Niche ranks UHCL among the best in Hispanic-Serving Institution categories
University of Houston-Clear Lake’s commitment to empowering all students is reflected in its rankings as reported by Niche, an online resource that ranks colleges and universities across the United States. Niche has ranked UH-Clear Lake as No. 8 of 118 Best Hispanic-Serving Institutions in Texas, and No. 30 of 405 Best Hispanic-Serving Institutions in the U.S. for 2024.
“UHCL is proud to be designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, with approximately 44% of our student population identifying as Hispanic,” said Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost Christopher Maynard. “This designation provides additional federal support for Hispanic students, allowing us to offer more support to promote student success.”
UHCL boasts several active grants that required designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution to attain. These include the National Science Foundation HSI STEM, the National Science Foundation Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation, the U.S. Department of Education HSI STEM and Articulation, the U.S. Department of Education Promoting Post-Baccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans, and the U.S. Department of Education Mental Health Service Professional Demonstration.
“We believe our status as a Hispanic-Serving Institution is one of our strengths,” Maynard said. “We are dedicated to creating a welcoming and supportive community that celebrates the unique perspectives and experiences of all students.”