Texas Southern University: Narrative Description

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3100 Cleburne
Houston, TX 77004-4584
Tel: (713)313-7011
Admissions: (713)313-7472
Fax: (713)527-7842
Web Site: http://www.tsu.edu/


State-supported, university, coed. Part of Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1947. Setting: 147-acre urban campus. Endowment: $15.3 million. Research spending 2003-04: $4.6 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4091 per student. Total enrollment: 11,635. Faculty: 630 (370 full-time, 260 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 25:1. 6,421 applied, 33% were admitted. 7% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 42% from top half. Full-time: 8,179 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 1,406 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 42 other countries, 12% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 90% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 23% 25 or older, 15% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; biological/life sciences; protective services/public administration. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Houston Community College Pinemont Center, North Harris College Career Center. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/10. Notification: continuous until 8/28.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $42. State resident tuition: $1152 full-time, $48 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7344 full-time, $350 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $2580 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program. College room and board: $5824. College room only: $2316. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 58 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 1% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Debate Team, University Program Council, Student Government Association, Band. Major annual events: Homecoming Festival, Labor Day Classic Game, Spring Festival. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing designed to accommodate 1,363 students; 1,462 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Robert J. Terry Library plus 2 others with 266,888 books, 462,135 microform titles, 1,750 serials, 4,016 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.8 million. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Houston.

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