University of Houston-Downtown

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,994
1.9% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$14,911
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.313%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
88.4%
6,131 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
14,208
44.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
30.9%
256 Graduates

About

University of Houston-Downtown is a higher education institution located in Harris County, TX. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Houston-Downtown were Other Multidisciplinary Studies (722 degrees awarded), Accounting (272 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (255 degrees).

In 2022, 4,248 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Houston-Downtown. 64.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (1,958 degrees), 2.06 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (951 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Houston-Downtown is $5,994, which is $−18,002 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Houston-Downtown is $5,994, which is $−18,002 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,911.

In 2022, 80% of undergraduate students attending University of Houston-Downtown received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 30% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,994
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Houston-Downtown was $5,994. The cost of tuition at University of Houston-Downtown is $−18,002 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$14,911
2022 Value
10.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Houston-Downtown had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,911. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Houston-Downtown grew by 10.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,424
Room and Board
$1,296
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Houston-Downtown was of $9,424 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.48% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,296. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.543% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

80%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
30%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

80% of undergraduate students at University of Houston-Downtown received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 2.44% with respect to 2021, when 82% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.313%
2019 Default Rate
10
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Houston-Downtown was 0.313%, which represents 10 out of the 3190 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Houston-Downtown received 6,131 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 0.277% annual growth. Out of those 6,131 applicants, 5,421 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 88.4% acceptance rate.

There were 14,208 students enrolled at University of Houston-Downtown in 2022. 43% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Houston-Downtown has an overall enrollment yield of 25.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

88.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
5,421
Accepted Out of 6,131

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Houston-Downtown was 88.4% (5,421 admissions from 6,131 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 94.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 0.277%, while admissions declined by −7.03%..

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SAT Scores

43%
Submission Percentage (2022)
586
Scores Submitted (2022)

43% of enrolled first-time students at University of Houston-Downtown in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Houston-Downtown had a total enrollment of 14,208 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Houston-Downtown is 6,270 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,938. This means that 44.1% of students enrolled at University of Houston-Downtown are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Houston-Downtown, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.4% Hispanic or Latino, 18.8% Black or African American, 11.8% White, 8.55% Asian, 2.38% Two or More Races, 0.106% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0563% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Houston-Downtown in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (38.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (21.2%) and Black or African American Female (9.47%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (22.8%), followed by Black or African American Female (10.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (10.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

44.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Houston-Downtown in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,208 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Houston-Downtown is 6,270 and the part-time enrollment is 7,938. This means that 44.1% of students enrolled at University of Houston-Downtown are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Houston-Downtown was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), University of Houston-Downtown had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    7,869 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    2,674 enrolled students
  3. White
    1,670 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Houston-Downtown is 55.4% Hispanic or Latino, 18.8% Black or African American, 11.8% White, 8.55% Asian, 2.38% Two or More Races, 0.106% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0563% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 83 students (0.584%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,204 more women than men received degrees from University of Houston-Downtown. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Houston-Downtown is hispanic or latino (1,958 degrees awarded). There were 2.06 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (951 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Houston-Downtown is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (722 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (272 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (255 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Houston-Downtown, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (849 degrees awarded), Protective Services (322 degrees), and Business (1,903 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Houston-Downtown are Accountants & auditors (1,069,312 people), Other managers (868,056 people), Financial managers (525,644 people), Chief executives & legislators (431,347 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (418,962 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Houston-Downtown in 2022 are Interdisciplinary Studies (849 degrees awarded), Protective Services (322 degrees), Business (1,903 degrees), English (73 degrees), and Psychology (253 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Houston-Downtown are Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Nurse anesthetists, and Financial examiners

The most specialized majors at University of Houston-Downtown are Interdisciplinary Studies (849 degrees awarded), Protective Services (322 degrees), Business (1,903 degrees), English (73 degrees), and Psychology (253 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Houston-Downtown are Elementary & secondary schools (1,126,557 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (663,311 people), Computer Systems Design (632,618 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (598,538 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (570,196 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Houston-Downtown are Interdisciplinary Studies (849 degrees awarded), Protective Services (322 degrees), Business (1,903 degrees), English (73 degrees), and Psychology (253 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Houston-Downtown.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 722 degrees awarded
  2. 272 degrees awarded
  3. 255 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Houston-Downtown was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 722 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,522
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,726
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,522 degrees were awarded to men at University of Houston-Downtown, which is 0.558 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,726).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 351 degrees were awarded to men at University of Houston-Downtown in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.686 times less than the 512 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 574 degrees were awarded to men at University of Houston-Downtown in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 3.88 times more than the 148 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%
100% Completion Time
30%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 9% of students graduating from University of Houston-Downtown completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 30% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 34% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (38.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Houston-Downtown is Female and Hispanic or Latino (38.5% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.781% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,958 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    951 degrees awarded
  3. White
    697 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Houston-Downtown is hispanic or latino (1,958 degrees awarded). There were 2.06 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (951 degrees).

0.824% of degree recipients (35 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,339 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    647 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    619 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Houston-Downtown is hispanic or latino female (1,339 degrees awarded). There were 2.07 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (647 degrees).

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Operations

University of Houston-Downtown has an endowment valued at nearly $55.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−8.49%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, University of Houston-Downtown had a total salary expenditure of 202M. University of Houston-Downtown employs 95 Lecturers, 95 Associate professors and 81 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Houston-Downtown are Female Lecturer (54), Male Associate professor (50), and Male Professor (49).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Houston-Downtown are: Business and Financial Operations, with 242 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 109 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 96 employees.

Endowment

$55.5M
2022 Endowment
11.3%
decline from 2021

University of Houston-Downtown has an endowment valued at about $55.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Houston-Downtown declined 11.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.88M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $31.5M - Federal
  2. $9.97M - State
  3. $927k - Local

As of 2022, University of Houston-Downtown received $31.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $9.97M from state grants and contracts, and $927k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$83.2M
2022 Salaries
4.9%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Houston-Downtown paid a median of $83.2M in salaries, which represents 41.1% of their overall expenditure ($202M) and a 4.9% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$29.7M
Instructional Salaries
355
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Houston-Downtown paid a total of $29.7M to 355 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
95 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
242 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Houston-Downtown were Lecturer with 95 employees, Associate professor with 95 employees, and Assistant professor with 81 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Houston-Downtown were Business and Financial Operations with 242 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science with 109 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 96 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Lecturer
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Houston-Downtown was Female Lecturer with 54 employees, Male Associate professor with 50 employees, and Male Professor with 49 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Houston-Downtown.

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