University of Houston

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,685
2022 Average Net Price
$14,056
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.549%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
66.2%
29,783 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
46,700
71.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
63.1%
2,689 Graduates

About

University of Houston is a higher education institution located in Harris County, TX. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Houston were General Psychology (605 degrees awarded), General Finance (412 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (377 degrees).

In 2022, 10,852 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Houston. 54.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (3,371 degrees), 1.27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2,656 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Houston is $8,685, which is $−21,465 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Houston is $8,685, which is $−21,465 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,056.

In 2022, 66% of undergraduate students attending University of Houston received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 32% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$8,685
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Houston was $8,685. The cost of tuition at University of Houston is $−21,465 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$14,056
2022 Value
1.97%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Houston had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,056. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Houston grew by 1.97%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,683
Room and Board
$1,367
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Houston was of $9,683 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.03% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,367. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.515% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
32%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

66% of undergraduate students at University of Houston received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 4.35% with respect to 2021, when 69% 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.
0.549%
2019 Default Rate
43
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Houston was 0.549%, which represents 43 out of the 7837 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Houston received 29,783 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 0.209% annual growth. Out of those 29,783 applicants, 19,728 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.2% acceptance rate.

There were 46,700 students enrolled at University of Houston in 2022. 52% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Houston has an overall enrollment yield of 28.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
19,728
Accepted Out of 29,783

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Houston was 66.2% (19,728 admissions from 29,783 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 65.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 0.209%, while admissions grew by 1.3%..

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SAT Scores

52%
Submission Percentage (2022)
2,869
Scores Submitted (2022)

52% of enrolled first-time students at University of Houston in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Houston had a total enrollment of 46,700 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Houston is 33,405 students and the part-time enrollment is 13,295. This means that 71.5% of students enrolled at University of Houston are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Houston, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33.2% Hispanic or Latino, 22% Asian, 20% White, 10.9% Black or African American, 2.87% Two or More Races, 0.133% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0792% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Houston in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (19.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (15.4%) and Asian Female (12.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (13.5%), followed by White Male (10.5%) and Asian Female (9.09%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Houston in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46,700 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Houston is 33,405 and the part-time enrollment is 13,295. This means that 71.5% of students enrolled at University of Houston are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
2022 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 was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), University of Houston had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    15,524 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    10,271 enrolled students
  3. White
    9,351 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Houston is 33.2% Hispanic or Latino, 22% Asian, 20% White, 10.9% Black or African American, 2.87% Two or More Races, 0.133% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0792% 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 Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 650 students (1.39%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 988 more women than men received degrees from University of Houston. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Houston is hispanic or latino (3,371 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2656 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Houston is General Psychology (605 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (412 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (377 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Houston, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (327 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (417 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (402 degrees).

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 are Software developers (502,104 people), Other managers (372,831 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (364,229 people), Civil engineers (285,362 people), and Mechanical engineers (217,220 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Houston in 2022 are Human Sciences (327 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (417 degrees), Engineering Technologies (402 degrees), Engineering (866 degrees), and Math & Statistics (216 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 are Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of Houston are Human Sciences (327 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (417 degrees), Engineering Technologies (402 degrees), Engineering (866 degrees), and Math & Statistics (216 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 are Computer Systems Design (546,304 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (443,916 people), Construction (323,510 people), Elementary & secondary schools (319,959 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (286,576 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Houston are Human Sciences (327 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (417 degrees), Engineering Technologies (402 degrees), Engineering (866 degrees), and Math & Statistics (216 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 605 degrees awarded
  2. 412 degrees awarded
  3. 377 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Houston was General Psychology with 605 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

4,932
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
5,920
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 4,932 degrees were awarded to men at University of Houston, which is 0.833 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,920).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 317 degrees were awarded to men at University of Houston in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 4.66 times more than the 68 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 477 degrees were awarded to men at University of Houston in General Psychology, which is 3.36 times more than the 142 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

36%
100% Completion Time
62%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 36% of students graduating from University of Houston completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (75.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Houston is Female and Asian (75.1% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 0.818% of graduates (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    3,371 degrees awarded
  2. White
    2,656 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    2,345 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Houston is hispanic or latino (3,371 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2656 degrees).

1.9% of degree recipients (206 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,946 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    1,425 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    1,387 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Houston is hispanic or latino female (1,946 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (1425 degrees).

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Operations

University of Houston has an endowment valued at nearly $1.11B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 62.7M (5.67%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, University of Houston had a total salary expenditure of 1.34B. University of Houston employs 440 Professors, 428 No academic ranks and 346 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Houston are Male Professor (324), Female No academic rank (243), and Male Associate professor (206).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Houston are: Management, with 1,027 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 815 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 516 employees.

Endowment

$1.11B
2022 Endowment
10.5%
decline from 2021

University of Houston has an endowment valued at about $1.11B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Houston declined 10.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $734M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $129M - Federal
  2. $51M - State
  3. $13.5M - Local

As of 2022, University of Houston received $129M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $51M from state grants and contracts, and $13.5M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$503M
2022 Salaries
1.4%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Houston paid a median of $503M in salaries, which represents 37.4% of their overall expenditure ($1.34B) and a 1.4% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$181M
Instructional Salaries
1,494
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Houston paid a total of $181M to 1,494 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
440 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1,027 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Houston were Professor with 440 employees, No academic rank with 428 employees, and Associate professor with 346 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Houston were Management with 1,027 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 815 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 516 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female No academic rank
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Houston was Male Professor with 324 employees, Female No academic rank with 243 employees, and Male Associate professor with 206 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Houston.

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