At UHCL, when we say “the choice is clear,” this is what we mean:

  • You’ll receive close, nurturing attention from faculty who are excellent teachers and experts in their fields.
  • You’ll get an education that’s a great value and is recognized by leading national accrediting agencies in education, social work, the sciences and more.
  • You’ll study on a beautiful, safe campus that’s within a 524-acre wildlife preserve and is just a half-hour from downtown Houston and all the arts, entertainment and sporting events it offers.
  • You’ll be influenced by international perspectives - 10 percent of our student body comes from outside the U.S. - and have the chance to take your talents to the world, through the partnerships we’ve formed with government and industry as well as the extensive networking opportunities our alumni provide.

92% of graduating students would recommend UHCL

Choosing UHCL means you don’t have to compromise. It also means gaining access to an education that opens the door to even more choices. As part of the University of Houston System, we offer more than 80 graduate and undergraduate programs online or face-to-face at UHCL and UHCL Pearland Campus. Take the first step toward your career goals at any of our four colleges, which include the College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Human Sciences and Humanities and the College of Science and Engineering.

Since 2014, it has been even easier to start here. That fall, for the first time since we opened in 1974, we offered freshman- and sophomore-level classes, giving students a chance to begin their college careers at UHCL without transferring from another institution. Today, more than 80 percent of our undergraduate population transfers from local community colleges.

As we’ve grown, we haven’t changed the values behind each of the 75,000 degrees we’ve awarded in the past 44 years. Most importantly, while you’re here, you’ll acquire the tools to make a real impact once you graduate and gain the confidence to unleash your potential. You will never have to go it alone because our faculty is ready to stand beside you to hear what you want to achieve and assist you in reaching your goals.