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Facts and Data

The Office of Institutional Research has approved the following facts, figures and statistics for use in communications about Texas State University.

Last update: August 25, 2016


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

  • 98 bachelor’s
  • 90 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

  • 495 acres at the San Marcos campus
  • About 4,000 additional acres of academic, agricultural, research and recreational areas
  • 245 buildings in the San Marcos area
  • 101 acres at the Texas State Round Rock Campus

Students

  • 37,979 total students in fall 2015 (33,480 undergraduate; 571 post-baccalaureate; 3,460 master's; 468 doctoral)
  • 1,794 total students at the RRC
  • 1,976 students are members of the Honors College
  • 6,792 live on campus
  • 25,957 students receive financial aid
  • 1028 mean SAT score; 23 mean ACT score

By Gender

  • 58% female
  • 42% male

By Ethnicity

  • 50% White
  • 33% Hispanic
  • 10% African-American
  • 5% Other
  • 48% of Texas State students are racial or ethnic minorities

Graduation/Retention Rates

  • 53% graduated within six years (by summer 2015)
  • 78% of fall 2014 freshmen returned in fall 2015

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

Alumni

  • more than 167,000 living alumni

Faculty and Staff

  • more than 1,300 full-time faculty
  • more than 2,000 full-time staff

Source: Texas State University Office of Human Resources

Class Size

  • 24 is median undergraduate class size

Source: THECB CBM004 Report

2016-17 Estimated Tuition and Fees

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

  • $5,100 Texas resident
  • $11,220 nonresident

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

  • $3,980 Texas resident
  • $8,060 nonresident

Source: Texas State University Office of Financial Aid

Financial Aid (fiscal year 2015)

  • $209.6 million in non-scholarship and non-grant aid (employment, loans)
  • $96.7 million in grants awarded
  • $19.3 million in scholarships awarded

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

San Marcos

  • Hays County seat
  • 60,684 total population (2015)
  • 1851 is founding year
  • 52 parks have a total of 2,200 acres of parkland and natural area
  • 69 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily temperature

Source: City of San Marcos