Texas Southern University Overview
Located in Houston, Texas, Texas Southern University is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.
What Is Texas Southern University Known For?
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at TSU.
- In 2017-2018, 66% of the faculty were full-time.
Texas Southern University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at TSU.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards TSU has earned from around the web.
|#8||Highest Paid Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Graduates||College Factual|
|#14||Highest Paid Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Graduates||College Factual|
|#37||Highest Paid Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Graduates||College Factual|
|#40||Highest Paid Health & Physical Education Graduates||College Factual|
Where Is Texas Southern University?
Contact details for TSU are given below.
|Address:||3100 Cleburne St, Houston, TX 77004|
How Do I Get Into TSU?
You can apply to TSU online at: www.applytexas.org/adappc/gen/c_start.WBX
Admission Requirements for TSU
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||recommended|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into TSU?
Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 65%, and the acceptance rate for women is 68%.
Average Test Scores
About 72% of students accepted to TSU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 357 and 452. Math scores were between 360 and 460.
Can I Afford Texas Southern University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At TSU, approximately 79% of students took out student loans averaging $6,512 a year. That adds up to $26,048 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at TSU is 7.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Texas Southern University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,942 graduate students at the school.
Of the 6,032 full-time undergraduates at TSU, 41% are male and 59% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Texas Southern University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||4,965|
|Hispanic or Latino||465|
Texas students aren't the only ones who study at Texas Southern University. At this time, 27 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 59 countries are represented at TSU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and Kuwait.
Online Learning at Texas Southern University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at TSU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 91st most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of TSU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Texas Southern University was 15.6%. This is the #1,054 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at TSU regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of TSU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||8%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||11%|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||5%|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||4%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at TSU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at TSU.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#83|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#148|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#164|
|Business Administration & Management||#317|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#398|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Texas Southern University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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