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UH Recognized Among the Top 100 Colleges for Future Leaders by TIME Magazine

By Bryan Luhn 713-743-0954

The University of Houston has been recognized on TIME Magazine’s inaugural list of the Best Colleges for Future Leaders 2024. The list includes the top 100 colleges— both private and public— that are forging the path to the future by shaping U.S. leaders. UH was one of only three public institutions in Texas to make the list.

Cullen Performance Hall with red UH banner

In launching its inaugural ranking, TIME partnered with Statista, a leading international provider of market and consumer data and rankings, to review the resumes, websites, corporate bios and social media pages of 2,000 of the most influential leaders from a broad range of industries and fields and meticulously document their educational and professional experiences. The final rankings represent the institutions that excelled in nurturing future leaders.

“Being recognized as one of the best colleges for future leaders is a testament to the University of Houston’s unwavering commitment to excellence in education,” said Diane Chase, UH senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “This ranking reflects our dedication to research and innovation, encouraging diverse perspectives and nurturing the next generation of leaders who will shape a dynamic future for society.”

Ivy League institutions dominated the top of the list— Harvard ranked No. 1. UH, UT Austin and Texas A&M were the only public institutions in Texas on the list. Baylor, Trinity University and Rice were also in the top 100.

Earlier this year, UH made a giant leap in the list of 2024 Top Public Universities by U.S. News & World Report. Now at No. 70, UH is significantly closer to realizing its vision of becoming a top 50 public university. UH was also ranked as one of the top 50 public universities for “Best Value” in the latest rankings from The Princeton Review, coming in at No. 44, for its outstanding academics, affordable cost and strong career prospects for graduates.

“We achieved remarkable growth and recognition in 2023, but we’re not done yet,” Chase said. “As we head into a new year, we stride confidently towards a future where UH continues to shine as a beacon of educational distinction, empowering generations to come.”

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