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University of Houston-Downtown – Tuition & Success Analysis

Houston, TX

University of Houston-Downtown – Snapshot


Four-Year Public University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 12,758

Average annual cost of attendance: $7,932

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $18,750

Campus Setting: Large City

Religious Affiliation: None

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University of Houston-Downtown Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $6,552

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $6,078

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $10,336

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $13,247

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $13,826


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by University of Houston-Downtown. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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University of Houston-Downtown Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 15%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 66%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $45,000

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 72%

University of Houston-Downtown Admissions

University of Houston-Downtown Acceptance Rate: 83%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 420 to 510

SAT Critical Reading: 400 to 480

SAT Writing: N/A to N/A

ACT English: 15 to 20

ACT Math: 17 to 21

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to University of Houston-Downtown actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

University of Houston-Downtown Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 45%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 41%

Typical student debt: $18,750

Typical monthly loan payment: $199

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Majors at University of Houston-Downtown


These are the most popular areas of study offered at University of Houston-Downtown:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 3%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 34%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 5%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 2%
  • Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields – 3%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 2%
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics – 1%
  • History – 1%
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services – 9%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 1%
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies – 25%
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies – 1%
  • Physical Sciences – 1%
  • Psychology – 8%
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions – 1%
  • Social Sciences – 3%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 1%

For more information about the various majors at University of Houston-Downtown, visit their website.

University of Houston-Downtown Diversity


Overall Composition at University of Houston-Downtown

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend University of Houston-Downtown full time:  50%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend University of Houston-Downtown part time:  50%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at University of Houston-Downtown:  51%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 9%

Black: 21%

Hispanic: 46%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 5%

Two or more races: 1%

Unknown: 1%

White: 16%

University of Houston-Downtown Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 2.4

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 5.7

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 18.8

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.

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