U.S News & World Report ranked the University of Houston-Downtown's
Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences in Applied Administration (BAAS-AA) degree among the nation's top 100 Online Bachelor's Programs. UHD's BAAS-AA is listed among the top seven online bachelor's programs in Texas according to the recent rankings. Based in the University of Houston-Downtown's College of Public Service, the
Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) graduate program is ranked No. 26 in the country. This ranking places it among the top four online criminal justice programs in Texas. Both—the Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences in Applied Administration and the Master of Criminal Justice—are the highest ranked programs in Houston within their respective categories.
UHD's online programs are ranked No. 5 of the Top Online Degrees in the Houston area by
Great Value Colleges for what types of degrees are available, the cost per credit hour, and the faculty to student ratio.
TheBestSchools.org named UHD as one of the best 25 Bachelor's In Finance Degree Programs for 2019. Housed in the Marilyn Davies College of Business, the program earned its ranking based on the quality of the program, types of courses, faculty rankings, awards and reputation, including the school's reputation for effectively providing online degree programs.
UHD ranked No. 7 in a new study about the "20 Best Online Colleges for Adults Going Back to School" by
OnlineColleges.com—specifically in terms of flexible, convenient, and affordable ways to access quality higher education opportunities.
College Factual ranked UHD for veteran friendliness for its International Business and Criminal Justice programs among institutions in Texas and the nation:
- The International Business (IB) program is ranked #15 out of 143—placing UHD in the top 10 percent of all schools in the nation. For two consecutive years, the program ranked number #2 out of 8 colleges and universities in Texas—placing UHD in the top 15 percent of all schools in the state.
- Nationally, the Criminal Justice program is ranked #23 out of 417—the top 10% of all schools in the nation. The program also is ranked #3 out of 29 colleges and universities in Texas—placing the University in the top 10 percent of all schools in the state for the second consecutive year.
College Factual ranked the University of Houston-Downtown at 290 out of 2,486 colleges and universities that were analyzed for ethnic diversity, which placed the University in the top 15 percent of all schools in the nation. UHD also is ranked 29th out of 199 colleges in Texas for ethnic diversity.
The Marilyn Davies College of Business was the only Greater Houston higher education institution named as one of the Top 50 Online Undergraduate Business Schools for 2019 by
College Consensus. Recognized schools were ranked according to affordability, convenience and reputation. UHD ranked No. 26.
The Student Loan Report has recognized UHD for creating an environment in which graduates can graduate with a limited amount of student loan debt. UHD's average
student loan debt per graduate figure was one of the lowest in all of Texas. More specifically, the University's average debt per borrower figure was $13,646, which ranked UHD 14th when it came to lowest student debt figures in the state.
Community for Accredited Online Schools released its annual ranking for the 2018-2019 school year recognizing the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) as one of the
Best Online Colleges in Texas. To qualify, colleges must be regionally or nationally accredited, hold a not-for-profit status in the United States, and offer at least one online degree. Schools were then ranked based on their quality, affordability, flexibility, and degrees granted to their students.
AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO) recognized UHD in six categories for offering the best online learning options in: finance, marketing, criminal justice, psychology, criminal justice master's program, laptops and technology perks. Only accredited, public, not-for-profit institutions with at least one online program were eligible. The primary data points used to identify the best online colleges and programs for 2018 include: acceptance rates, cost of tuition, degrees awarded, and graduation rates.
OnlineColleges.com ranked the University of Houston-Downtown No. 17 as one of the best four-year colleges in Texas. Using the most recent government data to evaluate accredited colleges and universities across the country, the online higher education guide focuses affordability, student services, and the availability of online programs among a variety of factors.