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.
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.