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University of Houston-Downtown Demographics & Diversity

Houston, Texas

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at University of Houston-Downtown are predominantly Hispanic with a sizeable Black population. The school has very high racial diversity. 83% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

University of Houston Downtown has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of University of Houston Downtown students
Race Percent of Students
White 17%
Black 23%
Hispanic 43%
Asian 9%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 5%
Race Unknown 1%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 52% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Houston Downtown with a gender ratio of 60% women to 40% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, University of Houston-Downtown has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Houston Downtown students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 40%
Women 60%
Enrollment by gender for University of Houston Downtown students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,657
Women 8,608

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

University of Houston-Downtown serves a very low number of students outside of Texas, with 99 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Houston Downtown students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 99%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$59,551 per year

60% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
14,265
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 51.4%
Part time Undergrads 49.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=225432 IPEDS survey data for University of Houston Downtown.