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Incoming freshmen, transfer students, graduate students, first-generation students – no matter how your path has led you to UST, you are welcome here!  As Houston’s Catholic University, students like you have graduated into successful careers in medicine, education, business, public administration, and more – throughout Houston and across the globe – for more than 75 years.

Located in Houston’s Museum District and Innovation Corridor, our diverse student body reflects the city itself.  We welcome students of all faiths and of no faith.  And whether you're looking to major in STEM, go to law school, finish your bachelor's degree, or pursue an MBA, you have a home at UST.

DEGREE PROGRAMS
DEGREE PROGRAMS

Become a part of the next generation of leaders with a degree from UST. With more than 40 undergraduate majors, 30 graduate degrees, seven fully online associate degrees, and over two dozen certificates and pre-professional tracks focused on relevant career skills, you’re bound to find a program that will help you build your future in a field you love.

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

Associate Programs

Certificate Programs

An Education You Can Afford

Higher education is a major investment in yourself.  UST is dedicated to creating quality degrees with affordable plans for students.  If your scholarship(s) and financial aid do not fully cover what you owe in tuition and fees, you may be able to pay the difference by taking out a student loan or setting up a monthly payment plan with 0% interest through our business office.

ST. THOMAS PROMISE

The St. Thomas Promise means full undergraduate scholarships for families making under $40K.

Become a part of the next generation of leaders with a degree from UST. With more than 40 undergraduate majors, 30 graduate degrees, seven fully online associate degrees, and over two dozen certificates and pre-professional tracks focused on relevant career skills, you’re bound to find a program that will help you build your future in a field you love.

Explore the St. Thomas Promise program for details and eligibility.

St. Thomas Promise
FIRST-GENERATION STUDENTS
FIRST-GENERATION STUDENTS

We know that a large portion of our student body are first-generation students – and we are so happy to welcome you! 

If this is something you can relate to, we can help answer all of your questions, from what degree you’d like to pursue, what life is like on campus, how financial aid works, and all the resources available for new students.  Fill out the Request Information form, and we’ll reach out to you directly to help with anything you may need.

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Hispanic-Serving Institution

In 2022, UST received top ranking as the #1 private Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) in the United States, determined by Steppingblocks, a data analytics company that provides workforce and education analysis.  According to the survey, UST ranks among the top 20 HSIs nationwide, including 16 public and 4 private universities. 

 

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Asian-Serving Institution

Beginning in 2019, the Department of Education designated UST as an Asian-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution.  To receive the Asian-Serving Institution designation, a school must have an enrollment of undergraduate students that is at least 10 percent Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander students.

A Tradition of Excellence

For more than 75 years, UST has provided students with a quality education in Houston – and we’re only getting started! Here are just a few of our recognized distinctions. We welcome you and your family to request more information or schedule a visit to find out more about the UST experience.

Forbes America's Top Colleges - University of St. Thomas - Houston
Hidden Gems - Online Schools Guide
University of St. Thomas in Houston TX is a 2017 Newman Guide Recommended College
University of St. Thomas in Houston TX named among best western regional colleges by The Princeton Review
University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas named one of the best colleges for social mobility by U.S. News and World Report