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Texas Southern University

Houston, TX, USA
3.54 Average Rating

One of the largest Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the nation, Texas Southern University is a 4-year public institution in Houston. TSU is home to 12 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 100 academic majors and concentrations. In addition, TSU provides the opportunity to learn in a foreign culture with faculty-led international programs in Asia, Europe, and Africa. For musically inclined students, the university marching band is known as the TSU Ocean of Soul and has performed at various NBA and NFL games including a Super Bowl.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • HBCU
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
51%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 3, 2019
Spring Regular Decision January 5, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
84%
Out-Of-State Students
14%
39%
Submitting ACT
70%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 16
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 817
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
10,237
Total Number of Undergrads
7,967
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
6%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
16%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
18:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$19,221
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$1,400
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$13,740
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,664
Books and Supplies
$1524

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
89%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,894
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
89%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,777
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$8,894

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
73%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,136
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$29,358
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$304
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
119
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Tigers
School Colors
Grey/Maroon
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Southwestern Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Houston
Dallas
Atlanta
Los Angeles
Austin
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$30,500
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What Students Are Saying

3.54 Average Rating
Texas Southern University is an emerging university that provides an intimate and unique learning environment. The campus is home to several state-of-the-art facilities, accomplished faculty, and ambitious students. In my opinion, it's definitely one of the premiere HBCUs in the nation.
Miguel
texas southern university is a historically black college. the university is well-known within the state of texas, but it is not widely recognized. my university is a good school, but like any other school it is easy to get distracted.
Makeda from Houston, TX
it is a place where you are known by your name and not your number. the instructors associate well with students.
we are good in pharmacy and law, and as a science student and decided to study pharmacy.
Chukwunweike from Houston, TX
The University is priced perfectly for in state students!
The University is not to big but not to small.
The University staff will go out of there way to help you if you have a problem and are respectful.
Latrisha from Houston, TX
pretty nice school
daniel from houston, tx

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