Private 4 Year

Huston Tillotson University

Austin, Texas

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Huston Tillotson University overview
Location Austin, Texas
Online htu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Multiple Protestant Denomination
Huston Tillotson University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Huston-Tillotson University is a private historically black university located in the heart of Austin, Texas. Established in 1875, the institution is the oldest institution of higher learning in Austin and has a long-standing affiliation with The United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ, and the United Negro College Fund. The university's urban campus exhibits a blend of modern and historic architecture, with facilities that support on-campus living for students. Huston-Tillotson offers undergraduate degrees across various fields of study, with notable programs in Business Administration, Education, and the Natural Sciences. As a smaller institution, Huston-Tillotson provides a selective admissions process, focusing on a holistic review of applicants. While the university does not have a pronounced emphasis on athletics, it does field teams in several sports, competing in the NAIA as the Rams and Lady Rams.

In the most recent statistical year 1,885 prospective students applied, and 979 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 184 enrolled in the school.  973 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 52 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $12,569 plus fees of $2,134.

Huston Tillotson University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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Huston-Tillotson University is rated within the lower 19% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 2 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
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SAT 840/1000
ACT 14/20
GPA 2.92

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due May 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Huston Tillotson University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$2,134
Room and Board $8,449
Budget for Other Expenses$1,500
Total One Year Cost$25,652

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$33,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

20% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Huston Tillotson University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 21%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 18%
General Studies 14%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 14%
Psychology 8%

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