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Want the scoop on Texas State University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Texas State offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Texas State University Ranked?

2021 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 119 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is dance.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Texas State is ranked #720 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Texas State also holds the #22 spot on the Best Colleges in Texas ranking.

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 22 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 76%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  76 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Texas State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Texas State University has a freshmen retention rate of 78%. 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  78 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

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

Good Overall Diversity at Texas State

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 34,187 undergraduates at Texas State with 28,042 being full-time and 6,145 being part-time.

Texas State Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Texas State is 76.12 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  76.12 out of 100
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How Much Does Texas State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Texas State is $15,629. 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 +
$11,648 $11,768 $15,031 $20,460 $21,702

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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 6.6%. 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?

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 $45,700 in their early years. 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

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

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Location of Texas State University

Contact details for Texas State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 601 University Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: 512-245-2111

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, 7,427 received undergraduate degrees and 1,476 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 586 $42,100
Health & Physical Education 473 $32,100
Business Administration & Management 454 $39,700
General Psychology 448 $28,700
Public Relations & Advertising 345 $34,700
Marketing 334 $44,100
Criminal Justice & Corrections 329 $31,100
Finance & Financial Management 238 $43,700
Computer Science 210 $64,800
General English Literature 181 $28,800

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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 10,782 students took at least one online class at Texas State University. This is an increase from the 8,513 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 10,782 1,376
2016-2017 8,513 1,186
2015-2016 6,966 1,048
2014-2015 5,798 857
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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