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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,328 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
4,187 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
45% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
131 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at University of Houston-Downtown is $4,843, which is $2,148 less than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $14,328, which is 295% of the cost for in-state students, and is $4,048 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,450.

In 2016, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 41% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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University of Houston-Downtown received 4,187 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 21% annual growth. Out of those 4,187 applicants, 3,470 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.9% acceptance rate.

There were 14,251 students enrolled at University of Houston-Downtown in 2016, and 86% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Houston-Downtown has an overall enrollment yield of 27.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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University of Houston-Downtown has a total enrollment of 14,251 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Houston-Downtown is 6,415 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,836. This means that 45% 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 44% Hispanic or Latino, 22.5% Black or African American, 16.4% White, 9.1% Asian, 1.22% Two or More Races, 0.35% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.17% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Houston-Downtown in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (13.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (7.61%) and Black or African American Female (5.21%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (0.11%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (0.09%) and Black or African American Female (0.09%).

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In 2016, 736 more women than men graduated from University of Houston-Downtown. The majority of students graduating from University of Houston-Downtown are Hispanic or Latino. These 1,091 graduates mean that there were 1.73 times more Hispanic or Latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 631 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at University of Houston-Downtown is Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 646 graduates, followed by Accounting with 264 graduates and General Psychology with 228 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at University of Houston-Downtown, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Interdisciplinary Studies, with 664 graduates, followed by Protective Services with 259 graduates and Business with 1,121 graduates.


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University of Houston-Downtown has an endowment valued at nearly $37.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.95M (7.83%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, University of Houston-Downtown had a total expenditure of $157M. Of that $157M, they spent $66.4M on salaries and $16.8M on benefits.

University of Houston-Downtown employs 113 Associate professors, 99 Lecturers, and 64 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Houston-Downtown are Male Associate professors (60), Female Lecturers (55), and Female Associate professors (53).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Houston-Downtown are: Business and Financial Operations, with 199 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 100 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 70 employees.



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