About Texas Southern University Texas Southern University possesses an impressive array of more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs and concentrations, a diverse faculty, 80-plus student organizations, and an extensive alumni network comprised of educators, entrepreneurs, public servants, lawyers, pilots, artists, and more, many of whom are change agents on the local, national and international stage. Nestled upon a sprawling 150-acre campus, Texas Southern University is one of the nation’s largest historically black universities.

Our academic curriculum is organized into ten colleges and schools that continue to serve as cornerstones for developing the greatest potential in leaders from various socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. Some of TSU’s well-known graduates include the late U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Jordan and U.S. Congressman George “Mickey” Leland, as well as television host and former NFL star Michael Strahan and rapper Megan Thee Stallion.

Texas Southern University is heralded as a pioneer and has distinguished itself by producing a significant number of African American students who have obtained post-secondary and advanced degrees. The university’s enrollment has grown from 2,303 students to more than 8,400 undergraduate and graduate students from across the world. Although initially established to educate African Americans, Texas Southern University has become one of the most diverse institutions in Texas.


Interim President: Dr. Mary Evans Sias
Founded: 1927
Location: Houston, Texas
Enrollment: 8,400
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees for Texas  Residents: $7,500 annually
Employees: 1,400 staff and faculty
Registered Student Organizations: 80+
Colleges & Schools: 10
Mascot: Tigers
Colors: Maroon and Gray


Texas Southern University is a student-centered comprehensive doctoral university committed to ensuring equality, offering innovative programs that are responsive to its urban setting, and transforming diverse students into lifelong learners, engaged citizens, and creative leaders in their local, national, and global communities.


The TSU Board of Regents announced a 10-year vision and TSU PROUD initiative to articulate the university’s core values.

It is through those core values, which the Board adopted at its February meeting, that the Regents believes Texas Southern University can reach both short- and long-term goals.  

“Focusing on these core values that all point back to a student-centered approach to success in all areas of academics, research, and growth will enable us to position the University as one of the best universities in Texas and the country.” 

Those short-term goals include growth in student enrollment to 10,000, a $125 million endowment, and $50 million in research awards by 2025.

“As we focus on the core values represented in TSU PROUD, we believe our University will continue to attract the best and brightest students and faculty,” added Regent James Benham. “We are excited for the work that it will take for us to ensure these values are infused into the daily culture and mindset of every member of our university community.” 

The long-term goals include a $250 million endowment, $100 million in research awards, and three branch campuses by the year 2032.

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Texas Southern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees.

Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Texas Southern University.