Texas Southern University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Houston, TX

This school is more affordable than other public schools.

Affordability is calculated by subtracting average financial aid from total tuition and fees.

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$9,173

Avg in-state tuition

$21,443

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Texas Southern University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

HBCU: YesHistorically Black Colleges and Universities are accredited schools established prior to 1965 whose principal mission was, and is, the education of Black Americans. Explore our HBCU resource hub to learn more.

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Texas Southern University is a medium-sized public university located on an urban campus in Houston, Texas. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,015, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 66%. The university offers 55 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 19%, and a student-faculty ratio of 14:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $9,173, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $21,443.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

66% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

51% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

19% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Required

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Recommended

Letter of recommendation Recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 17-20

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 890-1040

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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7k

Students enrolled

72%

Online student enrollment

14:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

Black

79%

Hispanic

9%

Non-U.S. Citizen

4%

Asian

3%

White

2%

Two or more races

2%

Unknown

Information not available

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

64%

Socio-economic diversity

81% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

90%

State Grant Aid

44%

Institution Grant Aid

42%

Pell Grant

81%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,397
State Grant Aid $3,779
Institution Grant Aid $5,460
Pell Grant Aid $4,828

Financial Outlook

$30k

Average student debt after graduation

$30k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.