Public University

39,820 students

The University of Houston, a public university located in Houston, has 39,820 students enrolled. 14,888 prospective students applied in 2011. 9,365 (63 percent) of those students were admitted and 3,745 (40 percent) enrolled in classes. It cost $7,513 in 2011 for in-state students, compared to $15,025 for out-of-state students.

For students admitted in 2011, SAT scores ranged from 480 to 590 on critical reading and 520 to 630 on math.

The University of Houston is represented by Congressional District 18, Garnet Coleman in Texas House District 147, and Rodney Ellis in Texas Senate District 13

4800 Calhoun Road
Houston, Texas 77204
(713) 743-8820

Admissions

Number of students who applied, were admitted and enrolled
Year Applicants Admitted Enrolled
1998 6,831 6,066 (88.8%) 3,394 (56.0%)
1999 8,463 6,049 (71.5%) 3,311 (54.7%)
2000 7,043 5,780 (82.1%) 3,135 (54.2%)
2001 8,001 6,425 (80.3%) 3,481 (54.2%)
2002 8,352 6,750 (80.8%) 3,457 (51.2%)
2003 8,463 6,615 (78.2%) 3,325 (50.3%)
2004 8,893 6,974 (78.4%) 3,389 (48.6%)
2005 9,577 7,557 (78.9%) 3,461 (45.8%)
2006 9,972 7,409 (74.3%) 3,472 (46.9%)
2007 10,815 8,461 (78.2%) 3,609 (42.6%)
2008 11,251 8,854 (78.7%) 3,874 (43.8%)
2009 11,392 7,936 (69.7%) 3,316 (41.8%)
2010 13,095 9,018 (68.9%) 3,646 (40.4%)
2011 14,888 9,365 (62.9%) 3,745 (40.0%)
19981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011
Applicants 6,8318,4637,0438,0018,3528,4638,8939,5779,97210,81511,25111,39213,09514,888
Admitted
(% of Applicants)
6,066 (88.8%)6,049 (71.5%)5,780 (82.1%)6,425 (80.3%)6,750 (80.8%)6,615 (78.2%)6,974 (78.4%)7,557 (78.9%)7,409 (74.3%)8,461 (78.2%)8,854 (78.7%)7,936 (69.7%)9,018 (68.9%)9,365 (62.9%)
Enrolled
(% of Admitted)
3,394 (56.0%)3,311 (54.7%)3,135 (54.2%)3,481 (54.2%)3,457 (51.2%)3,325 (50.3%)3,389 (48.6%)3,461 (45.8%)3,472 (46.9%)3,609 (42.6%)3,874 (43.8%)3,316 (41.8%)3,646 (40.4%)3,745 (40.0%)
Applicants, admitted and enrolled students by year

Students

Test Scores

Average SAT scores by section for enrolling students (writing section not introduced until 2006 and still not reported by some institutions)
Year Scores (25th percentile - 75th percentile)
Critical Reading Math Writing
Fall 2001 450 - 560 470 - 590 N/A
Fall 2002 450 - 560 470 - 590 N/A
Fall 2003 460 - 570 480 - 600 N/A
Fall 2004 450 - 570 490 - 600 N/A
Fall 2005 460 - 580 490 - 610 N/A
Fall 2006 460 - 580 490 - 610 N/A
Fall 2007 460 - 570 480 - 600 N/A
Fall 2008 450 - 570 490 - 600 N/A
Fall 2009 470 - 570 500 - 620 N/A
Fall 2010 470 - 580 510 - 620 N/A
Fall 2011 480 - 590 520 - 630 N/A
20012002200320042005200620072008200920102011
Critical Reading 450 - 560450 - 560460 - 570450 - 570460 - 580460 - 580460 - 570450 - 570470 - 570470 - 580480 - 590
Math 470 - 590470 - 590480 - 600490 - 600490 - 610490 - 610480 - 600490 - 600500 - 620510 - 620520 - 630
Writing N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Critical reading, math and writing SAT scores of the 25th–75th percentile by year
(writing section not introduced until 2006 and still not reported by some institutions)

Sections

Enrollment

Number of students enrolled
1993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011
Total 32,11631,29730,75730,77431,60232,29632,65132,12333,00734,44335,06635,18034,58234,33434,66336,10437,00038,75239,820

