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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) – 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.