Mission & Vision


Texas Southern University is a comprehensive metropolitan university. Building on its legacy as a historically black institution, the university provides academic and research programs that address critical urban issues and prepare an ethnically diverse student population to become a force for positive change in a global society. 

In order to achieve this mission, Texas Southern University provides:

  • quality instruction in a culture of innovative teaching and learning
  • basic and applied research and scholarship that is responsive to community issues
  • opportunities for public service that benefit the community and the world.



Texas Southern University will become one of the nation’s pre-eminent comprehensive metropolitan universities.  We will be recognized by the excellence of our programs, the quality of our instruction, our innovative research, and our desire to be a contributing partner to our community, state, nation, and world.