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

  • Phone Number: (512) 245-2111

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

About

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 its 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.

  • University acceptance rate is 71%.

  • The graduation rate of the university is 54%.

  • The retention rate is 77% for 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.

Online Education at Texas State University

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.

  • 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.


Reviews

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.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Public

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Headquartered at

San Marcos, Texas

FAFSA/Federal School Code

003615

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Institutional Accreditation

SACSCOC

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Programmatic Accreditation

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

Historically Black College or University

No

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

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 the Council for Interior Design Accreditation.

  • Social work programs are accredited by the 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.

Statistics

Key Statistics
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 %

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.

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

Admissions

Texas State University Acceptance Rate is 71%

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

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

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 22,701
Total Applicants Admitted 16,147
Applicants Enrolled 5,793
Full time Applicants Enrolled 5,573
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 220
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.

Texas State University 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.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

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 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 the Tuition Assistance Program.

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 Grants and Scholarships

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.

Scholarships and Grants

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 and Veteran Benefits

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
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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