Texas State University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

San Marcos, TX

$10,855

Avg in-state tuition

$22,307

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Texas State University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Texas State University is a large public university located on an urban campus in San Marcos, Texas. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 37,812, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 85%. The university offers 109 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 55%, and a student-faculty ratio of 22:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $10,855, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $22,307.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

85% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

77% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

55% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Required

High school GPA Recommended

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 20-25

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1010-1180

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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38k

Students enrolled

93%

Online student enrollment

22:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

43%

Hispanic

39%

Black

9%

Two or more races

4%

Asian

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

Unknown

0%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

60%

Socio-economic diversity

41% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

3

Total Online Enrollment

35,270

Student Location Breakout

93% 7%

Percent of Programs Online

98% On-campus

2% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 4% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

41%

State Grant Aid

55%

Institution Grant Aid

31%

Pell Grant

41%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,941
State Grant Aid $6,981
Institution Grant Aid $3,123
Pell Grant Aid $4,758

Financial Outlook

$21k

Average student debt after graduation

$41k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.