Huston-Tillotson University in Austin

Austin, TX

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Huston-Tillotson University offers 61-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 60%. The most popular test is SAT - 75% of students submitted it in comparison to 45% of students who submitted ACT. 42.4% are women, and 57.6% are men. 4% percents of international students. Huston-Tillotson University is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Huston-Tillotson University is 18397$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $20016 and $27584 per year. 29% of full-time Huston-Tillotson University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $30,700, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Huston-Tillotson University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Huston-Tillotson University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$17,201
$30,001 - $48,000$17,161
$48,001 - $75,000$21,495
$75,001 - $110,000$22,436

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 3642

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


807 of Huston-Tillotson University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 83 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Huston-Tillotson University number 117 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Texas.

Students at Huston-Tillotson University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Huston-Tillotson University.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Navy

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Huston-Tillotson University graduation rate is below the national average.

29% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Huston-Tillotson University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

15 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Huston-Tillotson University acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 70%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 10%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so Huston-Tillotson University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 8%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Huston-Tillotson University full-time retention rate is 54% and part-time retention rate is 33%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Huston-Tillotson University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
680 - 900

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 330 - 440
Math: 350 - 460
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Huston-Tillotson University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
14 - 18

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 12 - 18
Math: 15 - 18
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

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Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Huston-Tillotson University is 14:1, that means that for every 14 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Huston-Tillotson University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Huston-Tillotson University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Huston-Tillotson University

The campus located by 900 Chicon St address in Austin, Texas.


Huston-Tillotson University in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Huston-Tillotson University with 0.97% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Huston-Tillotson University are forcible sex offense, burglary, and robbery.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Huston-Tillotson University offers 61 programs in total: 52 are for Bachelor's degree, 3 - for Associate's degree, 3 - for Master's degree, and 3 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 33 universities in Travis county. Huston-Tillotson University is one of the few institutions in Travis that offers an Associate's degree program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Texas state average data to help you compare.


Huston-Tillotson University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 893 students with 26803 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 19 with 458 credit hours.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Huston-Tillotson University

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they don’t know how to get things done when they are asked to then get mad when you keep asking them to do it for you

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I would advise NOONE to attend this "institution". I did one semester here, Spring 19' and it was the worst experience ever. I thought, hey, let me give my people at chance, its a HBCU. PFHHHH, never again. For starters, I had seen on their website that if you worked for certain govt agencies you could get a discount on your tuition with the criminal justice program. I inquired about this on registration day and another day during the semester. The staff acted like they had no idea what I was talking about and even took my info and never got back to me. I was never told about the adult program. Luckily my employer tweeked my hours and I was able to attend class and return back to work with no issues. My professors were the only positive thing. Secondly, my current online school sent a request in April for my transcript to be sent once grades were posted after the semester ended...nothing was sent. I called HT and spoke to whomever is in that dept and she stated they would send it even though they didn't see a request. Then, I asked my current school had they received anything in early June, still nothing. I called AGAIN and left a vm, no return call. I called two days later snd spoke with the, I'm assuming assistant to the transcript lady because by that time I had gone on HTU website and PAID for my transcript and EMAILED my confirmation of payment and the completed request form to the email address listed on the school's website and on the bottom of the request form. Guess what she says? She didn't see a request but she "promises" the transcript was going out that day (fri, June 14) with the other transcripts. I called HT again the following Friday and left a message. I still havent received a phone call, email, nothing. They cost so much money and do the LEAST to meet your needs. I had a 1,000% better experience at Austin Community College and I didnt have to pay for a transcript, no matter how many I needed. I am HIGHLY disappointed in HT and am so glad I don't attended classes there anymore.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

When I started in August 2018, I was told that my financial aide will post to my account by Jan 2019 and I will be notified about a possible refund. It is now almost June, and I have yet to hear anything! I keep getting the runaround from the ADP Accounting department as well as another individual "M.M" and they take forever to respond via email, and when they do, they shift the blame on each other, still leaving me without answers. I can't speak to anyone via phone and no one else seems to be able to help. This school is very unprofessional and I hate that I wasted my time going to this school. They have already had one law suit because of this, and they're about to have another one! Do NOT go to this school! This is the worst HBCU!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

The adult degree program is a joke . The recruiters never give you all the information . I did not find out every class requires a group project until after I started . The first class they made me take was an introduction to college class and I am a senior in college . That class cost me 1400 and the professor was constantly talking about history and not the course work . Also encouraging students to use Wikipedia as an academic resource amongst other things .The second class I took the students were all on their phones and their attitudes and behaviors despite most being over 30 were equivalent to middle schoolers . The professor Mr.Mosley did not teach the topic in the class health psychology he just talked about himself and his time in Colorado and he would go on tangents about his secretary he used to have . Mr. Mosley and the first teacher Trina both made fun of people with mental illness and called them crazy . I had to ask them both to be professional this is a college environment and people who are in the psychology field are hearing you dismiss mental health .This program does not teach you anything . So if you are going to be going for a masters degree you will be ill prepared in writing skills and general knowledge . I guess If you just want to spend 30,000 or more on a degree and be forced to work in groups with people that don't have work ethic or communication skills this is the place for you . I would not give this school or program one star but I think yelp makes you give at least one .

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I enjoyed the campus. I feel well informed and that majority of the staff were happy to assist me. I think the campus could use a couple of marketers to help promote how great the school is to more students. Campus feels cozy inside the Austin city skyline. Looks like more improvements to class rooms are on the way. Adult Degree Program is informative and flexible, with a few bumps.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 900 Chicon St

Place: Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences

Religious affiliation: Multiple Protestant Denomination

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +5125053000

Institution is active in current year: 1

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