Founded in 1927, the University of Houston is the leading public research university in the vibrant international city of Houston. Each year, we educate more than 37,000 students in more than 300 undergraduate and graduate academic programs, on campus and online. UH awards more than 6,500 degrees annually, with nearly 200,000 alumni.

UH is located in Houston, Texas, the nation’s fourth-largest city and the energy capital of the world. Our students regularly test their skills through internships with national and international companies based here, and our faculty routinely partner with businesses and government agencies through research.

Programs of Study
Our undergraduates choose from 120 majors and minors. At the graduate level, we offer 139 master’s, 54 doctoral, and three professional degree programs. You may study online through our Distance Education program, or take noncredit courses through Continuing Education. Many of our academic programs rank among the nation’s best.

Our faculty and students conduct research through 40 research centers and in every academic department. UH research regularly breaks new ground and opens doors to new ways of understanding the world.

University of Houston faculty are renowned scholars with real-world experience who work closely with each student. From the Tony Award to the Nobel Peace Prize and back to the classroom, UH faculty makes things happen on campus and around the world.

The University of Houston is the second most ethnically diverse major research university in the United States. Students come to UH from more than 137 nations and from across the nation. Our student body comprises more than 37,000 undergraduate and graduate students. [More about our student population]

Student Life
With more than 400 student organizations and 16 intercollegiate sports teams, life at UH is active and lively. About 4,000 students live on campus in residence halls, apartments and townhouses.

The University of Houston is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master's, professional and doctoral degrees.

In addition, the University is a member of the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States, the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools, the National Commission on Accrediting, the Association of Texas Colleges and Universities, the American Council on Education, the Association of American State Colleges and Universities, the Association of American Colleges, the Association of Urban Universities, and the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges. UH colleges, programs and professional associations also hold memberships and accreditations by additional agencies.

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