2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$16,737

Net Price

91%

Admitted

20%

Enrolled

53%

Graduation Rate

17/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

University of Houston-Clear Lake

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 9,279. In 2021, there were 300 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #43 in Texas and ranks #936 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

300

Total Enrollment

9,279

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Ranking for University of Houston-Clear Lake

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#43

Texas Rank

Combining ranking factors for 72 schools that offer psychology degrees in Texas, University of Houston-Clear Lake ranks #43.

#936

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., University of Houston-Clear Lake ranks #936.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, University of Houston-Clear Lake offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Clinical Psychology, Counseling and Applied Psychology, General Psychology, Industrial Organizational Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling and School Psychology. At the doctorate level Clinical Psychology and Counseling and Applied Psychology are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMAPhD
Clinical Psychology82
Counseling and Applied Psychology402
General Psychology14420
Industrial Organizational Psychology16
Marriage and Family Therapy14
Mental Health Counseling28
School Psychology6
Social Work20
Total Graduates1641324
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) – Clinical training programs at the master’s, doctoral, and postgraduate levels
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) – Predoctoral internship programs
  • Professional/Scientific Psychology (PSPSYD) – PsyD Doctoral programs

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 1,793 students applied to the University of Houston-Clear Lake. The university admitted 91% and 20% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Texas universities is 9,246. On average, all Texas institutions admit 76% and 28% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of University of Houston-Clear Lake students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 74%. Compared to all Texas four or more years colleges, the percentage is 66%.

The overall graduation rate for University of Houston-Clear Lake is 53%, compared to 49% for all Texas universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 57%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare UHCL to Texas Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of University of Houston-Clear Lake to the average of all Texas four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

UHCL

1,793

Applicants

91%

Percent Admitted

20%

Percent Enrolled

74%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

53%

Graduation Rate

TX Colleges

9,246

Applicants

76%

Percent Admitted

28%

Percent Enrolled

66%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

49%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 283 or 100% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 1 or 0% part-time faculty members employed at University of Houston-Clear Lake. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 278 or 98%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

UHCL

17 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

100%

Percent Full-Time

0%

Percent Part-Time

98%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

TX Colleges

17 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

57%

Percent Full-Time

43%

Percent Part-Time

55%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at University of Houston-Clear Lake the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $6,024, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,316.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $7,920 and the average cost for graduate fees is $1,674.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for University of Houston-Clear Lake2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$9,881
On-Campus Living Expenses$10,107
Total Living Expenses$19,988
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$6,024
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,316
Total Undergraduate Expenses$27,328
In-State, Graduate Tuition$7,920
In-State, Graduate Fees$1,674
Total Graduate Expenses$9,594
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend University of Houston-Clear Lake is $16,737. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend University of Houston-Clear Lake presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$9,532$11,555
$30,001 – $48,000$12,704$13,226
$48,001 – $75,000$14,952$15,046
$75,001 – $110,000$23,537$20,243
$110,001 and more$23,789$24,301
US Department of Education

Compare University of Houston-Clear Lake to all Texas universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

UHCL

$27,328

Cost to Attend

$7,814

Average Financial Aid

76%

Percent Receiving Aid

$16,737

Net Price

TX Colleges

$28,868

Cost to Attend

$11,015

Average Financial Aid

88%

Percent Receiving Aid

$15,094

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 222 or 76%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 4,280 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $7,814.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid4,280$7,814
Pell Grants2,782$4,648
Federal Student Loans1,914$7,512
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the University of Houston-Clear Lake to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

UHCL

4,280

Grant or Scholarship Aid

48%

Grants or Scholarships

2,782

Number of Pell Grants

31%

Pell Grants

1,914

Federal Student Loans

21%

Federal Student Loans

TX Colleges

5,995

Grant or Scholarship Aid

49%

Grants or Scholarships

3,325

Number of Pell Grants

27%

Pell Grants

2,843

Federal Student Loans

23%

Federal Student Loans

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