UHD Writing Degrees Earn National Ranking
By Emily Christiansen
UHD is ranked as having one of the Most Affordable Bachelor’s Degrees in Writing in the nation by AffordableSchools.net.
Affordableschools.net analyzed colleges that offered creative and technical writing programs to help students choose an institution that best meets their needs. They used data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) as well as each school’s website to determine the 15 most affordable schools for writing degrees based on average cost of attendance and student to faculty ratio.
With an average in-state tuition of $6,500 and a student to faculty ratio of 20:1, UHD is an ideal place to pursue a degree in writing.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at UHD offers a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and a Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication. It also offers a Master of Science in Technical Communication.
UHD is proud to have several noted authors as faculty including Daniel Peña, an award-winning novelist, and Robin Davidson, Houston's second Poet Laureate. UHD also has a student literary magazine, The Bayou Review.
Mike Duncan, associate professor of English at UHD, describes the importance of a writing degree in today's work force.
“Advanced writing skills are essential to nearly every professional position," he explained. "Earning a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree at UHD with a concentration in writing, whether creative or technical, is an excellent way to signal to a wide variety of prospective employers that you have those skills.”
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.