University of Houston

Houston, Texas


Costs to Attend University of Houston

Are you interested in applying to University of Houston yet wondering how much it costs or if you can afford to attend? Use our comprehensive price data and loan calculation tools to assist in determining if this school makes financial sense for you and your intended major of study.

Annual Cost

  • Total One Academic Year Cost
  • Texas Residents: $18,047
  • Non Texas Residents: $26,471
  • Cost Itemization
  • Tution for Texas Residents: $7,176
  • Tution for non-Texas Residents: $15,600
  • Room and Board or estimated off campus living expense: $8,753
  • Books and Supplies: $1,200
  • Other Fees: $918

The cost per year to attend University of Houston is $18,047 for the 2012/2013 academic year. Residents outside of Texas have a total one year cost of $26,471. How much may your student loan payments be and can you afford to attend? If you are interested in learning more, request additional information to be sent to you from University of Houston

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 academic years. Please consult the school directly for the most up to date price information.

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Estimated 4 Year Cost at Current Tuition

At current published tuition rates, the estimated total tuition and living expense cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree at University of Houston is $72,188 for students graduating in normal time. Our methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a multiple of the most recent reported annual cost and does not factor in tuition increases.

  • 4 Year Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $72,188
  • 4 Year Out of State Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $105,884

Estimated Cost Per Semester

  • Texas Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $9,024
  • Non Texas Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $13,236

Average Net Price and Financial Aid

  • Average Annual Net Price: $11,609*
  • Estimated Average 4 Year Degree Cost: $46,436**
  • Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid: 54%
  • Average Annual Total Grant Aid Amount: $6,049
  • Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants: 38%
  • Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid: $3,989
  • Percent of Students Receiving Federal Student Loans: 43%
  • Average Amount of Federal Student Loan Aid: $7,530

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

University of Houston is a not for profit institution.

Example Student Loan Payments and Costs

How much are estimated student loan payments for University of Houston? Below are the costs for an example student loan if you borrowed $46,436, our estimated average net price for a four year degree. Note that this calculation assumes you are part of the reported 54% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $11,609. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments may be significantly higher than this example. Use our University of Houston student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

  • Monthly Payment: $467.06
  • Amount Borrowed: $46,436.00
  • Interest Rate: 3.9%
  • Term: 10 years
  • Number of Monthly Payments: 120
  • Total Interest Cost: $9,611.01
  • Total of All Payments of 10 years: $56,047.01

Loan Affordability & Salary

Can I afford to attend University of Houston? To keep student loan payments affordable, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income. When planning how to afford University of Houston, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using these parameters, a salary of $56,047.01 is recommended to afford a $467.06 monthly payment in the example loan modeled above. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to University of Houston in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $5,648 to $7,513. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 6.6%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you can expect to pay for a 4 year degree at this school assuming tuition increases along at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $72,188.00. Use our college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for University of Houston.

  • Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019 - Annual: $24,819, 4 Year Degree: $99,275
  • Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024 - Annual: $31,676, 4 Year Degree: $126,703
  • Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 - Annual: $40,427, 4 Year Degree: $161,709
  • Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 - Annual: $46,800, 4 Year Degree: $187,198

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost Per Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at University of Houston are as follows.

  • Price per credit hour for Texas residents: $216
  • Cost for one class for Texas residents (3 credit hours): $648
  • Price per credit hour for out of state residents: $529
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours): $1,587
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours): $2,116

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Tuition History

What was tuition at University of Houston for the past five, ten, fifteen or twenty years? Looking at historical tuition increase rates may provide an indication as to expected increases in the future. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

  • 2010 - $6,921 In State / $13,569 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4% Annual Increase
  • 2009 - $6,658 In State / $13,402 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 9.4% Annual Increase
  • 2008 - $6,084 In State / $12,756 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 7.7% Annual Increase
  • 2007 - $5,648 In State / $12,248 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.6% Annual Increase
  • 2006 - $5,296 In State / $11,920 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 29.7% Annual Increase
  • 2005 - $4,082 In State / $10,274 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 25.3% Annual Increase
  • 2004 - $3,258 In State / $8,922 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 18% Annual Increase
  • 2003 - $2,760 In State / $7,992 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5.5% Annual Increase
  • 2002 - $2,616 In State / $7,680 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5.7% Annual Increase
  • 2001 - $2,476 In State / $7,636 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5.9% Annual Increase
  • 2000 - $2,338 In State / $7,522 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 13.7% Annual Increase
  • 1999 - $2,057 In State / $7,169 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5.8% Annual Increase
  • 1998 - $1,945 In State / $7,081 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 8.7% Annual Increase
  • 1997 - $1,789 In State / $6,925 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 26.5% Annual Increase
  • 1996 - $1,414 In State / $6,022 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.8% Annual Increase
  • 1995 - $1,362 In State / $4,794 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4.6% Annual Increase
  • 1994 - $1,302 In State / $4,566 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 8% Annual Increase
  • 1993 - $1,206 In State / $4,518 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 21.6% Annual Increase
  • 1992 - $992 In State / $3,584 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 8.4% Annual Increase
  • 1991 - $915 In State / $3,382 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.7% Annual Increase
  • 1990 - $882 In State / $3,348 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 7.7% Annual Increase
  • 1989 - $819 In State / $3,315 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.4% Annual Increase
  • 1988 - $792 In State / $3,232 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.5% Annual Increase
  • 1987 - $744 In State / $3,240 Out of State Tuition and Fees.

