#17 Best Public Universities in Texas

Tarleton State University

Stephenville, Texas

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Tarleton State University overview
Location Stephenville, Texas
Online tarleton.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Tarleton State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Tarleton State University, located in Stephenville, Texas, is a public institution that traces its origins to 1899, embodying a rich history while offering a contemporary educational environment. Positioned approximately 70 miles southwest of Fort Worth, Tarleton provides a rural campus setting known for its traditional Texan architecture. The university maintains a diverse array of undergraduate and graduate programs, with notable emphasis on agriculture, nursing, and teacher education majors. Application to Tarleton State is considered moderately selective, aiming to balance accessibility with academic rigor. The campus offers a range of student housing options to accommodate its attendees. While the university participates in NCAA Division I athletics as a member of the Western Athletic Conference, it is particularly noted for its competitive rodeo team.

In the most recent statistical year 5,788 prospective students applied, and 5,039 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,448 enrolled in the school.  9,369 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,723 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $4,416 plus fees of $3,432. Tarleton is ranked 871 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Tarleton is rated within the lower 36% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very Easy
Tarleton State University overview
SAT 950/1150
ACT 18/24
Estimated GPA 3.21

Applications Accepted

Tarleton State University overview
Applications Due Aug 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

Texas Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Tarleton State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,248
Other Fees$3,432
Room and Board $10,328
Budget for Other Expenses$3,557
Total One Year Cost$22,981

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Tarleton State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,248
Other Fees$3,432
Room and Board $10,328
Budget for Other Expenses$3,557
Total One Year Cost$32,773

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$45,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

39% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Tarleton State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 20%
General Studies 18%
Agriculture 11%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 8%
Psychology 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=228529 IPEDS survey data for Tarleton State University.

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