University Of Houston Downtown

University Of Houston Downtown

University of Houston - Downtown, often referred to as UH-Downtown or UHD, is a public university located in Houston, Texas. Established in 1974, the institution offers admission to over 10,000 students each year. UHD offers majors in business and management, security and law enforcement, and liberal arts.

University of Houston - Downtown does not have any sports programs but does supports many club sports. A number of fitness programs are offered to students to help them enhance their physical fitness. UH- Downtown has an official mascot, an alligator named 'Ed-U-Gator'.

Among the notable alumni of the school are the famous boxer Juan Diaz, singer-songwriter Gary Helms, rapper Lil' O, and Wisconsin state assemblyman Phil Montgomery.

Read CityTownInfo's exclusive interview with Dr. Larry Spears, Professor of Chemistry at UHD.

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University of Houston-Downtown
1 Main Street
Houston , TX 77002-1014
General Phone: (713) 221-8000

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University of Houston-Downtown Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts782Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, technical and business writing, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, social services, political science, ...
Business and Management775business, business management, purchasing and contract management, accounting, finance, international business, MIS, marketing
Security and Law Enforcement155criminal justice and safety, security services management
Therapy and Counseling141psychology
Engineering Technician51civil engineering tech, occupational safety tech, industrial safety tech, mechanical engineering tech, computer engineering tech
Science45biology, microbiology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, chemistry courses, physics courses
Office and Administration39office management
Education and Teaching19multilingual education, curriculum and instruction, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching
Mathematics19mathematics, applied mathematics
Computer Science and Engineering10computer and info science
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy
Family and Social Work0social work
Art Studies0visual and performing arts

Number of programs and degrees for University of Houston-Downtown in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2,00239
Master's degree367

University of Houston-Downtown Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Houston-Downtown had a total enrollment of 11,793 students (8,888 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 99%
Graduate 1%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 25%
Black 27%
Hispanic 33%
Asian 10%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 12%
20-21 14%
22-24 25%
25-29 25%
30-34 11%
35-39 6%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)3%
State unknown1%

University of Houston-Downtown Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %
Part-Time 42 %

University of Houston-Downtown Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Houston, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Houston-Downtown Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,190
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,934
Books and supplies $ 1,076

Financial Aid:
University of Houston-Downtown participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 361200)

University of Houston-Downtown Faculty

University of Houston-Downtown has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track5243
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3343

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year4$105,9590*
Associate professorcalendar year4$95,6723$89,525
Lecturercalendar year0*3$54,496
All faculty totalcalendar year8$100,8166$72,011

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year30$84,86011$84,372
Associate professoracademic year38$72,01645$64,487
Assistant professoracademic year50$58,69538$53,896
Instructoracademic year0*3$58,056
Lectureracademic year24$45,19528$44,775
All faculty totalacademic year142$65,506125$58,448

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Houston-Downtown Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Industrial Safety Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Technical and Business Writing

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Office And Administration
Office Management and Supervision

Religion And Philosophy

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Microbiology, General
Physics, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Securities Services Administration/Management

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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