Location & Contact Information

3100 Cleburne Street
Houston, Texas 77004-9987
Main Phone: (713) 313-7071
Main Contact: Brian Armstrong

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Texas Southern University

     Texas Southern University, one of the nation’s largest HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), possesses an impressive array of undergraduate and graduate programs, a diverse faculty, 80-plus student organizations, and an alumni network comprised of educators, entrepreneurs, public servants, lawyers, pilots, artists, and more, many of whom are change agents on the local, national and international stage. Nestled upon a sprawling 150-acre campus, Texas Southern University has served as a cornerstone for developing the greatest potential in leaders from various socio-economic, cultural, and racial backgrounds.

Quick Facts

Undergrad Population: 6964
Graduate Population: 2593
Student Body: Coed
In State Tuition: $7462
Out of State Tuition: $16762
Room & Board: $4500
Applications Due: August 15th ($42)
Conference: Southwestern Athletic Conference
Mascot: Tigers or Lady Tigers
Online Classes: no
Percent Men: 43%
Percent Women: 57%
Majors Offered

Arts, Visual & Performing
•Drama/Theater Arts
•Fine/Studio Arts
•Music - General
•Visual and Performing Arts - General

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Business, Management, & Marketing
•Banking/Financial Services
•Business Administration/Management
•Management Information Systems
•Marketing Management
•Operations Management

Communications & Journalism

Communications Technologies
•Recording Arts Technology

Computer & Information Sciences
•Computer/Information Sciences - General

Engineering Technologies
•Civil Engineering/Technology
•Drafting and Design Technology
•Electrical Engineering Technologies
•Industrial Technology

English Language & Literature
•English Language & Literature - General
•Rhetoric and Composition

Family & Consumer Sciences
•Child Development
•Family/Consumer Sciences - General
•Foods/Nutrition Studies

Foreign Language & Literature

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
•Clinical Laboratory Science
•Environmental Health
•Health Services - General
•Health System Administration
•Medical Dietetics
•Medical Records Administration
•Respiratory Therapy

•History - General

Liberal Arts & Sciences
•General Studies

•Mathematics - General

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
•Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Natural Resources & Conservation
•Environmental Studies

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
•Health/Physical Fitness

Physical Sciences

•Psychology - General

Public Administration & Services
•Public Administration
•Social Work

Security & Protective Services
•Law Enforcement Administration

Social Sciences
•Political Science/Government

Transportation & Materials Moving
•Air Transportation
•Aviation Management

Sports & Extra Curricular Activities
Choral Groups, Fraternities, Jazz Band, Radio Station, Student Newspaper, Television Station
College History
     Texas Southern University (1951-Present)
     On June 1, 1951, the name of this new university for Negroes was changed from Texas State University for Negroes to Texas Southern University after students petitioned the state legislature to remove the phrase "for Negroes."
     When the university opened its doors in September 1947, it had 2,300 students, two schools, one division and one college - the Law School, the Pharmacy School, the Vocational Division, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Responding to the changing times, in 1973, the 63rd Legislature designated Texas Southern University as a "special purpose" institution for urban programming. As a result, four more academic units were added - the College of Education, the School of Public Affairs, the School of Communications and the Weekend College. This designation described what Texas Southern University was doing from its inception - embracing diversity.
     Today, Texas Southern University offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in the following academic colleges and schools: the College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences; the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; the College of Science and Technology; the College of Education; the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs; the School of Communication; the Thurgood Marshall School of Law; the Jesse H. Jones School of Business; the Thomas Freeman Honors College; the College of Continuing Education and the Graduate School. Other programmatic emphases are found in the Center for Excellence in Urban Education, the Center for Transportation Training and Research, the Center on the Family and a variety of special programs and projects.
     Currently, Texas Southern University is staffed by approximately 1,000 faculty members and support personnel. More than 9,500 students, representing ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds, are currently enrolled at the university.
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News and Upcoming Events at Texas Southern University

Eva K. Pickens Named Vice President for University Advancement at Texas Southern University
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Texas Southern President, Dr. John Rudley, Announces That He Will Step Down as President
Texas Southern University president Dr. John M. Rudley announced during the university’s Winter Commencement ceremony December 12 that he will step do ...
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