University of Houston-Downtown

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,996

3.16% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$8,766

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.08%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

84.1%

3,931 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

13,919

46.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

20.8%

191 Graduates

About

University of Houston-Downtown is a higher education institution located in Harris County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Houston-Downtown were Other Multidisciplinary Studies (729 degrees awarded), Accounting (237 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (230 degrees).

In 2017, 3,527 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Houston-Downtown. 61.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (1,337 degrees), 1.52 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (877 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Houston-Downtown is $4,996, which is $-15,737 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Houston-Downtown is $4,996, which is $-15,737 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 $8,766.

In 2017, 62% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 40% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,996

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Houston-Downtown was $4,996. The cost of tuition at University of Houston-Downtown is $-15,737 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$8,766

2017 Value

35.9%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Houston-Downtown had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,766. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Houston-Downtown grew by 35.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,720

Room and Board

$1,210

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Houston-Downtown was of $8,720 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,210. The cost of room and board increased by 0.161% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.68% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

62%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

40%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

62% of undergraduate students at University of Houston-Downtown received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.33% with respect to 2016, when 60% 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.

5.08%

2016 Default Rate

164

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Houston-Downtown was 5.08%, which represents 164 out of the 3228 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 3,931 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 6.11% annual decline. Out of those 3,931 applicants, 3,305 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.1% acceptance rate.

There were 13,919 students enrolled at University of Houston-Downtown in 2017, and 88% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Houston-Downtown has an overall enrollment yield of 29.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,305

Accepted Out of 3,931

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Houston-Downtown was 84.1% (3,305 admissions from 3,931 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 82.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -6.11%, while admissions declined by -4.76%.

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SAT Scores

88%

Submission Percentage

855

Scores Submitted

88% of enrolled first-time students at University of Houston-Downtown in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Houston-Downtown has a total enrollment of 13,919 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Houston-Downtown is 6,448 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,471. This means that 46.3% 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 45.4% Hispanic or Latino, 21.2% Black or African American, 16.2% White, 9.08% Asian, 1.14% Two or More Races, 0.28% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.158% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Houston-Downtown in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (32.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (18.2%) and Black or African American Female (10.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (15.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (11.7%) and White Female (10.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

46.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Houston-Downtown, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,919 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Houston-Downtown is 6,448 and the part-time enrollment is 7,471. This means that 46.3% of students enrolled at University of Houston-Downtown are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%

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-Downtown was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    6,322

  2. Black or African American

    2,957

  3. White

    2,257

The enrolled student population at University of Houston-Downtown is 45.4% Hispanic or Latino, 21.2% Black or African American, 16.2% White, 9.08% Asian, 1.14% Two or More Races, 0.28% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.158% 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.

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, 171 students (1.23%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 819 more women than men received degrees from University of Houston-Downtown. The majority of degree recipients at University of Houston-Downtown are hispanic or latino (1,337 degrees awarded). There were 1.52 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (877 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Houston-Downtown is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (729 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (237 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (230 degrees).

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 (772 degrees awarded), Business (1,536 degrees), and Protective Services (263 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-Downtown are Accountants & auditors (1,128,380 people), Other managers (754,918 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (497,218 people), Financial managers (449,377 people), and Chief executives & legislators (356,017 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Houston-Downtown are Interdisciplinary Studies (772 degrees awarded), Business (1,536 degrees), Protective Services (263 degrees), Psychology (228 degrees), and English (70 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-Downtown are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Houston-Downtown are Interdisciplinary Studies (772 degrees awarded), Business (1,536 degrees), Protective Services (263 degrees), Psychology (228 degrees), and English (70 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-Downtown are Elementary & secondary schools (1,063,053 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (610,747 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (575,848 people), Banking & related activities (538,456 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (524,275 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Houston-Downtown are Interdisciplinary Studies (772 degrees awarded), Business (1,536 degrees), Protective Services (263 degrees), Psychology (228 degrees), and English (70 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-Downtown.

Most Common

  1. 729 degrees awarded

  2. 237 degrees awarded

  3. 230 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Houston-Downtown was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 729 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,354

  2. 2,173

In 2017, 1,354 degrees were awarded to men at University of Houston-Downtown, which is 0.623 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,173).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 340 degrees were awarded to men at University of Houston-Downtown in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.815 times less than the 417 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 561 degrees were awarded to women at University of Houston-Downtown in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 3.34 times more than the 168 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

1%

100% Completion Time

13%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 1% 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, 13% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 19% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (31.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Houston-Downtown is Female and Asian (31.3% 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, 0.524% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    1,337 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    877 degrees awarded

  3. White

    691 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Houston-Downtown is hispanic or latino (1,337 degrees awarded). There were 1.52 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (877 degrees).

1.25% of degree recipients (44 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    905 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    578 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    432 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Houston-Downtown is hispanic or latino female (905 degrees awarded). There were 1.57 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (578 degrees).

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Operations

University of Houston-Downtown has an endowment valued at nearly $42.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.45M (3.42%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, University of Houston-Downtown had a total salary expenditure of $182M. University of Houston-Downtown employs 111 Lecturers, 111 Associate professors, and 73 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Houston-Downtown are Female Lecturers (62), Male Associate professors(58), and Female Associate professors (53).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Houston-Downtown are: Business and Financial Operations, with 238 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 106 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 89 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$42.5M

2017 Endowment

13.2%

growth from 2016

University of Houston-Downtown has an endowment valued at about $42.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Houston-Downtown grew 13.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.37M higher 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: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $3.83M - Federal

  2. $7.16M - State

  3. $2.45k - Local

As of 2017, University of Houston-Downtown received $3.83M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.16M from state grants and contracts, and $2.45k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$74.7M

2017 Salaries

6.78%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Houston-Downtown paid a median of $74.7M in salaries, which represents 41.1% of their overall expenditure ($182M) and a 6.78% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.3% growth from 2015 and a 6.89% 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

$26.8M

Instructional Salaries

362

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Houston-Downtown paid a total of $26.8M to 362 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.62M (33.5%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer

Most Common Instructor

111 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

238 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Houston-Downtown were Lecturer with 111 employees; Associate professor with 111 employees; and Associate professor with 73 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Houston-Downtown were Business and Financial Operations with 238 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 106 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 89 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Lecturer

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Houston-Downtown was Female Lecturer with 62 employees, Male Associate professor with 58 employees, and Female Associate professor with 53 employees.

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

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