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Houston, TX 77058-1002
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University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake Rating: 4.4/5 (19 votes)

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The University of Houston-Clear Lake, popularly known as UHCL, offers a dynamic learning experience, specializing in upper-level undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The Texas Legislature authorized UHCL in 1971 and classes began at the campus in 1974. It was earlier known as University of Houston at Clear Lake City. In 1983 it became autonomous and came to be known as The University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Students pursue undergraduate and graduate programs in art and design, business, communication and media, health, medical and social services, politics and government. A number of graduate and undergraduate certificate courses are also offered.

The university provides bachelor’s degrees in more than 30 fields of study and master’s degrees in over 40 fields of study under four schools:

  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Human Sciences and Humanities
  • School of Science and Computer Engineering

The School of Business offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in management, accounting and environmental management. The School of Education features a vast array of both bachelor’s and master’s programs which are fully accredited by both the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC). The School of Human Sciences and Humanities offers both bachelor’s and master’s degrees under two interrelated clusters of Human Sciences (HS) and Humanities and Fine Arts (HFA). The School of Science and Computer Engineering (SCE) offers myriad academic courses in the graduate level under three broad heads of:

  • Computer and Mathematics Division
  • Natural Sciences Division
  • Engineering Division

University of Houston – Clear Lake also offers online or evening classes, and has a number of off-campus learning centers.

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Admissions

Students can apply online or submit an admission application to the university via mail. There are three registration periods in each semester: early, open and late.

Admission to UHCL at the undergraduate level requires an Associate of Arts, Associate of Arts in Teaching, or Associate of Science degree, or the applicant must complete at least 54 semester hours of college with a minimum of 2% GPA from a regionally accredited university or college. The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirement must also be completed prior to enrolling. Applicants for whom English is not a native language must prove their English proficiency by submitting scores from the TOEFL (minimum score 550).

Transfer students need to submit official transcripts from previous colleges and universities. A master’s degree transcript is required in case of doctoral applicants. GMAT, GRE or MAT scores are required, depending upon the program.

Financial Aid

UHCL students can receive federal grants or loans, a well as institutional, state, and local scholarships. Additionally, students can opt for work-study programs to support their educational expenses.

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Students

UHCL boasts of a campus area of 524 acres that comprises four classroom buildings. The university campus consists of a physical plant maintenance facility, the University Forest Apartments, and the headquarters building of the Environmental Institute of Houston. The Bayou Building houses the campus book store, science laboratories, several computer labs and the Alfred R. Neumann Library. The library offers online access to over 100 research databases. The library comprises the university archives, including the NASA Johnson Space Center History Collection.

Intercultural & International Student Services (IISS) Office has multiple programs and events all around the year. UHCL has a Women’s Services program to inculcate awareness and sensitivity to gender issues within the university community. Internet facility is available at the university. Apartments are available at the university and students can choose from a variety of apartment styles, from private bedrooms and bathrooms to shared accommodations. UHCL’s campus includes exercise club, swimming pool, sand volleyball court, barbecue pavilion and a clubhouse with a big screen television. The UHCL Writing Center provides instructional facilities for aspring writers, students enrolled in composition courses, and students completing research papers.

Although UHCL has no sports teams, its official mascot (and the name of the official school magazine) is the Egret. Blockie, a cube with arms, legs, and eyes is the unofficial mascot adopted by students, staff and faculty. The Indian Students Association of UHCL celebrates The Cricket Carnival from June to July.

Student Enrollment Demographics

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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Texas and 49th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.01
Arrest 5 0.06

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 11,869 0.55
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 198 0.01
Forcible Rape 771 0.04
Robbery 8,054 0.38
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 27,459 1.28
Larceny 68,596 3.20
Vehicle theft 12,281 0.57

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Houston, TX 77058-1002
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population15,206 (15,199 urban / 7 rural)
Households8,089 (1.87 people per house)
Median Household Income$48,744
Families3,692 (2.61 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
UndergraduateArts & sciences plus professions, high graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate comprehensive
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time four-year
EnrollmentMajority undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work required2
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District4836

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $4,440 $4,440 $14,376
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,266 $1,266 $1,266
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $323 $323 $737
FT Graduate Tuition $6,624 $6,624 $13,680
FT Graduate Required Fees $1,122 $1,122 $1,122
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $506 $506 $898
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family N/A N/A N/A

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees N/A(N/C) N/A(N/C) N/A(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board N/A(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open AdmissionsN/A
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 397 177 483 148 3 1,062 9 2,317
Accounting 25 6 48 22 83 190
Anthropology 5 7 12
Behavioral Sciences 3 9 1 19 1 35
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 10 3 12 14 31 72
Biotechnology 37 2 1 40
Business Administration and Management, General 31 12 39 17 107 207
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 1 1 3 11 16
Business/Commerce, General 8 1 11 21
Chemistry, General 11 2 3 1 1 18
Clinical Psychology 2 1 5 2 20 31
Communication, General 1 8 1 15 25
Communications Technology/Technician 3 2 7 1 15 29
Computer Engineering, General 39 1 2 8 50
Computer Science 99 2 4 11 116
Computer Software Engineering 32 2 1 6 2 43
Computer and Information Sciences, General 3 3 1 14 21
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 1 7 13 2 13 1 37
Criminology 11 19 2 22 54
Curriculum and Instruction 3 2 5 10
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 2 3 3 2 10 20
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 13 15 2 29 59
Educational/Instructional Technology 2 2 5 1 11 21
Engineering/Industrial Management 5 4 2 2 8 21
English Language and Literature, General 1 3 11 3 31 50
Environmental Science 9 3 3 21 37
Finance, General 16 1 10 1 1 29 58
Fine/Studio Arts, General 1 9 24 34
Geography 2 4 6
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 23 11 11 31 21 99
History, General 1 13 44 58
Human Resources Development 3 4 5 13
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 1 1 5 35 3 47
Industrial and Organizational Psychology 3 3 1 9 16
Information Science/Studies 30 2 2 4 38
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies 1 2 6 2 7 19
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 1 15 17 6 1 44 85
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 1 5 1 8 15
Library and Information Science 1 7 8
Management Information Systems, General 2 1 4 3 10 20
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 4 1 9 15
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling 1 2 1 19 26
Mathematics, General 2 3 9 20 35
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 2 21 102 4 149 1 282
Physical Sciences
Physics, General 3 1 1 3 8
Political Science and Government, General 1 2 2 5
Psychology, General 2 18 29 5 65 124
Public Administration 2 1 1 4
Reading Teacher Education 1 2 4 7
School Psychology 3 1 8 12
Social Work 2 6 4 1 13
Sociology 4 4 13 1 24
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Statistics, General 1 1 2
Systems Engineering 2 6 8
Women's Studies 1 1

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1197th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $72,035 ($78,636 male / $62,503 female)
Number of FT Faculty 250 (133 male / 117 female)
Number of PT Faculty 458
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $6,481,490

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