University description (as per official university website)
Huston-Tillotson University is a historically black college affiliated with The United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ, and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). The mission of the University is to provide its increasingly diverse student body with an exemplary education that is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, balanced with professional development, and directed to public service and leadership. The University prepares students with the integrity and civility to thrive in a diverse society, fosters spiritual development, preserves and promotes interest in the accomplishments and experiences of the University’s historic constituents and evolving population, and creates and sustains supportive relationships which advance the Huston-Tillotson University community.
Huston-Tillotson University, in Austin, is a coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences, operating jointly under the auspices of the American Missionary Association of the United Church of Christ, and the Board of Education of The United Methodist Church. Huston-Tillotson College officially changed its name to Huston-Tillotson University on February 28, 2005.
Huston-Tillotson College was formed by the merger of Samuel Huston College and Tillotson College, which was effective on October 24, 1952. Huston-Tillotson College remained primarily a black college after the merger, although there were no restrictions as to race.
Huston-Tillotson University awards undergraduates, four year degrees in business, education, the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, science and technology. A multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, and multi-faith institution, the University welcomes students of all ages, races, and religions.
The University is a not-for-profit corporation. The president serves as chief executive officer of the corporation.
Huston-Tillotson University does not discriminate in its student admissions and educational programs or other College-administered programs on the basis of race, national origin, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability or disability, or criteria prohibited under state and federal age discrimination statutes. Additionally, the College conforms to all federal, state and local laws and policies, in addition to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and amended (PL-93-380).
Huston Tillotson is a historically black college.
The student enrollment at Huston Tillotson was 768 in 2007 (714 full-time equivalent).
About 58% of the freshmen class in 2007 was male and women were 42% of the class.
Undergrads are 92% of enrolled students and graduate students are 8%.
About 1% of freshmen are from countries other than the US. Students living in the US make up 99% of incoming freshmen.
Among freshmen students, 97% are full-time and 3% are part-time.