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Texas Southern University (TSU)

3100 Cleburne St, Houston, TX

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TSU is a public historically black institution located in Houston, Texas. Many historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were founded after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. Approximately nine thousand students are enrolled annually at TSU.

Areas of study offered at TSU include:

  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences

The admissions process will begin with the submission of an application, transcripts, records, and standardized test scores, which are then evaluated by admissions officials. Students may take either the SAT or ACT scores to be considered for admissions at TSU. A score between 1110 - 1360 on the SAT, or 15 - 19 for the ACT is common among admitted students. 39% of those students that apply are admitted to TSU, of which 35% choose to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

The tuition at Texas Southern University varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay close to $7,800 per year, while out-of-state residents are charged $18,000 annually. Some students at this school may be eligible for financial aid, which is typically offered as scholarships, grants, and loans.

The mascot for TSU is the "Tigers", and they participate in intercollegiate sports through the NCAA. Sports available may include the following:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-AA)

Contact information, admission forms, programs offered, and more may be viewed on school's website at http://www.tsu.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give an overview of the candidates TSU accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Texas Southern University is about 9,000. The student body is made up of 75% undergraduate students and 16% graduate students.

$14,400

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $14,400. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $42 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • In-State: $1,400-$1,700
    • Out-of-State: $13,000-$15,840
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $100-$120 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $440-$530 per credit unit
  • Room and board is estimated to cost around $13,000

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid93%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships88%$8,880
Receiving Student Loans73%$6,705
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Texas Southern University may provide services to students including:

  • Distance learning
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Child care

Graduation Rates

Texas Southern University has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 16%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years6%
Graduating in 5 Years7%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Law Program
    • * Accredited by the American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar (since 1949)
  • Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) Program
    • * Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (since 1951)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2014)

Intercollegiate Athletics

TSU is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Southwestern Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Southwestern Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Southwestern Athletic Conference)
  • Football (Southwestern Athletic Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Bowling
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Texas Southern University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Architecture

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Legal Professions and Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Public Administration and Social Services

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Transportation and Materials Moving

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    50.90%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    93%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    18:1

    DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
    6

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $7,096