Dr. Paula Myrick of the University of Houston’s Systems Short to Retire

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 distinguished public universities in the University of Houston system, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Lauren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates over 15,000 students; Boasts more than 61,000 alumni and 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davis College of Business; Humanities and Social Sciences; Public Service; Science and Technology; and University College). program offers.

For the fourth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked UHD among universities nationwide for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (Number 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Graduate Programs.

UHD has the cheapest tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. US News ranked the university among the Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD the No. 1 ranking of the most diverse institution of higher education in the US Southern Region. and Military Friendly School. For more information about the University of Houston-Downtown, visit


Get the best of Newspaper delivered to your inbox daily

Most Viewed

Related Stories