The University of Houston discovers and disseminates knowledge through the education of a diverse population of traditional and non-traditional students, and through research, artistic and scholarly endeavors. As the nationís premier public university in an urban setting, the University of Houston applies its expertise to the challenges facing the local, state, national, and international communities, and it establishes and nurtures relationships with community organizations, government agencies, public schools, and the private sector to enhance the educational, economic, and cultural vitality of Houston and Texas.
As a premier urban teaching and research institution, University of Houston is a guiding innovator in distance learning and teaching, offering award winning programs taught by award winning faculty. Classes are offered through online, television, videotape/DVD formats, and in state-of-the-art classroom settings at learning centers around the greater Houston area. University of Houstonís distance education programs present excellent value to busy adults pursuing a bachelorís or graduate degree.
At UH you can earn chosen bachelorís or masterís degrees even if your time on campus is limited. Our distance education program delivers courses on a schedule designed for student professionals who work full-time. This allows you to complete your graduation requirements faster without compromising the quality of your education. In many cases you may use transfer credits from other institutions toward an undergraduate degree from U of H.
Many students enroll in Distance Learning classes because they cannot spend enough time on campus during the day to complete the courses they need. A typical Distance Learning student at UH might work full-time and almost never come to campus. Or, it might be someone whose work and other demands limit visits to campus each week. In addition, many on-campus students use Distance Learning classes as an alternative when other classes are full or if they need some flexibility in their course schedule.
The University of Houston offers the largest and longest running distance education program in Texas, delivering selected courses to over 5,000 students in a dozen degree programs each semester.
University of Houston provides a student services staff dedicated to meeting the needs of distance education students. Staff are available to answer questions, solve problems, and provide general academic advising.
With a strong history of distance education operations plus staff dedicated exclusively to distance learning, UH hosts the most experienced distance education program in Texas.
The University of Houston is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.