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Texas Southern University

School Profile

  • Texas Southern UniversityPublic Four-year University in Houston, TX
  • Acceptance Rate: 26%
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Historically black

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 7,258
First-year Undergraduate Students: 1,173
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 7,258
Graduate Students: 2,136

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Air Transportation
  • Bachelor of Aviation Management
  • Bachelor of Banking/Financial Services
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Child Development
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering/Technology
  • Bachelor of Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Technologies
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Environmental Health
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Family/Consumer Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Fashion Design
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of Foods/Nutrition Studies
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of General Studies
  • Bachelor of Health Services - General
  • Bachelor of Health System Administration
  • Bachelor of Health Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Health/Physical Fitness
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Industrial Technology
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Law Enforcement Administration
  • Bachelor of Management Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Medical Dietetics
  • Bachelor of Medical Records Administration
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Nursing (RN)
  • Bachelor of Operations Management
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Prepharmacy
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Radio/Television
  • Bachelor of Recording Arts Technology
  • Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Speech/Rhetorical Studies

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $7,080
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $15,390

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Required
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 500
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 173


Member: NCAA
Team name: Tigers


  • Ranked #343 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked #258 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #47 Student Engagement and Accreditation
  • Ranked #49 Student Services and Technology

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Admissions Address

3100 Cleburne Street
Bell Building 225
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 313-7472
(866) 878-4968
Fax: (713) 313-7851
Contact: Brian Armstrong
Director of Recruitment and Retention

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity less selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 36%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 36%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 8,787
Female applicants 5,252
Male applicants 3,535
Applicants accepted 3,201
Female applicants accepted 1,951
Male applicants accepted 1,250
Freshman enrollment 1,188
Female freshman enrollment 675
Male freshman enrollment 513
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted 23
Early decision applicants enrolled 23
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 2%

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 85%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 98%
Average high school GPA 2.6
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 2.3-3.2

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 70%
SAT Critical Reading average score 365
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 330-450
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 412
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 360-460
SAT Writing average score 398
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 350-440
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 47%
Average ACT Composite score 16
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 14-18
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 11-18
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 15-18

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