Enrollment for the University of Houston System (UHS) continued at a record-setting pace for fall 2010, with more than 64,000 students taking classes at the four institutions.
Each of the four schools - the University of Houston, UH-Clear Lake, UH-Downtown and UH-Victoria - achieved enrollment milestones as they reported increases from the previous fall's enrollment at their respective universities. For the first time, enrollment at UH surpassed 38,000 students, UH-Clear Lake exceeded 8,000 students, UHD broke the 13,000-student barrier and UHV topped 4,000 students. UH posted a 4.7 percent rise. UHCL had an increase of about 6.2 percent. UHD was up about 1 percent. And UHV enjoyed a 13.5 percent increase.
Based on 12th class day figures, these are the preliminary enrollment figures at the four UHS institutions:
- UH - 38,750
- UHCL - 8,233
- UHD - 13,065
- UHV - 4,149
Final fall enrollment figures and a breakdown of student demographics will be released later in the semester after certification from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
"This year's record-breaking numbers for the University of Houston reflect the largest enrollment in our history, a record number of students in the Honors College and one of our largest first-year classes. We are emerging as a first-choice university for increasing numbers of excellent students," said UH System Chancellor and UH President Renu Khator.
Sixteen National Merit Scholars and 39 TierOne Scholars, part of a distinguished, high-profile award program intended to attract highly qualified students to the University of Houston, demonstrate UH's commitment to keeping top talent in Houston and Texas, Khator said.
"It is equally gratifying to see the enrollment growth throughout the UH System, which continues to serve as a principal resource for higher education in the Upper Gulf Coast region and the entire state of Texas," she said.