UH at a Glance

Founded in 1927, the University of Houston is the leading public research university in the vibrant international city of Houston. Each year, we educate more than 40,750 students in more than 300 undergraduate and graduate academic programs, on campus and online. UH awards more than 8,000 degrees annually, with more than 224,000 alumni.

Location

UH is located in Houston, Texas, the nation’s fourth-largest city and the energy capital of the world. Our students regularly test their skills through internships with national and international companies based here, and our faculty routinely partner with businesses and government agencies through research.

Programs of Study

Our undergraduates choose from 120 majors and minors. At the graduate level, we offer 139 master’s, 54 doctoral, and three professional degree programs. You may study online through our Distance Education program, or take noncredit courses through Continuing Education. Many of our academic programs rank among the nation’s best.

Research

Our faculty and students conduct research through 40 research centers and in every academic department. UH research regularly breaks new ground and opens doors to new ways of understanding the world.

Faculty

University of Houston faculty are renowned scholars with real-world experience who work closely with each student. From the Tony Award to the Nobel Peace Prize and back to the classroom, UH faculty makes things happen on campus and around the world.

Students

The University of Houston is the second most ethnically diverse major research university in the United States. Students come to UH from more than 137 nations and from across the world. Our student body comprises 40,750 undergraduate and graduate students. [More about our student population]

Student Life

With more than 500 student organizations and 16 intercollegiate sports teams, life at UH is active and lively. About 6,000 students live on campus in residence halls, apartments and townhouses.

Alumni

UH alumni total 224,000. Of that number, 63 percent live in the Houston area and 75 percent live in the state of Texas. [More about University of Houston alumni]

Accreditation

The University of Houston is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master's, professional and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Houston.

In addition, the University is a member of the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States, the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools, the National Commission on Accrediting, the Association of Texas Colleges and Universities, the American Council on Education, the Association of American State Colleges and Universities, the Association of American Colleges, the Association of Urban Universities, and the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges. UH colleges, programs and professional associations also hold memberships and accreditations by additional agencies.