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At A Glance

NSM Fact Sheet
NSM Fact Sheet

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service in the physical and biological sciences, computer science, and mathematics. NSM’s location in the nation’s fourth-largest city and energy capital of the world presents numerous opportunities for collaboration with the Texas Medical Center, NASA’s Johnson Space Center, and other entities.

Six Academic Departments

The College’s strengths include:

  • An ethnically diverse student body of more than 6,000 undergraduate, master’s and Ph.D. students and more than 1,200 degrees awarded each year
  • 200 ranked faculty, including four National Academy of Sciences members, one National Academy of Engineering member, and a National Medal of Science recipient.
  • A solid research funding base with $31 million in annual research expenditures
  • Academic collaborations with numerous institutions, industry consortia and partnerships, and outreach programs to local school districts
  • Innovative resources to ensure student success, including a centralized testing and tutoring center and peer-led team learning workshops, and
  • Focused efforts to recruit and retain minority students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through the Houston Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation.

Enrollment Fall 2023

Undergraduate Majors 4,935
Post-Baccalaureate 161
Graduate 936
Total 6,032

Degrees Awarded Fiscal Year 2023

Bachelor’s 982
Master’s 209
Doctoral 95

Student Demographics

Female 43%
Male 57%
African-American 8%
Asian-American 33%
Hispanic 24%
International 14%
White 17%
Other 4%


Tenured or Tenure Track 200