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And the Awards and Honors Go to ... UHD

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) takes pride in students’ success.

From students’ first day on campus to graduation, UHD ensures their college careers are well-rounded experiences that prepares them for real-world opportunities. To attest to the matriculation of more than 46,000 students who are now proud alumni, UHD is the recipient of numerous honors and designations and a member of 15 Honor Societies.

Here are a few recent highlights of recognition:

  • UHD ranked on the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education’s College Affordability and Transparency list among four-year or above, public universities, across the nation for the lowest next net price (the cost of attendance after considering all grant and scholarship aid) charged to students. To note, UHD—as the second largest four-year university in the city—has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas and Houston.
  • For 2018 in the category of "Best Online Colleges for Student Economic Mobility," UHD was ranked among 92 schools that have the highest upward mobility rates for low-income students. These online colleges offer exceptional opportunity for student upward economic mobility—all receiving Mobility Scores of 65 or higher.
  • UHD is ranked among the top 25 Texas schools offering online degree programs by OnlineColleges.com, which helps students find affordable, high-quality online colleges across the country that meet their specific needs. The rankings focus on affordability, student services, graduation rates and accessibility among other factors. UHD also ranks No. 6 out of 61 schools for Best Online Colleges for Finance and No. 2 for Best Online Colleges for International Business.
  • For the third consecutive year—since 2014—the UHD Marilyn Davies College of Business’ Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is ranked the largest in the city by the Houston Business Journal. UHD held the top spot—with 1,089 students—in the publication’s annual round-up of “Largest Houston-Area MBA Programs.”

UHD Honor Societies play a significant role in the development of UHD students—from education to criminal justice to communication studies to social work and more:

  • Alpha Lambda Delta: First year Honor Society (University Freshmen)
  • Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice)
  • Golden Key International Honor Society (Interdisciplinary)
  • Kappa Delta Pi-Omega Phi Chapter (Education)
  • Lambda Pi Eta (Communication Studies)
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars (All Disciplines)
  • Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society (Social Work)
  • Phi Alpha Theta [Alpha-Nu-Upsilon] (History)
  • Phi Sigma Tau (Philosophy)
  • Pi Gamma Mu (Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Cultural Geography, History, International Relations, Social Philosophy, Social Work, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology)
  • Psi Chi (Psychology)
  • Sigma Alpha Pi (Leadership & Success)
  • Sigma Delta Pi (National Hispanic Honor Society)
  • Sigma Tau Delta (English)
  • Pi Kappa Delta (Forensics/Public Speaking & Debate)

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 45,000 alumni and offers 43 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College).

UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates of any four-year university in Houston and Texas and is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.