10 Fast Facts

  1. Classified as a Tier One public research university, the only one in Houston and one of only three in Texas (Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching)
  2. A top 50 public research university in endowment assets, National Academy Members and doctorates granted (Top American Research University Report)
  3. No. 2 most racially/ethnically diverse university in the nation (U.S.News & World Report)
  4. Among the top 50 best colleges with economic diversity, according to the percentage of undergraduates receiving the Pell Grant (U.S.News & World Report)
  5. Among the nation’s top 20 universities with flexible course scheduling (Parade Magazine, College A-List)
  6. Top graduate programs — chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering; pharmaceutics, developmental cognitive science, mathematics, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, Spanish language and literature, clinical psychology, kinesiology and vision science/physiological optics (National Research Council)
  7. Classified as a Tier One Community Engaged Institution (Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching)
  8. Texas Medical Center full institutional member
  9. One of the nation’s most environmentally responsible universities (The Princeton Review)
  10. Moody Towers Fresh Food Co. — nation’s largest Fresh Food Co. and the first in the Southwest

Expenses
Student Access & Success $533.6  67%
National Competitiveness $94.5 12%
Infrastructure & Administration $129.7 16%
Community Advancement $38.9 5%
Total Expenses $796.7 100%

Expense Pie Chart

Annual Report


UH SNAPSHOT (FALL 2010)
Student Enrollment 38,752  
Faculty (Ranked/Non-Ranked) 2,017  
Staff    4,108  
Student Distribution by Level
Undergraduate 29,378 75.8%
Graduate 6,324   16.3%
Special Professional 1,740   4.5%
Postbaccalaureate 1,210 3.4%
Student Diversity by Ethnicity
White 13,212 34.1%
Hispanic 8,641 22.3%
Asian American 7,561 19.5%
African American 4,869 12.6%
International 3,278 8.5%
Multiracial 627  1.6%
Other/Unknown 320  0.8%
Native American 129 0.3%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 115 0.3%
Student Gender
Male 19,356 49.9%
Female 19,396 50.1%
Degrees Awarded
Bachelor’s 4,778  66.1%
Master’s 1,722 23.8%
Doctoral 233 3.2%
Special Professional 497 6.9%
Total 7,230 (FY2010)  
Full-Time Annual Tuition & Mandatory Fees
Undergraduate1 Graduate2
Texas Resident $7,342 $8,788
Non-Resident $14,782 $14,368
Part-Time Annual Tuition & Mandatory Fees3
Texas Resident $4,025 $6,095
Non-Resident  $7,645 $9,815
Notes:
1Based on 24 semester credit hours per academic year
2Based on 18 semester credit hours per academic year
3Based on 12 semester credit hours per academic year
Faculty Distribution
Professor 425 12.6%
Associate Professor 304 9.0%
Assistant Professor 207 6.2%
Other Faculty
(Lecturer, Visiting, Adjunct)
1,081 32.1%
Teaching Assistant 1,347 40.0

Faculty Highlights

  • 3 NSF CAREER Awards (total 22)
  • 4 new National Academy members (total 9)
  • 31 faculty members have received multimillion dollar awards
  • 10 faculty members have received awards recognized by the Association of American Universities and/or Center for Measuring University Performance


FISCAL YEAR 2010 FINANCIAL SNAPSHOT

For the Year Ended Aug, 31, 1010 (in millions)


Total Revenues $878.3
Total Expenses $796.7
Total Research Awards $114.7
Total Research Proposals      $603.1
Revenues
State Appropriations   $192.1 22%
HEAF Appropriations   $  36.1 4%
Tuition and Fees $321.0  37%
Other Operating Revenues $  92.2 10%
Grants and Contracts  $196.3  22%
Endowment Distribution/Budgeted Operating Gift Revenue $  40.6 5%
Total Revenues $878.3 100%

 

2010 PRIVATE SUPPORT (in millions)

Private Support Sets At An All-Time High

The University of Houston hit an all-time high in private and corporate giving — bringing in more than $102 million despite a sluggish economy. The record was achieved on the strength of support from more than 25,000 donors. Examples of philanthropy in action at UH include:

  • TierOne Scholarships — a distinguished, high-profile award program intended to attract highly qualified students to the University of Houston, demonstrating UH’s commitment to keeping top talent in Houston and Texas;
  • Enhanced student experience — as outlined in a nine-point Strategic Plan for Student Success that includes building an exceptional living-learning experience; offering educational programs that offer students unique global, research and service-learning experiences; and instilling a culture of excellence in student support and services that promotes student success;
  • Cluster hires — an initiative to recruit new faculty in new and emerging academic disciplines that cross traditional departmental and college lines; and
  • Support for key initiatives in energy, health and the arts — strengths of the university that will serve as pathways to achieving Tier One status.
DONOR SOURCE
Alumni $6.8  7% 
Non-Alumni     $5.0  5% 
Corporations $51.5 
50% 
Foundations $21.2 
21% 
Other   $17.9  18% 
Total Gifts $102.4 100% 
GIFT PURPOSES
Current Operations $  48.6 
 
Endowment $  13.0 
 
Building & Property $  40.7 
 

UH SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS

Association for Community Broadcasting $4.1
Foundation for Education and Research in Vision $0.2 
Houston Athletics Foundation N/A
UH Alumni Association $0.7
UH Bauer College of Business Foundation $0.9  
UH Foundation $6.5  
UH Law Foundation $1.7  
Total Support Organizations $14.1 14%
Gifts Directly to UH $88.4 86%
TOTAL GIFTS $102.4 100%

*UH Support organizations are independent, private, nonprofit corporations that exist for the purpose of supporting UH. Gifts to theseorganizations are reported in accordance with national standards. Some support organizations do not receive gifts each year, but they do hold endowment on behalf of UH and distribute annual income. The Houston Athletics Foundation, for example, distributed $246,500 in 2010.