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The University of Houston-Downtown is a public, four-year university known for its diversity, ingenuity and commitment to providing opportunity. Its distinguished program of academics includes 44 bachelor’s degrees and 8 master’s degrees.

Excellence. Opportunity. Diversity. That's what you'll find at the University of Houston-Downtown. With over 14,000 students, UHD is a public four-year university, offering a wide variety of bachelor's degrees and a growing number of master’s degrees. UHD's dynamic campus is located in downtown Houston, the heart of Houston's central business district; and also offers programs at satellite locations and online. UHD is a young, vibrant university that has grown in reputation and visibility since it was founded in 1974.  Students enjoy an urban feel and new buildings that house the Colleges of Business and Public Service. With dedicated faculty, small classes and innovative course options, traditional and non-traditional students succeed here. UHD prepares individuals to thrive in the multicultural workplace of the 21st century and students enjoy close relationships with many Fortune 500 corporations based in the nation’s 4th largest city.

Living in the UHD Community

Students at UHD enjoy excellent faculty, small classes and flexible scheduling options. Come here for nationally recognized academic programs, internships with industry leaders, and community service opportunities that make a difference. At UHD, we are changing lives and building futures.

UHD provides life-changing educational access and opportunity to students in one of the most diverse metropolitan areas in Texas. UHD is a federally designated Minority- and Hispanic- Serving Institution. Students, including many first-generation college students, enjoy working directly with dedicated faculty in an environment that provides superb academic- and student-support services. Close to campus, students visit the world’s largest medical center, distinguished museum and arts centers, professional sports arenas and Gulf Coast beaches. Students are involved in community outreach projects, working at area schools and non-profit organizations. Intramural sports provide recreational opportunities and students also are active in student organizations and student-led activities. UHD is best known for embracing diversity and providing access. Alumni often say UHD’s rigorous standards and expectations helped prepare them for success in the workplace. UHD is a non-residential campus.

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