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We last covered Central State University which received an average score of 5.75.

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Today we head to H-Town to review Texas Southern University, the second largest HBCU in Texas after Prairie View A&M. Texas Southern's origin story is similar to that of Mississippi Valley State University. It was established by the Texas legislature as one of many last ditch attempts to prove separate can be equal and prevent Blacks enrolling in Texas public PWIs. It was founded in 1947 using the 1927 founded junior college Houston College for Negroes as a nucleus.

From the start Texas Southern was supposed to offer Black Texans everything they needed so they wouldn't advocate for entry into UT and other schools. Within a year of its opening it also had a law school and pharmacy school. However, despite the claimed intentions of its founding it was not adequately funded and supported like White institutions.

Texas Southern students were integral to local civil rights movement initiating sit-ins and even clashing with the police in 1967. In a more recent controversy, in 2020 the Governor appointed Board of Trustees changed the by-laws allowing them to remove any Texas Southern employee and they terminated then president Austin Lane accusing him of fraud. Later admitting he committed no wrongdoing, the Board had to pay him $900k.




Founded: 1947 (antecedent in 1927)

City, State: Houston, TX

Type: 4-year, Public

Nickname: Tigers

Enrollment and percent Black enrollment: 7,524 (5,726 undergraduate), 89% Black

Part-time student percentage: 15%

First Generation Student Percentage: 39%

Percentage of students from households under $30k/over $100k: 62% / 4%

Out of State Percentage: 17%, (Top States: Louisiana, California, Illinois, Michigan, Colorado)

Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 15:1

Admissions Acceptance Rate: 63%

4-yr/6-yr graduation rates: 8% / 23%

Transfer out rate: 35%

Male/Female percentages (Female:Male Ratio): 36% male/ 64% female (1.8:1 ratio)

Tuition: In-state: $9k, Out-of-state: $22k

Median Federal Debt After Graduation: $29k

Median Parent PLUS Loans After Graduation: $20k

Median Earning 10-Years after 10 years from freshman year: $36k

Median Earnings for specific majors after 3 years after graduation:
Computer Science: $59k, Multidisciplinary: $54k, Accounting: $53k, Business administration: $52k

Top Majors by Degrees:
Business Administration, Communication/Journalism/Broadcasting, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Biology, Sports Management, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering


Endowment: $78M

Alumni Engagement: N/A

Athletic Conference: SWAC (NCAA Div I)

Mascot: Tigers

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Main Campus:

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Alexander Durley Stadium
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Ocean of Soul Marching Band
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Notable Alumni:
Barbara Jordan - Groundbreaking congresswoman and presidential candidate
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Michael Strahan - Hall of Fame NFL player and TV personality
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Yolanda Adams - gospel and R&B singer
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Megan Thee Stallion - rapper/singer
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Mickey Leland - US Congressman who died in a plane crash in Ethiopia
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I dont know shyt about TSU tbh. Always mixing them up witg Texas State:manny:
 

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Great profile. Notable alumni list has good range.
Almost 3 years after President Lane stepped down, the current president just resigned a few days ago.

Likely due to the same political bullsh*t that you mentioned in the profile.

The same bull that lead to President Ruth Simmons of PVMAU to step down, last year.

After leaving PVMAU, Simmons is now inolved in an advisory role at Rice U. She brokered an arrangement between Rice and TSU that was just signed


 
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Great profile. Notable alumni list has good range.
Almost 3 years after President Lane stepped down, the current president just resigned a few days ago. Likely due to the same political bullsh*t that you mentioned in the profile.

The same bull that lead to the President Ruth Simmons of PVMAU to step down, last year.

After leaving PVMAU, Simmons is now inolved in an advisory role at Rice U. She brokered an arrangement between Rice and TSU that was just signed



Texas state government been on some terrible BS with HBCUs lately:scust:

I hope you aren't right and this will be a template for Desantis.
 

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I went to UofH down the street but dated a few TSU women back in the day, plus got a few family members who graduated there.

Shame the presidents keep changing due to BS :unimpressed:
 

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One of my favorite schools..band was a force in the 80s & 2000s & they’re on the come up again. Their basketball team is legendary..one of the few HBCUs who you can say they can hang with the big schools on the court
 

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Texas state government been on some terrible BS with HBCUs lately:scust:

I hope you aren't right and this will be a template for Desantis.

When the full series is completed, members here can have a real informed discussion about what the future of HBCUs, and the futures of the individual schools will look like. By extension, the future of Black higher education in America.

The backstories in the series have reinforced the resiliency and agency of African American leaders and educators. And how they've worked to counter and push back against the forces working against their interests.
Modern day educators and leaders have seen the direction that the Desantises/Abbotts of the world want to steer the education systems. It's just above the surface now for the rest of us to see.

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In TX and FL, I see resources, students, faculty shifting towards private institutions and away from the publics.
 
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Administrative stability is terrible by HBCU/smaller school standards, which says A LOT.

Co-eds/women are TOP TIER.

Athletics are fairly respectable across the board except the one sport where it matters (Football). Men's hoops always represents well.

Campus looks cool, location is historically significant but less than ideal.

I'll go with 7.5-8.
 

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Texas Southern University denies claims of seeking to join system​

June 16, 2023

The Texas Southern University Board of Regents denied claims Thursday that they are considering allowing the HBCU to be absorbed by one of Texas’ larger university systems after a quick turnover in the presidency.

Sen. Borris Miles wrote in an email that he learned the board met with leadership in the Texas House of Representatives to discuss shifting away from its independent governing structure. TSU officials said they could not confirm whether a meeting took place – but they were adamant that the school would remain under its own control
 
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