UHD Ranks For Veteran Friendliness
By Sheryl E. Taylor
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) was recently recognized for veteran friendliness for its International Business and Criminal Justice programs. College Factual ranked the University among other institutions in Texas and those across the nation when offering a quality education to veterans:
- The International Business (IB) program is ranked #15 out of 143 — placing UHD in the top 10 percent of all schools in the nation. UHD improved its ranking one position over its previous year’s ranking of 16.
- For two consecutive years in Texas, the IB program ranked number #2 out of 8 colleges and universities in Texas—placing UHD in the top 15 percent of all schools in the state.
- Nationally, the Criminal Justice program is ranked #23 out of 417—the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Once again, UHD has achieved this ranking 2 years in a row.
Criminal Justice program is ranked #3 out of 29 colleges and universities in Texas—placing the University in the top 10 percent of all schools in the state.
These rankings were developed to highlight schools that offer quality outcomes in a specific major while also offering support and resources to help veterans and active-duty military students thrive. College Factual provides in-depth coverage for more than 2,500 colleges and universities and over 350 college majors.
"UHD being recognized as Veteran friendly reflects how much the University values these students. Student Veterans that come to UHD are treated as the prized students that they are from the moment they arrive on campus they receive a Veteran’s Student Orientation that helps them access the Veterans education benefits they earned, and connects them with resources to address any of the issues associated with their transition," said Richard F. Selvera, director of UHD Veteran Services.
UHD Veterans Services' mission is dedicated to helping the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces achieve the American dream to becoming highly successful. The University reconizes the unique needs of service members, veterans, reservists, guardsmen, dependents of disabled or deceased veteransto ensure they are award of all the benefits and services available. Additonally, Veterans Services continues to provide support for them all through their college experience, including social opportunities, monthly Lunch and Learn Sessions, and the Veterans Graduation Ceremony, just to name a few.
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.