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At A Glance

NSM Fact Sheet
NSM Fact Sheet

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service in the physical and biological sciences, computer science, and mathematics. NSM’s location in the nation’s fourth-largest city and energy capital of the world presents numerous opportunities for collaboration with the Texas Medical Center, NASA’s Johnson Space Center, and other entities.

Six Academic Departments

The College’s strengths include:

  • An ethnically diverse student body of more than 5,000 NSM majors and more than 900 degrees awarded each year
  • More than 200 ranked faculty, including four National Academy of Sciences members
  • A solid research funding base with $30 million in annual research expenditures
  • Academic collaborations with numerous institutions, industry consortia and partnerships, and outreach programs to local school districts
  • Innovative resources to ensure student success, including a centralized testing and tutoring center and peer-led team learning workshops, and
  • Focused efforts to recruit and retain minority students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through the Houston Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation.

Enrollment Fall 2017

Undergraduate Majors 4,544
Post-Baccalaureate 252
Graduate 994
Total 5,790

Degrees Awarded Fiscal Year 2017

Bachelor’s 795
Master’s 128
Doctoral 117

Student Demographics

Female 44%
Male 56%
African-American 6%
Asian-American 33%
Hispanic 21%
International 13%
White 22%
Other 5%

Faculty

Tenured or Tenure Track 210