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Facts and Data

The following facts, figures and statistics are approved for use in communications about Texas State University.

Last update: August 2018


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
  • 92 master’s
  • 14 doctoral

Rankings by Public University Size

  • 1st in The Texas State University System
  • 5th in Texas
  • 30th in the United States

Campus

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

Students

  • 38,694 total students in fall 2017 (34,206 undergraduate; 551 post-baccalaureate; 3,447 master's; 490 doctoral)
  • 1,661 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

  • 47% White
  • 36% Hispanic
  • 11% African-American
  • 5% Other
  • 52% of Texas State students are minorities

Graduation/Retention Rates

  • 54% graduated within six years (by summer 2017)
  • 78% of fall 2016 freshmen returned in fall 2017

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

Alumni

  • more than 174,000 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

  • 23 is median undergraduate class size

Source: THECB CBM004 Report

2018-19 Estimated Tuition and Fees

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

  • $5,460 Texas resident
  • $11,690 nonresident

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

  • $4,220 Texas resident
  • $8,370 nonresident

Source: Texas State University Office of Financial Aid

Financial Aid (fiscal year 2017)

  • $233.1 million in non-scholarship and non-grant aid (employment, loans)
  • $105.6 million in grants awarded
  • $23.4 million in scholarships awarded

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

San Marcos

  • Hays County seat
  • 61,980 total population (2016)
  • 1851 is founding year
  • 52 parks have a total of 2,200 acres of parkland and natural area

Source: City of San Marcos