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The College Hour is doing something different. We are not going to put HBCU's by states, region or in alphabetical order. We are hoping that you stretch your mind and look at a lot these institutions because they all have a lot to offer. Choosing an institution is a very important decision and shouldn't be taken lightly. The majority of students and parents choose a school a lot of times because of financial reasons. Some choose because we don't want to be far from home. I hope you take this thought into consideration. Choose a school on the strength of it's ability to get you where you want to go in life. I say this because there is a prevailing thought that the ice is colder from someone else's refrigerator. This fallacy is further from the truth than people realize. Statistics show from the 2010 Department of Education that over 40 % of African Americans that received Bachelor Degrees came from HBCUs. Over 70% of African American Doctors and Dentist come from HBCU's. Over 50% of African American Engineers come from HBCUs. Now take this thought with you. HBCUs only make up only 3% of Colleges and Universities in this country. These institutions also have close ties to corporations and foundations for employment and for raising capital for their endowment and working capital. HBCUs give a sense of belonging, self pride and the thought of experimenting and failure is just a learning experience of something not to do again and try another approach to get the answer. The College Hour recognizes that HBCU's are not for everyone. If you are thinking about going to College, GO TO COLLEGE. It is one of the greatest experience that you will have in your life.


But, if you decide to go to college, go to a HBCU!!!!


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Texas Southern University

In 1925, Wiley College began extension classes in Houston, TX for teacher certification for African Americans that wanted to be teachers. This extension from Wiley College was fully supported by the Houston Board of Education. The classes were an overwhelming success and fully supported by the black community. This caught the attention of the Superintendent E. E. Oberholtzer. He convinced the board to open two junior colleges. On March 27, 1927, the Houston Board of Education voted in establishing two junior colleges, Houston Colored Junior Colleges, which is today, Texas Southern University, Houston Junior College, which is today, The University of Houston.

The Houston Colored Junior College open its doors June of 1927 with 75 students enrolling into the new college. By 1934, The school had over 700 students. In 1935, the school expanded its curriculum to a 4 year institution. The College is holding night classes at Jack Yates High School as the The Houston College for Negroes. In 1946, the site was moved to 53 acres on the southeast corner of the city. The site was donated by Hugh Roy Cullen. 1945, NAACP was preparing to sue the State of Texas for discrimination. They knew the had a great chance in winning the suite. In 1946, Herman M. Sweat filed a law suite against The University of Texas so he could enter into their school of Law. This was a game changer also for Texas Southern University. The State of Texas was trying to cover their tracks in the separate but equal laws that it had not been committed too. So in a bold effort, the State of Texas bought the The Houston College for Negroes and awarded the school 2 million dollars and renamed the school to the Texas State University for Negroes. They also added a law school. Now Texas State has the College of Arts and Science, The School of Vocational and Industrial Studies, The Graduate School, and the Law school. The school open its doors in September of 1947 with over 2,300 students. In 1949 the Pharmacy School was added.

In 1951, a delegation of students went to Austin, TX to confront the legislature to change the school ending name for negroes. The students didn't want the school phrase for negroes attached to their school name. Many in the legislature and including the President of The University of Texas didn't want the school name changed. On June 1, 1951 a name was voted on in the legislature and the school was name Texas Southern University. This Institution has clawed and fought to keep its own identity. It has grown in stature and rankings academically. It has become one of the largest HBCUs in the country sometimes reaching over 10,000 students. This institution has one of the best school of business in the country, The JHJ Business School, it also has the Barbara Jordan- Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs,The Thurgood Marshall School of Law, and much more. This institution has grown out of a commitment from Wiley College to help the African America community in 1925 to one the largest HBCU's in the country. It's only going to get better. This is a must see university.

Academia                                                                                                          Athletics
Jesse H. Jones School of Business                                                 Men Sports                      Women Sports
College of Education                                                                   Baseball                            Softball
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences                                    Basketball                        Basketball
School of Communication                                                           Cross Country                  Cross Country
Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs             Golf                                  Golf
College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences                          Track and Field                Track and Field
College of Science and Technology                                              Football                           Volleyball
The Graduate School                                                                                                          Soccer
Thomas F. Freeman Honors College                                                                                   Bowling
College of Continuing Education
Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Home Page Link for TSU:
Home Page TSU

Texas Southern University,
3100 Cleburne Street, Houston, TX 77004
Phone: 713-313-7011

Admission Link Below:
TSU Admissions

Office of Admissions Bell Building #200
3100 Cleburne Street -TSU Box 1855
Houston, Texas 77004
Phone: 713-313-7071 Fax: 713-313-7471



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