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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Undergraduate Enrollment5,298
Acceptance Rate63%
In-State Tuition$9,179 per year
Out-of-State Tuition$21,443 per year

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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.

TSU’s new College of Transdisciplinary Studies provides an avenue for non-degreed professionals to earn a bachelor’s or graduate degree that includes online, in-person, and hybrid course options and academic credit for work experience.

DiverseEducation.com ranks TSU first in Texas for degrees awarded to African Americans, and places it among the most diverse institutions of higher education in the state. 

By The Numbers


Acceptance Rate63%
Median composite SAT score960
Median ACT score18
Undergraduate Enrollment5,298
Students on Financial Aid96%


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


African American Students83%
Asian American Students2%
Hispanic Students8%
International Students3%
Male/Female Ratio36/64

Campus Life

Greek SystemYes
Freshman Living on Campus63.5%
Freshmen Who Return50.7%
Student/Teacher Ratio16:1
Full-Time Faculty391


Graduation in Four Years11%
Graduation Overall18.8%
Alumni Who Give $ to School9%