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UHD Ranks as One of the Best Online Insurance Degrees

Online Schools Report (OSR) ranked the University of Houston-Downtown No. 2 out of the “5 Best Online Insurance Degrees” for 2020. The ranking is for a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in Insurance Risk Management (IRM).

OSR’s methodology is based on hard data with a system that sums up a college’s merit based on six key statistics—student satisfaction, admission rate, online presence, popularity at school, department size and median debt by program.

The program, housed in the Marilyn Davies College of Business, prepares IRM majors for insurance careers including underwriting, loss control, claims adjusting, insurance appraisers, auditing, risk analysts, brokers/agents, personal financial planners, accounting, finance, technology and marketing.

The IRM industry is one of the fastest-growing international businesses with a predicted 400,000+ job openings in 2020. Students who earn this degree will have diverse opportunities to interact with industry professionals to evaluate different career paths, apply for internships and secure career positions in this dynamic profession.

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.