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#6 Best Public Universities in Texas

Texas State University

San Marcos, Texas

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Overview

Student Population
38,644
Texas State University overview
Location San Marcos, Texas
Online txstate.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Texas State University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in San Marcos, Texas, Texas State University is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 24,923 prospective students applied, and 11,351 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 6,159 enrolled in the school.  30,584 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 8,060 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $7,779 plus fees of $2,501. Texas State is ranked 487 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

6/10
Overall
7/10
Academics
3/10
Resources
7/10
Outcomes

Texas State is rated within the top 46% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Getting In

Admission Standards
Average
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SAT 1010/1180
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.38
Applications Accepted
45.5% 
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Applications Due May 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Average

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Annual Cost to Attend

Texas Resident Tuition
$7,779
In State Costs for Texas State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$780
Other Fees$2,501
Room and Board $9,660
Budget for Other Expenses$2,410
Total One Year Cost$23,130
Out of State Resident Tuition
$19,399
Out of State Costs for Texas State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$780
Other Fees$2,501
Room and Board $9,660
Budget for Other Expenses$2,410
Total One Year Cost$34,750

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$49,200 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
56% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Texas State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 20%
General Studies 11%
Visual and Performing Arts 8%
Social Sciences 8%
Communication 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=228459 IPEDS survey data for Texas State University.