UHD Ranks Most Affordable in Lone Star State
By Sheryl E. Taylor
When it comes to looking for the perfect university or college, there are many factors that come to mind. For Texas residents, Best Value Schools helps make the search a bit easier with its latest rankings of the state’s Most Affordable College for 2020.
UHD made the top 10 for one of the most affordable in the Lone Star State to help searching for the best school for your education and personal goals at an affordable cost that goes beyond what the institution’s year tuition rate. The site takes into account financial aid packages, grants, scholarships and more.
According to Best Value Schools site, “affordable or cheap means the net price a student pays for their education, and more importantly the quality of education received. This list provides the cheapest colleges in Texas based on the in-state tuition listed cost by each institution. It does not take into account the net price after a financial aid package or degree levels students are able to earn at the institutions.”
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.