Texas Southern University Details

Email Address admissions@tsu.edu
Co_Education Yes
Campus Address 3100 Cleburne Avenue
City Houston
State Texas
Zip 77004
Phone 713-313-7471
Total Enrollment 8119
Motto Our Business is Excellence
Level of Selectivity Slightly competitive
Location Texas Southern University (TSU) occupies 130 acres in the heart of Houston, which is the largest city in Texas, with a population of almost 3 million. The city is served by local mass transit bus, passenger rail, and two major airports—George Bush Intercontinental Airport to the north and William P. Hobby Airport to the south. Points of interest include Six Flags AstroWorld; Bayou Bend, a 28-room Latin colonial mansion; and NASA’s Johnson Space Center. The city of Houston offers exquisite shopping at such places as the Houston Galleria–Post Oak, or All American Boots. Theater, concerts, museums, and fine dining are available in the city.
History Texas Southern University is a four-year, state-supported, coeducational liberal arts university founded in 1947 to serve the black population of Texas. Established as Texas State University, the name was changed to its current name in 1951. In 1973, partially as a result of its metropolitan location, TSU was redesignated as a “special purpose” institution of higher education for an urban population. Such special programs include projects through the Mickey Leland Center, established in 1989 as a national resource center to study contemporary issues that have an impact on world hunger and peace. The program continues the work of the late Congressman George “Mickey” Leland. Although the University maintains a selective admissions policy for its graduate and professional programs, TSU maintains an open admissions policy for undergraduates in an effort to attract the diverse ethnic population of its inner-city location. As a comprehensive university, TSU offers academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, pharmacy, technology, and law. It also provides social services for the campus and the community at large. TSU is situated on 130 acres with twenty-seven buildings. Facilities include the Terry Library, the Nabrit Science Center, the King Humanities Center, and the Thurgood Marshall Law Library. Contemporary facilities are constructed of Texas Cordova shell stone.
Band Program Yes
Religious Affiliation No
Accrediation Texas Southern is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, master’s, and doctoral degrees.
Costs per Year 2002–03 Tuition: $960 (in-state); $6120 (out-of-state) Room and board: $4016 (room); $2221 (board) Special fees: $450 Books: $700 Estimated total cost: $8347 (in-state); $13,507 (out-of-state)
In State Tuition 960
Out of State Tuition 6120
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 71 Number of scholarships and grants: 4,910 Total amount of scholarships and grants: $20,143,554 Range of scholarships and grants: $200–$8000
Financial-Aid Deadline March 15 (fall); August 15 (spring)
Admission Deadline June 1 (fall); January 6 (spring)
Entrance Requirements Graduation from an accredited high school (or equivalent) and completion of the following 16 units: 4 English, 1 algebra, 1 geometry, 1 natural science, 1 social science, and 8 academic electives. Students must submit an official high school transcript with a minimum C average and proof of immunization against tetanus/diphtheria, rubella, polio, and smallpox. Students must complete the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) and attend an orientation for new students. A $25 application fee is required.
Graduation Requirements A minimum of 124 credits and completion core requirements to include the following hours: 6 freshman English, 6 sophomore English, 6 American history, 6 U.S. and Texas government, 6 math, 8 natural and/or physical science, 3 aesthetics, 2 health education, 2 physical education, and 3 speech; maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and B average in major; last 30 hours and at least 2 semesters must be in residence at TSU.
Student Body Profile Total enrollment: 8,119 In-state: 6,788 Other regions: 45 states, 15 international Full-time undergraduates: 5,448 Part-time undergraduates: 1,037 Graduate students: 1,634 Ethnic/racial makeup: African American 7,8016; Asian, 204; Caucasian, 179; Hispanic, 316; Native American, 7; International, 397
Diversity 308
Student Life Campus Regulations: Cars must be registered; curfew; guest hours; dorm visitation hours; class attendance mandatory for freshmen, sophomores, and students on probation; graduating students must attend commencement. Campus Services: Health center; personal and social counseling (psychological counseling provided by community mental health agencies); career counseling and placement; legal services; testing center for ACT, MCAT, GMAT, SAT, TOEFL, and GED; tutoring and remedial assistance; and religious activities. Campus Activities: Social and cultural activities include theater, chorale, band, dance, and lecture series. Students may get involved in the Herald (student-run newspaper) or the yearbook. Communications majors or volunteers may work at student-run radio station, KTSU. Leadership opportunities are found in the Student Government Association or the various other clubs and organizations. United Ministries is a program of interdenominational cooperation that ../includes the Baptist Student Union, Newman Club, Lutheran Student Organization, and the Wesley Foundation. Greek fraternities include Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, and Phi Beta Sigma; sororities include Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta. Honor societies are also represented on campus. Housing Availability: There are 1,800 housing spaces, 600 of which are freshman-only. Married student housing is available.
Faculty Profile Number of faculty members: 524 Student-faculty ratio: 18:1 Full-time faculty members: 375 Part-time faculty members: 149 Faculty with doctorates or other terminal degrees: 66%
Athletic Program TSU is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I (except football, which is Division I-AA) and Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). Intercollegiate Sports: men’s basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, and track and field; women’s basketball, cross-country, golf, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Intramural Sports: bowling, soccer, gymnastics, swimming, and diving. Athletic Contact: Athletic Director, Texas Southern University, 3100 Cleburne Avenue, Houston, Texas 77004; Telephone: 713-313-7271.
NCAA No
NAIA Yes
School Calender August-May (semesters) Commencement and conferring of degrees: May Two summer sessions.
Website http://www.tsu.edu
Degrees Bachelor of Arts: Art, Communications, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Geography, History, Interpersonal/Interpersonal Cultural Communication, Journalism, Music, Organizational Communication, Political Science, Psychology, Rhetoric and Public Address, Telecommunications, Theater/Cinema Bachelor of Business Administration: Accounting, Administrative Management Systems, Banking, Economics, Finance, General Business, Insurance, Management, Marketing Bachelor of Science: Airway Sciences, Apparel Merchandising, Biology, Biomedical Engineering Technology, Building Construction Management, Chemistry, Child Development, City Planning, Civil Engineering Technology, Communication Disorders, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Dietetics, Drafting and Design Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Elementary and Secondary Education, Engineering Drafting and Design Technology, Engineering and Industrial Technology, Environmental Engineering Technology, Health Care Administration, Home Economics, Interdisciplinary Studies, Mathematics, Medical Record Administration, Medical Technology, Photographic Technology, Physical Education, Physics, Public Administration, Respiratory Therapy, Social Work, Sociology, Speech Communication, Telecommunications First Professional: Law, Pharmacy, Pre-Professional, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine Master’s Degree: Accounting, Administration and Supervision, Administrative Management Systems, Biology, Business Administration, Business Education, Chemistry, City Planning, Communications, Counseling Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Education, Educational Administration, Elementary Education, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Foundations and Higher Education, Health and Physical Education, Higher Education, History, Home Economics, Geography, Guidance and Counseling, Industrial Education, Journalism, Mathematics, Music, Speech Communication, Psychology, Public Administration, Reading Education, Secondary Education, Sociology, Special Education, Theater/Cinema, Transportation, Urban Education Doctorate: Pharmacy
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