Demographics

Percent of student body by ethnicity
(Reporting criteria changed over reporting period. Specifically, prior to 2011, Pacific Islander was bundled with Asian; Multiracial was introduced in 2010; and Unknown was introduced in 2010.)
1993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011
White 60.3%57.8%55.6%53.2%50.8%46.1%43.7%42.6%41.2%40.5%39.8%39.5%39.0%38.5%37.5%35.7%35.2%34.1%33.1%
Black 8.4%8.7%9.4%10.3%11.3%12.4%13.0%13.3%13.5%13.3%13.2%13.0%13.0%13.2%13.2%13.5%13.4%12.6%12.1%
Hispanic 11.8%12.8%13.5%14.3%14.9%15.7%16.0%16.7%17.5%17.7%17.8%18.1%18.8%19.3%19.4%19.9%20.7%22.3%23.5%
Asian 12.0%13.1%14.3%15.0%15.7%16.5%17.0%17.7%18.1%18.3%18.6%18.7%19.0%19.5%19.6%19.8%20.3%19.5%19.2%
Pacific Islander *****************0.3%0.3%
Native 0.6%0.5%0.5%0.5%0.5%0.5%0.5%0.5%0.4%0.4%0.4%0.4%0.4%0.4%0.3%0.3%0.3%0.3%0.2%
Multiracial *****************1.6%2.2%
International 6.9%7.0%6.8%6.7%6.7%6.7%7.1%7.4%7.4%7.6%8.0%8.1%7.8%7.3%8.1%8.2%8.6%8.5%8.5%
Unknown *****2.1%2.7%1.8%1.9%2.3%2.2%2.2%2.0%1.8%1.8%2.6%1.5%0.8%0.7%
Student body breakdown by ethnicity and total enrollment

Race / Ethnicity

Price Trends

Average total cost for in-state and out-of-state students by year
Year In-State Costs Out-Of-State Costs Books & Supplies Room & Board
2000 $2,476 $7,636 $848 $5,052
2001 $2,616 $7,680 $848 $5,572
2002 $2,760 $7,992 $900 $5,694
2003 $3,258 $8,922 $1,000 $5,870
2004 $4,082 $10,274 $1,150 $6,030
2005 $5,296 $11,920 $1,050 $6,058
2006 $5,648 $12,248 $1,050 $6,418
2007 $6,084 $12,756 $1,100 $7,142
2008 $6,658 $13,402 $1,100 $6,935
2009 $6,921 $13,569 $1,100 $7,164
2010 $7,342 $14,782 $1,100 $7,300
2011 $7,513 $15,025 $1,200 $8,318
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011
In-State Tuition $2,476 $2,616 $2,760 $3,258 $4,082 $5,296 $5,648 $6,084 $6,658 $6,921 $7,342 $7,513
Out-Of-State Tuition $7,636 $7,680 $7,992 $8,922 $10,274 $11,920 $12,248 $12,756 $13,402 $13,569 $14,782 $15,025
Books & Supplies $848 $848 $900 $1,000 $1,150 $1,050 $1,050 $1,100 $1,100 $1,100 $1,100 $1,200
Room & Board $5,052 $5,572 $5,694 $5,870 $6,030 $6,058 $6,418 $7,142 $6,935 $7,164 $7,300 $8,318
Total costs for in-state and out-of-state students by year

Total Costs

Tuition and Fees for in-state and out-of-state students by year

Tuition

Graduation Rates

Percent of first-time, full-time students who graduated in four, five or six years
Graduation Rates (Bachelor's Degree)
Year 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year
FY 1999 11.80% 31.80% 43.80%
FY 2000 11.90% 33.80% 44.60%
FY 2001 10.40% 31.60% 44.50%
FY 2002 10.60% 33.10% 43.60%
FY 2003 11.80% 33.00% 46.70%
FY 2004 13.40% 34.40% 46.60%
FY 2005 14.20% 36.40% 48.10%
FY 2006 13.30% 36.70% 49.90%
FY 2007 13.70% 35.80% 49.70%
FY 2008 16.60% 36.90% 49.00%
FY 2009 17.00% 41.40% 49.10%
FY 2010 17.60% 41.70% 53.10%
2011 None% None% 54.20%
1999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011
4-Year 11.80%11.90%10.40%10.60%11.80%13.40%14.20%13.30%13.70%16.60%17.00%17.60%N/A
5-Year 31.80%33.80%31.60%33.10%33.00%34.40%36.40%36.70%35.80%36.90%41.40%41.70%N/A
6-Year 43.80%44.60%44.50%43.60%46.70%46.60%48.10%49.90%49.70%49.00%49.10%53.10%54.20%
Percent of first-time, full-time students who graduated in four, five or six years

Graduations