Student & Alumni Success

Graduate and family

#2 - UH is the second-most ethnically diverse major research university in America.

137 - The number of different countries represented in UH's diverse student body.

63% - The percentage of UH graduates who remain in Houston for at least 10 years after graduation.

100 - Number of student-athletes selected to Conference-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

235,000+ - Total number of bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional degrees granted by UH since 1927.

1,600 - Number of Louisiana students admitted to UH following Hurricane Katrina.

1 million - Number of hours that UH students work in the surrounding communities each year.

160,000 - The number of active UH alumni who hold successful and diverse positions  congressmen, legislators, CEOs, astronauts, judges, educators, actors, artists, and much more.

LIMELIGHT - Our long history of successful alumni in the arts includes actors Dennis and Randy Quaid, Brent Spiner, Loretta Devine, and Robert Wahl; novelist Alice Sebold and Padgett Powell; singer Larry Gatlin; artists Julian Schnabel, Michael Ray Charles, "The Art Guys"-Michael Galbreth and Jack Massing; broadcasters Jim Nantz, Tom Jarriel, Dominique Sachse; as well as Motion Picture Association president Jack Valenti; clothing designer Victor Costa; film director Walter Coblenz; and Pulitzer Prize-winning photgrapher Adrees Latif.

SCORE! - Cougar athletic stars include Olympic medalists Carl Lewis and Leroy Burrell and diver Yulia Pakhalina; Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware; NBA stars Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon; golfers Fred Couples, Steve Elkington and Fuzzy Zoeller; and MLB pitchers Doug Drabek, Ryan Wagner and Woody Williams.