- A rich history of this university.
- The third largest university in Texas with more than 44,00 students.
- Bernard Harris the African American who made to walk in space, the alumni of the university.
The journey started from a Houston Junior college on March 7, 1927. The trustees of the Houston Independent School District (HISD) board of education passed a resolution without any plan. The reason for the resolution was to authorize the founding and operating of a junior college. It was operated and administrated by the HISD.
The college later becomes eligible to continue its future with a university in October 1933. The decision becomes possible when the governor of Texas, Miriam A. Ferguson, signed a house bill 194 to law.