University of Houston-Clear Lake
Houston, TX 77058-1002


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 8,669
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 15:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 264 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

University of Houston-Clear Lake is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 1,057 applications and 684 students were granted admission. University of Houston-Clear Lake is at the #63 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 30% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 85% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT930 to 1110
ACT20 to 23

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

University of Houston-Clear Lake charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $17,040 and in-state students paid $4,992.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 66% of University of Houston-Clear Lake's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 28% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,527 (which is 2.1% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2016-2017, was 68, which is 30% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,333 (which is 18.3% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, University of Houston-Clear Lake has enrolled a total of 8,669 students (4,391 students full-time and 4,278 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 8,669 students, 1,103 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 39% men and 61% women and 5,570 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 3,099 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 732 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 37%

Hispanic: 30%

Non-resident alien: 15%

Black/African American: 8%

Asian: 7%

Two or more races: 2%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 14% 1,104 154
Engineering 12% 953 0
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 10% 773
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 8% 648
Psychology 8% 593 0
Health Professions And Related Programs 4% 310
Education 3% 270 0
Social Sciences 3% 219 0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 3% 202
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 2% 160 0

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of University of Houston-Clear Lake graduates 6 years after enrollment is $37,400. Last year, out of the total 599 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 539 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 618 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 519 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $37,400 $46,600
Employment Rate 90% 84%
Total Graduates 599 618

Campus Location

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