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at University of Houston ranked by degrees conferred during the 2010/2011 academic year along with their estimated total program cost. Please consult the school's website for further information as actual costs for specific program may vary. Price estimates assume graduation in normal time. Our methodology for estimating these costs is a two or four year multiple of the current one year tuition and living cost of $18,047. Associates degrees are assumed to be completed in two years and bachelors degrees are assumed to take four years.

Area of Study Graduates Estimated Degree + Living Expense Cost
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 413 $72,188
4 year cost
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 393 $72,188
4 year cost
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 275 $72,188
4 year cost
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 256 $72,188
4 year cost
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 251 $72,188
4 year cost
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 247 $72,188
4 year cost
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 163 $72,188
4 year cost
Public Relations/Image Management Bachelor's Degree 162 $72,188
4 year cost
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 151 $72,188
4 year cost
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree 128 $72,188
4 year cost
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 127 $72,188
4 year cost
History, General Bachelor's Degree 105 $72,188
4 year cost
Operations Management and Supervision Bachelor's Degree 103 $72,188
4 year cost
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 100 $72,188
4 year cost
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 95 $72,188
4 year cost
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 86 $72,188
4 year cost
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 80 $72,188
4 year cost
Architecture Bachelor's Degree 79 $72,188
4 year cost
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst Bachelor's Degree 78 $72,188
4 year cost
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 78 $72,188
4 year cost
Human Nutrition Bachelor's Degree 75 $72,188
4 year cost
Health and Wellness, General Bachelor's Degree 75 $72,188
4 year cost
Business Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Bachelor's Degree 73 $72,188
4 year cost
Radio and Television Bachelor's Degree 71 $72,188
4 year cost
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 58 $72,188
4 year cost
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 57 $72,188
4 year cost
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 56 $72,188
4 year cost
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 53 $72,188
4 year cost
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 52 $72,188
4 year cost
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 52 $72,188
4 year cost
Business/Corporate Communications Bachelor's Degree 50 $72,188
4 year cost
Creative Writing Bachelor's Degree 48 $72,188
4 year cost
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 43 $72,188
4 year cost
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General Bachelor's Degree 43 $72,188
4 year cost
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 42 $72,188
4 year cost
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 42 $72,188
4 year cost
Organizational Leadership Bachelor's Degree 42 $72,188
4 year cost
Human Development and Family Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 41 $72,188
4 year cost
Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 41 $72,188
4 year cost
Environmental Design/Architecture Bachelor's Degree 39 $72,188
4 year cost
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 39 $72,188
4 year cost
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 38 $72,188
4 year cost
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 37 $72,188
4 year cost
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 36 $72,188
4 year cost
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 34 $72,188
4 year cost
Pharmaceutical Sciences Bachelor's Degree 28 $72,188
4 year cost
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 27 $72,188
4 year cost
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 27 $72,188
4 year cost
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 26 $72,188
4 year cost
Industrial Engineering Bachelor's Degree 26 $72,188
4 year cost
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies Bachelor's Degree 26 $72,188
4 year cost
Painting Bachelor's Degree 25 $72,188
4 year cost
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General Bachelor's Degree 24 $72,188
4 year cost
Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree 22 $72,188
4 year cost
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 21 $72,188
4 year cost
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 20 $72,188
4 year cost
Organizational Behavior Studies Bachelor's Degree 19 $72,188
4 year cost
Graphic Design Bachelor's Degree 19 $72,188
4 year cost
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 19 $72,188
4 year cost
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 16 $72,188
4 year cost
Photography Bachelor's Degree 15 $72,188
4 year cost
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 14 $72,188
4 year cost
Geophysics and Seismology Bachelor's Degree 14 $72,188
4 year cost
Industrial and Product Design Bachelor's Degree 13 $72,188
4 year cost
Biotechnology Bachelor's Degree 12 $72,188
4 year cost
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 12 $72,188
4 year cost
Information Science/Studies Bachelor's Degree 11 $72,188
4 year cost
Sculpture Bachelor's Degree 8 $72,188
4 year cost
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 8 $72,188
4 year cost
Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 7 $72,188
4 year cost
Dance, General Bachelor's Degree 6 $72,188
4 year cost
Surveying Technology/Surveying Bachelor's Degree 5 $72,188
4 year cost
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 5 $72,188
4 year cost
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist Bachelor's Degree 5 $72,188
4 year cost
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 4 $72,188
4 year cost
Italian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 4 $72,188
4 year cost
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Bachelor's Degree 4 $72,188
4 year cost
Music Theory and Composition Bachelor's Degree 4 $72,188
4 year cost
Biological and Physical Sciences Bachelor's Degree 4 $72,188
4 year cost
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 4 $72,188
4 year cost
Chinese Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 $72,188
4 year cost
Advertising Bachelor's Degree 3 $72,188
4 year cost
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 $72,188
4 year cost
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 2 $72,188
4 year cost
Health Communication Bachelor's Degree 2 $72,188
4 year cost
Computer Graphics Bachelor's Degree 2 $72,188
4 year cost
Human Resources Development Bachelor's Degree 1 $72,188
4 year cost
German Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 $72,188
4 year cost
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 1 $72,188
4 year cost

About University of Houston

University of Houston is a four year public college located in Houston, Texas.  Full time enrollment is 28,836 and part time is 10,984.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 17,019 applicants. 9,565 were admitted and 3,492 enrolled.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Learn more about University of Houston at CollegeSimply.

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  • 212 E. Cullen Building
  • Houston, Texas
  • 77204-2018

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