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鶹 Houston

鶹 Houston is Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. With half a century of experience, 鶹 Houston is one of the nation’s most comprehensive academic health centers.


Mission

The mission of 鶹 Houston is to educate health science professionals, discover and translate advances in the biomedical and social sciences, and model the best practices in clinical care and public health.

We pursue this mission in order to advance the quality of human life by enhancing the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and injury as well as promoting individual health and community well-being.

Vision

Excellence above all in the quest to be an acknowledged leader in the collaboration to treat, cure, and prevent the most common diseases of our time through education, research, and clinical practice.

President

Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, MD

ALKEK-WILLIAMS DISTINGUISHED CHAIR

Campus


Located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center and across the state, 鶹 Houston’s students, faculty, and staff are creating a healthier future for all — in more than 7 million square feet of state-of-the-art clinical, research, training, and administrative space across 127 buildings. 


Education

Our faculty educate and train the next generation of health care providers and researchers to deliver outstanding patient care and improve community health in Houston and beyond.

More information on degree plans and certificates can be found online.

鶹 Houston at a Glance

Full-time and part-time faculty
Total staff
Total students
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Alumni making a difference around the globe

Research

Our faculty and students conduct research to improve the dual pillars of health and well-being while addressing our nation’s most pressing public health crises. 鶹 Houston ranks in the top five universities in Texas in terms of total NIH funding, with $133.7 million awarded.

$133.7M In NIH Awards
5th
In NIH Funding
Among Texas Universities

Patient Care

鶹 Houston is here for our community, and has provided more than $16.4 million in unreimbursed charity care. Our faculty, residents, fellows, and students provide inpatient care at our primary teaching hospital affiliates which include:

Primary Teaching and Affiliated Hospitals

  • Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital

  • Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital

  • John S. Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center at 鶹 Houston

  • Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • Tirr Memorial Hermann

  • 鶹 Houston Harris County Psychiatric Center (HCPC)

6,406 鶹 Houston HCPC Admissions
$16.4M Unreimbursed charity care

UT Physicians, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, is the clinical practice of McGovern Medical School. Through a range of specialties that include neurosciences, orthopedics, heart and vascular health, and women’s and children’s health, our faculty offer urgent, highly specialized, or complex care to individuals and families in Houston and across Harris County and surrounding areas.

Revenue from UT Physicians provides 鶹 Houston with additional resources to support our faculty and further enhance the education of the health care professionals of tomorrow.

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UT Dentists is the multidisciplinary faculty practice of the School of Dentistry. Faculty dentists and specialists treat patients with every type of dental issue to improve oral health, which is essential to overall wellness.

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UT Health Services is a nationally recognized nurse-managed primary care center through Cizik School of Nursing. Nurse practitioners provide patient care in collaboration with a 鶹 Houston physician.

Philanthropy


Our philanthropic community provides critical funding to advance 鶹 Houston’s mission of educating future health professionals, pursuing life-changing research, and improving the health and well-being of our patients and their families. As seen in this at-a-glance overview, the generosity of our partners provides critical resources to meet the health challenges facing our communities now and for years to come.

840 University Endowments
66 New FY22Endowments 21 Programs, Lecture, and Research Funds 20 Scholarships and Fellowships 25 Chairs and Professorships

2,410 Donors in FY22

By Donor Type


Faculty, Staff, and Students

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In FY2022, more than 5,319 total students enrolled at 鶹 Houston with 1,732 students graduating with conferred degrees.

STUDENT POPULATION BREAKDOWN (Fall 2022)
81.11%

Texas residents

12.01%

International

6.88%

Out-of-state

70.22%

Female

29.78%

Male

30%

White

20%

Asian

19%

Hispanic

11%

Black

13%

International

4%

Unidentified

2%

Multiracial

<1%

American Indian

<1%

Pacific Islander

As of May 18, 2023