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Texas State University Data & Information Overview

433 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
70% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Texas State University Ranked?

#397 Best Colleges in Nation
#20 Best Colleges in TX
Criminal Justice & Police Science Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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Texas State University was awarded 433 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is criminal justice & police science.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, Texas State is ranked #397 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Texas State is also ranked #20 out of 115 schools in Texas.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Texas State?

70% Acceptance Rate
66% Of Accepted Are Women
50% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

Texas State University has an acceptance rate of 70%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Texas State.

Average Test Scores

About 50% 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 500 and 600. Math scores were between 490 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Texas State University  ( 500 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Texas State University  ( 490 to 580 )
Texas State received ACT scores from 11% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Texas State University  ( 18 to 25 )

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Texas State University Faculty

22 to 1 Student to Faculty
78% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Texas State University, the student to faculty ratio is 22 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

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 78%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  78 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Texas State University

77% Freshmen Retention
29% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Texas State University has a freshmen retention rate of 77%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  77 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At Texas State this rate is 29%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  29 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Texas State University.

Texas State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

26,536 Full-Time Undergraduates
56.9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
60.5% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 33,193 undergraduates at Texas State with 26,536 being full-time and 6,657 being part-time.

How Much Does Texas State University Cost?

$14,887 Net Price
54% Take Out Loans
$25,048 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Texas State is $14,887. 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 +

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 54% of students took out student loans averaging $6,262 a year. That adds up to $25,048 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Texas State is 5.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Texas State Graduates Make?

$50,671 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Texas State with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $50,671 in their early years. This is good news for future Texas State graduates since it is 19% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Texas State University

Texas State
26,536 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
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

Texas State University Majors

94 Majors With Completions
7,821 Undergraduate Degrees
1,417 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 94 majors graduated from Texas State University. Of these students, 7,821 received undergraduate degrees and 1,417 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 MajorsBachelor’s DegreesAverage Salary of Graduates
General Psychology530$28,484
Health & Physical Education490$31,339
Business Administration & Management444$39,344
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies376$44,111
Criminal Justice & Corrections345$32,894
Public Relations & Advertising334$36,149
Finance & Financial Management270$45,160
Computer Science257$58,841
General Biology214$32,646

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

67% Take At Least One Class Online
9% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 25,483 students took at least one online class at Texas State University. This is a decrease from the 35,270 students who took online classes the previous year.

YearTook at Least One Online ClassTook All Classes Online

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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.


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