United States, Texas

The University of Houston Downtown is a comprehensive four-year university that offers bachelor and master degree programs for professional development that is situated in Houston, Texas. It is part of the University of Houston system. Founded in 1974, the university is the second-largest university in the Houston area, with more than 14,000 students. The university provides services to four colleges. The university offers 52-degree programs which include 45 bachelors and 7 masters. The university has cultivated outstanding talents in students' teaching, learning, academic work, and management to benefit students, the community, and the college. The university promotes and supports students to realize their full potential for academic, personal, and professional development through outstanding courses. The university’s location in the city center reflects the diversity of the greater Houston area and interacts with the community through its academic programs to address needs and promote the development of the area. The university is an inclusive community dedicated to integrating teaching, service, and academic research to cultivate students' talents and prepare them for success in a dynamic global society.

Campus Life

The university is located in the heart of downtown Houston, one of the most culturally diverse metropolitan areas in the United States. Therefore, the university naturally creates an environment that welcomes and embraces students from all backgrounds. Its campus covers an area of ​​40 acres and is located in downtown Houston, with a satellite location in northwest Harris County. Without the university’s state-of-the-art entertainment center, club teams, and intramural sports, the university experience would be incomplete. All of this allows students to stay in shape, show off their university Gator spirit, form bonds through teamwork, and be unremarkable. Although the university does not have inter-university sports programs, in addition to many fitness programs, it also provides students with many club sports and intramural sports. The Sports and Fitness Department coordinates these activities in the Jesse H. Jones Student Life Center on campus. Student activities provide students with various opportunities to participate. Here, students can join a student organization, interact with other students, faculty, and staff with similar interests, and keep in touch.

Noted Alumni

Some of the notable alumni of the University of Houston-Downtown are Juan Díaz the Professional Boxer and former Lightweight World Champion, Texas State Senator Mario Gallegos, Jr., American taekwondo practitioner Diana López, Charles McClelland the former Chief of the Houston Police Department from 2010 to 2016, Wisconsin state assemblyman Phil Montgomery, poet and faculty member Lorenzo Thomas, and Daniel Peña the Novelist and Faculty Member.