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President's Message: Supporting DACA Students

Dear UHD Community,

Many of you are likely following recent news regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Presently, DACA is being considered by theU.S. Supreme Court and a ruling is expected sometime in spring 2020.

UHD, like many institutions of higher education across the United States, is monitoring news regarding the future of DACA. As stated in a previous message on this topic, our University is committed to all of its students and strives to maintain a climate of inclusion and access for those seeking higher education. Likewise, UHD will continue to make updates on its DACA Resources page. More details related to DACA can be found here.

The University also will continue to work with the University of Houston System and legislators at the local, state and federal levels to remain informed on this situation.


Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz
UHD President


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.