Texas State University: Statistics

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#236 of 2,597 In North America
#209 of 2,496 In the United States
#19 of 119 In Texas
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Acceptance rate
70%
Average SAT
1085
Average ACT
22
Aid receiving
80%
Undergraduates
33,175
Graduates
4,689
Male:Female Ratio
39:61
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
txstate.edu

Texas State University Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Texas State University has an acceptance rate of 70% and is among the top 32% of the most difficult universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 70% 66% 72%
Applicants 31,073 11,260 19,813
Admissions 21,748 7,396 14,352
Freshmen enrolled full time 6,196 2,199 3,997
Freshmen enrolled part time 454 215 239

21,921 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

3,562 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
3,314 or 50%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 990
or below

75% of them
had 1180
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Texas State University are 990-1180 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
754 or 11%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 18
or below

75% of them
had 25
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Texas State University are 18-25 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Secondary school GPA Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 15887 (42%)
Hispanic 15041 (40%)
Black or African American 3536 (9%)
Two or more races 1395 (4%)
Asian 1003 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 554 (1%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 319 (0.8%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 46 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 45 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Average aid awarded
$9,224
Students receiving aid
80%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $8,606$7,147
Tuition in-state $8,606$7,147
Tuition out-of-state $20,030$15,307
Fee in-district $2,529$1,913
Fee in-state $2,529$1,913
Fee out-of-state $2,529$1,913

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 6,853
Combined charge for room and board $11,516
Room charge $7,226
Meal charge $4,290

Texas State University majors

Texas State University has granted 7,710 bachelor's degrees across 91 programs, 1,297 master's across 76 programs, and 93 doctorate degrees across 11 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Texas State University.

Major Bachelor Master Doctoral
Psychology, General 523
Business Administration and Management, General 439 80
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 418 46
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 376 14
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 318
Computer Science 255 59 1
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 300
Finance, General 253
Accounting 167 59
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 212 11
Social Work 121 98
General Studies 211
Public Relations & Image Management 201
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 183
English Language and Literature, General 170 12
Political Science and Government, General 144 16
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 118 21
Advertising 133
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 123 6
Radio and Television 126
History, General 105 20
Human Development and Family Studies, General 102 16
Construction Engineering Technology & Technician 116
Computer and Information Sciences, General 108
Fashion Merchandising 104
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 70 24
Sociology, General 80 14
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management, General 81 10
Design and Visual Communications, General 78 12
Anthropology, General 77 12
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia 87
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 85
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General 81
Music, General 60 20
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 43 36
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 78
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General 75
Environmental Science 66 7
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 72
Public Administration 33 37
Animal Sciences, General 67
Fine & Studio Arts, General 67
International & Globalization Studies 56 11
Respiratory Care Therapy & Therapist 48 10
Wildlife Biology 58
Elementary Education and Teaching 56
Health Information & Medical Records Administration & Administrator 39 14
Engineering Technologies & Technicians, General 52
Counseling Psychology 51
Microbiology, General 51
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 43 7
Spanish Language and Literature 36 11
Dance, General 45
Interior Design 45
Criminal Justice & Police Science 44
Geography 33 4 7
Physical Therapy & Therapist 43
Chemistry, General 35 6
Special Education and Teaching, General 40
Agriculture, General 31 7
Industrial Engineering 38
Journalism 38
Mass Communication & Media Studies 30 8
Mathematics, General 28 10
Athletic Training & Trainer 16 17
Business & Managerial Economics 33
Engineering, General 31
Applied Mathematics, General 30
Biochemistry 25 3
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 21 3 4
Agribusiness & Agricultural Business Operations 27
Economics, General 27
Consumer Services and Advocacy 26
Manufacturing Engineering 26
Photography 26
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing 25
Creative Writing 23
Philosophy 16 6
International Relations and Affairs 21
Physics, General 17 4
Public Health, General 21
Therapeutic Recreation & Recreational Therapy 21
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other 19
School Psychology 19
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration 16 2
Medical Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiation Therapist 16
Musical Theatre 16
Public Health Education and Promotion 10 6
Aquatic Biology & Limnology 9 6
City & Urban, Community, and Regional Planning 15
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist 15
Human Nutrition 15
Secondary Education and Teaching 15
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration 14
Engineering & Industrial Management 6 7
Experimental Psychology 13
Legal Assistant & Paralegal 13
Legal Studies 12
Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse & Nursing 12
Recording Arts Technology & Technician 12
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management 10
Adult and Continuing Education Administration 9
Gerontology 9
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General 9
Materials Engineering 9
Music Performance, General 9
Rhetoric and Composition 9
Marketing Research 8
Applied & Public Sociology 4 3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 7
Art & Art Studies, General 7
Music Teacher Education 7
Sustainability Studies 7
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education 7
Accounting and Computer Science 6
Ecology 6
Education, Other 3 3
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 6
Educational & Instructional Technology 4
Mathematics Teacher Education 4
Natural Resources & Conservation, General 4
Reading Teacher Education 4
French Language and Literature 3
German Language and Literature 3
Bilingual and Multilingual Education 2
Computer Software Engineering 2
Population Biology 2
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 1
Biological and Physical Sciences 1
Corrections 1
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 1
Religion & Religious Studies 1
Grand Total 7,710 1,297 93

Texas State University has a graduation rate of 57%, which is among the 47% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 57% 52% 60%
  • Full-time retention rate - 77%
  • Part-time retention rate - 55%

Publications & Citations

Texas State University is a world-class research university with 16,666 scientific papers published and 239,220 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biology, Environmental Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Medicine, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.

