Texas State University

Texas State University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Texas State University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Texas State University was awarded 431 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is accounting and computer science.

Overall Quality

Texas State landed the #498 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Texas State held the #720 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Texas State is also ranked #27 out of 136 schools in Texas.

See all of the rankings for Texas State University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Texas State?

Acceptance Rate

Texas State University has an acceptance rate of 73%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 69% of students accepted to Texas State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 610. Math scores were between 510 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Texas State University  ( 510 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Texas State University  ( 510 to 590 )
Texas State received ACT scores from 31% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Texas State University  ( 20 to 26 )

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Texas State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Texas State University, this rate is 21 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Texas State University is 75%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  75 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Texas State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 76% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Texas State University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  76 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 26% for first-time, full-time students at Texas State, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  26 out of 100

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Texas State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 33,917 undergraduates at Texas State with 27,923 being full-time and 5,994 being part-time.

How Much Does Texas State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Texas State is $15,230. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Texas State

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,125 $12,292 $14,250 $19,683 $21,358

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Texas State, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Texas State, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $5,833 a year. That adds up to $23,332 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Texas State is 6.8%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Texas State Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Texas State make around $45,700 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Texas State graduates since it is 15% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Texas State University make the most money.

Location of Texas State University

Located in San Marcos, Texas, Texas State University is a public institution. San Marcos is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for Texas State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 601 University Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: 512-245-2111
Website: www.txstate.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TXSTATEU
Twitter: https://twitter.com/txst

Texas State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 92 majors graduated from Texas State University. Of these students, 7,551 received undergraduate degrees and 1,403 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 544 $42,100
General Psychology 475 $28,700
Health & Physical Education 475 $32,100
Business Administration & Management 420 $39,700
Marketing 353 $44,100
Public Relations & Advertising 315 $34,700
Criminal Justice & Corrections 304 $31,100
Finance & Financial Management 288 $43,700
Computer Science 232 $64,800
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 193 $26,700

Learn more about the majors offered at Texas State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Texas State

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 11,452 students took at least one online class at Texas State University. This is an increase from the 10,782 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 11,452 1,289
2017-2018 10,782 1,376
2016-2017 8,513 1,186
2015-2016 6,966 1,048
2013-2014 4,566 648

Learn more about online learning at Texas State University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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