University of Houston-Downtown Northwest Campus

20515 State Highway 249, Building 12
Houston, TX 77070
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Earn Your Degree Close To Home

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) celebrates student success, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, integrity and service. The faculty and staff members are committed to providing students with quality educational opportunities and helping them achieve their educational goals.

Solid Growth for over 40-Years

Since opening its doors in 1974, UHD has grown in mission and service, and now offers baccalaureate degrees in 44 areas and seven master's degree programs. Enrollment nears 14,000 students who attend classes in five Colleges: Business, Humanities and Social Sciences, Public Service, Sciences and Technology, and University College, which also serves as the entry point for all students coming to UHD. More than 2,000 students graduate each year. As one of the four distinct and separate components of the University of Houston System, UHD offers educational opportunities and access to students from a variety of backgrounds.  Many students are first generation college students, work full or part time, have family obligations or transfer from community colleges and other higher education institutions. 

UHD is a publicly-supported, urban university located in Houston's central business district. It draws students from the Greater Houston area and is considered one of the most ethnically diverse liberal arts institutions in the southwest.  This is a distinction that indicates the student body accurately reflects the Houston community's wealth of cultures, languages and nationalities. The University offers all students a specially tailored opportunity for quality higher education, small classes and personal interest from faculty.

To facilitate ease of access, the university continually explores ways to be responsive to the needs of the students. One way this is done is by offering classes at various campuses of the Lone Star College District, including Northwest, Cy-Fair and Kingwood. UHD also offers dual credit and dual enrollment options through area community college partners, a variety of distance education options through classes online, and a "hybrid" class configuration, blending online with classroom instruction.

The University of Houston-Downtown, Northwest Campus

For students who live or work in the northwest Houston area, UHD Northwest offers programs at Lone Star College – University Park, located at HWY 249 and Louetta Road. The location serves communities including, western Montgomery County, Waller County, NW Harris County and the City of Houston in the Willowbrook area.

Students can complete their lower-level coursework at a community college and then enroll at UHD for the junior and senior-level courses leading to a degree. Instruction is delivered face-to-face, online or using both methods in a hybrid format. On-site classes are offered during the day, in the evening and on weekends.

Why choose UHD Northwest?

  • Save time and money with a close to home campus and free parking.
  • Students have the support of UHD advising team from the start. Joint admissions and seamless transfers are the rule, not the exception.
  • UHD professors have strong connections in their fields, so this transitions into networking opportunities for students.
  • Flexible course schedules offer classes that fit the busiest of lifestyles.
  • The university reflects the ethnic and cultural fabric of Houston’s diverse city.
  • UHD offers the lowest tuition of any four-year university in Houston.

UHD campuses offer quality education with you in mind. Learn how you can earn your degree close to home. 

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