Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Texas Southern University - Increased Admissions Standards...Potentially...

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The new president at Texas Southern University (TSU) is thinking about ending their open-admissions policy for undergraduate students. As an African American, this is very interesting. Texas Southern University is one of the two public historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in Texas.

Another interesting aspect of TSU is that the university is currently not under a "higher education" system. In Texas, we have four systems for public universities:

a) Texas State University System

b) Texas A&M University System

c) Texas Tech University System

d) The University of Texas System

In my opinion, ending the open-admissions policy is a step in the right direction for Texas Southern University. This step may make a difference in the perceived competitiveness of the university. A few years ago, there was a large push for public universities in Texas to cease their open-admissions policies and to increase admissions standards.

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