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Higher Education Headlines: March 25


By Sheryl E. Taylor

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Online Schools Report Publishes Ranking of Best Online International Business Degrees—PR Newswire
UHD ranked among top online schools in this category.

UH Asking Legislature for $75 million For Brand-New Katy Campus—Houston Chronicle
UH-Katy plans to start construction in June of an 80,000-square-foot academic building.

Several Houston Area Universities Among Top Nursing Schools in Texas—Houston Chronicle
The demand for nurses in Texas is high. For those who want to stay in-state to pursue a career in nursing, Texas offers plenty of options.

UH President Renu Khator Appointed to NCAA D-1 Board—Houston Chronicle
Khator appointment begins May 1 and runs through August 2023.

UH Hilton Hotel To Get $30.4 million Upgrade—The Houston Business Journal
A $30.4 million expansion of the on-campus hotel at the University of Houston could add a five-story tower with 71 new guest rooms as well as revamp the hotel’s current rooms, courtyard, lobby and public spaces.

UT: Scam ‘Donations’, Ledgers Don’t Match: School Shows a $15,000 gift; $546K Alleged—Houston Chronicle
The University of Texas at Austin is investigating whether hundreds of thousands of dollars were donated to its athletic department by a purported charity linked to a college bribery and recruitment scheme.

Capital Account: Colleges Are the Golden Ticket, Elite or Not—The Wall Street Journal
We're told ad nauseam that college is the key to success. Is it any wonder that some parents broke the law to get their child into the best?

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.