• Address: 601 University Dr, San Marcos, Texas 78666

  • Phone Number: (512) 245-2111

  • Website: http://www.distancelearning.txstate.edu/

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About Texas State University

Texas State University is a public institution established in the year 1899 in San Marcos, Texas, United States, as a Texas State Normal School. It was started with just 300 students in 1903. The university has changed its name 6 times from the time it started its operations. In 1969, Texas College was transformed to Southwest Texas State University and got many enrollments for their campus as well as online courses. 

The mission is to provide creative expression and embrace the people with their ideas. It also promotes cultural and social development and encourages students to participate in all events and groups. It also promotes success for each and every individual.

The students come from around the globe, and the student body is diverse. Fifty-two percent of Texas State students are ethnic minorities. The university has more than 38,000 students enrolled.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 23:1.

  • Texas State University acceptance rate is 71%.

  • The graduation rate of the university is 54%.

  • The retention rate is 77% for the full-time students and 54% for part-time students.

  • The total student population of the university is 38,808, which includes 30,866 full time and 7,942 part-time students.

  • Texas State University address is 601 University Dr, San Marcos, Texas 78666.


Texas State University Online

The university offers online programs that are well structured and has partnered with Ed2Go and JER online to offer a wide range of highly interactive and responsive courses. Their fully online classes are convenient, flexible, and affordable.

  • Texas Staten University login portal is called as 'BobcatMail', which is their official email service. It is part of office 365. Bobcat integrates with many office - 365 apps and is available for mobile devices as well.

  • UDrive is the individual cloud storage that provides 5 GB of online storage to access important files from desktop and laptops. It is available for free for the students, faculty and staff members of the university by just signing in into their account.

  • Student Business Services allows a student to pay tuition fees, enroll in a payment plan, print electronic statements, review account charges and many more.

  • TXState Alert System notifies the students by sending them the alert notification through mail or text to student's device during emergencies. 

  • CatsWeb is a quality management software which is not just a data repository but also acts as a real-time problem-solving tool. It helps students in accessing the information easily and register any complaints.


Texas State University Colleges

The university provides various programs through 10 different colleges which are given below.

College of Education College of Fine Arts and Communication
College of Health Professions Honors College
College of Liberal Arts College of Science and Engineering
University College Graduate College
College of Applied Arts McCoy College of Business Administration

Texas State University Tuition 

The university offers various degrees such as Bachelors, Masters, Certificate and Graduate Certificate programs.

The tuition fees for the course varies and average fees for the different degrees is given below.

Degree Type Total Average Tuition 
Bachelors $79,990
Masters $27,212
 Certificate $11,638
Graduate Certificate $8,815

Texas State University Programs

The university provides 189 online programs across 30 disciplines. Texas State University majors include Accounting, Agriculture, Computer Science, Psychology, Fine Arts, History, Biology, Media Studies, Public Administration and many more.

Some of the programs offered by the university are given below.

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in Agriculture Animal Science - Basic Science
Bachelor of Science in Anthropology Bachelor of Science in Anthropology  
Master of Science in Recreation and Leisure Services - Recreation Management Master of Fine Arts in Communication Design
Certificate in Geographic Information Science Certificate in Water Resources Policy
Graduate Certificate in Professional Ethics Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration

Texas State University Financial Aid

The university offers financial assistance to the students in the form of Scholarships, Loans, Grants and many more. The university advances access to higher education by assisting the students and their parents on the resources available for them to make their education easier.

Students looking for the financial assistance has to fill up the FAFSA form. Texas State University federal school code is 003615.

  • Federal Aid includes grants such as Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and Iraq And Afghanistan Service Grant, and loans such as Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, and Direct PLUS Loan. Federal Work-Study option is also available for the students.

  • State Aids includes Texas Grant and Top Ten Percent Scholarship.

  • Institutional Aid comprises of National Distinction Scholarship, National Hispanic Scholarship, President's Honor Scholarship, Texas State Achievement Scholarship, Texas State Doctoral Merit Fellowship, Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG) and Texas State Tuition Grant.

  • Military Aid includes the Post 9/11 GI Bill and Tuition Assistance Program.


Texas State University Accreditation 

The university is regionally accredited and has met the standards of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and has been accredited by the same.

