University of Houston

University of Houston Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is University of Houston Ranked?

Quality Badge

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Houston was awarded 503 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is surveying engineering.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked UH as #328 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UH held the #360 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 136 colleges in Texas, UH is ranked at #17.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UH?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to University of Houston you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 61%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 84% of students accepted to UH submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 640. Math scores were between 550 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Houston  ( 560 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Houston  ( 550 to 640 )
UH received ACT scores from 42% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Houston  ( 23 to 27 )

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University of Houston Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At University of Houston, this rate is 23 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Houston is 83%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  83 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Houston

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 85% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Houston 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  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at UH is 20%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  20 out of 100

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University of Houston Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 38,597 undergraduates at UH with 28,368 being full-time and 10,229 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Houston Cost?

The overall average net price of UH is $12,838. 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

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,203 $9,925 $12,505 $18,844 $20,129

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, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UH, approximately 39% of students took out student loans averaging $6,369 a year. That adds up to $25,476 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UH is 5.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UH Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UH make about $51,600 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for UH students since it is 30% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at University of Houston make the most money.

Location of University of Houston

University of Houston is a public institution situated in Houston, Texas. Houston is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for UH are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 212 E. Cullen Building, Houston, TX 77204-2018
Phone: 713-743-1000

University of Houston Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 100 majors graduated from University of Houston. Of these students, 8,072 received undergraduate degrees and 2,614 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
General Psychology 566 $30,600
Health & Physical Education 439 $28,200
Business Administration & Management 391 $47,800
Finance & Financial Management 369 $49,000
General Biology 346 $25,200
Accounting 337 $46,900
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 304 $48,200
Computer Information Systems 292 $56,800
Hospitality Management 257 $37,600
Management Information Systems 249 $55,700

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

Online Learning at UH

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 19,836 students took at least one online class at University of Houston. This is an increase from the 18,259 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 19,836 1,666
2017-2018 18,259 1,646
2016-2017 16,558 1,539
2015-2016 14,667 1,281
2013-2014 12,275 1,138

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Notes and References


*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.


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