Getting out of the apartment and getting a solid education is easy and fun when you are doing it in a city like Austin.
Located in East Austin, Huston-Tillotson University is a four year, private liberal arts college that was founded in 1875 as Tillotson College. In 1952, Tillotson College merged with Samuel Huston College to become Huston-Tillotson College. Then the College was swiftly changed to University to form the Huston-Tillotson University that it is known by today. Strongly affiliated with both the Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church as well as the United Negro College Fund, the university's mission is to educate and develop students from diverse backgrounds.
It is located in an area of of the city that is currently undergoing a revival of sorts as students and young families seeking housing among the many more affordable apartment communities in the area migrate from west to east Austin.
One of the missions of the college is to provide a “rich multicultural experience to a diverse body of students.” An accredited University, Huston-Tillotson prides itself on it's exemplary education in liberal arts and sciences, offering bachelors degrees in 4 areas: Humanities and Fine arts, Social and Behavioral Science, Natural Science and Mathematics, and Teacher education and Kinesiology.
Highly active in the local community, the university offers mentorships and life skills training though a program called “My Brothers/Sisters Keeper.” In addition to community involvement and exemplary teaching, Houston-Tillotson takes pride in their athletics department. Notable for award winning Basketball, Baseball, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field, Softball and Golf.
There are two residence halls on the Huston-Tillotson campus, one for women and one for men. The women's hall, Allen-Frazier Hall, features a traditional wing of semi-private bedrooms with a sink in each room and the standard community bathrooms. The hall also features a a more private wing of two-bedroom suites each having their own bathroom. Both traditional and private suites come with built in furniture and tile floors.
Beard-Burrows Residence Hall is for men only and has the same features as the Allen-Frazier Hall. Additionally, Beard-Burrows has courts for Tennis, Basketball, and Volleyball for recreation.
The approximate total of tuition and fees including room and board, books, and other miscellaneous fees for 2008 is approximately $13,512 dollars per year for an in-state student.
One of the best things about going to University in Austin is the sheer number of great and affordable apartment communities all over the city, so if students would like to have the freedom and the joy of their own place, they can do it with ease. Through a quick search within a few miles in all directions surrounding the campus, students will find a number of options in which they can make their choice of the perfect apartment.
Students who are looking for assistance with the cost tuition at Huston-Tillotson can look for the benefit of Sports scholarships, ROTC scholarships, The United Negro Fund, and Matching scholarships (Students receiving scholarships from a church will have their scholarships matched by Huston-Tillotson). United Methodist Scholarships are also available to those who are members of the Methodist Church. These are just a few examples of the number of scholarships a potential student can receive. Approximately 85% of the students receive some form of financial aid.
Just minutes from downtown Austin, surrounded by many apartments and great places to live, and with a faculty that thrives to educate to the fullest, Huston-Tillotson University is truly a top of the line institution of higher education.