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Facts and Statistics

University of Houston-Clear Lake is a four-year university with more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and three doctoral programs from its four colleges. UHCL's more than 75,000 alumni are leaders in a variety of fields and include 10 astronauts, more than 400 CEOs and at least one best-selling author. UHCL is a destination for the arts with approximately 34,000 patrons attending exhibits in the Art Gallery and performances in the Bayou Theater in 2019.



Fall 2020

Undergraduate: 6,758 (74%) | Graduate: 2,386 (26%)

Full-time: 4,584 | Part-time: 4,560

Total headcount: 9,144


Enrollment by College

Other: .7%
2,422 (26.5%)
2,674 (29.2%)
2,448 (26.8%)
1,533 (16.8%)



U.S. News and World Report 2020


Best Regional University West (tie)

Top Public School for Regional Universities West


Fall 2020

Hispanic: 3,612 (39.5%)
3,249 (35.5%)
849 (9.3%)
Asian: 834 (9.1%)
353 (3.9%)
247 (2.7%)

Approximately 40% of our student population identifies as Hispanic, making UHCL a Hispanic Serving Institution with additional federal support for Hispanic students.

STEM Focus

Centers and Institutes

Center for Robotics Software and Environmental Institute of Houston

STEM and Classroom Building

121,575-square-foot STEM and Classroom Building opened in fall 2018

Health Sciences and Classroom

69,539-square-foot Health Sciences and Classroom Building opened in spring 2019

Mechanical Engineering Program

This new program for fall 2018 prepares students for careers in many industries. Mechanical engineers are in high demand – especially in the Houston area. In Texas, the mean annual salary for a mechanical engineer is about 22 percent higher than the rest of the nation (U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics).


Centers and Institutes


Centers and Institutes for Students


University of Houston-Clear Lake

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