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UHD Ranks 14th in State for Low Student Debt

The national student loan debt in the United States sits at a daunting $1.52 trillion and is now the second highest form of consumer debt in the country, trailing only mortgages.

In response, there’s great news for University of Houston-Downtown (UHD).

The Student Loan Report has recognized UHD for creating an environment in which students can graduate with a limited amount of student loan debt.

In fact, UHD’s average student loan debt per graduate figure was one of the lowest in all of Texas. More specifically, the University’s average debt per borrower figure was $13,646, which ranked UHD 14th among 52 Texas universities when it came to lowest student debt figures in the state.

The data utilized for this report was licensed from Peterson’s Undergraduate Database and represents the most updated student debt statistics.

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 Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 50,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College). In 2018, UHD grew its First Time in College student population by 11 percent and transfer students by 14 percent.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston. It also is ranked among 15 U.S. universities with lowest net price to students (according to the U.S. Department of Education). The University is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.