Address: 3100 Cleburne St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
Texas Southern University is often known as Texas Southern or simply TSU. This university is a historically black university (HBCU) located in Houston, Texas, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It was established in 1927 as the Houston Colored Junior College. It developed through its private college phase as the four-year Houston Colored College. On March 3, 1947, the state declared this to be the first state university in Houston and was renamed Texas State University for Negroes. In 1951, the name changed to Texas Southern University. TSU includes one of only four independent public universities in Texas. It has more than 45 buildings on a 150-acre in the middle of Houston’s Third Ward. The campus is only three miles southeast of Downtown Houston and six miles east of Uptown Houston. TSU currently comprises 11 schools and colleges along with several scholastic and research programs such as The Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, The Thurgood Marshall School of Law, The College of Education, The College of Continuing Education, The College of Science, Engineering, and Technology, The Jesse H. Jones School of Business and etc.