University of Houston-Clear Lake

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,160
3.37% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$11,306
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
4.47%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
72.2%
1,045 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
8,542
48.3% Full-Time

About

University of Houston-Clear Lake is a higher education institution located in Harris County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Houston-Clear Lake were Other Multidisciplinary Studies (247 degrees awarded), General Psychology (126 degrees), and Accounting (105 degrees).

In 2017, 2,595 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Houston-Clear Lake. 59.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (827 degrees), 1.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (637 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Houston-Clear Lake is $5,160, which is $-15,573 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Houston-Clear Lake is $5,160, which is $-15,573 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,306.

In 2017, 59% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 36% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,160
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Houston-Clear Lake was $5,160. The cost of tuition at University of Houston-Clear Lake is $-15,573 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$11,306
2017 Value
2.77%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Houston-Clear Lake had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,306. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Houston-Clear Lake grew by 2.77%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,704
Room and Board
$1,064
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Houston-Clear Lake was of $9,704 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,064. The cost of room and board increased by 1.21% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.33% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

59%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
36%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

59% of undergraduate students at University of Houston-Clear Lake received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.67% with respect to 2016, when 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.47%
2016 Default Rate
74
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Houston-Clear Lake was 4.47%, which represents 74 out of the 1656 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Houston-Clear Lake received 1,045 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1.14% annual decline. Out of those 1,045 applicants, 755 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72.2% acceptance rate.

There were 8,542 students enrolled at University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2017, and 83% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Houston-Clear Lake has an overall enrollment yield of 37.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

72.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
755
Accepted Out of 1,045

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Houston-Clear Lake was 72.2% (755 admissions from 1,045 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 64.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -1.14%, while admissions grew by 10.4%.

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SAT Scores

83%
Submission Percentage
232
Scores Submitted

83% of enrolled first-time students at University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Houston-Clear Lake has a total enrollment of 8,542 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Houston-Clear Lake is 4,129 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,413. This means that 48.3% of students enrolled at University of Houston-Clear Lake are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Houston-Clear Lake, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37.8% White, 32.5% Hispanic or Latino, 8.07% Black or African American, 7.18% Asian, 2.61% Two or More Races, 0.211% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0585% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Houston-Clear Lake in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (27.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (24%) and White Male (17%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (14%), followed by White Male (8.37%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.28%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

48.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Houston-Clear Lake, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,542 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Houston-Clear Lake is 4,129 and the part-time enrollment is 4,413. This means that 48.3% of students enrolled at University of Houston-Clear Lake are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2017 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-Clear Lake was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), University of Houston-Clear Lake had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,228
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,776
  3. Black or African American
    689

The enrolled student population at University of Houston-Clear Lake is 37.8% White, 32.5% Hispanic or Latino, 8.07% Black or African American, 7.18% Asian, 2.61% Two or More Races, 0.211% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0585% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 479 more women than men received degrees from University of Houston-Clear Lake. The majority of degree recipients at University of Houston-Clear Lake are white (827 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (637 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Houston-Clear Lake is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (247 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (126 degrees) and Accounting (105 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Houston-Clear Lake, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (315 degrees awarded), Engineering (315 degrees), and Communication Technologies (25 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 University of Houston-Clear Lake are Software developers (763,420 people), Other managers (423,383 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (325,226 people), Civil engineers (234,812 people), and Mechanical engineers (177,128 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Houston-Clear Lake are Interdisciplinary Studies (315 degrees awarded), Engineering (315 degrees), Communication Technologies (25 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (40 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (283 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 University of Houston-Clear Lake are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of Houston-Clear Lake are Interdisciplinary Studies (315 degrees awarded), Engineering (315 degrees), Communication Technologies (25 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (40 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (283 degrees).

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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-Clear Lake are Computer Systems Design (867,164 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (436,760 people), Construction (291,625 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (282,458 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (220,409 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Houston-Clear Lake are Interdisciplinary Studies (315 degrees awarded), Engineering (315 degrees), Communication Technologies (25 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (40 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (283 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 University of Houston-Clear Lake.
Most Common
  1. 247 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 126 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 105 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Houston-Clear Lake was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 247 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 1,058
  2. 1,537

In 2017, 1,058 degrees were awarded to men at University of Houston-Clear Lake, which is 0.688 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,537).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 122 degrees were awarded to men at University of Houston-Clear Lake in General Computer Engineering, which is 2.84 times more than the 43 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 219 degrees were awarded to women at University of Houston-Clear Lake in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 7.82 times more than the 28 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

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N/A
Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Houston-Clear Lake is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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
    827 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    637 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    172 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Houston-Clear Lake is white (827 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (637 degrees).

1.19% of degree recipients (31 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    521 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    461 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    306 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Houston-Clear Lake is white female (521 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (461 degrees).

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Operations

University of Houston-Clear Lake has an endowment valued at nearly $27.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.7M (9.94%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, University of Houston-Clear Lake had a total salary expenditure of $126M. University of Houston-Clear Lake employs 104 Associate professors, 94 Assistant professors, and 54 Professors. Most academics at University of Houston-Clear Lake are Male Associate professors (63), Female Assistant professors(48), and Male Assistant professors (46).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Houston-Clear Lake are: Office and Administrative Support, with 150 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 101 employees, and Management with 96 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$27.1M
2017 Endowment
8.25%
growth from 2016

University of Houston-Clear Lake has an endowment valued at about $27.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Houston-Clear Lake grew 8.25% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.98M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.3M - Federal
  2. $2.7M - State
  3. $18.6k - Local

As of 2017, University of Houston-Clear Lake received $2.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.7M from state grants and contracts, and $18.6k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$64.5M
2017 Salaries
4.61%
growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Houston-Clear Lake paid a median of $64.5M in salaries, which represents 51.1% of their overall expenditure ($126M) and a 4.61% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.49% growth from 2015 and a 9.13% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$24.3M
Instructional Salaries
303
Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Houston-Clear Lake paid a total of $24.3M to 303 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
104 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
150 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Houston-Clear Lake were Associate professor with 104 employees; Assistant professor with 94 employees; and Assistant professor with 54 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Houston-Clear Lake were Office and Administrative Support with 150 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 101 employees; and Management with 96 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Houston-Clear Lake was Male Associate professor with 63 employees, Female Assistant professor with 48 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 46 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Houston-Clear Lake.

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