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University of Houston Mission and Goals

UH Mission

The mission of the University of Houston is to offer nationally competitive and internationally recognized opportunities for learning, discovery and engagement to a diverse population of students in a real-world setting.  The University of Houston offers a full range of degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's, doctoral and professional levels and pursues a broad agenda of research and creative activities.   As a knowledge resource to the public, the university builds partnerships with other educational institutions, community organizations, government agencies, and the private sector to serve the region and impact the world.

UH Goals

1.  National Competitiveness
UH will become a nationally competitive public research university as measured by the Top American Public Research University analysis and/or Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

2. Student Success
UH will have a student profile consistent with a nationally competitive public research university by creating an environment in which student success can be ensured.

3. Community Advancement
UH will commit to fulfilling regional and state workforce needs while becoming the primary engine of social, economic, and intellectual development.

4. Athletic Competitiveness
UH will provide a comprehensive educational experience to its students and, within this context, it will seek to build the strongest athletic program possible.

5. Local and National Recognition
UH will be known for its accomplishments locally and nationally.

6. Competitive Resources
UH will build a resource base that enables it to accomplish its mission and realize its vision.