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Welcome to the University of Houston

Founded in 1927, the University of Houston is the largest public research university in Houston and one of the largest universities in Texas.

UH at a Glance

  • 332,899 Total Alumni
  • 46,000+ Students
  • #31Ranked Social Mobility
  • $232M In Research Expenditures
  • 166Conference Championships
  • 895 Acres over 4 locations

Academic Programs

With nationally ranked education programs, cutting-edge research centers, world-class libraries and state-of-the-art facilities, Cougars have the learning resources they need to excel.

  • 281Degree Programs
  • 74 Early Career Award Recipients since 1996
  • 17 Guggenheim Fellowships Awarded to UH Faculty

The Spirit of Innovation

At the University of Houston, we spur innovation by encouraging the very spark of an idea to the transfer of knowledge and technology. The UH innovation ecosystem has a rich history of advancing Houston’s innovation economy.

  • #1 Entrepreneurship
  • 12 National Research Centers
  • #1 Texas Intellectual Property Awards

Global Reach

More than 5,000 Houston companies conduct business abroad. UH supports the city’s international reach as a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Students. UH Fulbrighters travel the world, gaining experiences they can contribute to the city’s workforce and its global impact.

  • 1,250+ Online Courses
  • 127 Nations Represented
  • 340+ Coogs Learning Abroad

The Coog Experience

The University of Houston provides countless opportunities to meet new people, listen to distinguished lecturers, nourish your talents, experience public art from renowned artists and become involved with the community and various student organizations while living in one of the most exciting cities in the nation.

  • 500+ Active Student Organizations
  • 8,397 Beds on Campus
  • 264,000 Square-foot fitness facility

By The Numbers

Student Support
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    Financial Aid
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    Pell Grants

Ethnic Diversity of Student Body

The University of Houston is the second most ethnically diverse major research university in the United States. Students come to UH from more than 137 nations & from across the world. Full list of distribution by race and ethnicity.

  • 33.6%  Hispanic
  • 21.8%  Asian American
  • 18.8%  White
  • 11%  African American
  • 10.1%  International
  • 2.9%  Multiracial
  • 0.1%  Native American
  • 0.1%  Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
Return on Investment
  • Annual Cost of Attendance:$11,882: In-state
    $27,482: Out of State
  • Average UH Graduate Salary:$60,500: Starting
    $110,300: Median mid-career
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