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About University of Houston–Downtown

University of Houston-Downtown is a dynamic university offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees at multiple locations across Houston, as well as online. UHD is woven into the vibrant streets of downtown Houston, with an urban appeal that celebrates the multicultural vibe of the fourth-largest city in the United States. You’re just steps away from Fortune 500 companies, world-renowned arts organizations, award-winning restaurants, exciting entertainment, and professional sports.

Design your future with an academic program that sparks your passion and connects you with fellow students, businesses, and the community. UHD can make dreams a reality—whether you’re a transfer student ready to the cross the finish line; a graduate student who wants to advance his career; or an undergraduate who needs a fresh start to finish her degree. So if you’re ready to take advantage of an academic environment that offers flexibility and sets you up for success then, it’s time to learn how you can UHD can help you!

UHD Points Of Pride

UHD earned a top place among The Student Loan Report’s list of the “Top Public Schools for Freshman Financial Aid Report” for its commitment to providing its freshman students a strong start on their academic journey. The University ranks No. 33 on this list, which recognizes public colleges and universities where freshman undergraduate students can expect to receive the most financial aid, as compiled by The Student Loan Report.

The Student Loan Report also ranked UHD No. 18 in Texas on its Student Debt Repayment Success Indicator report, which determined graduates’ chances of successfully repaying student debt.

The University’s Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences in Applied Administration (BAAS-AA) degree is ranked among the nation’s top 100 Online Bachelor’s Programs, and its graduate program in Criminal Justice is ranked No. 26 in the country. Both are the highest ranked programs in Houston within their respective categories.

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Featured Degrees at UHD

UHD's high-caliber undergraduate and graduate degree programs were designed with your busy life in mind. Whether you're returning to finish your degree or launching an entirely new direction, you'll find the flexibility and support you need here.

Why Choose UHD?


With the lowest tuition of any university in Houston, UHD provides an excellent education at an affordable rate, freeing up your income while in school, and leaving you with less debt after graduation. Our goal is to make the financial part of education as stress-free as possible so you focus on earning your degree.


Work-life balance can be tough. That’s why we offer a wide range of day, evening, weekend, online and hybrid course options to fit every schedule. UHD ranks #22 among top colleges for adults returning to school according to Best College Reviews. With locations across Houston and online, we can fit any schedule!

Earning Ability

UHD ranks as one of the best Texas universities based on alumni salary. First-year earnings of UHD grads are the third highest in the state according to College Measures. A degree from UHD will set you up with a strong earning potential.

*The University of Houston-Downtown, does not currently offer online courses to residents of the following states and territories: American Samoa, Guam, Massachusetts and Puerto Rico.