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 University of Houston-Downtown

University of Houston-Downtown - Houston, TX

1 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002-1014

General information:(713)221-8000
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:12,918(12,757 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:20 to 1
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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
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields
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 $4,392 $4,604 $4,786 -4%
Out-of-state $11,040 $12,044 $12,298 -2%
Books and supplies $1,076 $1,100 $1,100 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,600 $8,600 $8,600 0%
Other $7,000 $7,000 $9,398 -34%
Off Campus with Family
Other $7,000 $7,000 $9,398 -26%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $5,468 $5,704 $5,886 0%
Off Campus $21,068 $21,304 $23,884 -9%
Off Campus with Family $12,468 $12,704 $15,284 -20%
On Campus $12,116 $13,144 $13,398 0%
Off Campus $27,716 $28,744 $31,396 -10%
Off Campus with Family $19,116 $20,144 $22,796 -9%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,720
In-state fees $1,066
Out-of-state tuition $11,232
Out-of-state fees $1,066
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,420
In-state fee $1,018
Out-of-state tuition $8,424
Out-of-state fees $1,018
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 692 84% --
Grant or scholarship aid 645 78% $5,298,249 $8,214
Federal grants 515 63% $2,514,723 $4,883
Pell grants 514 62% $2,381,475 $4,633
Other federal grants 376 46% $133,248 $354
State/local government grant or scholarships 393 48% $2,385,158 $6,069
Institutional grants or scholarships 287 35% $398,368 $1,388
Student loan aid 485 59% $1,119,740 $2,309
Federal student loans 483 59% $1,113,582 $2,306
Other student loans 2 0% $6,158 $3,079
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 9,342 73% $84,050,447 $8,997
Pell grants 6,093 48% $24,401,168 $4,005
Federal student loans 1,299 10% $5,638,090 $4,340


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 $10,655 $9,206 $8,218
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 $9,132 $8,225 $6,892
$30,001 - $48,000 $10,029 $8,672 $7,040
$48,001 - $75,000 $13,444 $12,525 $10,180
$75,001 - $110,000 $15,212 $15,229 $15,829
$110,001 and more Not applicable $16,185 $15,938

• 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 12,918
Undergraduate enrollment 12,757
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,972
Graduate enrollment 161

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$35

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$35

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

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, 29 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges07/01/1976 Accredited


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Illegal weapons possession020
Drug law violations22 2
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
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Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 320
Aggravated assault 110
Burglary 100
Motor vehicle theft 250
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) 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 Rate14.2%
Number in default319
Number in repayment2,233

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00361200

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
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General40-
Microbiology, General8-
Category total50-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General1440
Business/Commerce, General92-
Finance, General200-
International Business/Trade/Commerce68-
Management Information Systems, General78-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General61-
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management50-
Category total10140
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Communication, General78-
Category total78-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General29-
Category total29-
Education Colleges
Bilingual and Multilingual Education-0
Curriculum and Instruction-14
Elementary Education and Teaching-0
Secondary Education and Teaching-0
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-0
Category total-14
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician27-
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician22-
Industrial Safety Technology/Technician9-
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician0-
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician6-
Category total64-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General32-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing168
Category total488
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Spanish Language and Literature13-
Category total13-
History Colleges
History, General34-
Category total34-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies19110
Securities Services Administration/Management-14
Category total19124
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies7-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies373-
Category total380-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General12-
Mathematics, General1-
Category total24-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences21-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other281-
Category total302-
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Category total10-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General6-
Chemistry, Other6-
Category total12-
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General172-
Category total172-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work0-
Category total0-
Social Sciences Colleges
Political Science and Government, General40-
Social Sciences, General24-
Category total91-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Visual and Performing Arts, General5-
Category total5-
Grand total146