University of Houston-Clear Lake: Where the Choice is Clear

Since 1974, the guiding principle of University of Houston-Clear Lake has been our unwavering commitment to enriching the lives of our students and equipping them to have the greatest possible impact as they complete their studies at the university. UHCL represents a sturdy foundation for driven students who want a rigorous environment where they can prepare for the future.

We maintain a low student-faculty ratio to encourage the development of strong relationships that extend beyond the classroom. It also helps that our beautiful campus is one of the safest in the state. We believe every student deserves an exemplary experience that begins with their education and extends into the lives they impact. Our ultimate goal at UHCL is to help students become successful professionals, productive citizens and proud alumni.

UHCL welcomes Ira K. Blake as fifth university president

On Tuesday, Aug.1, University of Houston-Clear Lake makes history when it welcomes Ira K. Blake as the university’s fifth president - the first female and first African-American to serve in the role.

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STEM Boost

The U.S. Department of Education awarded more than $3.7 million to support UHCL’s STEM programs. The College of Science and Engineering plans to use the funds to support students in STEM fields as well as facilitate student transfers to UHCL. The college, in collaboration with the College of Education, also plans to develop a computer science teacher certification program. The grant aims to open doors for Hispanic and low-income students to pursue careers in STEM. UHCL is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution. Learn more about ways you can support STEM education at UHCL.

Rising Rankings

U.S. News & World Report ranked UHCL 74th among the 2017 Best Regional Universities in the West, an advancement of seven places over the university’s inaugural 2016 ranking. UHCL was ranked among regional universities spanning from Texas and Oklahoma westward to California and Hawaii. The publication also ranked UHCL 75th nationally out of 101 universities for Best Online Graduate Business Programs and 109th out of 179 for Best Online MBA Programs. Rankings for the lists are determined by graduation rates, admissions selectivity, peer reputation, alumni giving and other criteria. The rankings reflect UHCL’s ongoing commitment to improve educational opportunities for the community.

President's Report

As UHCL build momentum for the next generation of leaders, it continues on its quest to inspire creativity, critical thinking, open discourse and debate; and to challenge conventional wisdom, invite diversity, broaden perspectives and deepen understanding. Learn more about how UHCL is seeking new ways to enhance the educational experience in the 2017 President's Report.