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The University of Houston-Victoria offers 70 bachelor’s and master’s degrees and concentrations in the arts and sciences; business administration; and education, health professions and human development fields. UHV provides accredited face-to-face and online programs to students in the Gulf Coast region and beyond. Since its founding in 1973, UHV has provided students with a quality higher education taught by talented faculty at a great value.

UHV at a glance

Location

A regional hub 30 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico, Victoria is located about two hours from Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Corpus Christi. Victoria is a town of 65,000 residents with abundant activities, events, shopping and dining options. Face-to-face courses are offered in Victoria and Katy. Students also can take many of UHV’s degree programs and concentrations online. 

Academic Excellence

UHV has been recognized by many national organizations that evaluate universities, including The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Several specific academic degree programs also have drawn top rankings. 

Affordability

UHV offers some of the lowest tuition and fees in Texas, in addition to numerous scholarships and financial aid opportunities. More than $35 million in financial aid is awarded to students annually. 

Enrollment

UHV has 4,429 students (3,312 undergraduates and 1,117 graduates) from 19 states and 38 countries. The student body is 65 percent female and 35 percent male

Transfer Partnerships

UHV welcomes students transferring from all accredited community colleges and universities, including Victoria CollegeBlinn CollegeCoastal Bend CollegeHouston Community CollegeLone Star College and Wharton County Junior College.

Athletics

UHV fields teams in baseball, softball, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s golf. The Jaguars are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and compete in the Red River Athletic Conference.

Computers & Connectively

UHV has 18 computer labs. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout campus, including the residence halls

Community Outreach

  • American Book Review - UHV is home to the American Book Review literary journal. Every year, 10 nationally recognized writers give public readings during the UHV/ABR Reading Series.
  • Dalkey Archive Press - An internationally renowned nonprofit literary publisher, Dalkey Archive Press publishes about 60 books a year with an emphasis on translations from more than 50 countries. 
  • Small Business Development Center - Certified business advisors offer technical business assistance and training for area small businesses and those aspiring to start a business in an 11-county area
  • Regional Economic Development Center - The center provides a regional hub for small business resources and promotes community engagement and partnerships to support the educational, economic and cultural development throughout the area.

Accreditation

UHV is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The university has additional accreditations from the AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, Texas Education Agency and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs.

Special Designations

The U.S. Department of Education has designated UHV as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Hispanics make up 39 percent of undergraduate enrollment. Victory Media has designated UHV as a Military Friendly School thanks to the university’s efforts to recruit and support active military personnel and veterans.

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