Black College in Austin, Texas, Plans to Expand

There have been no new buildings constructed on the campus of Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas, for more than 30 years. But with enrollments at a 10-year high and a goal to further boost the student body by 33 percent over the next three years, the historically black educational institution has announced plans to expand its campus on the east side of the city.

The university is planning to develop a 10-acre site west of its present 23-acre campus. The new development will include residence halls, a daycare center, and a multipurpose building that will replace the university’s outdated gymnasium.