Huston-Tillotson College was formed by the merger of Samuel Huston College and Tillotson College, which was effective on Oct. 24, 1952. Huston-Tillotson College remained primarily a black college after the merger, although there are no restrictions as to race.
As a historically black institution, Huston-Tillotson University’s mission is to provide opportunities to a diverse population for academic achievement with an emphasis on academic excellence, spiritual and ethical development, civil engagement and leadership in a nurturing environment.
Huston-Tillotson University is a leader in the education of diverse populations. We empower students for success in a global society as critical thinkers, lifelong learners and ethical citizens.
- Huston-Tillotson University adds 97 college graduates to the United States each year
- In academic year 2014-15, 76.5 percent of Huston-Tillotson University baccalaureate completers had jobs by the time they earn their diplomas.
- In academic year 2014-15, Huston-Tillotson University offered 140 baccalaureate degrees and 17 associate degrees.
- In academic year 2014-15, Huston-Tillotson University has a 22 percent six-year graduation rate (cohort year 2009).
- Huston-Tillotson University’s top five most popular majors (Fall 2015) are business administration, kinesiology, criminal justice, psychology and education.