HOUSTON -

The University of Houston has decided not to force freshman students to live on campus.

The school’s board of regents had proposed making first-time freshmen to live on campus, with few exceptions including living within a 20-mile radius of the campus or if a student is married of has a child.

UH released the following statement:

The University of Houston continues to engage the community in discussions about ways to improve student success, while providing an affordable and high-quality education.

After receiving mixed feedback from the University community, the University administration has removed an information item to discuss requiring freshman to live on campus from the Board of Regents upcoming meeting agenda. The issue was never listed as an action item, so Regents were not planning a vote on the concept.

UH currently has more than 8,000 beds, more than any other university in Texas, except for Texas A&M.