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Higher Education Headlines: Sept. 14


By Sheryl E. Taylor

UH ‘Peoples Law School’ to Move Courses Online—Houston Chronicle
The University of Houston Law Center’s “People’s Law School,” a place that offered free legal education to the community for nearly three decades, will officially stop its in-person courses and will transfer programming to short informational videos online. [Subscription may be required.]

These are Texas’ Wealthiest College Football Programs – UH and Rice Stay in Top 10—Houston Business Journal
With college football in full swing, the San Antonio Business Journal looked at the wealthiest college football programs in the Lone Star State. [Subscription may be required.]

Women Slowly Shifting to Higher-Paying College Majors—The Wall Street Journal
Over the past six decades, women have enrolled in college in greater and greater numbers. Those born in the mid-1980s are 22% more likely to hold a bachelor’s degree than men. Yet they still see lower wages. [Subscription may be required.]

Want a More Diverse Campus? Start at The Top.—The Chronicle of Higher Education
Less than 17 percent of campus chief executives are non-white. Asians and Asian Americans make up just 2 percent of them, according to data from the American Council on Education.

Employers Try a New Perk: Matching Student Loan Contributions with 401k Contributions—The Wall Street Journal
Many workers with student loans postpone saving for retirement. Now, a handful of companies are trying to prevent them from falling behind on retirement savings. [Subscription may be required.]

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.