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Total UHS Headcount Exceeds 61,000 – a 3 Percent Gain
Enrollment for the University of Houston System (UHS) continued at a record-setting pace for fall 2009, with more than 61,000 students taking classes at the four institutions.

Each of the four schools – the University of Houston, UH-Clear Lake, UH-Downtown and UH-Victoria – reported increases from the previous fall’s enrollment at their respective campuses. UH posted a 2.5 percent rise. UHCL had an increase of about 0.5 percent. UHD was up 3.7 percent. And UHV enjoyed a 15 percent increase.

Overall, the UH System saw an increase of more than 1,800 students – approximately a 3 percent increase.

Based on 20th class day numbers reported to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, these are the specific enrollment figures at the four UHS institutions:

    UH — 36, 999

    UHCL — 7,663

    UHD — 12,742

    UHV — 3,655

“The UH System continues to play a vital role as a principal resource for higher education in the Upper Gulf Coast region and the entire state of Texas,” said UHS Chancellor Renu Khator. “This growing commitment to higher education in our community is quite encouraging, and it’s gratifying that we can help so many students turn their dreams of a college degree into a reality.”


The University of Houston System is the state’s only metropolitan higher education system, encompassing four universities and two multi-institution teaching centers. The universities are the University of Houston, a nationally recognized doctoral degree-granting, comprehensive research university; UH-Downtown, one of the nation’s most diverse undergraduate institutions with focused graduate programs; UH-Clear Lake, which offers more than 80 upper-level undergraduate and graduate programs as well as a doctoral degree program; and UH-Victoria, an upper-level institution scheduled to offer a full undergraduate program in fall 2010. The centers are the UH System at Sugar Land and the UH System at Cinco Ranch. In addition, the UH System includes KUHF-FM, Houston’s National Public Radio and classical radio station, and KUHT-TV, the nation’s first educational television station.

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