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UHD on the Rise According to U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings


By Marie Jacinto

UHD continues to be a university on the rise! The University climbed 15 points in the recent 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings to No. 62 in Overall Rank for Regional Universities (West) (tied). Not only that, UHD is now No. 31 in Top Public Schools-Regional Universities (West) (tied), up by nine points as compared to last year’s list.

The 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, published Sept. 18, 2023, were calculated using 19 key measures of academic quality for National Universities and 13 indicators for the National Liberal Arts Colleges, Regional Universities and Regional Colleges. Each school's ranking factors were calculated and compared with the mean and standard deviation values of other schools' to create a normalized score. Then, the normalized scores were weighted and summed to arrive at each school's final overall score.

 Want to know more? Visit www.usnews.com/colleges. And, congrats Gators. Keep the accolades coming! 

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.