All Four UH System Schools Post Enrollment Increases

Enrollment for the University of Houston System (UHS) continued at a record-setting pace for fall 2009, with more than 61,000 students taking classes at the four institutions.

Each of the four schools - the University of Houston, UH-Clear Lake, UH-Downtown and UH-Victoria - reported increases from the previous fall's enrollment at their respective campuses.  UH posted a 2.5 percent rise. UHCL had an increase of about 0.5 percent.  UHD was up 3.7 percent. And UHV enjoyed a 15 percent increase.

Overall, the UH System saw an increase of more than 1,800 students - approximately a 3 percent increase.

Based on 20th class day numbers reported to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, these are the specific enrollment figures at the four UHS institutions: 

  • UH - 36, 999
  • UHCL - 7,663
  • UHD - 12,742
  • UHV - 3,655

"The UH System continues to play a vital role as a principal resource for higher education in the Upper Gulf Coast region and the entire state of Texas," said UHS Chancellor Renu Khator.  "This growing commitment to higher education in our community is quite encouraging, and it's gratifying that we can help so many students turn their dreams of a college degree into a reality."