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We last covered Morgan State University which received an average score of 8.

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Today we check out another small Texas liberal arts HBCU, in this case Texas College of Tyler, TX. Texas college is managed by the Christian Methodist Episcopal (formerly Colored Methodist Episcopal) church (similar to Miles College and Paine College) since it was founded in 1894 as a higher education center for Blacks in East Texas. It is one of the smaller and less chronicled HBCUs in the state. It has struggled like other HBCUs but enrollment is actually up from a low of 300 students roughly a decade ago.

It is interesting that despite being co-ed from the beginning, most of its prominent alumni have been Black women including the wife of Hank Aaron and the first Black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School.




Founded: 1894

City, State: Tyler, TX

Type: 4-year, Private not-for-profit (Christian Methodist Episcopal affiliated)

Nickname: Steers

Enrollment and percent Black enrollment: 731 (all undergraduate), 89% Black

Part-time student percentage: 8%

First Generation Student Percentage: 45%

Percentage of students from households under $30k/over $100k: 68% / 3%

Out of State Percentage: 8%, (Top States: Louisiana, California, Georgia, Tennessee)

Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 17:1

Admissions Acceptance Rate: Open admissions

4-Yr / 6-Yr Graduation rates: 9% / 15%

Transfer out rate: N/A

Male/Female percentages (Female:Male Ratio): 41% male/ 59% female (0.7:1 ratio)

Tuition: $10k

Median Federal Debt After Graduation: $31k

Median Parent PLUS Loans After Graduation: $12k

Median Earning 10-Years after 10 years from freshman year: $32k

Median Earnings for specific majors after 3 years after graduation:
Business: $43k, Criminal Justice: $30k, Liberal Arts: $25k

Top Majors by Degrees:
Criminal Justice, Biology, Business Administration, Liberal Arts, Social Work

Endowment: ~$5M

Alumni Engagement: % of alumni give back

Athletic Conference: Red River Athletic Conference / Sooner Conference (NAIA)

Mascot: Steers

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Notable Alumni:
Lilian K. Bradley - first Black woman PhD and Black PhD in mathematics at UT Austin
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Mildred Fay Jefferson - first Black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School and outspoken anti-abortion activist
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A.C. Bilbrew - hosted the first Black music show on LA radio "The Gold Hour" in the 1940s
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Billye Aaron - TV personality and wife of baseball legend Hank Aaron
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Main Campus:

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