UHV chosen as best college in Katy by magazine poll

KATY – Readers of Living Magazine recently named the University of Houston-Victoria as Best College/University in Katy/Fulshear.

More than 30,000 Katy and Fulshear area readers submitted votes for the magazine’s 2019 "Best of" Readers’ Choice awards, which came out earlier this month, said Sharon Hilburn, a Living Magazine account executive. The awards were received from online, write-in ballots, meaning UHV was not listed on the ballot, and voters had to have written it into their ballots for the university to be considered. 

Bob Glenn

“Receiving this recognition of our university is exciting,” UHV President Bob Glenn said. “We are grateful for the support from the Katy and Fulshear communities and look forward to serving them at our new instructional site this fall and for years to come.”

The University of Houston-Victoria at Katy opened in August 2016 at 2002 W. Grand Parkway N., Building 2 and moved to a new instructional site on Monday at 22400 Grand Circle Blvd. The university offers many degree programs and concentrations for transfer and graduate degrees at its main residential campus in Victoria and online. The new location houses both UHV and UH degree programs. UHV classes start Monday. 

Karla DeCuir

“The greater West Houston area is rapidly growing, and higher education will continue to become an important part of its growth,” said Karla DeCuir, senior director of enrollment management and external affairs at UHV Katy. “We are thrilled to see that the communities of Fulshear and Katy recognize this as well.”

To help promote higher education in Katy and the Greater Houston area, UHV has partnered with higher education institutions, including Houston Community College, which has worked with UHV to develop a Start in Katy, Finish in Katy program. The university also has a memorandum of understanding with Lone Star College. In addition, the university has partnered with community organizations including the Katy Area Economic Development Council, Katy Area Chamber of Commerce, Katy Independent School District, West Houston Association and Katy Rotary Club.

UHV also was voted in June as the Best College in Katy by Katy Times readers. More than 72,000 Katy Times readers took part in the Best of Katy voting process. Readers filled in online ballots that were tallied for the 2019 All the Best special section. 

“The Katy and Fulshear communities have welcomed UHV with open arms,” DeCuir said. “This is their campus, and we are happy to continue serving them.”

For more information about UHV Katy, contact 281-396-3700 or Katy recruitment at 

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.

Ashley Strevel 361-570-4342