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University of Houston-Victoria: Narrative Description


3007 North Ben Wilson St.
Victoria, TX 77901-4450
Tel: (361)570-4848; 877-940-4848; Admissions: (361)570-4110; Fax: (361)572-9377; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, upper-level, coed. Part of University of Houston System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1973. Setting: 20-acre small town campus. Endowment: $4.3 million. Total enrollment: 2,411. Faculty: 115 (69 full-time, 46 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. Full-time: 403 students, 71% women, 29% men. Part-time: 736 students, 72% women, 28% men. 0% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 21% Hispanic, 8% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 62% 25 or older, 25% transferred in. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; computer/information sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Costs Per Year: State resident tuition: $2760 full-time, $92 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9840 full-time, $328 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $300 full-time, $15 per semester hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Most popular organization: Texas Student Education Association. Major annual events: Mexican-American University Day, Annual Scholarship Reception, Annual Award Banquet. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. VC/UHV Library plus 1 other with 227,800 books, 528,423 microform titles, 10,652 serials, 7,553 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: The campus is located in Victoria, a city of 58,000 inhabitants at the center of the South Texas Crossroads in the heart of the Golden Gulf Coast. This expanding city on the banks of the Guadalupe River is more than 150 years old, and is one of the first three towns chartered by The Republic of Texas. The city is near the Gulf of Mexico and is a popular coastal route between Houston and Mexico. The home of many petrochemical companies, such as DuPont, Alcoa, and Union Carbide, it is surrounded by vast expanses of ranchland.

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