University of Houston - Clear Lake

University of Houston - Clear Lake Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is University of Houston - Clear Lake Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Houston - Clear Lake was awarded 165 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is communications technology/technician.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, UH Clear Lake is ranked #658 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 136 colleges in Texas, UH Clear Lake is ranked at #33.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UH Clear Lake?

Acceptance Rate

University of Houston - Clear Lake has an acceptance rate of 72%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 83% of students accepted to UH Clear Lake submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 640. Math scores were between 510 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Houston - Clear Lake  ( 510 to 640 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for University of Houston - Clear Lake  ( 510 to 590 )
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800
UH Clear Lake received ACT scores from 32% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Houston - Clear Lake  ( 20 to 24 )
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University of Houston - Clear Lake Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, University of Houston - Clear Lake is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Houston - Clear Lake is 61%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  61 out of 100
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100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Houston - Clear Lake

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 80% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Houston - Clear Lake enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  80 out of 100
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University of Houston - Clear Lake Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,439 undergraduates at UH Clear Lake with 3,358 being full-time and 3,081 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Houston - Clear Lake Cost?

The overall average net price of UH Clear Lake is $10,612. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UH Clear Lake

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$4,517 $7,941 $9,886 $17,593 $21,135

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UH Clear Lake, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UH Clear Lake, approximately 23% of students took out student loans averaging $4,989 a year. That adds up to $19,956 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UH Clear Lake is 6.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do UH Clear Lake Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UH Clear Lake with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $47,900 in their early years. That's great news for UH Clear Lake students since it is 20% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of University of Houston - Clear Lake

Located in Houston, Texas, University of Houston - Clear Lake is a public institution. Houston is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Contact details for UH Clear Lake are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2700 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 77058-1002
Phone: 281-283-7600
Website: www.uhcl.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UHClearLake
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UHClearLake

University of Houston - Clear Lake Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 53 majors graduated from University of Houston - Clear Lake. Of these students, 1,537 received undergraduate degrees and 867 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 268 $47,100
Accounting 132 $47,300
General Psychology 124 $35,100
Business Administration & Management 89 $43,100
General Biology 85 $30,200
Health & Physical Education 63 $39,500
Health & Medical Administrative Services 60 $36,000
General Business/Commerce 54 $46,300
Finance & Financial Management 53 $46,200
Marketing 47 $38,600

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Houston - Clear Lake along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UH Clear Lake

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 3,781 students took at least one online class at University of Houston - Clear Lake. This is an increase from the 3,435 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 3,781 1,304
2017-2018 3,435 1,170
2016-2017 3,219 720
2015-2016 3,101 732
2013-2014 3,539 838

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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