Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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University of Houston (Houston, TX)


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University of Houston is ranked 89 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 276 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 83%
Applicants who took ACT 44%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+6%
600-69926%
600+32%

SAT Math Score

700+8%
600-69936%
600+44%

ACT Score

30-3615%
24-2953%
24+67%

Students applied19,860
Students admitted11,627
Admission rate59%

Students per faculty21

4-year graduation rate23%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$9,540
Fees$982
Room and board$9,984
Estimated book expense$1,300
Total cost$21,806

Cost after need-based aid$13,685
Cost after non-need-based aid$16,573

Average debt at graduation$23,665

Out of State

Tuition$24,990
Fees$982
Room and board$9,984
Estimated book expense$1,300
Total cost$37,256

Cost after need-based aid$29,135
Cost after non-need-based aid$32,023

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$49,900

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met58%
Average need-based aid$8,121
Average non-need-based aid$5,233

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment35,871

Full-Time

Men12,929
Women12,865

Part-Time

Men5,411
Women4,666

Freshmen retained85%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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