The University of Houston is located in Houston, Texas, the nation’s fourth-largest city and the energy capital of the world. The university’s students regularly test their skills through internships with national and international companies based here, and faculty members routinely partner with business and government agencies in research.
The University of Houston became a Carnegie-designated Tier One research university in 2011 and is the second most ethnically diverse major university in the United States. Students come to UH from more than 137 nations and from across the US. UH is the largest and most comprehensive component of the University of Houston System and is the city’s largest public research and teaching university.
The university has more than 40 research centers and institutes, many of which are vital to Houston’s economy. UH students annually serve one million volunteer hours in and throughout the Houston Community; and more than 80% of UH’s graduates have remained in the Houston area.
IPEDS UNITID: 225511
Degree of Urbanization: City: Large
Geographic Region: Southwest (AZ NM OK TX)
Institution Size Category: 20,000 and above
Carnegie Classification: Research Universities (very high research activity)
Total Enrollment: 40,747
Full-time Enrollment: 29,181
Part-time Enrollment: 11,566
First-time Degree Seeking: 3,492
Part-time First-time Degree Seeking: 142
Black or African American Grouping: 0 to 20% Black
Hispanic/Latino Grouping: 12.6 to 25% Hispanic/Latino
Pell Recipients Grouping: 40.1% to 60% Pell Recipients