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At the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV), we are driven by a relentless pursuit of excellence.

As a next-generation university, we redefine the boundaries of higher education, creating opportunities for students from all backgrounds to excel.

Our unwavering focus on student success and research innovation sets us apart, positioning UHV as a model for universities of the future.

Our History

Celebrating 50 Years

Celebrating 50 Years

Since our establishment in 1973, we have grown into a vibrant institution with a reputation for academic excellence and a dedication to student success.



At the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV), our history is a testament to our commitment to providing quality education and fostering academic achievement.

25,661 Degrees Conferred


15:1 Student/Faculty Ratio

$43.2M Financial Aid Awarded Annually


Fast Facts

Stats, facts, campus, community, growth and everything UHV this way.

UHV Fast Facts
University North

University North

University North is home to the UHV College of Business Administration, Human Resources and Career Services.

University West

University West

University West is home of the Provost, College of Education and Health Professions, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Administration, Financial Aid and the Center for Student Success.

University Commons

University Commons

The first floor includes a food court, a coffee bar featuring Starbucks coffee and the Jag Station bookstore.The 2nd & 3rd floor house the new UHV Library, Student Life and Disability Services.

University South

University South

University South features a 120-seat classroom, dedicated research areas, study spaces for students, classrooms, conference rooms, faculty offices and a third-floor patio.

UHV Northwest

The Northwest building consists of approximately 10 acres and 124,000 square feet.  The site houses 50% of the library collection, Small Business Development Center, Regional Economic Development Center, Kinesiology classroom and lab spaces, and is the proud home of UHV Jaguar Athletics.


UHV Katy

The UHV Katy instructional site opened in August 2016 and moved in 2019 to a new location at 22400 Grand Circle Blvd.

Top Reasons to Attend UHV Katy

  • Located at the corner of two major highways
  • One of the most affordable public universities in Texas
  • Quality programs accredited by AACSB and CACREP
  • Flexible class schedules offered mostly in the evenings in Katy or online
  • $41 million awarded annually in financial aid


Through transformative learning experiences, we empower our students to embrace their full potential and make a positive impact in Victoria, Texas, and beyond. Join us at UHV and let your ambition drive you towards a bold and successful future.


In August 2012, jaX the Jaguar, the official university mascot,made his debut at UHV. You can find jaX at athletic games and other student activities, as well as in the community at a variety of different events. 

T‌‌‌he Jaguar Ring

Each year, the UHV class rings are placed in a locked box and secured at the jaguar exhibit at the Texas Zoo for 24 hours so UHV’s live mascot jaX can “bless” the rings before being brought back to the university for the Jaguar Ring Ceremony.

Jaguar Pillars

The students at the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV) are committed to instilling the following Jaguar Pillars in academic, leadership, service, and social opportunities throughout our college journey and beyond. 

Celebrating our Hispanic Serving Identity

Our unwavering drive sees us celebrating and empowering our Latino students, staff and faculty in their future success.

Education is indisputably the key. UHV is committed to become a premier Hispanic Serving Institution that prepares its students to become leaders regionally, nationally, and globally.


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University President

“Every encounter we have gives us a chance to make a difference that we may not know about until 30 years later. But I would argue that we should start every day knowing that we have a chance today to impact another person. Not every person in every job has that opportunity or that responsibility. I would argue that making a difference in the life of another person is a responsibility. It is not to be taken lightly, and it is not to be ignored”.

Mission Statement

The University of Houston-Victoria (UHV), a dynamic destination institution serving Texas and the world, is dedicated to providing every student with educational and leadership opportunities to become a successful professional and an engaged global citizen. Innovative educational activities challenge students to make meaningful connections between their learning and their lives in a complex world. The University of Houston-Victoria promotes economic development and advances the quality of life through teaching, research, and service excellence.

Our Goals



Continually enhance the quality of our student experience



Promote and expand access to education

Community Engagements

Community Engagements

Increase community engagements and increase public events for diverse audiences on our campuses.



Promote a culture of institutional identification among stakeholders

Accessible Education

As one of the nation’s state colleges and universities, UHV is committed to offering affordable and accessible education to students. Degree programs are taught by award-winning faculty in the colleges of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Natural and Applied Science; Business; and Education and Health Professions