Texas State University Overview
Texas State University is a public institution situated in San Marcos, Texas. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.
What Is Texas 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 Texas State.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 76% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Texas State makes roughly $45,700 a year. This is 12% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
Texas State University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Texas State 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 Texas State.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Texas State has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Texas State University?
Contact details for Texas State are given below.
|Address:||601 University Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666|
How Do I Get Into Texas State?
You can apply to Texas State online at: https://www.applytexas.org/adappc/gen/c_start.WBX
Admission Requirements for Texas State
|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 Texas State?
Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 68%, and the acceptance rate for women is 76%.
Average Test Scores
About 69% of students accepted to Texas State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 610. Math scores were between 510 and 590.
Can I Afford Texas State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Texas State, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $5,833 a year. That adds up to $23,332 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Texas State is 6.6%. 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.
Texas State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 4,270 graduate students at the school.
Of the 27,923 full-time undergraduates at Texas State, 41% are male and 59% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Texas State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||2,725|
|Hispanic or Latino||11,049|
Texas students aren't the only ones who study at Texas State University. At this time, 31 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 83 countries are represented at Texas State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Mexico.
Online Learning at Texas State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Texas State has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 81st most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Texas State
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Texas State University was 20.9%. This is the #867 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Texas State regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Texas State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Public Administration & Social Service||13%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Texas State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Texas State.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#58|
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%.
Texas 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
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