Texas Southern University

Houston, Texas

Team Name: Tigers

Address: 3100 Cleburne, Houston, TX 77004

Web: TSU.edu

Phone: 713-313-7011

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Texas Southern University

Houston, Texas

NESTLED ON A BEAUTIFUL 150-acre campus close to the heart of downtown Houston in the city’s historic Third Ward, Texas Southern University (TSU) is one of the nation’s largest historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

As a comprehensive, special-purpose, urban-programming research institution, TSU provides academic and research programs that address critical urban issues and prepare students to become a force for positive change in a global society. It is one of only eleven HBCUs in the nation to achieve the prestigious R2–High Research Activity designation by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

TSU offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate programs and concentrations. Its innovative teaching and learning are responsive to opportunities for public service via degree programs including aviation science management, business, communication, law, pharmacy, health administration and health information management, transportation studies, maritime transportation, emergency management, urban planning and environmental policy, and engineering.

DiverseEducation.com ranks TSU second in Texas for bachelor’s degrees awarded to African Americans, and in the top one hundred in the nation for master’s degrees awarded to African Americans.

By The Numbers


Acceptance Rate 63%
Median composite SAT score 960
Median ACT score 18
Undergraduate Enrollment 5,298
Students on Financial Aid 96%


In-State Tuition $9,179 per year
Out-of-State Tuition $21,443 per year
Room and Board $7,001+


African American Students 83%
Asian American Students 2%
Hispanic Students 8%
International Students 3%
Male/Female Ratio 36/64

Campus Life

Greek System Yes
Freshman Living on Campus
Freshmen Who Return 50.7%
Student/Teacher Ratio 16:1
Full-Time Faculty 391


Graduation in Four Years 11%
Graduation Overall 18.8%
Alumni Who Give $ to School 9%

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