University of Houston-Downtown

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2021 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,882
3.68% growth from 2020
2021 Average Net Price
$13,460
After Financial Aid
2019 Student Loan
0.313%
Default Rate
2021 Acceptance Rate
94.8%
12,296 Applicants
2021 Enrolled Students
30,154
44.3% Full-Time
2021 Graduation Rate
30.3%
478 Graduates

About

University of Houston-Downtown is a higher education institution located in Harris County, TX. In 2021, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Houston-Downtown were Other Multidisciplinary Studies (727 degrees awarded), Accounting (232 degrees), and General Psychology (210 degrees).

In 2021, 3,764 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Houston-Downtown. 65.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (1,551 degrees), 1.86 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (835 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Houston-Downtown is $5,882, which is $−17,302 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,184).

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In 2021, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Houston-Downtown is $5,882, which is $−17,302 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,184).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,460.

In 2021, 82% of undergraduate students attending University of Houston-Downtown received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 30% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,882
2021 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2021, the cost of tuition at University of Houston-Downtown was $5,882. The cost of tuition at University of Houston-Downtown is $−17,302 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,184).

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Average Net Price

$13,460
2021 Value
11.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2021 University of Houston-Downtown had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,460. Between 2020 and 2021, the average net price of University of Houston-Downtown grew by 11.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,379
Room and Board
$1,289
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Houston-Downtown was of $9,379 in 2021. The cost of room and board increased by 1.64% between 2020 and 2021.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,289. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.66% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

82%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
30%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

82% of undergraduate students at University of Houston-Downtown received financial aid through grants or loans in 2021. This represents a growth of 10.8% with respect to 2020, when 74% 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.
0.313%
2019 Default Rate
10
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Houston-Downtown was 0.313%, which represents 10 out of the 3190 total borrowers.

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University of Houston-Downtown received 12,296 undergraduate applications in 2021, which represents a 2.93% annual growth. Out of those 12,296 applicants, 11,662 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 94.8% acceptance rate.

There were 30,154 students enrolled at University of Houston-Downtown in 2021.

University of Houston-Downtown has an overall enrollment yield of 23.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

94.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2021
11,662
Accepted Out of 12,296

In 2021, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Houston-Downtown was 94.8% (11,662 admissions from 12,296 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2020, which was 92.8%. Between 2020 and 2021, the number of applicants grew by 2.93%, while admissions grew by 5.18%.

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University of Houston-Downtown had a total enrollment of 30,154 students in 2021. The full-time enrollment at University of Houston-Downtown is 13,372 students and the part-time enrollment is 16,782. This means that 44.3% 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 50.7% Hispanic or Latino, 19.7% Black or African American, 12.6% White, 8.33% Asian, 2.61% Two or More Races, 0.113% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0464% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Houston-Downtown in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (36.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (18.5%) and Black or African American Female (10.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (17.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (13.7%) and White Female (11.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

44.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Houston-Downtown in 2021, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30,154 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Houston-Downtown is 13,372 and the part-time enrollment is 16,782. This means that 44.3% of students enrolled at University of Houston-Downtown are enrolled full-time compared with 68.3% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
2021 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 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), 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 (2021)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    15,278 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    5,936 enrolled students
  3. White
    3,804 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Houston-Downtown is 50.7% Hispanic or Latino, 19.7% Black or African American, 12.6% White, 8.33% Asian, 2.61% Two or More Races, 0.113% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0464% 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 52% White, 16.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 154 students (0.511%) did not report their race.

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In 2021, 1,142 more women than men received degrees from University of Houston-Downtown. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Houston-Downtown is hispanic or latino (1,551 degrees awarded). There were 1.86 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (835 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Houston-Downtown is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (727 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (232 degrees) and General Psychology (210 degrees).

In 2021,  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 (760 degrees awarded), Protective Services (269 degrees), and Business (1,649 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-Downtown are Accountants & auditors (1,053,486 people), Other managers (735,812 people), Financial managers (470,684 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (385,093 people), and Chief executives & legislators (377,570 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Houston-Downtown in 2021 are Interdisciplinary Studies (760 degrees awarded), Protective Services (269 degrees), Business (1,649 degrees), History (36 degrees), and English (60 degrees) (as of 2021).

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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, Physicians, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Computer hardware engineers, and Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other

The most specialized majors at University of Houston-Downtown are Interdisciplinary Studies (760 degrees awarded), Protective Services (269 degrees), Business (1,649 degrees), History (36 degrees), and English (60 degrees) (as of 2021).

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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 (868,191 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (544,746 people), Banking & related activities (512,084 people), Computer Systems Design (507,282 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (507,170 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Houston-Downtown are Interdisciplinary Studies (760 degrees awarded), Protective Services (269 degrees), Business (1,649 degrees), History (36 degrees), and English (60 degrees) (as of 2021).

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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-Downtown.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 727 degree-majors awarded
  2. 232 degree-majors awarded
  3. 210 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Houston-Downtown was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 727 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,311
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2021
2,453
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2021

In 2021, 1,311 degrees were awarded to men at University of Houston-Downtown, which is 0.534 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,453).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2021, 306 degrees were awarded to men at University of Houston-Downtown in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.598 times less than the 512 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2021, 577 degrees were awarded to men at University of Houston-Downtown in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 3.85 times more than the 150 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2021, 8% 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, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 34% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (45.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2021 at University of Houston-Downtown is Female and White (45.8% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.9%).

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, 0.418% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2021)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,551 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    835 degrees awarded
  3. White
    638 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Houston-Downtown is hispanic or latino (1,551 degrees awarded). There were 1.86 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (835 degrees).

0.983% of degree recipients (37 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2021)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,053 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    582 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    498 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Houston-Downtown is hispanic or latino female (1,053 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (582 degrees).

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briefcaseOperations

University of Houston-Downtown has an endowment valued at nearly $62.5M, as of the end of the 2021 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 24.4M (39%) compared to the 13.1% average return (6.61M on 50.4M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2021, University of Houston-Downtown had a total salary expenditure of 189M. University of Houston-Downtown employs 206 Associate professors, 198 Lecturers and 154 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Houston-Downtown are Female Lecturer (118), Male Associate professor (116), and Female Associate professor (90).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Houston-Downtown are: Business and Financial Operations, with 514 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 216 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 180 employees.

Endowment

$62.5M
2021 Endowment
31.6%
growth from 2020

University of Houston-Downtown has an endowment valued at about $62.5M, as of the end of the 2021 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Houston-Downtown grew 31.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.1M 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. $52.3M - Federal
  2. $17.9M - State
  3. $6.28M - Local

As of 2021, University of Houston-Downtown received $52.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $17.9M from state grants and contracts, and $6.28M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$79.3M
2021 Salaries
0.666%
growth from 2020

In 2021, University of Houston-Downtown paid a median of $79.3M in salaries, which represents 42% of their overall expenditure ($189M) and a 0.666% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.39% growth from 2019 and a 0.26% growth from 2018.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 35.1M (41.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$56.3M
Instructional Salaries
712
Number of Employees

In 2021, University of Houston-Downtown paid a total of $56.3M to 712 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $21.9M (62.5%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
206 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
514 Employees

In 2021, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Houston-Downtown were Associate professor with 206 employees, Lecturer with 198 employees, and Assistant professor with 154 employees.

In 2021, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Houston-Downtown were Business and Financial Operations with 514 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science with 216 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 180 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2021)
  1. Female Lecturer
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2021, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Houston-Downtown was Female Lecturer with 118 employees, Male Associate professor with 116 employees, and Female Associate professor with 90 employees.

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