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University of Houston-Victoria

UHV Fast Facts

The University of Houston-Victoria offers 70 bachelor's and master's degrees and concentrations in the arts and sciences; business administration; and education, health professions and human development fields. UHV provides accredited face-to-face and online programs to students in the Gulf Coast region and beyond. Since its founding in 1973, UHV has provided students with a quality higher education taught by talented faculty at a great value. Download UHV Fast Facts as a PDF

UHV At A Glance

Founded 1973
Total Degrees Awarded 18,397
Student Enrollment 4,207 (Fall 2016 Preliminary)
Student / Faculty Ratio 17:1
Annual Tuition and Fees $7,115
Financial Aid Awarded Annually $32.3m


A regional hub 30 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico, Victoria is located about two hours from Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Corpus Christi. Victoria is a town of 65,000 residents with abundant activities, events, shopping and dining options. Face-to-face courses are offered in Victoria and Katy. Students also can take many of UHV’s degree programs and concentrations online.

Academic Excellence

UHV has been recognized by many national organizations that evaluate universities, including The Princeton Review and Get Several specific academic degree programs also have drawn top rankings.


UHV offers some of the lowest tuition and fees in Texas, in addition to numerous scholarships and financial aid opportunities. Out of all UHV undergraduates who applied for financial aid during the 2014-2105 school year, 97 percent were offered assistance.


UHV has 4,152 students (2,973 undergraduates and 1,179 graduates) from 23 states and 39 countries. The student body is 64 percent female and 36 percent male.

Transfer Partnerships

UHV welcomes students transferring from all accredited community colleges and universities, including Victoria College, Blinn College, Coastal Bend College, Houston Community College and Wharton County Junior College.


UHV fields teams in baseball, softball, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s golf. The Jaguars are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and compete in the Red River Athletic Conference.

Computers & Connectively

UHV has 16 computer labs. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout campus, including the residence halls.

Community Outreach

  • American Book Review

    UHV is home to the American Book Review literary journal. Every year, 10 nationally recognized writers give public readings during the UHV/ABR Reading Series.

  • Dalkey Archive Press

    An internationally renowned nonprofit literary publisher, Dalkey Archive Press publishes about 50 books a year with an emphasis on translations from more than 40 countries.

  • Small Business Development Center

    Certified business advisors offer technical business assistance and training for area small businesses and those aspiring to start a business in an 11-county area.

  • Regional Economic Development Center

    The 11-county regional outreach organization focuses on rural economic advancement, and a spirit of regionalism and cooperation.


UHV is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The university has additional accreditations from the AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, Texas Education Agency and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs.

Special Designations

The U.S. Department of Education has designated UHV as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Hispanics make up 29 percent of undergraduate enrollment. Victory Media designated UHV as a Military Friendly School thanks to the university’s efforts to recruit and support active military personnel and veterans.

Updated 9/08/2016