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Texas State University

Facts & Data

The following facts, figures and statistics are approved for use in communications about Texas State University. Last update: January 2021

History of Name Changes

  • 1903-1918, Southwest Texas State Normal School
  • 1918-1923, Southwest Texas State Normal College
  • 1923-1959, Southwest Texas State Teachers College
  • 1959-1969, Southwest Texas State College
  • 1969-2003, Southwest Texas State University
  • 2003-2013, Texas State University-San Marcos
  • 2013-present, Texas State University

 

Campus

  • 507 acres at the San Marcos Campus
  • About 4,000 additional acres of academic, agricultural, research and recreational areas
  • 217 buildings at the San Marcos Campus
  • 101 acres at the Texas State Round Rock Campus

 

Rankings by Public University Size

  • 1st in The Texas State University System
  • 7th in Texas
  • 32nd in the United States

 

Degree Programs

  • 99 bachelor’s
  • 93 master’s
  • 14 doctoral

 

Students

  • 37,849 total students in fall 2020 (33,230 undergraduate; 462 post-baccalaureate; 3,618 master's; 539 doctoral)
  • 1,502 total students at the RRC
  • Nearly 6,000 live on campus
  • More than 27,000 students receive financial aid

 

By Gender

  • 59.8% female
  • 40.2% male

 

By Ethnicity

  • 43% White
  • 39% Hispanic
  • 11% African American
  • 2.7% Asian
  • 2% Multiracial
  • 1% International
  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.1% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
  • 55% of Texas State students are minorities

 

Graduation/Retention Rates

  • 55% graduated within six years (by summer 2020)
  • 77% of fall 2019 freshmen returned in fall 2020

Source: THECB CBM001 Report; Enrollment Highlights Report; Common Data Set

 

Alumni

  • more than 206,664 alumni

 

Faculty and Staff

  • nearly 1,400 full-time faculty
  • more than 2,000 full-time staff

Source: Texas State University Office of Human Resources

 

Class Size

  • 23 is median undergraduate class size

Source: THECB CBM004 Report

 

2021-22 Estimated Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate (per semester, with a 15-hour course load)

  • $5,930 Texas resident
  • $12,260 nonresident

Graduate (per semester, with a 9-hour course load)

  • $4,130 Texas resident
  • $7,920 nonresident

Source: Texas State University Office of Financial Aid

 

Financial Aid (fiscal year 2020)

  • $220 million in non-scholarship and non-grant aid (employment, loans)
  • $123 million in grants awarded
  • $28 million in scholarships awarded

Source: Texas State University Office of Financial Aid, End-of-Year Report

 

San Marcos

  • Hays County seat
  • 64,776 total population (2019)
  • 1851 is founding year
  • 45 regional, neighborhood and special-use parks, green spaces and natural areas, totaling more than 2,400 acres

 

Source: City of San Marcos