University Of St Thomas Houston

University Of St Thomas Houston

The University of St. Thomas, also referred to as UST or St. Thomas, is a coeducational, archdiocesan Roman Catholic institution located in Houston, Texas, United States. It was founded in 1947 by the Basilian Fathers. UST offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Cameron School of Business
  • Centers for Excellence
  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School Of Education
  • School of Theology at St. Mary's Seminary

St. Thomas fields several men's and women's sports teams. Their official mascot is Tommie the Tomcat. Their sports teams are nicknamed the Tommies. The university is a member of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) which competes at the NCAA Division III level.

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University of St Thomas
3800 Montrose Blvd
Houston , TX 77006-4696
General Phone: (713) 522-7911

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University of St Thomas Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management312business management, accounting, finance, international business, MIS, marketing studies
Liberal Arts179French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, economics, international development, international relations, political science, ...
Education and Teaching92education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, music teaching
Religion and Philosophy58philosophy, theology, ministry, pastoral counseling, theology and religious vocations
Science26biology, bioinformatics, chemistry
Therapy and Counseling26psychobiology
Media24communication studies
Conservation and Resource Management6environmental studies, environmental science
Drama and Performing Arts5drama
Computer Science and Engineering3computer services management
Fine Arts3fine arts

Number of programs and degrees for University of St Thomas in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree34633
Master's degree3819
Doctor's degree31
First-professional degree141

University of St Thomas Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of St Thomas had a total enrollment of 3,273 students (2,324 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 36%
Women 64%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 46%
Graduate 52%
First Professional 2%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 37%
Black 10%
Hispanic 24%
Asian 8%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 13%
(Foreign Students) 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 15%
20-21 14%
22-24 17%
25-29 19%
30-34 11%
35-39 7%
40-49 9%
50-64 7%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)9%

University of St Thomas Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 68 %
Part-Time 36 %

University of St Thomas Room and Board (2007)

University of St Thomas offers campus housing for 361 of its 2,324 (full-time) students.

(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 St Thomas Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal498620
SAT Math520620
SAT Writing500618
ACT Verbal2026
ACT Math2127
ACT Composite2126

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT86%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT40%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of St Thomas Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 20,510
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,510
Room and board $ 7,700
Room charge $ 4,700
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,000
Books and supplies $ 1,030
Other expenses $ 3,614

Financial Aid:
University of St Thomas participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 365400)

University of St Thomas Faculty

University of St Thomas has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1714
Non-tenured and not on tenure track137

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*1*
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*1*

*: 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 year25$94,18714$86,807
Associate professoracademic year36$68,76410$73,917
Assistant professoracademic year21$56,76615$55,925
Instructoracademic year2*1*
Lectureracademic year3$40,7603$40,340
All faculty totalacademic year87$71,59943$68,849

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

University of St Thomas Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Development Economics and International Development
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology

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