At the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV), we are driven by a relentless pursuit of excellence.
As a next-generation university, we redefine the boundaries of higher education, creating opportunities for students from all backgrounds to excel.
Our unwavering focus on student success and research innovation sets us apart, positioning UHV as a model for universities of the future.
Celebrating 50 Years
Since our establishment in 1973, we have grown into a vibrant institution with a reputation for academic excellence and a dedication to student success.
At the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV), our history is a testament to our commitment to providing quality education and fostering academic achievement.
25,661 Degrees Conferred
MORE THAN 50 ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
15:1 Student/Faculty Ratio
$43.2M Financial Aid Awarded Annually
The Northwest building consists of approximately 10 acres and 124,000 square feet. The site houses 50% of the library collection, Small Business Development Center, Regional Economic Development Center, Kinesiology classroom and lab spaces, and is the proud home of UHV Jaguar Athletics.
The UHV Katy instructional site opened in August 2016 and moved in 2019 to a new location at 22400 Grand Circle Blvd.
Top Reasons to Attend UHV Katy
- Located at the corner of two major highways
- One of the most affordable public universities in Texas
- Quality programs accredited by AACSB and CACREP
- Flexible class schedules offered mostly in the evenings in Katy or online
- $41 million awarded annually in financial aid
Through transformative learning experiences, we empower our students to embrace their full potential and make a positive impact in Victoria, Texas, and beyond. Join us at UHV and let your ambition drive you towards a bold and successful future.
In August 2012, jaX the Jaguar, the official university mascot,made his debut at UHV. You can find jaX at athletic games and other student activities, as well as in the community at a variety of different events.
The Jaguar Ring
Each year, the UHV class rings are placed in a locked box and secured at the jaguar exhibit at the Texas Zoo for 24 hours so UHV’s live mascot jaX can “bless” the rings before being brought back to the university for the Jaguar Ring Ceremony.
The students at the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV) are committed to instilling the following Jaguar Pillars in academic, leadership, service, and social opportunities throughout our college journey and beyond.
Celebrating our Hispanic Serving Identity
Our unwavering drive sees us celebrating and empowering our Latino students, staff and faculty in their future success.
Education is indisputably the key. UHV is committed to become a premier Hispanic Serving Institution that prepares its students to become leaders regionally, nationally, and globally.
Latino Faculty and Staff Association
The Latino Faculty & Staff Association at UHV is to build community among the Latinx faculty, staff and other interested professionals by empowering employees at all levels to network, serve as a voice for educational issues, advance personally and professionally, and to foster an inclusive workplace through service in the spirit of Latino culture.
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“Every encounter we have gives us a chance to make a difference that we may not know about until 30 years later. But I would argue that we should start every day knowing that we have a chance today to impact another person. Not every person in every job has that opportunity or that responsibility. I would argue that making a difference in the life of another person is a responsibility. It is not to be taken lightly, and it is not to be ignored”.
The University of Houston-Victoria (UHV), a dynamic destination institution serving Texas and the world, is dedicated to providing every student with educational and leadership opportunities to become a successful professional and an engaged global citizen. Innovative educational activities challenge students to make meaningful connections between their learning and their lives in a complex world. The University of Houston-Victoria promotes economic development and advances the quality of life through teaching, research, and service excellence.
As one of the nation’s state colleges and universities, UHV is committed to offering affordable and accessible education to students. Degree programs are taught by award-winning faculty in the colleges of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Natural and Applied Science; Business; and Education and Health Professions.