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Texas Southern University, or TSU, is located in Houston, United States. It was originally founded as the Texas State University for Negroes, on March 3, 1947 by the Texas Legislature. Before becoming a state university, Texas Southern University was owned by the Houston Independent School District (HISD) and had been known as the Houston College for Negroes. The main campus sits on 150 acres of land. The university comprises of the following academic divisions:
  • Barbara Jordan Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs
  • College of Continuing Education
  • College of Education
  • College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences
  • College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • College of Science and Technology
  • Graduate School
  • Jesse H. Jones School of Business
  • Tavis Smiley School of Communication
  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law
TSU's official mascot is the Tiger, and the men's sports teams are known as the Tigers while the women's teams are called the Lady Tigers.

Profile of Texas Southern UniversityThe campus of Texas Southern is in Houston, TX, which is a large city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Texas Southern include, at the school's highest level, the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in science, medicine, law, family and social work, and medical administration.

Texas Southern Selectivity

Its open admissions system makes Texas Southern an attractive choice for many applicants.

The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Texas Southern had 9, 540 students enrolled (8, 228 full-time equivalent). The school has a large minority student population.

Student Life
Texas Southern offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Southwestern Athletic Conference. Texas Southern Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management226business management, accounting, marketing, banking, operations management, MIS, business
Science111biology, chemistry, toxicology
Liberal Arts98interdisciplinary studies, sociology, speech and rhetoric, political science, general studies, history, English, Spanish language, . . .
Family and Social Work97family and consumer science, social work, public administration, child development, social service professions, food and nutrition
Education and Teaching88educational administration, school Counselling, curriculum and instruction, physical education teaching, health teaching, industrial arts teaching, multilingual Education
Medical administration73health care administration, environmental health, medical records admin
Security and Law Enforcement57criminal justice and administration
Media47radio and television, journalism, communication studies
Therapy and Counselling43psychology
Medical Support and Technology25health service and sciences, clinical lab tech, respiratory care tech
Engineering Technician25electronics tech, drafting, civil engineering tech, biomedical tech
Computer Science and Engineering24computer and info science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy19health and physical education, dietitian
Transportation8aviation tech, aviation operations
Drama and Performing Arts6drama
Architecture and Planning4urban planning
Art Studies1visual and performing arts
Fine Arts1fine arts
Contact: Texas SouthernTexas Southern University

3100 Cleburne St

Houston, TX 77004

General Phone: (713) 313-7011


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