The University of Houston – Downtown (UHD) is a four-year state university
University of Houston – Downtown is one of four public universities within the University of Houston (UH) system. Its campus spans 20 acres (8.1 ha) in Downtown Houston, with a satellite location in northwestern Harris County. Founded in 1974, UHD is the second-largest university in the Houston area with nearly 14,000 students.
The university serves students in four academic colleges. UHD offers over 50 degree programs: 45 bachelors and seven masters. Awarding more than 2,400 degrees annually, the university’s alumni base exceeds 30,000.
The University of Houston–Downtown (UHD) is separately accredited, offers its own academic programs, and confers its own degrees. UHD is a stand-alone university; it is not a branch campus of the University of Houston (UH). Although UHD and UH are both component institutions of the University of Houston System, they are separatedegree-granting universities. Students who graduate from UHD will have diplomas under the name University of Houston–Downtown.
The University of Houston–Downtown is primarily an undergraduate institution. It offers 45 undergraduate and seven graduate degree programs in four academic colleges: the College of Business, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Public Service, and the College of Sciences and Technology.