University of Houston System
As the region’s largest provider of comprehensive university services, from the baccalaureate to the doctorate, the University of Houston System plays an essential role in meeting the higher education needs of the Houston metropolitan area and Texas. The UH System serves nearly 71,000 students, has an annual budget that exceeds $1.7 billion, and produces a $6 billion-plus economic impact on the Greater Houston area each year.
The UH System includes the University of Houston, UH-Clear Lake, UH-Downtown and UH-Victoria, and campuses in Katy, Northwest Houston, Pearland and Sugar Land as well as Houston Public Media, home to KUHT-TV8, Houston’s PBS station and the nation’s first educational television station; KUHF-88.7, Houston’s National Public Radio station; and KUHF 88.7 HD-2, Houston’s digital classical music stream.
The largest university in Houston and the third largest in the state, UH is a nationally competitive doctoral degree-granting, comprehensive research university that is the flagship of the UH System. It has been recognized as a Tier One institution by the Carnegie Foundation for its very high level of research activity.
Nestled on a 524-acre wildlife and nature preserve near the NASA Johnson Space Center, UHCL expanded from an upper-level and graduate institution into a full, four-year university in 2014, welcoming freshmen and sophomores to campus. In addition to 45 master’s degree programs, the university's Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership degree prepares local educational leaders to become administrators.
The second largest university in Houston and the most ethnically diverse university in the state, UHD is a four-year institution located in the central business district, providing valuable opportunities for student internships at major corporations. Founded in 1974, UHD annually ranks among the top 40 schools in the nation for graduating Hispanic and African-American students with bachelor's degrees.
Located in the Coastal Bend region, UHV is an undergraduate and master's university that enrolled its first freshman class in fall 2010. It offers 65 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, with concentrations in the arts and sciences, business administration, education and human development, along with one of the most dynamic online educational programs in the state.