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Enrollment Increases at All University of Houston System SchoolsTotal Headcount of 59,222; UH, UHD and UHV Set Attendance Records

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October 2, 2008-Houston-
All four universities in the University of Houston System (UHS) are reporting increased enrollment, adding more than 2,500 students compared to the previous fall semester.

Three of the institutions set individual attendance records.

For the first time, the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) enrolled more than 12,000 students while the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV) exceeded the 3,000-student mark and the University of Houston (UH) passed the 36,000-student level with a 4 percent increase in attendance. The University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) saw its enrollment rise by 1.5 percent this semester.

These are the specific enrollment figures, based on preliminary numbers:

  • UH - 36, 098
  • UHCL - 7,639
  • UHD - 12,283
  • UHV - 3,202

Total enrollment for the UH System is 59,222, also an attendance record.

"Clearly, the UH System is playing an increasingly important role as an academic resource for the Upper Gulf Coast area and the state of Texas," said UHS Chancellor Renu Khator. "It's gratifying that so many people are making a commitment to higher education, and we're pleased to be able to help them achieve that goal."

About the University of Houston System
The University of Houston System is the state's only metropolitan higher education system, encompassing four universities and two multi-institution teaching centers. The universities are the University of Houston, a nationally recognized doctoral degree-granting, comprehensive research university; the University of Houston-Downtown, one of the nation's most diverse undergraduate institutions with focused graduate programs; and the University of Houston-Clear Lake and the University of Houston-Victoria, both upper division and master's-level institutions. The centers are the UH System at Sugar Land in Fort Bend and the UH System at Cinco Ranch. In addition, the UH System includes KUHF-FM, Houston's National Public Radio and classical radio station, and KUHT-TV, the nation's first educational television station.

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