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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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Huston-Tillston College

Huston-Tillotson is a historically black university that intertwines the history of two schools: Tillotson College and Samuel Huston College. The school is associated with the United Methodist Church and also the United Negro College Fund. In 1877, The American Society of Congregational churches George Jeffrey Tillotson chartered Tillotson Collegiate and Normal Institute as a coeducational school. The school was named by George Jeffrey Tillotson because he planned, selected, and raised money for the development of the school. Its doors opened on January 17, 1881. The school became a junior college in 1925 but functioned as a women’s college from 1926 until coeducation was restored in 1935. During that time the high school was dropped and they gained recognition as a senior college. Samuel Huston College was the result of an 1876 Methodist Episcopal conference. There was an agreement made in 1833 with the Freedman’s Aid Society, an organization that played important roles in the development of other HBCU’s. In 1900, the school was opened and named after Samuel Huston of Marengo, Iowa due to his $9,000 donation. In 1927 the school became a senior college. Future baseball Legend Jackie Robinson coached the school’s basketball team for the 1944 - 45 season before the merge. Tillotson College and Samuel Huston College merged on October 24, 1952. They were renamed Huston- Tillotson College. After many years of construction and restoration, the college prides itself on being a four-year college that awards degrees in business, education, the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, science and technology. In addition, Huston- Tillotson University provides alternative teacher certification and programs for students furthering their careers in post-grad degrees in Law and Medicine. The University is “accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate degrees.” Their Vision and Mission is to provide opportunities and lead in educating a diverse population “with an emphasis on academic excellence, spiritual and ethical development, civic engagement, and leadership in a nurturing environment.”

Written by Jasmine L. Rucker
(Philander Smith College)

Academia                                                                                                                   Athletics
College of Arts and Science                                                                     Men Sports                  Women Sports
School of Business and Technology                                                          Basketball                    Basketball
                                                                                                               Baseball                       Softball
                                                                                                               Soccer                          Soccer
                                                                                                               Track and Field           Track and Field

HTU Home Page Link Below:
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Huston-Tillotson University
900 Chicon St.
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 505-3000

Admission Link Below:

Admission Advising
Phone: 512.505.3028
Fax: 512.505.3192
Location: Agard-Lovinggood Building, 2nd Floor


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