The National Research University Fund (NRUF) was established by the 81st Texas Legislature, and approved by voters in a statewide election, to financially assist seven Emerging Research Universities, including UH, become more nationally competitive. These universities become eligible to receive funding as they meet qualifying criteria developed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). The results, below, indicate that UH has satisfied these specific requirements and qualifies for NRUF financial support.
|To qualify for NRUF, a University must:||Does UH satisfy criteria?|
|1. Be designated an Emerging Research University by the THECB||UH is an Emerging Research University.|
|2. Expend $45M in restricted research funds for two consecutive years preceding the state fiscal biennium||FY09 $50 M
FY10 $57 M
FY11 $53 M
|Plus satisy four of the following six criteria for two consecutive years preceding the state fiscal biennium:|
1. Maintains an endowment of at least $400M
|2. Awards at least 200 Ph.D.s||FY09 187 X
|3. Is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Phi Beta Kappa OR Phi Kappa Phi||UH is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and Phi Kappa Phi.
|4. Enrolls high quality freshmen:
a. At least 50% of freshmen graduated in the top 25% of their high school class
b. The freshman class reflects the population of the state or the institution’s region with respect to underrepresented students
|% of Freshmen in Top 25% of High School Class
Average SAT/ACT of Freshmen at 75th Percentile
The freshman class at UH substantially reflects the diversity of the Houston metropolitan area.
5. Possesses a high quality faculty:
a. At least 5 members of the national academies or Nobel laureates
|National Academy Members & Nobel Laureates
Faculty Award Recipients
6. Maintains high quality graduate programs:
a. Possesses at least 50 graduate programs
Number of Graduate Programs: 135