In addition to the institutional accreditation, many programs that are offered by the university are programmatically accredited by the following.

Programmatic Accreditation

  • Interior Designing programs are accredited by Council for Interior Design Accreditation.

  • Social work programs are accredited by Council on Social Work Education, Commission on Accreditation.

  • Journalism and Mass Communication programs are accredited by Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.

  • National Association of Schools of Music Commission on Accreditation has accredited the Music programs.

  • Health Information Management program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.

  • BS Respiratory program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.


Texas State University Library

The university library is named as Albert B. Alkek Library. It focuses highly on helping the patrons succeed by providing them the exceptional library service and information in various formats to support students in studying and research.

  • Albert Library has more than 1.5 million printed volumes, 99,000 + electronic volumes, 5,60,000 ebooks, and over 625 databases.

  • The library is a depository for US and Texas government documents by receiving 60% wide variety of state publications.

  • The Wittliff Collections includes Southwestern Writers Collections and the Southwestern and Mexican Photography Collections. It acts as a platform for such notable authors in the US

  • The university has a Music Library, a perfect place for the students to study, discover new music, and compose an email.

  • Texas State University Bookstore serves the students, alumni, and BobCat fans of the university by providing them with textbooks, study materials, and many more.


Texas State University Rankings and Reviews

Some of the rankings given to the university are as follows

  • The university is ranked 172 in 'Public Colleges' by Forbes.

  • It is ranked 190th in 'Engineering Programs' by US News.

Students reviews on the university are as follows.

  • The university has many on-campus organizations that help students to socialize, explore, and meet new people.

  • The university's curriculum structure is easy and university makes sure that every student is given individual attention.

  • Every professor at the university is meticulous in their instruction methods and are dedicated to providing students with the course material they need in order to succeed in their prospected field.


Texas State University (TXST) Campus Life

The student life in the campus of the university is filled with joy, responsibilities, challenges, and many more. The university wants their students to explore things beyond textbooks and studies.

  • BobCat Build is a tradition of the university that focuses on serving for the projects on the university. It is also the largest one-day community project in Texas. Every semester, students volunteer to service projects throughout the community such as painting, clean-ups, landscaping, and many more.

  • Campus Recreation Department helps students to move out and explore. The university organizes adventure trips, fitness camps and center, Intramural Sports, and many more.

  • Texas State University Football team named as 'Texas State Bobcat football', is an NCAA Division I-FBS and currently play in Sun Belt Conference.

  • The university has over 400+ student organizations which often creates the events in the university and keeps the students engaged.

Texas State University Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Public
Also see:
Private vs Public

Headquartered at

San Marcos, Texas

FAFSA/Federal School Code

003615
Also see:
What is FAFSA school code?
How to fill FAFSA application?

Institutional Accreditation

SACSCOC
Also see:
What is Accreditation in Colleges and Universities?

Programmatic Accreditation

CIDA, CSWE, ACEJMC, NASM, CAHIIM, CoARC, CCNE, ABET, ACCE, CAATE, NASPAA

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Military Friendly, Military Spouse Friendly, Veterans Friendly , Financial Aid, eLibrary , Student Portal , G.I Bill

Branches

Round Rock (Texas)

Companies

AT&T, Enterprise Holdings, Software Advice, United Parcel Service, Gartner

Data Source: http://www.distancelearning.txstate.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Texas State University Statistics

Key Statistics
Acceptance Rate 71 %
Student Faculty Ratio 23: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 77 % Part Time: 54 %
Total Population 38,808
Student Population Full Time: 30,866 Part Time: 7,942
Gender Division Male: 42 % Female: 58 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 22,701 8,923 13,778
Total Applicants Admitted - 16,147 5,930 10,217
Applicants Enrolled - 5,793 2,177 3,616
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 5,573 2,100 3,473
Part Time Applicants Enrolled - 220 77 143

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 47 %

The College Monk

Female: 59 %

Total Graduation Rate: 54 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

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

Texas State University Majors and Online Programs

Texas State University offers 193 online programs across 30 Majors

Criminal Justice

Offering 3 programs accross 1 degrees

Interdisciplinary Studies

Offering 5 programs accross 2 degrees

Psychology

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Human Services

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Public Administration

Offering 5 programs accross 2 degrees

Nursing

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Literature

Offering 9 programs accross 1 degrees

History

Offering 4 programs accross 1 degrees

Health Science

Offering 12 programs accross 3 degrees

Philosophy

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Accounting

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Sociology

Offering 4 programs accross 2 degrees

Education

Offering 12 programs accross 2 degrees

Business Management

Offering 18 programs accross 3 degrees

Arts

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Political Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Computer Science

