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Huston-Tillotson University nurtures a legacy of leadership and excellence in education, connecting knowledge, power, passion, and values.

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IRS EIN: 74-1180151
Phone Number: 512-505-3073
Address: 900 Chicon Street
Austin, TX 78702
Huston-Tillotson University (HT), with roots dating to 1875, is the oldest institution of higher education in Austin, Texas. The historically black institution offers a Master of Education Degree in Educational Leadership and Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in more than 20 areas of study. HT is affiliated with The United Methodist Church and the United Church of Christ.

HT's campus is located at the site of the former Tillotson College land formerly known to local residents as Bluebonnet Hill. The 24-acre campus is located in East Austin, an area that historically has been the center of African American culture and empowerment in Austin.

In fall 2017, the student body was 61% female and 39% male, 62% identified as African American, 27% identified as Hispanic, 11% identified as Anglo and other racial groups. Forty percent of our students are first generation college enrollees and 74% of our students come from low-income households.
Accomplishments in 2017 include:

• HT was proud to serve as the host location for the FIRST URBAN HEALTH EXPO - a full day of health and wellness related activities including yoga, Zumba, cooking demonstrations, hair tutorials and more. More than 600 participants braved the chilly weather to start 2017 off with a new, healthy lens.

• HT hosted the 3RD ANNUAL DIVERSITY HACKATHON that connected 75 high school and college students with technology mentors to create mobile apps that engage younger generations to the world of coding. The hackathon is the only youth and diversity-focused hackathon held in the U.S. that is 100-percent organized and operated by students of color.

• Earth Day ATX was held on HT's campus where more than 5,000 Austinites converged to participate in dozens of activities, workshops and movie screenings that were part of 2017's Earth Day ATX.

• The AUSTIN PRE-FRESHMAN ENGINEERING PROGRAM (AusPREP) hosted a successful Summer 2017 session with 58 students and Pre-Algebra Institute with largest ever class of 32 students for a total of 90 students.

• HT signed an MOU WITH ECOLE SUPERIEURE DES AFFAIRS (ESA), AN UNDERGRADUATE UNIVERSITY IN LOME, TOGO, WEST AFRICA, to allow 10-15 students from ESA to earn undergraduate degrees in accounting or technology.

• Following a gift of $800,000, HT became an ALL-STEINWAY SCHOOL - the only institution of higher learning in Central Texas, the fourth HBCU in the country, and the 196th college/university in the world to earn the coveted title.

• HT received a MAYOR'S HEALTH FITNESS SILVER AWARD on September 15th at the Inaugural Mayor's Health and Fitness Awards Ceremony at City Hall.

• A NEW PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN HT AND THE TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT'S WILDLIFE DIVISION was formed to offer field-based wildlife research experience to undergraduate students. In addition to research opportunities, TPWD assists HT in exploring changes to curriculum to enhance chances their graduates will successfully compete for wildlife-related jobs, including those at TPWD.

Impact Statement

HT provides academic excellence, spiritual and ethical development, civic engagement, and leadership in a nurturing environment to its student body. Beyond the lifelong impact it has on its students, HT generates $47 million in total economic impact to benefit Austin and the wider community. This estimate includes direct spending by Huston-Tillotson University on faculty, employees, academic programs and operations.

Huston-Tillotson University generates 427 jobs for its local and regional economies. Of this total, 182 are on-campus jobs and 245 are off-campus jobs. For each job created on campus, another 1.3 public- and private sector jobs are created off campus because of Huston-Tillotson University-related spending

A college degree opens the door to economic prosperity through greater employment and earnings potential. In fact, the 125 Huston-Tillotson University graduates in 2014 can expect total earnings of $317 million over their lifetimes - that's 77 percent more than they could expect to earn without their college credentials. Viewed on an individual bases, an HT graduate working full time throughout his or her working life can expect to earn $1.1 million in additional income due to a college credential.

Needs Statement

A multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, and multi-faith institution, Huston-Tillotson University welcomes students of all ages, races, and religions. The University relies on the support of the donors to continue to serve as the intellectual heartbeat of East Austin. Your gift, no matter the size, will provide direct support to our students!

$50 can purchase an advanced calculator used by a student in advanced math classes
$100 can purchase sheet music and instrument supplies for our music students
$250 can fund a leadership training workshop that is organized and led by student leaders
$500 can purchase SPSS software packages for business analytic and social science students to perform data entry and analysis and to create tables and graphs.
$1,000 can purchase a laptop for the library to loan to students
$2,500 can fund the cost of tuning of our pianos for a semester
$5,000 can close the gap between tuition and the true cost of educating a student with the most financial need

Blake Hutchins
I love how the campus makes me feel like I'm at home, and how it is easy to build relationships with professors and staff. I aspire to become an ESPN Analyst.

Earlyssa Cooper
I love the sense of family you get while here. A lot of us are away from home, whether that be just down the highway a couple of hours or in another state or country, when you have faculty and staff that cares, it matters and goes a long way.

Oluwaseyi Adediwura
HT is a safe haven for me, my home away from home when I'm continents apart from my family. Everyone says this a lot, but the family at HT is real! You're never alone. I plan to go to graduate school to get my master's in data analytics. Ultimately, I hope to establish a technology nonprofit that helps student back home in Nigeria get into tech.

Tamarian Carter
After college, I plan to attend pharmacy school to become a pediatric pharmacist.

Gabrielle Plummer
I love the family feel at HT! I feel that the people here have your best interest at heart, and I appreciate it. After college, I plan to go to medical school after getting a year of experience in the health field, then becoming an anesthesiologist.

Moya Reid
I plan to go to graduate school at Bentley University to become a CPA. Long-term I plan to create a non-profit that helps students from Jamaica get the academic and professional opportunities that can be gained from traveling abroad.
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