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 UH are predominantly Hispanic with a sizeable White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 74% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

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

The college is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and is recognized for serving Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders.

Racial demographics of University of Houston students
Race Percent of Students
White 26%
Black 10%
Hispanic 32%
Asian 22%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 5%
Race Unknown 1%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 2% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Houston with a gender ratio of 50% women to 50% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UH has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Houston students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 50%
Women 50%
Enrollment by gender for University of Houston students
Gender Number of Students
Men 22,958
Women 23,366

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

UH serves a very low number of students outside of Texas, with 94 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Houston students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 94%
Out of State 2%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$68,874 per year

37% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
46,324
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 18.9%
Part time Undergrads 26.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=225511 IPEDS survey data for University of Houston.

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