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University Highlights

  • University of Houston is one of only three public Carnegie-designated Tier One research universities in Texas.

  • Being a University of Houston Cougar connects you to nearly 200,000 proud alumni.

  • University of Houston students come from across Texas, all over the United States, and 137 different countries, making it the second most ethnically diverse research institution in the nation.

  • University of Houston has 1,800 faculty in 12 colleges and offers 109 bachelor's degrees, 131 master's degrees and 51 doctoral degrees.

  • Our faculty includes winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, National Medal of Science, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award.

  • Among our alumni are 3,500 CEOs; five NASA astronauts; a previous Secretary of Education; legislators on the local, state and federal levels; actors; 56 Olympic athletes; and many more.

  • There are more than 350 health research projects underway at the University of Houston right now.

  • The University's Moores School of Music serves 129,000 people per year in 297 events; the School of Theatre plays to more than 8,000; and the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston hosts 20,000 visitors.

  • In the past few years, UH has spent more than $220 million on campus improvements and new construction.

  • The University of Houston graduates and students contribute more than $3 billion to the Houston economy each year.