Student & Alumni Success

Graduate and family

#2 - UH is the second-most ethnically diverse major research university in America.

137 - The number of different countries represented in UH's diverse student body.

63% - The percentage of UH graduates who remain in Houston for at least 10 years after graduation.

162 student-athletes were named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher (in 2012-13). That ranks as the second-highest total in school single-season history.

235,000+ - Total number of bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional degrees granted by UH since 1927.

920,000 - Number of hours that UH students work in the surrounding communities each year.

224,000 - The number of active UH alumni who hold successful and diverse positions  congressmen, legislators, CEOs, astronauts, judges, educators, actors, artists, and much more.

LIMELIGHTOur long history of successful alumni in the arts includes actors Dennis and Randy Quaid, Brent Spiner, Loretta Devine, Jim Parsons and Robert Wuhl; authors Alice Sebold and Padgett Powell; singer Larry Gatlin; artists Julian Schnabel, Michael Ray Charles, “The Art Guys” (Michael Galbreth and Jack Massing); broadcasters Jim Nantz, Tom Jarriel, Dominique Sachse; clothing designer Victor Costa; film producer Walter Coblenz; and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Adrees Latif.

SCORE!Cougar athletic stars include Olympic medalists Carl Lewis and Leroy Burrell and diver Yulia Pakhalina; Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware; NBA stars Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon; golfers Fred Couples, Steve Elkington and Fuzzy Zoeller; and MLB pitchers Doug Drabek, Ryan Wagner and Woody Williams.