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University of Houston

Texas 77204 4800 Calhoun Rd. Houston View map
#651-700
Public
Very High
34,896
1,586
3,454

Overview

The University of Houston was founded in 1927. Acreage was acquired for a permanent campus in 1936, and the first building, the Roy Gustav Cullen Memorial Building, opened in 1939. UH public service and community activities, such as cultural offerings, clinical services, policy studies, and small-business initiatives, serve a diverse metropolitan population. Likewise, the resources of the Gulf Coast region complement and enrich the university's academic programs, providing students with professional expertise, practical experience, and career opportunities. In fact, more than 84 percent of our students secure career-level jobs within three months of graduation. UH has awarded more than 200,000 degrees, and approximately 75 percent of our alumni remain in the Houston area. UH offers 109 bachelor's, 131 master's, 51 doctoral, and three special professional degree programs through the university's 12 colleges. The university awards more than 6,500 degrees annually. UH is the most ethnically diverse research university in the nation. The 35,180 students enrolled in fall 2004 were 39.5 percent white, 18.7 percent Asian/Pacific Islander, 18.1 percent Hispanic, 13.0 percent African American, 8.1 percent International, 0.4 percent Native American, and 2.2 percent unknown; 75 percent undergraduate and 25 percent postbaccalaureate, graduate, and professional; 48 percent male and 52 percent...

University Highlights

Total students - 34,896

18%
82%

International students - 3,454

39%
61%

Total faculty staff - 1,586

69
1517

Total students - 34,896

18%
82%

International students - 3,454

39%
61%

Total faculty staff - 1,586

1517
69
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