Campus and Community

UHD President’s Message – Focusing on Strategic Enrollment Management

Dr. Juan Sanchez Munoz, UHD President
Photo: Thomas B. Shea

Dear UHD Community,

During my recent Report to the Community, I addressed the University of Houston-Downtown’s enrollment. UHD’s strategic efforts in the areas of student success have produced great results with graduation and retention rates significantly improving. Although we’ve made gains in student success, our enrollment has remained flat. This is especially so at the undergraduate level where over the past three years, we have dropped almost 10 percent in semester credit hours.

UHD’s enrollment growth is a critical issue as 2018 approaches. The legislative base year begins in summer 2018 and extends through spring 2019. It is imperative for the University to increase enrollment, while not sacrificing our advances in student success, during this period to remain eligible for performance-based funding. This is a relatively short time frame, so it is crucial that we focus our energies on strengthened enrollment management strategies heading into 2018.

To read the rest of this message, visit UHD President, Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz’s blog.