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Undergraduate Enrollment 968
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $7,173 PER SEM.*
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $7,173 PER SEM.*
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 90
Median SAT/ACT 870/18 (75th percentile)
% of African American Students 67.5
% of Asian American Students 0.2
% of Hispanic Students 22.5
% of International Students 3.5
Student/Teacher Ratio 15:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 50
% of Male/% of Female Students 44/56
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 72.3
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 10
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 27
% of Freshmen Who Return 53.9
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 3.2

Huston-Tillotson University

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900 Chicon, Austin, TX 78702













  • The Anthony and Louise Viaer-Alumni Hall is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and designated as a Texas Historical Site.
  • HT is recognized by the National Wildlife Federation and Second Nature for its sustainability efforts and commitment to the environment. The student organization Green is the New Black™ has won numerous awards for its environmental awareness initiatives.
  • Proximity to Austin’s thriving downtown provides numerous recreational and professional
  • learning opportunities.

ESTABLISHED IN 1875 to educate recently emancipated slaves, Huston-Tillotson University (HT) nurtures a legacy of leadership and excellence in education by connecting knowledge, power, passion, and values as part of its mission. Affiliated with both the United Methodist Church and the United Church of Christ, the institution has a student population of more than 1,000 undergraduates.

HT students include an international contingent representing more than 18 countries from around the globe, from China to Nigeria. The W.E.B. DuBois Honors Program, named for the African-American intellectual and activist, provides students with a challenging curriculum above and beyond HT’s 19 areas of study.

The HT legacy extends beyond the classroom. Major League Baseball great Jackie Robinson coached the men’s basketball team before he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, and he served as a trustee of the college following his stint in the majors. Today HT’s athletic teams compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as part of the Red River Athletic Conference.

Historical districts and an ever-growing number of venues surround the 23-acre East Austin campus, which is within walking distance of downtown. The revitalization of East Austin sees local businesses—particularly restaurants and boutiques—opening almost daily.

* Tuition based on 12- to 17-hour semester

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