Texas Southern University, the historically Black educational institution in Houston, reports some encouraging data on enrollment trends. The university reports that it has 8,585 students enrolled for the spring semester. This is up nearly 6 percent from the spring 2016 semester.
There is an 84 percent in entering first-year students and nearly a 60 percent increase in transfer students compared to a year ago. Graduate enrollments are up 18 percent.
In a statement the university said “these impressive enrollment numbers tell a story beyond statistics and speak to the increased value of a Texas Southern University education in the eyes of graduating high school seniors and college students transferring to TSU. The goal of making Texas Southern University a first-choice destination higher education institution is becoming a reality with major increases in first-time freshmen and transfer students.”