Tillotson College (1875) and Sam Huston College (1878) were established as private institutions to provide Black people with formal education. For most, this would be the first time they learned to read and write. The two institutions shared friendly competition through sports and corresponding core values. After being met with a financial burden, the institutions united and became what we know it as today, Huston-Tillotson University.
Huston-Tillotson University has provided the locals of East Austin with knowledge and education for over a century and counting. HTU is also 1/107 HBCU’s in the country that still stands, providing students a private education. The university strives to keep its classes small, providing a unique collegial experience.
They also provide various resources and learning programs for individuals to immerse themselves. Courses for middle and high school grade students and adults who wish to continue their education All programming aims to help participants reach their maximum potential.