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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) 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.