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Higher Education Headlines: Sept. 10


By Sheryl E. Taylor

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UH President Khator Adopts Stray Dog that Roamed Campus for a Week—Houston Chronicle
I have brought her home from BARC to foster and adopt. Her name is Ruby!" 

Colleges Offer Price Matches on Tuition—The Wall Street Journal
Escalating the battle for students, some private colleges are offering to match public in-state tuition.

U.S. College Rankings: Harvard Stays On Top—The Wall Street Journal
Cambridge is king. Size doesn’t matter. And money talks.

Who’s Ahead in the End: Where Schools Rank When It Comes to Financial Outcomes after Graduation—The Wall Street Journal
A generation ago, students attended college to search for meaning and find themselves. Today, they enroll with the aim of landing a good job after graduation and making money.

A&M Galveston First to Get Accredited Courses for System Used in Drillships—Houston Chronicle
Texas A&M Maritime Academy is becoming the first school to provide accredited coursework for operating a system commonly used aboard drillships and offshore supply vessels.

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 President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.