Student Dismissal Defense in Texas

If you are a student enrolled at one of the many fine universities and colleges in the great state of Texas, and you have been accused of violating your school's Code of Conduct, it is essential that you learn everything you can about how schools adjudicate misconduct, your rights during the process, and how to survive this situation as unscathed as possible.

A Look at Texas's Universities and Colleges

The Lone Star State is home to 38 public universities and colleges and 53 private institutions. Combined, these schools serve more than 852,763 students—and that's just four-year universities. Another 700,000 students are enrolled in Texas community colleges.

Texas's HBCU Roster

Additionally, Texas boasts nine of the nation's 107 HBCUs, or historically black colleges and universities. According to language in the Higher Education Act of 1965—the law which first granted recognition to these schools—an HBCU is “any historically black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of black Americans, and that is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association determined by the Secretary of Education.”

The HBCUs of Texas are:

● Huston-Tillotson University in Austin

● Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins

● Paul Quinn College in Dallas

● Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View

● Southwestern Christian College in Terrell

● St. Philip's College in San Antonio

● Texas College in Tyler

● Texas Southern University in Houston

● Wiley College in Marshall

The oldest of these, Dallas's Paul Quinn College, dates all the way back to 1872.