Texas Southern University (TSU)

Founded in 1925 as Wiley College Extension, Texas Southern is one of the largest HBCUs in the United States. TSU offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees across its 11 academic colleges and schools including the Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Popular majors at TSU include Business, Management, Health, Biomedical Sciences and Homeland Security. With 80-plus student groups and organizations, TSU students have ample opportunities to participate in activities that suit their personalities. Although TSU has been known by several names since its inception, its mission has never changed; Texas Southern provides its students with academic and research programs that address critical urban issues and prepare an ethnically diverse student population to become a force for positive change in a global society.  

Location: Houston, TX

Type of Institution: Four-year, public research, HBCU

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State: $3,823

     • Out-of-State: $8,473

Size: 9,500+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 87%

Percentage of Men: 43%

Percentage of Women: 57%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 20:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

Colleges/Schools: Business, Education, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Communication, Continuing Education, Public Affairs, Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences, Science and Technology, Law

Housing: On-campus housing provided: residence halls, apartments


     • Greek: Zeta Phi Beta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Phi Beta Sigma, Delta Sigma Theta, Omega Psi Phi, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Iota Phi Theta

     • Others: Association of Black Journalists, Economics Students Association, Gay and Lesbian African-American Student Society, International Students Organizations, Krimson Kourt, Living Testimony Choir, NAACP, National Association of Black Accountants, National Organizations for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers

City Life: Located in Houston’s Historic Third Ward, museums, performing arts, art galleries (Houston Center for Photography), shopping, water sports, professional sports: NFL (Texans), MLS (Dynamo), MLB (Astros), Hockey (Aeros)

Website: www.tsu.edu/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/TeamTSU/