University of Houston-Clear Lake

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,856
2.02% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$14,667
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.55%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
80.7%
1,666 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
9,053
47.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
52%
105 Graduates

About

University of Houston-Clear Lake is a higher education institution located in Harris County, TX. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Houston-Clear Lake were Other Multidisciplinary Studies (268 degrees awarded), Accounting (132 degrees), and General Psychology (124 degrees).

In 2020, 2,412 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Houston-Clear Lake. 65.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (951 degrees), 1.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (790 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Houston-Clear Lake is $5,856, which is $−16,674 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at University of Houston-Clear Lake is $5,856, which is $−16,674 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,667.

In 2020, 66% of undergraduate students attending University of Houston-Clear Lake received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 37% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,856
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Houston-Clear Lake was $5,856. The cost of tuition at University of Houston-Clear Lake is $−16,674 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$14,667
2020 Value
59.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Houston-Clear Lake had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,667. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Houston-Clear Lake grew by 59.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,218
Room and Board
$1,064
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Houston-Clear Lake was of $10,218 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,064. The cost of room and board increased by 18.5% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
37%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

66% of undergraduate students at University of Houston-Clear Lake received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 10% with respect to 2019, when 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.55%
2018 Default Rate
68
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Houston-Clear Lake was 4.55%, which represents 68 out of the 1493 total borrowers.

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University of Houston-Clear Lake received 1,666 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 18.8% annual growth. Out of those 1,666 applicants, 1,345 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.7% acceptance rate.

There were 9,053 students enrolled at University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2020, and 86% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Houston-Clear Lake has an overall enrollment yield of 27%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,345
Accepted Out of 1,666

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Houston-Clear Lake was 80.7% (1,345 admissions from 1,666 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 73.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 18.8%, while admissions grew by 30.3%.

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SAT Scores

86%
Submission Percentage
311
Scores Submitted

86% of enrolled first-time students at University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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University of Houston-Clear Lake has a total enrollment of 9,053 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Houston-Clear Lake is 4,270 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,783. This means that 47.2% 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 39.7% Hispanic or Latino, 34.9% White, 8.64% Black or African American, 8.47% Asian, 3.32% Two or More Races, 0.11% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0552% 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 (29.1%), followed by White Female (20.8%) and White Male (14.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (21.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (16.3%) and Black or African American Female (10.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

47.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Houston-Clear Lake, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,053 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Houston-Clear Lake is 4,270 and the part-time enrollment is 4,783. This means that 47.2% of students enrolled at University of Houston-Clear Lake are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2020 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 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), University of Houston-Clear Lake had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    3,592
  2. White
    3,162
  3. Black or African American
    782

The enrolled student population at University of Houston-Clear Lake is 39.7% Hispanic or Latino, 34.9% White, 8.64% Black or African American, 8.47% Asian, 3.32% Two or More Races, 0.11% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0552% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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learningGraduates

In 2020, 756 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 white (951 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (790 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Houston-Clear Lake is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (268 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (132 degrees) and General Psychology (124 degrees).

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 (36 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (329 degrees), and History (41 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

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 Elementary & middle school teachers (246,917 people), Other managers (171,069 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (158,643 people), Postsecondary teachers (142,827 people), and Secondary school teachers (104,735 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Houston-Clear Lake are Library Science (36 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (329 degrees), History (41 degrees), Psychology (206 degrees), and Math & Statistics (50 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

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 Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Computer hardware engineers, and Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other

The most specialized majors at University of Houston-Clear Lake are Library Science (36 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (329 degrees), History (41 degrees), Psychology (206 degrees), and Math & Statistics (50 degrees).

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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 (604,544 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (318,433 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (276,474 people), Computer Systems Design (159,960 people), and Outpatient care centers (157,288 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Houston-Clear Lake are Library Science (36 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (329 degrees), History (41 degrees), Psychology (206 degrees), and Math & Statistics (50 degrees).

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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
  1. 268 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 132 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 124 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Houston-Clear Lake was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 268 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

828
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,584
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 828 degrees were awarded to men at University of Houston-Clear Lake, which is 0.523 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,584).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 90 degrees were awarded to men at University of Houston-Clear Lake in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.732 times less than the 123 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 248 degrees were awarded to women at University of Houston-Clear Lake in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 12.4 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (77.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Houston-Clear Lake is Female and Asian (77.8% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.952% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    951 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    790 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    231 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Houston-Clear Lake is white (951 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (790 degrees).

0.829% of degree recipients (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    592 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    569 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    359 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Houston-Clear Lake is white female (592 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (569 degrees).

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University of Houston-Clear Lake has an endowment valued at nearly $30M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.6M (15.3%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, University of Houston-Clear Lake had a total salary expenditure of $142M. University of Houston-Clear Lake employs 104 Associate professors, 61 Professors, and 59 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Houston-Clear Lake are Male Associate professors (60), Female Associate professors(44), and Male Professors (37).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Houston-Clear Lake are: Office and Administrative Support, with 128 employees, Management, with 106 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 91 employees.

Endowment

$30M
2020 Endowment
1.51%
growth from 2019

University of Houston-Clear Lake has an endowment valued at about $30M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Houston-Clear Lake grew 1.51% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.66M 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. $4.32M - Federal
  2. $4.52M - State
  3. $77.8k - Local

As of 2020, University of Houston-Clear Lake received $4.32M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.52M from state grants and contracts, and $77.8k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$62.3M
2020 Salaries
3.67%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of Houston-Clear Lake paid a median of $62.3M in salaries, which represents 44% of their overall expenditure ($142M) and a 3.67% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.67% decline from 2018 and a 4.18% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$23.1M
Instructional Salaries
278
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Houston-Clear Lake paid a total of $23.1M to 278 employees working as instructors, which represents 37% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
104 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
128 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Houston-Clear Lake were Associate professor with 104 employees; Professor with 61 employees; and Professor with 59 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Houston-Clear Lake were Office and Administrative Support with 128 employees; Management with 106 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 91 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Houston-Clear Lake was Male Associate professor with 60 employees, Female Associate professor with 44 employees, and Male Professor with 37 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Houston-Clear Lake.

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