Tarleton State University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,526
12.3% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$14,631
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
7.39%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
55.8%
10,112 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
13,166
64.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
46.3%
764 Graduates

About

Tarleton State University is a higher education institution located in Erath County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Tarleton State University were Other Multidisciplinary Studies (307 degrees awarded), General Business (269 degrees), and Registered Nursing (182 degrees).

In 2019, 3,120 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tarleton State University. 61% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,111 degrees), 3.83 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (551 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tarleton State University is $4,526, which is $−17,500 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Tarleton State University is $4,526, which is $−17,500 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,631.

In 2019, 63% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,526
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Tarleton State University was $4,526. The cost of tuition at Tarleton State University is $−17,500 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$14,631
2019 Value
18.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Tarleton State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,631. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Tarleton State University grew by 18.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,480
Room and Board
$966
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Tarleton State University was of $10,480 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $966. The cost of room and board increased by 20.9% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 19.5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

63%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
54%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

63% of undergraduate students at Tarleton State University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.61% with respect to 2018, when 62% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
7.39%
2017 Default Rate
250
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Tarleton State University was 7.39%, which represents 250 out of the 3383 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Tarleton State University received 10,112 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 3.03% annual decline. Out of those 10,112 applicants, 5,639 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 55.8% acceptance rate.

There were 13,166 students enrolled at Tarleton State University in 2019, and 75% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Tarleton State University has an overall enrollment yield of 36.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

55.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
5,639
Accepted Out of 10,112

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Tarleton State University was 55.8% (5,639 admissions from 10,112 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 55.1%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −3.03%, while admissions declined by −1.81%.

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SAT Scores

75%
Submission Percentage
1,546
Scores Submitted

75% of enrolled first-time students at Tarleton State University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Tarleton State University has a total enrollment of 13,166 students. The full-time enrollment at Tarleton State University is 8,547 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,619. This means that 64.9% of students enrolled at Tarleton State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Tarleton State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.4% White, 20.4% Hispanic or Latino, 8.48% Black or African American, 3.56% Two or More Races, 1.41% Asian, 0.403% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.114% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Tarleton State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.3%), followed by White Male (24.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (46.4%), followed by White Male (18.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.63%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tarleton State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,166 students. The full-time enrollment at Tarleton State University is 8,547 and the part-time enrollment is 4,619. This means that 64.9% of students enrolled at Tarleton State University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Tarleton State University was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Tarleton State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    8,473
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,681
  3. Black or African American
    1,117

The enrolled student population at Tarleton State University is 64.4% White, 20.4% Hispanic or Latino, 8.48% Black or African American, 3.56% Two or More Races, 1.41% Asian, 0.403% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.114% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 83 students (0.63%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 684 more women than men received degrees from Tarleton State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Tarleton State University is white (2,111 degrees awarded). There were 3.83 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (551 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Tarleton State University is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (307 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (269 degrees) and Registered Nursing (182 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Tarleton State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (291 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (216 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (307 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Tarleton State University are Police officers (146,680 people), Other managers (146,323 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (97,996 people), Registered nurses (58,554 people), and Secondary school teachers (54,971 people).

The most specialized majors at Tarleton State University are Agriculture (291 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (216 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (307 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (71 degrees), and Protective Services (202 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Tarleton State University are Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Tarleton State University are Agriculture (291 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (216 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (307 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (71 degrees), and Protective Services (202 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Tarleton State University are Justice, public order, & safety activities (359,640 people), Elementary & secondary schools (244,209 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (177,899 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (138,753 people), and Construction (88,299 people).

The most specialized majors at Tarleton State University are Agriculture (291 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (216 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (307 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (71 degrees), and Protective Services (202 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Tarleton State University.
Most Common
  1. 307 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 269 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 182 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Tarleton State University was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 307 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,218
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,902
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,218 degrees were awarded to men at Tarleton State University, which is 0.64 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,902).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 114 degrees were awarded to men at Tarleton State University in General Business, which is 0.735 times less than the 155 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 232 degrees were awarded to women at Tarleton State University in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 3.09 times more than the 75 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 26% of students graduating from Tarleton State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (52.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Tarleton State University is Female and White (52.1% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.131% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,111 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    551 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    251 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tarleton State University is white (2,111 degrees awarded). There were 3.83 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (551 degrees).

0.737% of degree recipients (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,272 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    839 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    351 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Tarleton State University is white female (1,272 degrees awarded). There were 1.52 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (839 degrees).

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Operations

Tarleton State University has an endowment valued at nearly $44.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.86M (10.9%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Tarleton State University had a total salary expenditure of $215M. Tarleton State University employs 169 Assistant professors, 93 Associate professors, and 89 Instructors. Most academics at Tarleton State University are Female Assistant professors (85), Male Assistant professors(84), and Female Instructors (56).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tarleton State University are: Management, with 144 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 133 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 114 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$44.7M
2019 Endowment
2.18%
growth from 2018

Tarleton State University has an endowment valued at about $44.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Tarleton State University grew 2.18% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.22M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $7.51M - Federal
  2. $9.35M - State
  3. $34.5k - Local

As of 2019, Tarleton State University received $7.51M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $9.35M from state grants and contracts, and $34.5k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$79.9M
2019 Salaries
4.62%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Tarleton State University paid a median of $79.9M in salaries, which represents 37.2% of their overall expenditure ($215M) and a 4.62% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.46% growth from 2017 and a 6.3% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$31.6M
Instructional Salaries
432
Number of Employees

In 2019, Tarleton State University paid a total of $31.6M to 432 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
169 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
144 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Tarleton State University were Assistant professor with 169 employees; Associate professor with 93 employees; and Associate professor with 89 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tarleton State University were Management with 144 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 133 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 114 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Tarleton State University was Female Assistant professor with 85 employees, Male Assistant professor with 84 employees, and Female Instructor with 56 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Tarleton State University.

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