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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) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.