• Address: 1333 W. Washington, Stephenville, TX 76402

  • Phone Number: 254-968-9000

  • Website: https://www.tarleton.edu/home/

About

Tarleton State University is a public university. The university was established as John Tarleton Agricultural College in the year 1899. The college was renamed to Tarleton State College in 1949 and turned to university in 1973. The university campus is located in a rural region of Texas and on a land of 125 acres.

  • University's acceptance rate is 50%.

  • The student-faculty ratio of the university is 20:1.

  • The total population of the university is 13,049 students, in that full-timers are 13,882 and part-timers are 7,364 included.

  • The retention rate of part-timers is 66%, whereas the full-timer's retention rate is 71%.

  • The university has a total graduation rate of 43%.

Online Education at Tarleton State University 

The university offers 20 online programs across 13 majors at an affordable price and it is an accredited university in Texas. In the available programs, the students can choose any program of their interest. The university allows its students to earn a degree by maintaining personal and professional obligations through its distance education option.

  • The students can get the teaching experience as same as the students who are getting on campus, because of the same faculty teaching them.

  • As the university provides unconditional access for all the courses, students can complete their online courses at any time from any place. There will be technical support for online students so that they are free from any inconvenience.


Reviews

Following are the reviews sourced by some university students.

  • The campus is very nice with lots of organizations, which students can’t feel like a bore.
  • Faculty members offer very much support towards students.

  • The university is offering many programs for students so that they are free to choose any of those.

  • The university is very welcoming and works hard to engage with their students.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Public

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Headquartered at

Stephenville, Texas

FAFSA/Federal School Code

003631

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Institutional Accreditation

SACSCOC

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Programmatic Accreditation

ACBSP

Historically Black College or University

No

Affiliations

Texas A&M University

Data Source: https://www.tarleton.edu/home/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation

Tarleton State University is regionally accreditated, and the standards were set by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Programmatic Accreditation

In addition, the university also has programs which are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs(ACBSP) for business administration program. 

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 20: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 71 % Part Time: 66 %
Total Population 13,049
Student Population Full Time: 8,340 Part Time: 4,709
Gender Division Male: 38 % Female: 62 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 37 %

The College Monk

Female: 47 %

Total Graduation Rate: 43 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Tarleton State University offers 20 online programs across 13 Majors

Business Management

Offering 7 programs accross 2 degrees

Psychology

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Public Administration

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Information Systems

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Education

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Literature

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Music

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Applied Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Criminal Justice

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Information Technology

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Agriculture

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Health Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Animal Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

Tarleton State University Acceptance Rate is 50%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $45
Graduate Application Fee $45

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 9,583
Total Applicants Admitted 4,829
Applicants Enrolled 2,168
Full time Applicants Enrolled 2,043
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 125
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Tarleton State University Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 1,483
Number of students submitting ACT scores 1,332
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 68%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 61%
SAT Math 470 average 420 - 520 range
SAT Critical Reading 480 average 430 - 530 range
SAT Writing 450 average 400 - 500 range
ACT Composite 20 average 18 - 23 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

To help ease students with the cost of attendance, the university provides many financial aids and scholarships. The students who are eligible can utilize these to meet up their academic needs. Students can apply for Federal Student Aid by using Tarleton State University Federal School code 003631 to get the benefits of the aids provided by the Federal Government as well.   

Some of the financial aids available at the university are mentioned below.

  • The State Aid includes Toward Excellence, Access and Success Grant Program, Tarleton, Tuition Grant, Texas Public Assistance Grant.

  • The Federal Aid includes Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, TEACH Grant, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct PLUS Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Federal Work-Study.

  • The Institutional Aid includes AB Medlen Scholarship, Agriculture Contest Scholarship, Ag. & Consumer Science Student Teacher Scholarship, Agriculture Services & Development Alumni Scholarship, BG Briner Family “Lead the Way” Scholarship, Brian lley Memorial Scholarship.

  • The Military Aid Post 9/11 GI Bill, Tuition Assistance Program, Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA), Montgomery GI Bill, Selected Reserve.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,491 Undergraduate Student, U, S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $285 Undergraduate student,Eligible for Federal Pell Grant,Enrolled atleast half-time. June 30th, 2019
TEACH Grant $285 Undergraduate or Graduate student, enrolled in TEACH Grant Eligible major, Minimum of 3.25 CGPA June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study Varies U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $7,525 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $7,525 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loan $11,034 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen, Enrolled at least half-time, Should not have an adverse credit history. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Toward Excellence, Access and Success Grant Program $4,856 Be a Texas resident, Demonstrated financial need. March 15th, 2019
Tarleton Tuition Grant $4,856 Texas resident, Demonstrate financial need. March 15th, 2019
Texas Public Assistance Grant $4,856 Texas resident, Demonstrated financial need. March 15th, 2019

Data Source: https://www.tarleton.edu/home/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
AB Medlen Scholarship $1,808 Majoring in biology and has completed 30. July 1st, 2019
Agriculture Contest Scholarship $1,808 Students with special financial needs. July 1st, 2019
Ag. & Consumer Sciences Student Teacher Scholarship $1,808 Student teachers in Agriculture and Consumer Sciences with a 2.60 GPA. July 1st, 2019
Agricultural Services & Development Alumni Scholarship $1,808 Full-time student majoring in the area of agricultural services and development. July 1st, 2019
BG Brinegar Family "Lead the Way" Scholarship $1,808 Minimum grade point average of 2.8. July 1st, 2019
Brian Iley Memorial Scholarship $1,808 Minimum GPA of 2.5. July 1st, 2019

Data Source: https://www.tarleton.edu/home/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $6,731 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Tuition Assistance Program $1,707 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA) Varies Eligible dependents of certain veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition. Dependent of veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition. Varies
Montgomery GI bill Varies For active duty or selected reserve members of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Varies
Selected Reserve Varies Served for a period of not less than 6 years after June 30, 1985. Should have completed Initial Active Duty Training (ADT) Varies

Data Source: https://www.tarleton.edu/home/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $12,765
$30,001 - $48,000 $14,144
$48,001 - $75,000 $16,722
$75,001 - $110,000 $18,220
Over $110,000 $18,328

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 40% $4,333
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 63% $7,735
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 41% $4,540
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 50% $2,138
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 62% $8,415
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 61% $7,253
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 10,615
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 255 $6,708
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 217 $7,070
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 38 $4,643

Data Source: https://www.tarleton.edu/home/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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