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Facts & Data

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 March 8, 2015.


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

 

Degree Programs

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

 

Rankings by Public University Size

  • 1st in The Texas State University System
  • 4th in Texas
  • 31st in the United States

 

Campus

  • 491 acres in the main San Marcos campus
  • 5,038 additional acres of farm, ranch, residential and recreational areas
  • 251 main campus buildings
  • 12,292 parking spaces
  • 101 acres at the Texas State Round Rock Campus

 

Students

  • 36,739 total students in fall 2014 (32,177 undergraduate; 599 post-baccalaureate; 3,500 master's; 463 doctoral)
  • 1,867 total students at the RRC
  • 1,890 students are members of the Honors College
  • 18% live on campus
  • 72% receive financial aid
  • 1032 mean SAT score; 23 mean ACT score

 

By Gender

  • 57% female
  • 43% male

 

By Ethnicity

  • 52% White
  • 32% Hispanic
  • 9% African American
  • 7% Other
  • 45% of Texas State students are racial or ethnic minorities

 

Graduation/Retention Rates

  • 55% graduated  within six years (by summer 2014)
  • 76% of fall 2013 freshmen returned in fall 2014

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

 

Alumni

  • 130,000 total alumni (approximate)

Faculty and Staff

  • more than 1,200 full-time faculty
  • more than 2,000 full-time staff

Source: Texas State University Office of Human Resources

 

Class Size

  • 23 is median undergraduate organized class size

Source: THECB CBM004 Report

 

2014-15 Tuition and Fees

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

  • $4,758 Texas resident
  • $10,188 nonresident

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

  • $3,750 Texas resident
  • $7,370 nonresident

Source: Texas State University Office of Financial Aid

 

Financial Aid (fiscal year 2014)

  • $228.9 million in non-scholarship and non-grant aid (employment, grants,loans)
  • $91 million in grants awarded
  • $11.5 million in scholarships awarded

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

 

San Marcos

  • Hays County seat
  • 54,076 total population (2013)
  • 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