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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?

7,427 Undergraduate Awards
$27,860 Avg Cost After Aid
73% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#43 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#155 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Texas State.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Accounting & Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Accounting & Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Dance Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Value Dance Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Value Social Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Best Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#61 Best Health & Physical Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Texas State has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Dance Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#1 Best Value Colleges for Dance College Factual
#2 Best Colleges for Dance College Factual
#11 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#28 Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies College Factual
#28 Best Value Colleges for Social Sciences College Factual

Where Is Texas State University?

Location of Texas State University

Contact details for Texas State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 601 University Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: 512-245-2111
Website: www.txstate.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TXSTATEU
Twitter: https://twitter.com/txst

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

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Texas State?

73% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
69% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 73%, Texas State may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Texas State University  ( 510 to 610 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Texas State University  ( 510 to 590 )
200
800
Texas State received ACT scores from 31% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 25. Math scores were between 19 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Texas State University  ( 19 to 25 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Texas State University  ( 19 to 25 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Texas State University  ( 20 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford Texas State University?

$27,860 Net Price
62% Take Out Loans
6.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Texas State is $27,860. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

27,923 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 33,917 undergraduate students at Texas State, with 27,923 being full-time and 5,994 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Texas State

There are also 4,270 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 27,923 full-time undergraduates at Texas State, 41% are male and 59% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Texas State

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Texas State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Texas State Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 712
Black or African American 2,725
Hispanic or Latino 11,049
White 12,096
International Students 140
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,201

Geographic Diversity

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

1,376 Took All Classes Online
10,782 Took At Least One Class Online
20.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 10,782 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Texas State has changed over the last few years.

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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%
Social Work 23%

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
Social Work #24
Public Administration & Social Service #58
Nursing #160
Health Professions #267

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.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 586 0 23 0 609
Business Administration & Management 454 0 87 0 541
Health & Physical Education 473 0 18 0 491
General Psychology 448 0 0 0 448
Criminal Justice & Corrections 329 2 21 2 354
Public Relations & Advertising 345 0 0 0 345
Marketing 334 0 0 0 334
Social Work 121 0 182 0 303
Computer Science 210 1 50 0 261
Finance & Financial Management 238 0 0 0 238
Accounting 161 0 36 0 197
General Biology 177 0 18 0 195
General English Literature 181 0 11 0 192
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 174 0 0 0 174
Writing Studies 122 1 39 0 162
Political Science & Government 149 0 13 0 162
Health & Medical Administrative Services 96 14 39 0 149
Liberal Arts General Studies 149 0 0 0 149
Drama & Theater Arts 125 0 10 0 135
Design & Applied Arts 126 0 3 0 129
History 105 0 21 0 126
Nursing 88 0 33 0 121
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 120 0 120
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 97 0 14 0 111
Sociology 91 0 14 0 105
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 103 0 0 0 103
Construction Engineering Technology 103 0 0 0 103
Geography & Cartography 66 14 14 9 103
Fine & Studio Arts 100 0 0 0 100
Human Development & Family Studies 92 0 7 0 99
Educational Administration 0 0 72 25 97
Recreation Administration 84 0 10 0 94
Natural Resources Conservation 76 6 4 7 93
Music 69 1 22 0 92
Allied Health Professions 69 0 22 0 91
Anthropology 73 0 18 0 91
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 90 0 90
Electrical Engineering 84 0 0 0 84
Computer Information Systems 77 0 0 0 77
Communication Sciences 41 0 32 0 73
Romance Languages 70 0 0 0 70
International Studies 50 0 17 0 67
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 63 0 0 0 63
Public Administration 31 0 26 0 57
Zoology 55 0 0 0 55
Communication & Media Studies 30 0 24 0 54
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 13 41 54
Legal Support Services 0 27 27 0 54
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 43 0 7 0 50
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 46 2 48
Industrial Engineering 47 0 0 0 47
Mathematics 36 0 5 0 41
Manufacturing Engineering 40 0 0 0 40
Animal Science 39 0 0 0 39
Physics 33 0 6 0 39
General Engineering Technology 38 0 0 0 38
Philosophy 17 13 7 0 37
Dance 35 0 0 0 35
Family & Consumer Economics 34 0 0 0 34
Special Education 0 5 28 0 33
Applied Mathematics 32 0 1 0 33
Business/Managerial Economics 31 0 0 0 31
Agricultural Economics & Business 30 0 0 0 30
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 10 0 20 0 30
Chemistry 23 0 7 0 30
Economics 30 0 0 0 30
Journalism 29 0 0 0 29
Public Health 29 0 0 0 29
General Agriculture 26 0 0 0 26
International Relations & National Security 23 0 0 0 23
General Engineering 0 0 22 0 22
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 20 0 0 0 20
Urban & Regional Planning 19 0 0 0 19
Child Development & Psychology 0 2 16 0 18
Natural Resource Management 12 3 0 0 15
Gerontology 0 0 14 0 14
Engineering-Related Fields 7 0 6 0 13
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 11 0 0 0 11
Accounting & Computer Science 0 0 10 0 10
Sustainability Science 0 0 10 0 10
Human Resource Management 0 0 9 0 9
Other Education 0 0 4 5 9
Germanic Languages 9 0 0 0 9
Audiovisual Communications 8 0 0 0 8
Instructional Media Design 0 0 4 0 4
Materials Engineering 0 0 0 4 4
Multilingual Education 0 0 3 0 3
Computer Engineering 0 0 3 0 3
Human Sciences Business Services 0 0 3 0 3
Industrial Production Technology 1 0 0 0 1
Agricultural Mechanization 0 0 0 0 0
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 7,427 89 1,381 95 8,992

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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