Welcome to the University of Houston
Founded in 1927, the University of Houston is the largest public research university in Houston and the third largest university in Texas.
UH at a Glance
316,769 Total Alumni
#45 Ranked Social Mobility
$203M In Research Expenditures
158 Conference Championships
895 Acres over 4 locations
With nationally ranked education programs, cutting-edge research centers, world-class libraries and state-of-the-art facilities, Cougars have the learning resources they need to excel.
21 National Academies Members
276 Degree Programs
74 Early Career Award Recipients since 1996
17 Guggenheim Fellowships Awarded to UH Faculty
The Spirit of Innovation
At the University of Houston, we spur innovation by encouraging the very spark of an idea to the transfer of knowledge and technology. The UH innovation ecosystem has a rich history of advancing Houston’s innovation economy.
9 National Research Centers
#1 Texas Intellectual Property Awards
More than 5,000 Houston companies conduct business abroad. UH supports the city’s international reach as a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Students. UH Fulbrighters travel the world, gaining experiences they can contribute to the city’s workforce and its global impact.
1,250+ Online Courses
127 Nations Represented
340+ Coogs Learning Abroad
The Coog Experience
The University of Houston provides countless opportunities to meet new people, listen to distinguished lecturers, nourish your talents, experience public art from renowned artists and become involved with the community and various student organizations while living in one of the most exciting cities in the nation.
500+ Active Student Organizations
8,397 Beds on Campus
264,000 Square-foot fitness facility
By The Numbers
Ethnic Diversity of Student Body
The University of Houston is the second most ethnically diverse major research university in the United States. Students come to UH from more than 137 nations & from across the world. Full list of distribution by race and ethnicity.
- 33.2% Hispanic
- 22.1% Asian American
- 20.0% White
- 10.9% African American
- 9.4% International
- 2.9% Multiracial
- 0.1% Native American
- 0.1% Hawaiin/Pacific Islander
- Annual Cost of Attendance:$11,870: In-state
$27,110: Out of State
- Average UH Graduate Salary:$60,500: Starting
$110,300: Median mid-career