Higher Education Headlines for Sept. 4
By Sheryl E. Taylor
Texas Southern University joining state cancer fight with $5M research grant—Houston Chronicle
Texas Southern University is joining the state’s $3 billion assault on cancer.
UH Approves $100M Budget for Main Campus Renovations—The Houston Business Journal
With multimillion-dollar construction projects already in the works at its Katy, Victoria and Sugar Land campuses, the University of Houston main campus will soon see a $100 million renovation project of its own.
Colleges Say they Prepare Students for a Career, Not Just a First Job. Is That True?—The Chronicle of Higher Education
About 60 percent of executives and hiring managers think that most college graduates are prepared to succeed in entry-level positions.
Making College More Affordable—The Conversation
When it comes to the cost of higher education in the U.S., signs of trouble abound.
A Tech Wiz is Conquering College Admissions. It Takes Charm, Innovation and Dancing Sharks—The Chronicle of Higher Education
Alexander Clark, a boyish entrepreneur with a puffy crown of brown hair, waits backstage for his cue. He hears the eager crowd, packed into a dark theater. Lights flash, music pulses.
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.