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UHD Ranks High For Ethnic Diversity


By Sheryl E. Taylor

According to College Factual’s 2019 Rankings, the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) has one of the most ethnically diverse student populations in the United States.

The rankings recognized colleges whose student body represents a broad range of races. UHD made the list at 290 out of 2,486 colleges and universities that were analyzed for ethnic diversity, which placed the University in the top 15 percent of all schools in the nation.

In addition, UHD is ranked 29th out of 199 colleges in Texas for ethnic diversity. College Factual also ranked UHD for overall diversity (racial, ethnic, age, gender, geographic). The University landed at 1,345 out of 2,475 in overall diversity in the country and received a diversity score of 61 out of 100.

College Factual also ranked UHD in 2019 for Best for Vets Studying:

College Factual is the leading source of data analytics and insights on college outcomes. College Factual provides in-depth coverage for over 2,500 colleges and universities and over 350 college majors. These insights are available to students from more than 200 countries interested in pursuing accredited college degree programs in the U.S.

This ranking by College Factual complements UHD's standing as both a Hispanic Serving Institution and a Minority Serving Institution. In 2018, College Factual also recognized UHD for being a Military Friendly School and a university that supports veterans.

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.