University of Houston-Victoria

Houston Guided Pathways to Success

The University of Houston-Victoria is proud to be among 11 two- and four-year institutions in the Texas Gulf Coast region that are part of a regional collaboration that has a goal of providing timely, structured and seamless pathways for students transferring from area community colleges to universities.

The Houston Guided Pathways to Success consortium is dedicated to significantly increasing the number of students who not only gain a degree, but finish within the desired four-year timeline. Using techniques pioneered by Complete College America, GPS members are working to develop and implement detailed pathways designed to boost on-time graduation rates through timely, structured and seamless transfer of course credits among the initiative’s partners; ultimately, increasing postsecondary attainment, while building a culture of timely graduation.

Representatives from each institution are working collaboratively to fully implement Houston GPS strategies by fall 2018. Some strategic components include academic maps that provide students with a guideline to complete their major courses within four years, broad clusters of majors that help students choose an appropriate college path and career faster, and new math course requirements better aligned to intended majors. Institutions also will manage students’ progress in their degrees through intrusive advising technology.

UHV is part of the collaborative partnership with the following four- and two-year institutions: 

Two-Year InstitutionsFour-Year Institutions
College of the Mainland  Texas Southern University
Houston Community College System  University of Houston
Lone Star College System  University of Houston-Clear Lake
San Jacinto College District  University of Houston-Downtown
Victoria College   
Wharton County Junior College  


For more information about the Houston GPS, go to the UH Office of the Provost website at www.uh.edu/provost/university/houstongps.