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University of Houston Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about University of Houston. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Houston Ranked?

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2021 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 was awarded 231 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is music.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, U of H is ranked #360 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

U of H is also ranked #11 out of 85 schools in Texas.

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Is It Hard to Get Into U of H?

Acceptance Rate

University of Houston has an acceptance rate of 61%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for U of H.

Average Test Scores

About 84% of students accepted to U of H 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 )
U of H 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 22 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

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 is 82%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  82 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Houston

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Houston has a freshmen retention rate of 85%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 20% for first-time, full-time students at U of H, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  20 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at U of H

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 37,215 undergraduates at U of H with 27,159 being full-time and 10,056 being part-time.

U of H Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 93.37 out of 100, U of H is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  93.37 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Houston Cost?

The overall average net price of U of H is $16,161. 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 U of H

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,955 $13,754 $15,990 $21,421 $22,493

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 U of H, 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 U of H, approximately 37% of students took out student loans averaging $6,463 a year. That adds up to $25,852 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at U of H is 3.1%. 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 U of H Graduates Make?

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


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Location of University of Houston

Located in Houston, Texas, University of Houston is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of University of Houston

Contact details for U of H 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, 7,631 received undergraduate degrees and 2,757 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 584 $30,600
Finance & Financial Management 408 $49,000
Business Administration & Management 352 $47,800
Health & Physical Education 337 $28,200
General Biology 334 $25,200
Accounting 308 $46,900
Hospitality Management 265 $37,600
Marketing 247 $42,100
Computer Information Systems 233 $56,800
Management Information Systems 232 $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 U of H

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 2017-2018, 18,259 students took at least one online class at University of Houston. This is an increase from the 16,558 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 18,259 1,646
2016-2017 16,558 1,539
2015-2016 14,667 1,281
2014-2015 12,961 1,181
2013-2014 12,275 1,138

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