Texas Southern University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,942

396% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$13,205

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

7.08%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

66.7%

12,995 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

10,237

81.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

23.4%

243 Graduates

About

Texas Southern University is a higher education institution located in Harris County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Texas Southern University were General Biological Sciences (80 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (76 degrees), and Health Care Administration & Management (66 degrees).

In 2017, 1,650 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Texas Southern University. 58.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (1,182 degrees), 9.61 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (123 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Texas Southern University is $6,942, which is $-19,558 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Texas Southern University is $6,942, which is $-19,558 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,205.

In 2017, 78% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 66% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,942

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Texas Southern University was $6,942. The cost of tuition at Texas Southern University is $-19,558 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$13,205

2017 Value

5.13%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Texas Southern University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,205. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Texas Southern University grew by 5.13%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,319

Room and Board

$1,524

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Texas Southern University was of $11,319 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,524. The cost of room and board decreased by 3.83% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 5.1% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

78%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

66%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Texas Southern University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.27% with respect to 2016, when 79% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

7.08%

2016 Default Rate

215

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Texas Southern University was 7.08%, which represents 215 out of the 3036 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Texas Southern University received 12,995 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 19.5% annual growth. Out of those 12,995 applicants, 8,663 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.7% acceptance rate.

There were 10,237 students enrolled at Texas Southern University in 2017, and 72% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Texas Southern University has an overall enrollment yield of 22.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

8,663

Accepted Out of 12,995

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Texas Southern University was 66.7% (8,663 admissions from 12,995 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 51.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 19.5%, while admissions grew by 54.7%.

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SAT Scores

72%

Submission Percentage

1,427

Scores Submitted

72% of enrolled first-time students at Texas Southern University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Texas Southern University has a total enrollment of 10,237 students. The full-time enrollment at Texas Southern University is 8,363 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,874. This means that 81.7% of students enrolled at Texas Southern University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Texas Southern University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.6% Black or African American, 7.77% Hispanic or Latino, 3.31% Asian, 2.15% White, 1.54% Two or More Races, 0.596% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0781% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Texas Southern University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (47.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (31.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.57%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (40%), followed by Black or African American Male (24.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.83%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Texas Southern University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,237 students. The full-time enrollment at Texas Southern University is 8,363 and the part-time enrollment is 1,874. This means that 81.7% of students enrolled at Texas Southern University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Texas Southern University was 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Texas Southern University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    7,839

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    795

  3. Asian

    339

The enrolled student population at Texas Southern University is 76.6% Black or African American, 7.77% Hispanic or Latino, 3.31% Asian, 2.15% White, 1.54% Two or More Races, 0.596% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0781% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 290 more women than men received degrees from Texas Southern University. The majority of degree recipients at Texas Southern University are black or african american (1,182 degrees awarded). There were 9.61 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (123 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Texas Southern University is General Biological Sciences (80 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (76 degrees) and Health Care Administration & Management (66 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Texas Southern University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (130 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (113 degrees), and Communications (111 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Texas Southern University are Physicians (380,448 people), Other managers (208,374 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (173,311 people), Social workers, all other (172,731 people), and Postsecondary teachers (140,610 people).

The most specialized majors at Texas Southern University are Legal (130 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (113 degrees), Communications (111 degrees), Transportation (22 degrees), and Biology (108 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Texas Southern University are Personal financial advisors, Surgeons, Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Texas Southern University are Legal (130 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (113 degrees), Communications (111 degrees), Transportation (22 degrees), and Biology (108 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Texas Southern University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (526,593 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (370,172 people), Elementary & secondary schools (349,209 people), Offices of physicians (187,595 people), and Outpatient care centers (131,500 people).

The most specialized majors at Texas Southern University are Legal (130 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (113 degrees), Communications (111 degrees), Transportation (22 degrees), and Biology (108 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Texas Southern University.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Texas Southern University was General Biological Sciences with 80 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 680

  2. 970

In 2017, 680 degrees were awarded to men at Texas Southern University, which is 0.701 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (970).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 75 degrees were awarded to men at Texas Southern University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.926 times less than the 81 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 81 degrees were awarded to women at Texas Southern University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.08 times more than the 75 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

5%

100% Completion Time

19%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 5% of students graduating from Texas Southern University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 19% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 21% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Texas Southern University is Female and Asian (60% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.47% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    1,182 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    123 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    106 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Texas Southern University is black or african american (1,182 degrees awarded). There were 9.61 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (123 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    745 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    437 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    77 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Texas Southern University is black or african american female (745 degrees awarded). There were 1.7 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (437 degrees).

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Operations

Texas Southern University has an endowment valued at nearly $53.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.15M (7.75%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Texas Southern University had a total salary expenditure of $210M. Texas Southern University employs 184 No academic ranks, 95 Associate professors, and 94 Professors. Most academics at Texas Southern University are Female No academic ranks (95), Male No academic ranks(89), and Male Professors (69).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Texas Southern University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 173 employees, Service, with 143 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 115 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$53.5M

2017 Endowment

10.1%

growth from 2016

Texas Southern University has an endowment valued at about $53.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Texas Southern University grew 10.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $233M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $16.4M - Federal

  2. $9.78M - State

  3. $205k - Local

As of 2017, Texas Southern University received $16.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $9.78M from state grants and contracts, and $205k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$91.3M

2017 Salaries

2.79%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Texas Southern University paid a median of $91.3M in salaries, which represents 43.4% of their overall expenditure ($210M) and a 2.79% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.119% decline from 2015 and a 0.754% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$35.6M

Instructional Salaries

418

Number of Employees

In 2017, Texas Southern University paid a total of $35.6M to 418 employees working as instructors, which represents 39% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

184 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

173 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Texas Southern University were No academic rank with 184 employees; Associate professor with 95 employees; and Associate professor with 94 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Texas Southern University were Office and Administrative Support with 173 employees; Service with 143 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 115 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female No academic rank

  2. Male No academic rank

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Texas Southern University was Female No academic rank with 95 employees, Male No academic rank with 89 employees, and Male Professor with 69 employees.

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