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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: July 2019

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
  • 220 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
  • 5th in Texas
  • 30th in the United States

 

Degree Programs

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

 

Students

  • 38,661 total students in fall 2018 (34,200 undergraduate; 505 post-baccalaureate; 3,447 master's; 509 doctoral)
  • 1,984 total students at the RRC
  • Nearly 7,000 live on campus
  • More than 27,000 students receive financial aid

 

By Gender

  • 58% female
  • 42% male

 

By Ethnicity

  • 45% White
  • 37% Hispanic
  • 11% African-American
  • 5% Other
  • 53% of Texas State students are minorities

 

Graduation/Retention Rates

  • 55% graduated within six years (by summer 2018)
  • 77% of fall 2017 freshmen returned in fall 2018

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

 

Alumni

  • more than 189,500 alumni

 

Faculty and Staff

  • more than 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

 

2019-20 Estimated Tuition and Fees

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

  • $5,620 Texas resident
  • $11,950 nonresident

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

  • $3,940 Texas resident
  • $7,720 nonresident

Source: Texas State University Office of Financial Aid

 

Financial Aid (fiscal year 2018)

  • $233.1 million in non-scholarship and non-grant aid (employment, loans)
  • $118.1 million in grants awarded
  • $23.8 million in scholarships awarded

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

 

San Marcos

  • Hays County seat
  • 63,071 total population (2017)
  • 1851 is founding year
  • 52 parks have a total of 2,200 acres of parkland and natural area

 

Source: City of San Marcos