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.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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