Social Work and the Caste System in India »February 25

ByShannon J. Cortes

Feb 21, 2022

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second largest university in Houston – has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth largest city since 1974.

As one of four separate public universities in the University of Houston system, UHD is a four-year comprehensive university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Each year, UHD educates over 15,000 students; has over 60,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s degree programs, nine master’s degree programs, and 16 fully online programs at five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College) .

For the fourth consecutive year, US News & World Report ranks UHD among universities nationwide for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (#27 and #15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the university among the top performers in social mobility and the top most diverse college in the southern region of the United States. The university is nationally recognized as a Hispanic-serving institution, a minority-serving institution, and military. Friendly school. To learn more about the University of Houston-Downtown, visit

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