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TSU Demographics & Diversity

Houston, Texas

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at TSU are mostly Black with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has very low racial diversity. 98% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Texas Southern University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.

Racial demographics of Texas Southern University students
Race Percent of Students
White 2%
Black 80%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 8%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 78% more female students than male students enrolled at Texas Southern University with a gender ratio of 64% women to 36% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, TSU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Texas Southern University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 36%
Women 64%
Enrollment by gender for Texas Southern University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,710
Women 4,814

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

TSU serves a very low number of students outside of Texas, with 82 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Texas Southern University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 82%
Out of State 17%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$53,781 per year

81% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 26.8%
Part time Undergrads 12.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=229063 IPEDS survey data for Texas Southern University.