Huston Tillotson University

Huston Tillotson University

Huston-Tillotson University, HT, was founded in 1881. It is a historically black, co-educational college in Austin, Texas that originated as two colleges: the Samuel Huston College and the Tillotson College. These two colleges merged to form the Huston-Tillotson College in 1952. It was renamed Huston-Tillotson University in 2005. HT, which has a campus of over 20 acres, offers degrees in business administration, social/behavioral sciences, natural sciences/ mathematics, computer science, and humanities/ fine arts.

The HT athletics teams, which are nicknamed the Rams, participate in basketball, volleyball, softball, track, cross-country and soccer sports events. Alexander Howard, African-American feminist studies theoretician; and Elizabeth Conley, Texas philanthropist are some of the notable alumni of the university.

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Huston-Tillotson University
900 Chicon St
Austin , TX 78702-2795
General Phone: (512) 505-3000

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Huston - Tillotson Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management23business management
Liberal Arts22English, interdisciplinary studies, political science, sociology, history
Education and Teaching17teacher ed
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy16exercise science
Security and Law Enforcement14criminal justice and administration
Therapy and Counseling7psychology
Science5biology, chemistry
Computer Science and Engineering2computer science
Media0mass communication

Number of programs and degrees for Huston - Tillotson in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree9315
Postbaccalaureate certificate171

Huston - Tillotson Student Body

Huston - Tillotson is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Huston - Tillotson had a total enrollment of 768 students (623 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 55%
Women 45%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 92%
Graduate 8%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 11%
Black 75%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 35%
20-21 25%
22-24 17%
25-29 11%
30-34 5%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey1%
(International Students)1%

Huston - Tillotson Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 52 %
Part-Time 40 %

Huston - Tillotson Room and Board (2007)

Huston - Tillotson offers campus housing for 464 of its 623 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Austin, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Huston - Tillotson Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal360460
SAT Math350500
ACT Verbal1119
ACT Math1419
ACT Composite1418

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT58%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT38%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Huston - Tillotson Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 11,184
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,184
Room and board $ 6,400
Room charge $ 2,880
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,520
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 3,000

Financial Aid:
Huston - Tillotson participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 357700)

Huston - Tillotson Faculty

Huston - Tillotson has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year7$55,7405$56,235
Associate professoracademic year5$50,0645$46,463
Assistant professoracademic year6$48,7006$46,258
Instructoracademic year2*2*
All faculty totalacademic year20$50,86318$47,930

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Huston - Tillotson Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Red River Athletic Conference
Baseball Red River Athletic Conference
Track Red River Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports81119

Huston - Tillotson Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Education And Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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