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University of Houston Clear Lake

We are University of Houston-Clear Lake, and we have been opening doors for accessible education since 1974. As part of the University of Houston System, we offer more than 90 graduate and undergraduate programs online or face-to-face at locations in Clear Lake, Pearland and the Texas Medical Center.

Bachelor's programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)

About

History

Recognizing the need for higher education in the growing Clear Lake area, the 62nd Texas Legislature authorized the establishment of a second University of Houston campus in 1971. Legislators cited a 1968 report by the then Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System when approving the new campus. In 1973, the Texas Senate authorized construction of a permanent campus at Clear Lake.

Education

UHCL’s Colleges of Business, Education, Human Sciences and Humanities, and Science and Engineering offer courses leading to bachelor’s and master’s degrees in over 40 fields of study, allowing thousands of graduates to embark upon a new career or advance their current path.

Research

University of Houston-Clear Lake is a four-year university with more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and three doctoral programs from its four colleges. UHCL's 68,000 alumni are leaders in a variety of fields and include 10 astronauts, more than 400 CEOs and at least one best-selling author. UHCL is a destination for the arts with approximately 34,000 patrons attending exhibits in the Art Gallery and performances in the Bayou Theater in 2017.

Career

Career Services professionals can provide crucial guidance with integrating the skills and experience you acquire at UHCL into your pursuit of a fulfilling career. Additionally, we can help you understand how your interests, values, goals and strengths greatly impact your career decision-making process and career readiness.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Services

Student services

The Student Success Center is a comprehensive academic support department that offers:

  • Tutoring 
  • Supplemental Instruction 
  • Academic Coaching 
  • Academic Skills Workshops

Housing services

At University of Houston-Clear Lake, students have a number of housing choices while working to reach their educational goals. In addition to nearby apartment complexes located within a 5- to 20-minute walk/bicycle from UHCL, you can live in apartments on campus and choose from several floor plans that will allow you to live alone or with two or three other friends.

Library services

The Alfred R. Neumann Library at University of Houston-Clear Lake is your destination for published scholarly information sources and supporting research and instructional services. Use the library’s online discovery tools, research databases, and guides to access a universe of academic information. 

Medical services

At University of Houston-Clear Lake, we know that your health and wellness is an essential element of your academic success. That’s why we have a range of health resources available on campus to ensure all Hawks — whether they’re students, faculty or staff — sustain optimal physical and emotional health so they can ascend and continue to soar.

Student Life

Campus life

Designed specifically with student residents in mind, on-campus housing offers easy access to classes, the library and other student resources in addition to campus events and activities. Live with your friends, who will quickly become study partners, and help each other succeed in college. Studies show that students who live on campus have higher graduation rates because of the support received from friends, advisers and the campus community.

Sports facilities

At University of Houston-Clear Lake, we know that your health and wellness is an essential element of your academic success. That’s why we have a range of health resources available on campus to ensure all Hawks — whether they’re students, faculty or staff — sustain optimal physical and emotional health so they can ascend and continue to soar.

Student clubs

University of Houston-Clear Lake offers more than 90 student organizations. 

Accreditation

University of Houston-Clear Lake is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Student Reviews

College experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's a really quiet place to study and focus on your major.

Texas City, Texas, United States

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