Tarleton State University Overview
Tarleton State University is a public institution located in Stephenville, Texas. The location of Tarleton is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.
What Is Tarleton State University Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Tarleton.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 63% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Tarleton bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $42,500 a year. That's about 4% more than their peers at other schools.
Tarleton State University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Tarleton has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Tarleton.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Tarleton has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Histologic Technician Bachelor’s Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#1||Best Agricultural/Farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling Bachelor’s Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#4||Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#5||Best Laboratory Technician Schools||College Factual|
|#33||Best Healthcare Associate Degree Schools||Healthcare Degree Search|
|#84||Best Health Professions Associate Degree Schools||College Factual|
Where Is Tarleton State University?
Contact details for Tarleton are given below.
|Address:||1333 W. Washington, Stephenville, TX 76401-0000|
How Do I Get Into Tarleton?
You can apply to Tarleton online at: www.applytexas.org/adappc/gen/c_start.WBX
Admission Requirements for Tarleton
|High School GPA||recommended|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Tarleton?
Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 55%, and the acceptance rate for women is 59%.
Average Test Scores
About 71% of students accepted to Tarleton submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 570. Math scores were between 460 and 550.
Can I Afford Tarleton State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Tarleton, approximately 60% of students took out student loans averaging $10,407 a year. That adds up to $41,628 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Tarleton is 7.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Tarleton State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,123 graduate students at the school.
Of the 8,554 full-time undergraduates at Tarleton, 36% are male and 64% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Tarleton State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||569|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,824|
Texas students aren't the only ones who study at Tarleton State University. At this time, 25 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 33 countries are represented at Tarleton. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nepal, India, and Canada.
Online Learning at Tarleton State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Tarleton has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 22nd most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Tarleton
The following table shows how Tarleton is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Agricultural Public Services||#1||#1|
|Agriculture & Agriculture Operations||#4||#10|
|General Family & Consumer Sciences||#7||#7|
|Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science||#10||#13|
|Quality Control Technology||#10||#7|
|Industrial Production Technology||#16||#19|
|Human Resource Management||#22||#62|
|English Language & Literature||#22||#28|
|General English Literature||#22||#25|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||#28||#31|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#40||#38|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#43||#43|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#43||#89|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#46||#95|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||#49||#76|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#55||#97|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#55||#64|
|Computer Information Systems||#61||#78|
Online Affordability Rankings of Tarleton Rankings
The following table shows how Tarleton is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|General English Literature||#7||#13|
|Human Resource Management||#10||#131|
|English Language & Literature||#10||#16|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#10||#95|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#19||#70|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#19||#47|
|Business Administration & Management||#58||#148|
Online Growth Rankings of Tarleton
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Tarleton State University was 142.8%. This is the #348 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Tarleton regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Tarleton majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||17%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||7%|
|English Language & Literature||25%|
|General English Literature||25%|
|Human Resource Management||20%|
|Public Administration & Social Service||20%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Tarleton ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Tarleton.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|General English Literature||#22|
|English Language & Literature||#42|
|Human Resource Management||#48|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#53|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#77|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#98|
|Business Administration & Management||#196|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#286|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Tarleton State University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Billy Hathorn under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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