Texas Southern University

966 reviews
  1. Houston, TX
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  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

Acceptance Rate
52%
SAT Range
730-900
ACT Range
15-18
Application Fee
$42
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

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+
    No Data

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
Data not available
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

Reviews

966 reviews
  • Excellent
    120
  • Very Good
    277
  • Average
    438
  • Poor
    81
  • Terrible
    50
I love my major! I am a part of Texas Southern's School of Communications as a Communications-Journalism major. Our college advisors are always there to help, our labs stay open long ours, our professors are amazing because they are experienced and most currently work in the field they teach. There are programs and seminars held by our college that give more enlightenment to and experience in our majors, one being the SOC's Communication week. During this week, the college hosts events n the auditorium, bringing in real-life editors, writers, broadcasting journalists, CEO's, you name it, of the fields we are all looking to go into. The college personnel all seem to want each student to survive each business, but what makes it even better is that they push for excellence and not just survival.
  • College Junior
  • June 16 2013
There should not be a limitation of Federal Pell Grants and Loans to students in need no matter the length of time they have been working towards completion of their degree or their age. Many students started college after high school and many things have happened such as marriage, increased family where breaks from education had to cease for a time. That's my experience, but the desire never left. Now with my completion nearing after a ten year break, and a restart in 2008, I have to fight to find money to help me complete what I started over 20 years ago and still maintain my household with husband and four children, two being autistic!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • June 12 2014
Education Is Important – I am currently in the Education program pursuing a degree in Health Studies. I would love to become a Public health Educator and benefit and impact the community the best way I know how. I currently have no concerns about finding a job in my field because there are always openings.I am happy with my program. Texas Southern University has come along way since I first enrolled. It is getting better each day with more graduates each year. TSU still has some improving to do, but I am very proud to attend. Yes, if I could do it all over again I would. I would start over again so I can do things the right way, meaning instead of transferring and taking a semester off just to return a yr and a half later, I wouldn't have. I would have stayed at TSU without transferring. Either way I am back and I love my school more than ever. All in All, education is important and Texas Southern University has shown me that importance!
  • College Junior
  • May 15 2012