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Upward and Onward, Gators!

UHD Ascends in U.S. News Best Colleges Rankings for 2022-2023

Gators, pat yourselves on the back! UHD received great news on Monday when U.S. News released its 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings. The University moved up in its rankings from last year’s categories—and appears on new lists!

“There is much to celebrate at UHD,” stated UHD President Loren J. Blanchard, “And our ascent in the U.S. News Best Colleges rankings is just one measure of the positive outcomes emanating from our campus. As the Anchor Institution for the Greater Houston region, UHD is a top regional university and now ranks 27th in the West in social mobility for our graduates.”

As defined by U.S. News and World Report, Regional Universities offer a full range of undergraduate programs and some master’s programs, and are split into four regions: North, South, Midwest, and West. UHD is considered a Top Regional University (West) with a ranking of 78, ten points higher than last year.

 UHD is highly ranked in these lists as well:

  • Top Public Universities in the West: ranked 40 (+5) (ranked 45 last year);
  • Top Performers on Social Mobility for Regional Universities (West): ranked 27 (+5) (ranked 32 last year); and
  • Undergraduate Business Programs (overall): ranked 247 (tied) (+31) (ranked 278 [tied] last year).

UHD now also appears in the Regional Universities (West) listings for Least Debt; Economic Diversity; and Ethnic Diversity.

“At UHD, we are especially concerned with upward socioeconomic mobility for our graduates,” added Blanchard, “so this climb up the social mobility ladder in terms of rankings is especially poignant.” 

Most importantly, it empowers UHD graduates to be leaders in their professions and their communities, enabling them to be thought leaders and problem solvers.  According to www.theclassroom.com, upward mobility also sets up UHD graduates to:

  •  contribute more to the economy,
  •  have a better quality of life,
  • contribute more civically,
  • have a greater range of career opportunities,
  • better adapt to a changing job market,
  • be healthier, and
  • ensure that their children are prepared to attend college after high school graduation.

“Moreover, UHD alumni graduate with the lowest student loan debt of any university in Texas,” said Blanchard. “Our graduates’ ability to enter the workforce with little or no debt speaks to their determination and the affordability of a UHD education.”

Want to know more? Visit www.usnews.com/colleges. 

And, congrats Gators. Keep the accolades coming!