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Fast Facts


The University of Houston-Victoria offers more than 80 academic programs 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.

Founded in 1973

UHV offers 80  Academic Programs.

Degrees conferred since 1973 23,973

UHV has students enrolled 4,350 (fall 2021 Preliminary)

20:1 Student/Faculty Ratio

UHV offers  $41M  Financial Aid Awarded Annually

Annual Tuition and Fees $8,767
(2021-2022 in-state undergraduate, 15 hours/semester)


A regional hub 30 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico, Victoria is a town of 65,000 located about two hours from Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Corpus Christi. UHV also offers classes at an instructional site in the Houston suburb of Katy. Students have choices in how they attend UHV:

  • UHV – 3007 N. Ben Wilson St., Victoria
  • UHV Katy – 22400 Grand Circle Blvd., Katy
  • Online

Academic Excellence

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


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, Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs, National Strength and Conditioning Association Education Recognition Program, National Association of School Psychologists, and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


UHV offers some of the lowest tuition and fees in Texas, in addition to numerous scholarships and financial aid opportunities. Nearly $41 million in financial aid is awarded to students annually.


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 the baseball, softball and soccer teams compete in the Red River Athletic Conference. The golf teams compete in the Association of Independent Institutions Conference.

Community Outreach

  • Victoria Regional History Center – This center maintains various collections including local newspapers, historical photographs, genealogy records and other items of historical value to the area. It is a partnership with Victoria College.
  • Small Business Development Center – Certified business advisors offer technical business assistance and training for area small business owners and those aspiring to start a business in an 11-county area.
  • Center for Regional Collaboration – The center provides a regional hub for small business resources and promotes community engagement and partnerships to support educational, economic and cultural development throughout the area.

Computers & Connectivity

UHV has 25 computer labs. In addition, computers are available for use in University Commons. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout campus, including the residence halls.


UHV has 4,350 students (3,133 undergraduates and 1,217 graduates) from 25 states and 28 countries. The student body is 67 percent female and 33 percent male.

Special Designations

The U.S. Department of Education has designated UHV as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Hispanics make up 40 percent of undergraduate enrollment.

Transfer Partnerships

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