C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C-
Texas Southern University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference
Address
3100 Cleburne St
Houston, TX 77004
Website

Texas Southern University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

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Test Scores and GPA for Texas Southern University

Cost

Net Price
$12,307/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,973/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,183/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,183/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,183/ year
  • $110k+

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.98 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.99 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.99 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,842Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
80%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Lively
    53%
  • Opinionated
    22%
  • Freedom
    14%
  • Careing
    6%
  • Openly uplifting
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
38%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.90 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.117 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 69 responses
Report
  • Lively
    58%
  • Enthusiastic
    16%
  • Okay
    12%
  • Willing to go the extra mile to educate correctly.
    9%
  • OK
    6%

After Texas Southern University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
16%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.73 responses
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Texas Southern University Reviews

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i absolutely love attending Texas Southern University and recommend it to anyone. When i first got here i was a little worried i would be out of my comfort zone but everyone here makes you feel welcomed no matter where you are from, race or ethnicity. The atmosphere is so fun everyone is all about enjoying themselves but the same people you see out there having a blast are the people who are doing big and great things for the University. Everyone is focused on their education and furthering their knowledge to become successful. As an HBCU we all come together to support black excellence. I highly recommend anyone to come here because im so glad i did and i hope i still have the opportunity to come back because financially wise i might not be able to but i know everything will work out the way its supposed to!
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I love my university, TSU is a relaxed and diverse institution for students looking to study just about anything. I'm currently in the Jesse H. Jones School of Business where I find it very fulfilling to be receiving instruction and mentor ship from black professionals that are in the position I wish to be in one day. I've also take advantage of our amazing Foreign Language department and I'm a Spanish double major student still on track to graduate in four years. Students, community members and High School graduates should keep HBCU's (Historically Black University/Colleges) alive and thriving because they feed the communities surrounding them mentors and role models come from where they come from, and encourage them to also strive for higher learning.
In my experience, TSU has a great Education program! However, as students, we have to take a THEA exam and a Content exam in order to graduate! These exams cost money and it would be helpful if TSU offered money for the exams.