Established in 1875 to educate recently emancipated slaves, Huston-Tillotson University (HT) nurtures a legacy of leadership and excellence in education that connects 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 1,034 undergraduates and offers associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees.
HT international students represent more than eighteen countries from China to Nigeria. The W.E.B. DuBois Honors Program provides students with a challenging curriculum above and beyond HT’s 21 areas of study.
Major League Baseball great Jackie Robinson coached the men’s basketball team before he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, and he later served as a trustee of the college. Today HT teams compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics 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.