University of Houston-Clear Lake

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,024
2022 Average Net Price
$17,871
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.439%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
69.4%
1,985 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
8,562
47.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
53.7%
122 Graduates

About

University of Houston-Clear Lake is a higher education institution located in Harris County, TX. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Houston-Clear Lake were Other Multidisciplinary Studies (238 degrees awarded), General Psychology (122 degrees), and Accounting (109 degrees).

In 2022, 2,357 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Houston-Clear Lake. 66.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (864 degrees), 1.01 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (853 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Houston-Clear Lake is $6,024, which is $−17,972 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Houston-Clear Lake is $6,024, which is $−17,972 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,871.

In 2022, 76% of undergraduate students attending University of Houston-Clear Lake received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 29% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$6,024
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Houston-Clear Lake was $6,024. The cost of tuition at University of Houston-Clear Lake is $−17,972 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$17,871
2022 Value
6.78%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Houston-Clear Lake had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,871. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Houston-Clear Lake grew by 6.78%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,395
Room and Board
$1,316
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Houston-Clear Lake was of $11,395 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.35% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,316. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
29%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

76% of undergraduate students at University of Houston-Clear Lake received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 16.9% with respect to 2021, when 65% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.439%
2019 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Houston-Clear Lake was 0.439%, which represents 7 out of the 1594 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Houston-Clear Lake received 1,985 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 10.7% annual growth. Out of those 1,985 applicants, 1,377 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.4% acceptance rate.

There were 8,562 students enrolled at University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2022. 31% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Houston-Clear Lake has an overall enrollment yield of 25.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,377
Accepted Out of 1,985

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Houston-Clear Lake was 69.4% (1,377 admissions from 1,985 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 91.2%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 10.7%, while admissions declined by −15.8%..

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SAT Scores

31%
Submission Percentage (2022)
109
Scores Submitted (2022)

31% of enrolled first-time students at University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Houston-Clear Lake had a total enrollment of 8,562 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Houston-Clear Lake is 4,100 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,462. This means that 47.9% of students enrolled at University of Houston-Clear Lake are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Houston-Clear Lake, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42.2% Hispanic or Latino, 31% White, 7.77% Black or African American, 7.51% Asian, 3.07% Two or More Races, 0.117% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0584% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Houston-Clear Lake in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (29.4%), followed by White Female (19.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (15.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (16.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (13.4%) and Black or African American Female (6.87%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

47.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,562 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Houston-Clear Lake is 4,100 and the part-time enrollment is 4,462. This means that 47.9% of students enrolled at University of Houston-Clear Lake are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Houston-Clear Lake was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), University of Houston-Clear Lake had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    3,609 enrolled students
  2. White
    2,658 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    665 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Houston-Clear Lake is 42.2% Hispanic or Latino, 31% White, 7.77% Black or African American, 7.51% Asian, 3.07% Two or More Races, 0.117% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0584% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 92 students (1.07%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 799 more women than men received degrees from University of Houston-Clear Lake. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Houston-Clear Lake is hispanic or latino (864 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (853 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Houston-Clear Lake is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (238 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (122 degrees) and Accounting (109 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Houston-Clear Lake, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (24 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (292 degrees), and History (41 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Houston-Clear Lake are Physicians (468,406 people), Other managers (259,889 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (259,643 people), Postsecondary teachers (202,878 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (188,050 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2022 are Library Science (24 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (292 degrees), History (41 degrees), Psychology (218 degrees), and Biology (151 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Houston-Clear Lake are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Houston-Clear Lake are Library Science (24 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (292 degrees), History (41 degrees), Psychology (218 degrees), and Biology (151 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Houston-Clear Lake are Elementary & secondary schools (701,274 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (698,536 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (514,444 people), Outpatient care centers (257,857 people), and Offices of physicians (255,939 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Houston-Clear Lake are Library Science (24 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (292 degrees), History (41 degrees), Psychology (218 degrees), and Biology (151 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Houston-Clear Lake.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 238 degrees awarded
  2. 122 degrees awarded
  3. 109 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Houston-Clear Lake was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 238 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

779
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,578
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 779 degrees were awarded to men at University of Houston-Clear Lake, which is 0.494 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,578).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 102 degrees were awarded to men at University of Houston-Clear Lake in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.689 times less than the 148 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 229 degrees were awarded to men at University of Houston-Clear Lake in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 25.4 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 31% of students graduating from University of Houston-Clear Lake completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Houston-Clear Lake is Female and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    864 degrees awarded
  2. White
    853 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    218 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Houston-Clear Lake is hispanic or latino (864 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (853 degrees).

0.849% of degree recipients (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    619 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    551 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    302 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Houston-Clear Lake is hispanic or latino female (619 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (551 degrees).

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Operations

University of Houston-Clear Lake has an endowment valued at nearly $33.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−10.7%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, University of Houston-Clear Lake had a total salary expenditure of 155M. University of Houston-Clear Lake employs 112 Associate professors, 65 Professors and 64 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Houston-Clear Lake are Male Associate professor (59), Female Associate professor (53), and Male Professor (41).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Houston-Clear Lake are: Office and Administrative Support, with 119 employees, Management, with 106 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 102 employees.

Endowment

$33.9M
2022 Endowment
12.4%
decline from 2021

University of Houston-Clear Lake has an endowment valued at about $33.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Houston-Clear Lake declined 12.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.7M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $10.1M - Federal
  2. $4.61M - State
  3. $63.6k - Local

As of 2022, University of Houston-Clear Lake received $10.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.61M from state grants and contracts, and $63.6k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$65.7M
2022 Salaries
2.59%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Houston-Clear Lake paid a median of $65.7M in salaries, which represents 42.4% of their overall expenditure ($155M) and a 2.59% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$25.1M
Instructional Salaries
287
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Houston-Clear Lake paid a total of $25.1M to 287 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
112 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
119 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Houston-Clear Lake were Associate professor with 112 employees, Professor with 65 employees, and Assistant professor with 64 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Houston-Clear Lake were Office and Administrative Support with 119 employees, Management with 106 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 102 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Houston-Clear Lake was Male Associate professor with 59 employees, Female Associate professor with 53 employees, and Male Professor with 41 employees.

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