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 University of Houston

University of Houston - Houston, TX

212 E. Cullen Building, Houston, Texas 77204-2018

General information:(713)743-1000
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:39,820(31,764 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:23 to 1
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $6,921 $7,342 $7,513 -2%
Out-of-state $13,569 $14,782 $15,025 -2%
Books and supplies $1,100 $1,100 $1,200 -8%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,164 $7,300 $8,318 -12%
Other $3,874 $4,171 $3,874 8%
Off Campus
Room and board $9,234 $9,636 $9,800 -2%
Other $5,122 $5,421 $5,122 6%
Off Campus with Family
Other $5,122 $5,421 $5,122 6%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $19,059 $19,913 $20,905 -5%
Off Campus $22,377 $23,499 $23,635 0%
Off Campus with Family $13,143 $13,863 $13,835 0%
On Campus $25,707 $27,353 $28,417 -4%
Off Campus $29,025 $30,939 $31,147 -3%
Off Campus with Family $19,791 $21,303 $21,347 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,173
In-state fees $2,340
Out-of-state tuition $12,685
Out-of-state fees $2,340
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $6,884
In-state fee $2,436
Out-of-state tuition $12,518
Out-of-state fees $2,436
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 2,761 80% --
Grant or scholarship aid 2,370 69% $21,607,524 $9,117
Federal grants 1,478 43% $7,784,005 $5,267
Pell grants 1,478 43% $6,538,141 $4,424
Other federal grants 1,007 29% $1,245,864 $1,237
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,313 38% $8,188,893 $6,237
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,187 34% $5,634,626 $4,747
Student loan aid 1,456 42% $9,587,975 $6,585
Federal student loans 1,421 41% $8,113,381 $5,710
Other student loans 223 6% $1,474,594 $6,613
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 16,488 54% $99,741,074 $6,049
Pell grants 11,614 38% $46,328,383 $3,989
Federal student loans 13,331 43% $100,377,530 $7,530


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $10,281 $10,806 $11,609
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $7,401 $7,497 $8,103
$30,001 - $48,000 $9,389 $8,990 $9,192
$48,001 - $75,000 $13,356 $14,275 $15,398
$75,001 - $110,000 $15,908 $16,827 $18,435
$110,001 and more $16,569 $17,864 $18,753

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 39,820
Undergraduate enrollment 31,764
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 4,074
Graduate enrollment 8,056

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$50

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$50

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 14,320 6,751 7,569
Percent admitted 63% 65% 62%
Percent admitted who enrolled 65% 28% 24%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 3303 89%
ACT 1233 33%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 480 590
SAT Math 520 630
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 21 26
ACT English 20 26
ACT Math 22 27
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 44 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
All Track Combined 114103
Baseball 35-
Basketball 1717
Football 141-
Golf 11-
Soccer -25
Softball -18
Swimming and Diving -21
Tennis -9
Volleyball -15


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges07/01/1954 Accredited


Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs

04/30/1949 Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Law (LAW) - Professional schools

07/01/1950 Accredited
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education

Optometry (OPT) - Professional degree programs

06/11/1956 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

01/01/1959 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

04/14/1987 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

06/03/2009 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

05/15/1972 Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

English Language

04/01/2005 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1958 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1954 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession113
Drug law violations1734 28
Liquor law violations213124
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 101
Drug law violations 122423
Liquor law violations 151217
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 626
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 1271
Aggravated assault 443
Burglary 271474
Motor vehicle theft 121422
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 423
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 310
Aggravated assault 211
Burglary 20855
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate8.8%
Number in default523
Number in repayment5,910

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00365200

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Doctor's degree - professional practice
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Architecture and Related Services, Other-4--
Environmental Design/Architecture39---
Category total11834--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
German Studies1---
Category total1---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General25656-
Category total32569-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General1004133-
Business/Corporate Communications50---
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies26---
Finance, General247286-
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-33--
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management2752--
Human Resources Development136--
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-10--
Management Information Systems, General86-3-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General15112-
Operations Management and Supervision10323--
Organizational Behavior Studies19---
Organizational Leadership42---
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General43---
Category total153669015-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Health Communication2---
Mass Communication/Media Studies-10--
Public Relations/Image Management1627--
Radio and Television71---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric21---
Category total35419--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Graphics2---
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst78---
Computer and Information Sciences, General19829-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-21--
Information Science/Studies11---
Category total1101039-
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education-2--
Bilingual and Multilingual Education-2--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-30--
Curriculum and Instruction-1718-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-9--
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented-4--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-2643-
Educational/Instructional Technology-7--
Elementary Education and Teaching-4--
Foreign Language Teacher Education-2--
Health Occupations Teacher Education-3--
Health Teacher Education-5--
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-11--
Mathematics Teacher Education-5--
Music Teacher Education-81-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-20--
Reading Teacher Education-5--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-5--
Secondary Education and Teaching-5--
Social Studies Teacher Education-11--
Special Education and Teaching, General-9--
Category total-19062-
Engineering Colleges
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering-6--
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering123--
Chemical Engineering411513-
Civil Engineering, General42279-
Computer Engineering, General4---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering539516-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-102-
Industrial Engineering26417-
Materials Engineering-61-
Mechanical Engineering78246-
Petroleum Engineering-17--
Systems Engineering-3--
Category total25624754-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician433--
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician39---
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician27---
Engineering Technology, General-13--
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician58---
Surveying Technology/Surveying5---
Category total17216--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing48164-
English Language and Literature, General80194-
Rhetoric and Composition-4--
Category total128398-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Business Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences734--
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General14---
Human Development and Family Studies, General41---
Human Nutrition75---
Category total2034--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Chinese Language and Literature3---
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General2---
French Language and Literature4---
German Language and Literature2---
Italian Language and Literature4---
Spanish Language and Literature2751-
Category total4951-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist54--
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist1---
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General2433--
Health and Wellness, General75---
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry--7-
Pharmaceutical Sciences28---
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design--2-
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs-21--
Category total133589232
History Colleges
History, General105148-
Public/Applied History-2--
Category total105168-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law-1--
Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law-13--
Health Law-9--
Intellectual Property Law-8--
International Business, Trade, and Tax Law-1--
International Law and Legal Studies-10--
Tax Law/Taxation-19--
Category total-61-315
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies4---
Category total4---
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General-15--
Mathematics, General561513-
Category total563013-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences4---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other251---
Category total255---
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science5---
Category total5---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science12821-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management52---
Category total18021-
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Category total167--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General--1-
Chemistry, General4269-
Geology/Earth Science, General36246-
Geophysics and Seismology14122-
Physics, General8810-
Category total1005028-
Psychology Colleges
Clinical Psychology--13-
Counseling Psychology--10-
Educational Psychology-55-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology--9-
Psychology, General41314--
School Psychology--3-
Social Psychology--3-
Category total4131943-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-7--
Social Work-1429-
Category total-1499-
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General127254-
Political Science and Government, General163165-
Category total380579-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation26---
Art/Art Studies, General34---
Dance, General6---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General2031--
Graphic Design191--
Industrial and Product Design13---
Music History, Literature, and Theory-1--
Music Pedagogy-1--
Music Performance, General22333-
Music Theory and Composition43--
Music, General37---
Category total229796-
Grand total51281881284547