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) – 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.