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About UHCL Pearland Campus

University of Houston-Clear Lake Pearland Campus, located at 1200 Pearland Parkway, provides the residents of Pearland and beyond an opportunity to expand their educational horizons through classes taught by expert faculty. UH-Clear Lake administrators and city leaders broke ground for UHCL Pearland Campus in May 2009, with classes beginning for students on Aug. 23, 2010. 

A nationally accredited, upper-level university, UHCL partnered with the City of Pearland to bring career-building higher education to the Pearland community. Through UHCL Pearland Campus, area residents have access to exceptional academics and professionally active faculty. Students can complete junior, senior and graduate courses in high-demand disciplines such as business, education and psychology. As the off-campus instructional facility grows, so will its program offerings.

UHCL Pearland Campus shares the 30,659-square-foot modern facility with Pearland Economic Development Corporation, which occupies 8,043 square feet. The university’s space includes classrooms, a library, a student lounge, teaching labs, offices and a faculty suite.

For information about admission to the UHCL Pearland Campus, contact the Office of Enrollment Services, 281-212-1690 or For all other inquires, call 281-212-1700.

For media inquires about the UHCL Pearland Campus, contact the Office of Communications, 281-283-2015 or

UHCL Pearland Campus Historical Timeline

May 2004
UHCL President William A. Staples, UH System Chancellor Jay Gogue and UHS Associate Vice Chancellor for Planning and University Outreach Ed Hugetz meet with Pearland Mayor Tom Reid, Pearland Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Fred Welch and Pearland City Manager Bill Eisen to discuss higher education needs in the Pearland area. 

May 2007 
UHS Board of Regents approves UHCL's request for the creation of a campus in Pearland. 

July 2007 
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approves UHCL's request to develop a new campus in Pearland. 

March 2008 
UHCL President William A. Staples presents City of Pearland the 2008 UHCL Community Partnership Award for outstanding leadership and partnership. 

January 2009 
Pearland City Council approves a design-build contract for construction of a 30,659-square-foot building to house UH-Clear Lake Pearland Campus in 22,616 square feet and Pearland Economic Development Corporation in the remaining 8,043 square feet. 

May 2009 
Construction crews break ground at the future site of UHCL Pearland Campus, approximately one mile south of Beltway 8 on Pearland Parkway near McHard Road. 

February 2010 
The first scholarship endowment – the David and Stephanie Palmer Family Scholarship Endowment – was created specifically for students who live in Pearland and are attending UHCL Pearland Campus. 

August 2010 
UHCL Pearland Campus officially opens to the public with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting event. Classes begin at UHCL Pearland Campus with a student enrollment of 530.

May 2011
The UHCL Pearland Campus Founding Collection of Art is unveiled during an artist reception.

September 2013
UHCL Pearland Campus expands degree program offerings with the addition of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology.

Spring 2014
UHCL adds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing to the UHCL Pearland Campus degree program offerings. The program will begin in the fall 2014 semester.

Last updated: 09/15/2016 UTC
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