This fall, the University of Houston enrolled more than 47,100 students – the largest enrollment in the University’s history. The landmark achievement is attributed to a steep increase in new master’s level students. UH welcomed 1,752 new master’s program students this fall, accounting for an increase of nearly 25% over fall 2019. The diversity of these students has also increased: Black master’s level students increased 62%, multiracial students increased 110% and Hispanic students increased 50%.
“Despite unprecedented circumstances due to the pandemic, UH is continuing to meet our mission of making our academic programs accessible to academically strong students from a diversity of backgrounds,” said Paula Myrick Short, UH senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “The increase of enrollment in master’s programs speaks to the relevancy of these programs to students, employers and the economy.”