University of Houston – Downtown

1 Main Street, Houston, TX

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University of Houston - Downtown provides a variety of program options for students to aid them in their growth and development. The school is located in Houston, Texas and publically funded. Approximately 13,000 students are enrolled yearly at UHD.

Students may pick from many areas of study, including but not limited to:

  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Security And Protective Services

The school maintains an open enrollment policy, accepting all applicants that meet the requirements for admission. Submission of transcripts, records, test scores, and admissions essays may be required for certain programs. More information from the admissions office can be found at

Tuition & fees at this school vary for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state tuition costs close to $5,300 per year, while out-of-state tuition costing $14,000 per year. Some students at UHD may qualify for financial aid, which is typically offered as grants or student loans.

Students may visit the UHD website to get a complete list of programs offered, student services, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the candidates University of Houston – Downtown accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at University of Houston – Downtown is about 14,000, with undergraduate students making up about 93% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,400. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $35 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • In-State Tuition: $4,700-$5,600
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $14,000-$16,680
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $200-$230 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $580-$690 per credit unit
  • Some programs may have a frozen tuition rate, which means the tuition will stay the same for up to five years.
  • May provide a prepaid tuition option, which allows tuition to be purchased at current rates for enrollment at a future date

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid82%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships76%$8,832
Receiving Student Loans25%$4,746

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, University of Houston – Downtown may provide services to students including:

  • Distance learning
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

University of Houston – Downtown has an overall graduation rate which is close to 14%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years3%
Graduating in 5 Years6%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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