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900 Chicon Street
Austin, Texas 78702-2795
Main Phone: (512) 505-3000
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Huston-Tillotson University

     Huston–Tillotson University is a historically black university in Austin, Texas, United States. The school is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ, and the United Negro College Fund.
     Huston–Tillotson University awards four-year degrees in business, education, the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, science and technology. The University also offers alternative teacher certification and academic programs for undergraduates interested in pursuing post-graduate degrees in Law and Medicine.
     A multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, and multi-faith institution, the University welcomes students of all ages, races, and religions.

Quick Facts

Undergrad Population: 895
Graduate Population: 6
Student Body: Coed
In State Tuition: $12430
Out of State Tuition: $12430
Room & Board: $6946
Applications Due: March 1st ($25)
Conference: Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC)
Mascot: Rams
Online Classes: yes
Percent Men: 50%
Percent Women: 50%
Majors Offered
Department of Educator Preparation
-African American Male Teacher Initiative
-Clinical Teachers
-Cooperating Teachers
-TEA Policies and Resources
-Traditional EPP Pathway to Certification
Department of English
-English Area Activities and Events
-English Minor
-Professional Writing
-The English Major and Minors
Department of Humanities and Fine Arts
-African and African American Studies
-Religious Studies
-Sigma Tau Delta International Honor Society Eta Tau Chapter
Department of Kinesiology
-Physical Education
-Exercise Science
-Human Performance
Department of Mathematics
-Physical Science
Department of Natural Sciences
-Environmental Studies
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
-Criminal Justice
-Political Science
Sports & Extra Curricular Activities
Choral Groups, Student Newspaper, Television Station
College History
     The history of Huston - Tillotson University lies in two schools: Tillotson College and Samuel Huston College.
     Tillotson Collegiate and Normal Institute was chartered as a coeducational school in 1877 by the American Missionary Society of Congregational churches and its namesake, George Jeffrey Tillotson.[1] It opened on January 17, 1881 and had 12 presidents: "William E. Brooks, first president (1881-85), was succeeded by John Hershaw (1886), Henry L. Lubbell (1886-1889), William M. Brown (1889-93), Winfield S. Goss (1894-95), Marshall R. Gaines (1896-1904), Arthur W. Partch (1905-06), Isaac M. Agard (1907-18), and Francis W. Fletcher (1919-23). J. T. Hodges, the first African American to be president (1924-29), was followed by Mary E. Branch (1930-44) and William H. Jones, who became president in 1944." Tillotson College was a women's college from 1926-1935.
     Samuel Huston College developed out of an 1876 Methodist Episcopal conference. An 1883 agreement with the Freedmen's Aid Society led to the development of the college. The college was named after Samuel Huston of Marengo, Iowa and the college opened in 1900.
     On October 24, 1952 Tillotson College and Samuel Huston College merged to form Huston-Tillotson College. It then became Huston–Tillotson University on February 28, 2005.
     Before the merger, future baseball legend Jackie Robinson accepted an offer from his old friend and pastor Rev. Karl Downs who was president of the college, to be the athletic director at Samuel Huston College, then of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).
     Before joining the Kansas City Monarchs, Robinson coached the school's basketball team for the 1944–45 season. As a fledgling program, few students tried out for the basketball team, and Robinson even resorted to inserting himself into the lineup for exhibition games. Although his teams were outmatched by opponents, Robinson was respected as a disciplinarian coach, and drew the admiration of, among others, Langston University basketball player Marques Haynes, a future member of the Harlem Globetrotters.
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News and Upcoming Events at Huston-Tillotson University

Huston-Tillotson University Students Craft a Symbolic Re-enactment in Response to the Death of African American Males
(AUSTIN, Texas) 12.15.14 — Student Government Association President Calvin McGhee led his fellow Huston-Tillotson University students through a three ...
Huston-Tillotson University’s Community Health and Wellness Center to Address African American Mental and Physical Healt
(AUSTIN, Texas) — Identifying a critical need, Huston-Tillotson University officials implemented the 21st Century Solutions-Based Listening Tour with ...
Huston-Tillotson Announces a Mental Health Proposal for the African American Community
During this press conference HT President Larry L. Earvin, Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole, Council Member Mike Martinez, and others will present the commun ...
RAMS News: HT Officials Announce New Adult Degree Program
Huston-Tillotson University Officials Announce a New Adult Degree Program for the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Criminal Justice ...
Another student has been awarded a scholarship at HT from the Tom Joyner Scholarship Fund!
Korey Lewis of New Orleans, Louisiana, is a sophomore Marketing/Pre-Law major with a 3.9 GPA and the fourth and final Tom Joyner Hercules Scholars for ...
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