Publications
16,666
Citations
239,220

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
9,912 / 125,379
Biology
7,465 / 135,774
Environmental Science
6,989 / 113,522
Engineering
6,678 / 114,466
Computer Science
6,616 / 99,875
Medicine
6,224 / 98,734
Physics
5,898 / 97,076
Political Science
5,720 / 65,896
Psychology
5,617 / 83,578
Sociology
5,389 / 68,553
Law
5,357 / 63,401
Chemistry
5,324 / 104,643
Philosophy
4,530 / 52,839
Mathematics
4,231 / 58,934
Geography and Cartography
4,056 / 59,417
Quantum and Particle physics
3,810 / 65,323
Business
3,620 / 50,407
Geology
3,434 / 61,510
Ecology
3,265 / 59,060
Economics
3,018 / 34,941
History
3,002 / 35,118
Organic Chemistry
2,917 / 59,992
Materials Science
2,765 / 55,781
Statistics
2,633 / 40,918
Biochemistry
2,500 / 55,044
Archaeology
2,454 / 32,682
Social Psychology
2,399 / 37,821
Genetics
2,329 / 46,474
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
2,307 / 35,488
Paleontology
2,295 / 39,698
Linguistics
2,096 / 22,883
Psychiatry
1,927 / 32,358
Art & Design
1,904 / 22,341
Development Studies
1,692 / 20,452
Pathology
1,661 / 25,729
Management
1,617 / 24,267
Education Majors
1,607 / 16,163
Public Health
1,575 / 27,105
Child Psychology
1,556 / 25,673
Neuroscience
1,546 / 24,643

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 116 1237
1991 102 1231
1992 111 1221
1993 127 1236
1994 118 1146
1995 109 1125
1996 133 1227
1997 85 1238
1998 84 1282
1999 106 1283
2000 98 1364
2001 135 1453
2002 132 1564
2003 137 1880
2004 165 2108
2005 195 2454
2006 211 3091
2007 254 3450
2008 294 3817
2009 396 4805
2010 437 5445
2011 526 6206
2012 571 7818
2013 571 9004
2014 650 10294
2015 674 11125
2016 621 11908
2017 738 12827
2018 739 13531
2019 880 16019
2020 1027 19634
2021 1299 26554
2022 998 25417
Academic rankings

Texas State University alumni

  1. Lyndon B. Johnson

    Lyndon B. Johnson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1908-1973 (aged 65)
    Enrolled in Texas State University
    Studied in 1930
    Occupations
    statespersonteacherrancherpolitician
    Biography

    Lyndon Baines Johnson, often referred to by his initials LBJ, was an American politician who served as the 36th president of the United States from 1963 to 1969. He previously served as the 37th vice president from 1961 to 1963 under President John F. Kennedy, and was sworn in shortly after Kennedy's assassination. A Democrat from Texas, Johnson also served as a U.S. representative, U.S. Senator and the Senate's majority leader. He holds the distinction of being one of the few presidents who served in all elected offices at the federal level.

  2. Shawn Michaels

    Shawn Michaels
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    American football playerprofessional wrestleractor
    Biography

    Michael Shawn Hickenbottom, better known by his ring name Shawn Michaels, is an American retired professional wrestler. He is signed to WWE, where he is the Senior Vice President of Talent Development Creative and oversees the creative aspects of the NXT brand, the promotion's developmental territory. Regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, he is known by the nicknames "The Heartbreak Kid" (often abbreviated as HBK), "The Showstopper", and "Mr. WrestleMania".

  3. George Strait

    George Strait
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    film actorsongwritermusicianactorsinger
    Biography

    George Harvey Strait Sr. is an American country music singer, songwriter, actor, and music producer. Strait is considered one of the most influential and popular recording artists of all time. In the 1980s, he was credited for igniting the neotraditional country movement, famed for his authentic cowboy image and roots-oriented sound at a time when the Nashville music industry was dominated by country pop crossover acts. His influential and record-breaking legacy of his pioneering neotraditionalist country style has garnered him the title of "King of Country Music."

  4. Powers Boothe

    Powers Boothe
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-2017 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    film actorart collectorvoice actorstage actoractor
    Biography

    Powers Allen Boothe was an American actor known for his commanding character actor roles on film and television. He received a Primetime Emmy Award and nominations for two Screen Actors Guild Awards.

All 46 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names SWT
Texas State San Marcos
TxSt
Texas State
Texas State University-San Marcos
TxState
SWTSU
Southwest Texas State
Southwest Texas State University
TS
Founded 1899
Motto The noblest search is the search for excellence
Colors maroon, old gold
Academic calendar September to May (September - December; January-May). Also Summer Sessions (June-July; July-August)
Total FTE staff 3,598
Carnegie classification Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and contacts

Address 601 University Dr
San Marcos, Texas, 78666
United States
City population 68,000
Phone 5122452111

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