Huston-Tillotson University

Austin, TX
School Type:
4-year, Private
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Admission Requirements
Required GPA
Required SAT
Required ACT
Quick facts
  • Founded: 1875
  • Enrollment: 1,025
  • Mascot: Ram
  • Colors: Maroon and Gold
  • Motto: Learn More
  • Campus Setting: City
  • Campus Housing: Yes
Short description

Huston-Tillotson University, nestled in the vibrant city of Austin, Texas, carries a rich history that dates back to its founding in 1875. Originally established during the Reconstruction era, it emerged as a beacon of higher education for African-Americans in the South. The university represents the consolidation of two earlier institutions, Tillotson Collegiate and Normal Institute, and Samuel Huston College, which merged in 1952 to form what is now known as Huston-Tillotson University.

Today, Huston-Tillotson is a 4-year private institution with an enrollment of approximately 1,025 students. It offers a range of academic programs, including Associate's, Bachelor's, and Master's degrees. The university is known for its strong programs in Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Education, Psychology, and Environmental Studies, catering to a diverse array of academic interests and career aspirations.

Athletically, Huston-Tillotson competes in the NAIA Division I as part of the Red River Athletic Conference. The university's teams, known as the Rams and Lady Rams, proudly don the school colors of maroon and gold. The university's motto, "Learn More," reflects its commitment to fostering a learning environment that encourages intellectual growth, cultural enrichment, and professional development. Huston-Tillotson University continues to uphold its legacy as an institution that nurtures and empowers students to excel academically and contribute positively to society.

Admissions & Financial Aid
  • Admissions: (512) 505-3192 
  • Admissions email: admissions@htu.edu

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  • Financial Aid: (512) 505-3032 
  • Financial Aid email: finaid@htu.edu

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Popular Majors
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Psychology
  • Environmental Studies

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NAIA Division I - Red River Athletic Conference (Red River)

Team Name: Rams & Lady Rams

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Track & Field (Indoor & Outdoor)

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Softball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Track & Field (Indoor & Outdoor)

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