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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$20,729 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
19,860 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
72.2% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
1,750 Graduates

About the photo: A,A Light Sculpture at M.D. Anderson Library at the University of Houston


The median in-state tuition at University of Houston is $8,537, which is $1,546 more than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $20,729, which is 242% of the cost for in-state students, and is $2,353 more 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 $15,571.

In 2016, 58% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 40% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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University of Houston received 19,860 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 10.5% annual growth. Out of those 19,860 applicants, 11,627 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 58.5% acceptance rate.

There were 43,774 students enrolled at University of Houston in 2016, and 83% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Houston has an overall enrollment yield of 38.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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University of Houston has a total enrollment of 43,774 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Houston is 31,593 students and the part-time enrollment is 12,181. This means that 72.2% of students enrolled at University of Houston are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Houston, both undergraduate and graduate, is 29.1% Hispanic or Latino, 26.8% White, 20.5% Asian, 9.7% Black or African American, 3.01% Two or More Races, 0.19% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.14% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of Houston in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (9.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (8.61%) and White Male (8.04%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (2.09%), followed by White Male (1.91%) and Asian Female (1.16%).

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In 2016, 674 more women than men graduated from University of Houston. The majority of students graduating from University of Houston are White. These 2,885 graduates mean that there were 1.2 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2,410 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at University of Houston is General Psychology with 423 graduates, followed by Accounting with 307 graduates and Operations Management & Supervision with 290 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at University of Houston, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Human Sciences, with 340 graduates, followed by Architecture and Related Services with 107 graduates and Physical Sciences with 291 graduates.


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University of Houston has an endowment valued at nearly $639M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-13,088,607 (-2.05%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Houston had a total expenditure of $972M. Of that $972M, they spent $431M on salaries and $104M on benefits.

University of Houston employs 395 Professors, 342 No academic ranks, and 338 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Houston are Male Professors (320), Male Associate professors (214), and Female No academic ranks (191).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Houston are: Business and Financial Operations, with 880 employees, Management, with 812 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 611 employees.



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