score Range

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      SAT Score Converter

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      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at University of Houston-Downtown is 20:1, that means that for every 20 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

      Student-to-faculty ratio

      20:1
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      Men/Women

      Number of international students

      866
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      5%

      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown

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      Students enrollment in distance education

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      In University of Houston-Downtown the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

      Distance education location breakdown

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      Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at University of Houston-Downtown and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Texas.

      Campus Safety

      The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

      The campus located by 1 Main St address in Houston, Texas.

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      Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of University of Houston-Downtown with 0.05% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are robbery, aggravated assault, and burglary.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      University of Houston-Downtown offers 144 programs in total: 117 are for Bachelor's degree, 24 - for Master's degree, and 3 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

      This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 83 universities in Harris county, with one of the highest number of Postbaccalaureate certificate. University of Houston-Downtown is one of the few institutions in Harris that offers a Master's degree program.

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      Number of degree programs offered via distance education

      There are 48 distance learning programs that are offered in the University of Houston-Downtown: 39 are for Bachelor's degree and 9 are Master's degree.

      Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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      Total credit/contact hours

      Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Texas state average data to help you compare.

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      University of Houston-Downtown provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 10236 students with 307082 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 430 with 10323 credit hours.

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      Student Reviews and Ratings for University of Houston-Downtown

      Overall Rating:

      Overall Rating:

      My four years here were pretty good. Classes are small and (most) instructors do care. I do feel that students have to pick up more and more slack every year as they enter the workforce; just a degree isn't going to cut it (if you want a great job).The biggest issue I had while attending UHD is that you must double check everything administrative while attending. Financial aid? They will mess something up unless you check on them and follow up often. Registration? Random class drops. Cashier? Random holds on your account. Student employees are particularly clueless when it comes to asking them important questions. Why are student employees in financial aid providing factually incorrect answers? A wrong answer can cost someone thousands, or tens of thousands.Despite that I enjoyed my years here and would recommend UHD to anyone looking for a degree who will put in extra work to make it as valuable as possible.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      This school's staff is awful. Every time I have to deal with admissions or registers office the response is always " call back", "we have no update", "I couldn't say", "I'm not sure", It takes 2 weeks", etc..... what is going on here? It's summer time what could be the issue here? I thought Houston Community College was bad. Hack no! Not compared to UHD. Worthless!!!!!

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Great School. Jo Sample is not a good professor tho, the only one I don't like.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Small classes and flexible schedules for today’s fast-paced society. Parking has its good and bad days. I have bought the parking pass and paid at the meters, one semester without one. I like the atmospheric vibe from the diversity at UHD.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      A good place to upgrade your academics knowledge. Great faculty and exceptional student services to accommodate you and your needs. Right on the north outskirts of downtown and right along the light rail to take you to and from wherever you may need to go.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Location & Website

      Address: 1 Main Street

      Place:

      Religious affiliation: Not applicable

      Calendar system: Semester

      General Phone Number: +7132218000

      Institution is active in current year: 1

      Institution's internet website address: uhd.edu

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      Admissions office: Go to the page

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