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University of Houston-Clear Lake: Narrative Description


2700 Bay Area Blvd.
Houston, TX 77058-1098
Tel: (281)283-7600
Admissions: (281)283-2518
Fax: (281)283-2530
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, upper-level, coed. Part of University of Houston System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1971. Setting: 487-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $7.8 million. Research spending 2003-04: $1.6 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2022 per student. Total enrollment: 7,785. Faculty: 486 (210 full-time, 276 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 1,827 applied, 69% were admitted. Full-time: 2,008 students, 69% women, 31% men. Part-time: 2,009 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 16 states and territories, 84 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 16% Hispanic, 7% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 54% 25 or older, 3% live on campus, 91% transferred in. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; interdisciplinary studies; computer/information sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $1608 full-time, $120 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9432 full-time, $326 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $2582 full-time, $974 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 70 open to all. Most popular organizations: Beta Alpha Psi, The Indian Student Association, The Management Association, Texas Student Education Association, Accounting Association. Major annual events: Student Life Fair, Chili Cook-Off, International Festival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 288 college housing spaces available. Neumann Library with 650,000 books, 1.9 million microform titles, 984 serials, 795 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.5 million. 383 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A planned community 20 miles south of Houston, and 35 miles from Galveston, Texas. Mixture of education and space related employers. Many cultural activities available, both in the Clear Lake area, and within easy access of Houston. Abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities.

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