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Why Choose UHD Online?

Design your future! Learn from the comforts of home or wherever you are – and in an environment that’s convenient for you at the University of Houston-Downtown.

Our online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs allow you to pursue your passions, while allowing flexibility and tailoring your education that works seamlessly around your schedule.

UHD’s online programs have earned top rankings for their student success, as our graduates are now working for leading companies in the Houston area and elsewhere.

Whether you are a working student, a graduate looking to advance their career or setting a fast-track toward your degree – let UHD’s online programs set you up for success!

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.