Student likes UHV’s small class sizes, affordability

Kayla Anderson
Kayla Anderson

Kayla Anderson doesn't want to take college classes in an auditorium filled with 400 other students, and at the University of Houston-Victoria, she knows she won't.

"I like small schools because you can get one-on-one time with your professors," she said. "I think you learn better. You’re just more focused."

The small class sizes were just one of the factors that led Anderson, a recent graduate of Judson High School in Commerce, to pick UHV for her degree. She'll join other members of the university's FIRST 200 this fall.

She first heard about UHV from a recruiter who came to her school and told members of the school’s Advancement Via Individual Determination college preparatory program about the university. Anderson was impressed with UHV’s affordability and how quality education is stressed at the university.

School is important to Anderson, who plans on getting her education degree and eventually wants to obtain her master’s and doctoral degrees. She would like to teach high school students after she graduates.

Anderson was involved with cross country and track at Judson High School her freshman and sophomore years and cheerleading her last two years.

“I’m really looking forward to just being on my own and growing into my own self at UHV,” she said.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Paula Cobler