The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,098

1.81% growth from 2016

2016 Student Loan

0.503%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

5,242

63.1% Full-Time

About

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is a higher education institution located in Harris County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston were Registered Nursing (370 degrees awarded) and Dental Hygiene (37 degrees).

In 2017, 1,465 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. 69.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (619 degrees), 2.59 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (239 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is $7,098, which is $-6,902 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is $7,098, which is $-6,902 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $N/A.

In 2017, 56% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 75% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,098

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston was $7,098. The cost of tuition at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is $-6,902 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

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2017 Value

In 2017 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $N/A. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston grew by 0%.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

56%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

75%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

56% of undergraduate students at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 56% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.

0.503%

2016 Default Rate

4

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston was 0.503%, which represents 4 out of the 796 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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Enrollment

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston has a total enrollment of 5,242 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is 3,307 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,935. This means that 63.1% of students enrolled at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37.5% White, 18.5% Asian, 17.6% Hispanic or Latino, 10.6% Black or African American, 2.5% Two or More Races, 0.191% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.114% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (29.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (26.2%) and Asian Female (15.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (23.3%), followed by White Male (16.8%) and Asian Female (11.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

63.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,242 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is 3,307 and the part-time enrollment is 1,935. This means that 63.1% of students enrolled at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

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N/A 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 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,966

  2. Asian

    972

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    920

The enrolled student population at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is 37.5% White, 18.5% Asian, 17.6% Hispanic or Latino, 10.6% Black or African American, 2.5% Two or More Races, 0.191% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.114% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% 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, 188 students (3.59%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 567 more women than men received degrees from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The majority of degree recipients at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston are white (619 degrees awarded). There were 2.59 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (239 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is Registered Nursing (370 degrees awarded), followed by Dental Hygiene (37 degrees) and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (1,244 degrees awarded), Biology (193 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (11 degrees).

Workforce

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 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston are Registered nurses (1,375,546 people), Physicians (512,037 people), Other managers (459,935 people), Software developers (368,194 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (307,576 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston are Health (1,244 degrees awarded), Biology (193 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (11 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (2 degrees), and Engineering (12 degrees).

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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 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Podiatrists, Physicians, and Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston are Health (1,244 degrees awarded), Biology (193 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (11 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (2 degrees), and Engineering (12 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,952,381 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (552,202 people), Elementary & secondary schools (487,003 people), Computer Systems Design (452,448 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (426,968 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston are Health (1,244 degrees awarded), Biology (193 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (11 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (2 degrees), and Engineering (12 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Most Common

  1. 370 degrees awarded

  2. 37 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston was Registered Nursing with 370 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 449

  2. 1,016

In 2017, 449 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, which is 0.442 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,016).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 129 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in Medicine, which is 1.26 times more than the 102 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 319 degrees were awarded to women at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in Registered Nursing, which is 6.25 times more than the 51 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

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Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, N/A% of graduates (N/A students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    619 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    239 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    220 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is white (619 degrees awarded). There were 2.59 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (239 degrees).

3.62% of degree recipients (53 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    413 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    206 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    187 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is white female (413 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (206 degrees).

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Operations

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston has an endowment valued at nearly $386M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $93.3M (24.2%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston had a total salary expenditure of $1.68B. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston employs 164 Assistant professors, 105 Associate professors, and 89 Professors. Most academics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston are Female Assistant professors (104), Male Assistant professors(60), and Female Associate professors (59).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston are: Management, with 343 employees, Healthcare Practioners and Technical, with 342 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 341 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$386M

2017 Endowment

14.8%

growth from 2016

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston has an endowment valued at about $386M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston grew 14.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $376M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Medical Schools & Centers Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $153M - Federal

  2. $17M - State

  3. $387M - Local

As of 2017, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston received $153M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $17M from state grants and contracts, and $387M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$933M

2017 Salaries

9.11%

growth from 2016

In 2017, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston paid a median of $933M in salaries, which represents 55.6% of their overall expenditure ($1.68B) and a 9.11% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 11.6% growth from 2015 and a 13.1% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$48.1M

Instructional Salaries

391

Number of Employees

In 2017, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston paid a total of $48.1M to 391 employees working as instructors, which represents 5.15% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $17.5M (13.8%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Medical Schools & Centers.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

164 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

343 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston were Assistant professor with 164 employees; Associate professor with 105 employees; and Associate professor with 89 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston were Management with 343 employees; Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 342 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 341 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston was Female Assistant professor with 104 employees, Male Assistant professor with 60 employees, and Female Associate professor with 59 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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