University of Houston

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$8,724

2.19% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$15,664

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.12%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

61.1%

20,768 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

45,364

73% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

50.7%

1,750 Graduates

About

University of Houston is a higher education institution located in Harris County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Houston were General Psychology (432 degrees awarded), Accounting (311 degrees), and General Finance (262 degrees).

In 2017, 9,473 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Houston. 52.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,859 degrees), 1.19 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2404 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Houston is $8,724, which is $-17,776 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Houston is $8,724, which is $-17,776 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,664.

In 2017, 56% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 39% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,724

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Houston was $8,724. The cost of tuition at University of Houston is $-17,776 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$15,664

2017 Value

0.597%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Houston had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,664. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Houston grew by 0.597%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,449

Room and Board

$1,300

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Houston was of $10,449 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.0574% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

56%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

39%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

56% of undergraduate students at University of Houston received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 3.45% with respect to 2016, when 58% 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.

3.12%

2016 Default Rate

233

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Houston was 3.12%, which represents 233 out of the 7460 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 received 20,768 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.57% annual growth. Out of those 20,768 applicants, 12,691 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61.1% acceptance rate.

There were 45,364 students enrolled at University of Houston in 2017, and 84% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Houston has an overall enrollment yield of 39.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

12,691

Accepted Out of 20,768

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Houston was 61.1% (12,691 admissions from 20,768 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 58.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 4.57%, while admissions grew by 9.15%.

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SAT Scores

84%

Submission Percentage

4,172

Scores Submitted

84% of enrolled first-time students at University of Houston in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Houston has a total enrollment of 45,364 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Houston is 33,123 students and the part-time enrollment is 12,241. This means that 73% of students enrolled at University of Houston are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Houston, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30.6% Hispanic or Latino, 25.6% White, 20.6% Asian, 9.7% Black or African American, 2.97% Two or More Races, 0.165% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.157% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of Houston in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (17.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (15.1%) and White Male (12.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (16.1%), followed by White Male (14.4%) and Asian Female (8.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Houston, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45,364 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Houston is 33,123 and the part-time enrollment is 12,241. This means that 73% of students enrolled at University of Houston are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%

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 was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Houston had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    13,873

  2. White

    11,629

  3. Asian

    9,340

The enrolled student population at University of Houston is 30.6% Hispanic or Latino, 25.6% White, 20.6% Asian, 9.7% Black or African American, 2.97% Two or More Races, 0.165% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.157% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 762 students (1.68%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 459 more women than men received degrees from University of Houston. The majority of degree recipients at University of Houston are white (2,859 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2404 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Houston is General Psychology (432 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (311 degrees) and General Finance (262 degrees).

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 Architecture and Related Services (113 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,061 degrees), and Physical Sciences (288 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 are Other managers (375,119 people), Software developers (371,164 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (320,008 people), Civil engineers (235,207 people), and Mechanical engineers (176,100 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Houston are Architecture and Related Services (113 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,061 degrees), Physical Sciences (288 degrees), Human Sciences (297 degrees), and Legal (307 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The most specialized majors at University of Houston are Architecture and Related Services (113 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,061 degrees), Physical Sciences (288 degrees), Human Sciences (297 degrees), and Legal (307 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Houston are Architectural, engineering & related services (537,912 people), Computer Systems Design (436,377 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (310,629 people), Construction (286,506 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (206,265 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Houston are Architecture and Related Services (113 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,061 degrees), Physical Sciences (288 degrees), Human Sciences (297 degrees), and Legal (307 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.

Most Common

  1. 432 degrees awarded

  2. 311 degrees awarded

  3. 262 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Houston was General Psychology with 432 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 4,507

  2. 4,966

In 2017, 4,507 degrees were awarded to men at University of Houston, which is 0.908 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,966).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 216 degrees were awarded to men at University of Houston in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.54 times more than the 140 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 356 degrees were awarded to women at University of Houston in General Psychology, which is 3.67 times more than the 97 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%

100% Completion Time

51%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 20% of students graduating from University of Houston completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% 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 (64%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Houston is Female and Asian (64% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0.229% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,859 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,404 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    1,773 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Houston is white (2,859 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2404 degrees).

1.65% of degree recipients (156 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    1,466 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    1,393 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    1,355 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Houston is white male (1,466 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1,393 degrees).

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Operations

University of Houston has an endowment valued at nearly $753M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $49.8M (6.62%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Houston had a total expenditure of $1.07B. Of that $1.07B, they spent $457M on salaries and $1.07B on benefits.

University of Houston employs 417 Professors, 367 No academic ranks, and 352 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Houston are Male Professors (338), Female No academic ranks(215), and Male Associate professors (200).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Houston are: Business and Financial Operations, with 861 employees, Management, with 839 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 580 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$753M

2017 Endowment

10.9%

growth from 2016

University of Houston has an endowment valued at about $753M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Houston grew 10.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $467M 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. $65.7M - Federal

  2. $38.8M - State

  3. $5.62M - Local

As of 2017, University of Houston received $65.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $38.8M from state grants and contracts, and $5.62M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$457M

Salary Expenditure

$1.07B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, University of Houston had a total expenditure of $1.07B. Of that $1.07B, they spent $457M on salaries and $1.07B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at University of Houston as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$457M

2017 Salaries

3.45%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Houston paid a median of $457M in salaries, which represents 42.8% of their overall expenditure ($1.07B) and a 3.45% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.2% growth from 2015 and a 3.85% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$153M

Instructional Salaries

1,444

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Houston paid a total of $153M to 1,444 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

417 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

861 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Houston were Professor with 417 employees; No academic rank with 367 employees; and No academic rank with 352 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Houston were Business and Financial Operations with 861 employees; Management with 839 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 580 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female No academic rank

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Houston was Male Professor with 338 employees, Female No academic rank with 215 employees, and Male Associate professor with 200 employees.

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

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