University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake represents a dynamic force in education, offering a close-knit, academic community, enhanced by a global perspective, to students in the Houston-Galveston area and beyond since 1974. UH-Clear Lake has flourished in the midst of the upper Gulf Coast’s international petrochemical industry, Texas Medical Center and NASA Johnson Space Center. More than 75,000 alumni have pursued diverse opportunities and share distinguished records of achievement in the professional worlds of business, industry, education and health care. Led by President Richard Walker, the University continues to expand educational opportunities and build partnerships. 

Students enjoy small class sizes while learning from highly qualified faculty, choosing from more than 90 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in UHCL’s four colleges including the Colleges of Business, Education, Human Sciences and Humanities, and Science and Engineering. Outside the classroom, UHCL’s approximately 9,100 students can participate in more than 100 student organizations, external internships and research opportunities. For four decades, the University filled a vital niche in higher education, specializing in junior and senior undergraduate and graduate-level programs. In 2014, UHCL added freshman- and sophomore-level courses to its roster and welcomed its first freshman class. 

UHCL opened two new buildings including the Recreation and Wellness Center and the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and Classroom Building in 2018. The on-campus residence hall opened at UHCL in fall 2019, while at UHCL at Pearland, a new Health Sciences and Classroom Building opened in spring 2019. 

In its short history, UHCL has earned a distinctive reputation as a community-minded, partnership-oriented university. UHCL has developed partnerships with area businesses, organizations, schools, and individuals that enhance the region’s educational, economic, cultural, scientific, and professional environment. 

UHCL at Pearland

University of Houston-Clear Lake at Pearland (1200 Pearland Parkway, Pearland, TX 77581) has been strengthening the educational landscape of the greater Pearland area since 2010. With degree options that include business, behavioral science, education and nursing, UH-Clear Lake at Pearland offers a great educational opportunity for those living in the growing Pearland area and adjoining communities, including students at other campuses. Since 2017, UHCL at Pearland has hosted Alvin Community College core classes, which are transferrable to UHCL. Since fall 2018, students in UHCL’s Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program have been able to take classes at UHCL at Pearland. 

Along with high-quality academics, UHCL at Pearland stays true to the mission of a community-minded, partnership-oriented university through participation in organizations such as the Pearland Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Brazoria County Education Alliance.

UHCL at the Texas Medical Center

Students pursuing a degree from UHCL’s health care programs receive their education in the Texas Medical Center. One of the leading centers of healthcare research and delivery around the globe, the Texas Medical Center gives UHCL the opportunity to offer healthcare-related degrees to working professionals. With a focus on business skills, finance, reimbursement and operations, UHCL’s degree programs are designed to prepare students to assume administrative responsibility in health care institutions in both the public and private sectors.

Fact Sheet

Richard Walker
9,383 (Fall 2021)
509 (2022)
614 (2022)
75,000 (Fall 2021)
Degree Programs:
95 (42 UGRD, 50 GRAD, 3 Doctoral for 2021)
Annual Degrees Awarded:
2,499 (2021)
$153,144,220 (FY 2022)
Tuition & Fees:
$9,611 per year (undergraduate resident – 12 hours or more)
Research Expenditures:
$1,716,255 (2021-2022)
301,097 Number of Books (Titles), 312,542 Number of Volumes (Pieces), 322 Print subscriptions, 129,421 e-journals and 219 Research Databases (2021)
Current Replacement Value:
$308,050,563 (2021)
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