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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 23,583 prospective students applied, and 19,134 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 6,362 enrolled in the school.  30,584 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 8,060 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $8,052 plus fees of $2,529. Texas State is ranked 626 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

5/10
Overall
5/10
Academics
3/10
Resources
7/10
Outcomes
4/10
Value

Texas State is rated within the lower 47% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Texas State University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Moderate
Texas State University overview
SAT 1010/1180
ACT 19/25
GPA 3.38
Applications Accepted
81.1% 
Texas State University overview
Applications Due May 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $75

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Annual Cost to Attend

Texas Resident Tuition
$8,052
In State Costs for Texas State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$2,529
Room and Board $9,940
Budget for Other Expenses$2,470
Total One Year Cost$23,791
Out of State Resident Tuition
$19,868
Out of State Costs for Texas State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$2,529
Room and Board $9,940
Budget for Other Expenses$2,470
Total One Year Cost$35,607

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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.

Current students may use the Texas State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.