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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) – 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.