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Anthropology

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Biology

Offering 4 programs accross 1 degrees

Exercise Science

Offering 6 programs accross 2 degrees

Music

Offering 11 programs accross 1 degrees

Chemistry

Offering 7 programs accross 1 degrees

Media Studies

Offering 24 programs accross 2 degrees

Design

Offering 4 programs accross 2 degrees

Environmental Science

Offering 15 programs accross 2 degrees

Agriculture

Offering 6 programs accross 1 degrees

Fine Arts

Offering 11 programs accross 1 degrees

Engineering

Offering 14 programs accross 1 degrees

Behavioral Sciences

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Physics

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Schools and Colleges in Texas State University

College of Education

Majors available

Education

College of Fine Arts and Communication

Majors available

Music Science

College of Health Professions

Majors available

Health Science

Honors College

Majors available

Information Systems

College of Liberal Arts

Majors available

Information Systems Music

College of Science and Engineering

Majors available

Safety Public Administration

University College

Majors available

Information Systems

Graduate College

Majors available

Information Systems

College of Applied Arts

Majors available

Literature

McCoy College of Business Administration

Majors available

Business Management

Texas State University Admissions and Application Requirement

Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

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

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $75
Graduate Application Fee $40

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

Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 3,868
Number of students submitting ACT scores 1,851
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 67%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 32%
SAT Math 510 average 460 - 560 range
SAT Critical Reading 515 average 470 - 560 range
SAT Writing 485 average 440 - 530 range
ACT Composite 23 average 21 - 25 range

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


Texas State University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $6,095 Undergraduate Student, U, S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $2,000 Undergraduate student,Eligible for Federal Pell Grant,Enrolled atleast half-time. June 30th, 2019
Iraq And Afghanistan Service Grant $5,693 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. 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 $5,267 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. November 15th, 2018
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $5,267 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. November 15th, 2018
Direct PLUS Loans $10,962 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen, Enrolled at least half-time, Should not have an adverse credit history. November 15th, 2018

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

State Aid

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Texas Grant $5,000 First undergraduate degree. TEXAS resident. March 15th, 2019
State Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Top Ten Percent Scholarship $2,000 Freshmen. Undergraduate students. Excellent academic progress. Varies

Data Source: http://www.distancelearning.txstate.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG) $5,200 Based on their financial need. Varies
Texas State Tuition Grant $5,200 Texas residents based on their financial need. Varies
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
National Distinction Scholarship $10,000 Finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Select Texas State as the first college of choice with NMSC. May 31st, 2019
National Hispanic Scholarship $8,000 The best composite score of SAT, ACT. May 31st, 2019
President's Honor Scholarship Varies Minimum ACT score of 32+, SAT Score of 1450+ May 31st, 2019
Texas State Achievement Scholarship Varies Minimum ACT score of 27 – 31, or SAT score of 1270, and Top 25% of graduating class or IB diploma or AP Capstone Diploma. May 31st, 2019
Texas State Doctoral Merit Fellowship $9,000 New doctoral students of the highest quality. Nominated by the program director. May 31st, 2019

Data Source: http://www.distancelearning.txstate.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $7,369 Individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001. Honorably discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. Undergraduates. Varies
Tution Assistance Program $2,541 Eligible Members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Undergraduates. Varies

Data Source: http://www.distancelearning.txstate.edu/, 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 $10,472
$30,001 - $48,000 $11,059
$48,001 - $75,000 $13,966
$75,001 - $110,000 $19,505
Over $110,000 $20,543

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 35% $4,232
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 56% $8,417
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 39% $4,578
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 12% $4,395
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 58% $5,995
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 58% $5,214
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 12,647
Military Aid
Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 34
Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $104,976
Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $3,088
Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military https://www.va.txstate.edu/
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 1,348 $7,188
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 1,177 $7,419
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 171 $5,603

Data Source: http://www.distancelearning.txstate.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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