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Texas State Facts

The office of Institutional Research has approved the following facts, figures and statistics for use in communications about Texas State University. This page was last updated October 23, 2013.

History of Texas State's 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-            Texas State University

Degree Programs

  • 96 bachelor’s
  • 88 master’s
  • 12 doctoral

Source: Degree Program Inventory maintained by Curriculum Services in the Division of Academic Affairs

Rankings by Public University Size

  • 1st in The Texas State University System
  • 5th in Texas
  • 33rd in the United States

Source: IPEDS Database (fall 2011 enrollment)

Campus

  • 457 acres in the main San Marcos campus (20.5 million square feet)
  • 5,038 additional acres of farm, ranch, residential and recreational areas
  • 267 main campus buildings
  • 13,264 parking spaces
  • 101 acres at the Texas State Round Rock Campus

Students

  • 35,568 total students in fall 2013 (31,032 undergraduate; 857 post-baccalaureate; 3,505 master's; 444 doctoral)
  • 1,783 total students at the RRC
  • 1,787 students are members of the Honors College
  • 18% live on campus
  • 72% receive financial aid
  • 1045 mean SAT score; 23 mean ACT score

By Gender

  • 56% female
  • 44% male

By Ethnicity

  • 54% White
  • 30% Hispanic
  • 8% African American
  • 8% Other

42% of Texas State students are racial or ethnic minorities.

Graduation/Retention Rates

  • 57% graduated  withinin six years (by summer 2013)
  • 77% of fall 2011 freshmen returned in fall 2012

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

Alumni

  • 130,000 total alumni (approximate)

Faculty and Staff

  • more than 1,050 full-time faculty
  • more than 2,000 full-time staff

Source: Human Resource Headcount cube SAP.

Class Size

  • 24 is median undergraduate organized class size

Source: THECB CBM004 Report

2013-14 Tuition and Fees

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

  • $4,575 Texas resident
  • $9,885 nonresident

Graduate (per semester, with a 10-hour course load)

  • $3,662 Texas resident
  • $7,160 nonresident

Source: Texas State Office of Financial Aid website

Financial Aid (fiscal year 2012)

  • $210.7 million in non-scholarship and non-grant aid (employment, grants, loans)
  • $83 million in grants awarded
  • $12.3 million in scholarships awarded

Source: Financial Aid Annual, End-of-Year Report

San Marcos

  • Hays County seat
  • 46,685 total population (2012)
  • 1851 is founding year
  • 1,281 acres of parkland and natural areas
  • 69 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily temperature

Source: City of San Marcos Profile 2012