Texas State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,234

2.84% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$12,647

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.63%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

71.1%

22,701 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

38,808

79.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

54.1%

2,182 Graduates

About

Texas State University is a higher education institution located in Hays County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Texas State University were Other Multidisciplinary Studies (507 degrees awarded), General Psychology (432 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (390 degrees).

In 2016, 8,151 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Texas State University. 59.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (4,529 degrees), 1.92 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2363 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Texas State University is $7,234, which is $-18,622 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Texas State University is $7,234, which is $-18,622 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,647.

In 2016, 51% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,234

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Texas State University was $7,234. The cost of tuition at Texas State University is $-18,622 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$12,647

2016 Value

0.636%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Texas State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,647. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Texas State University grew by 0.636%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,675

Room and Board

$820

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Texas State University was of $7,675 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $820. The cost of room and board increased by 1.99% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.23% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

51%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

53%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

51% of undergraduate students at Texas State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 51% 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.

5.63%

2015 Default Rate

454

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Texas State University was 5.63%, which represents 454 out of the 8060 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

Texas State University received 22,701 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 9.61% annual growth. Out of those 22,701 applicants, 16,147 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71.1% acceptance rate.

There were 38,808 students enrolled at Texas State University in 2016, and 67% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Texas State University has an overall enrollment yield of 35.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

71.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

16,147

Accepted Out of 22,701

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Texas State University was 71.1% (16,147 admissions from 22,701 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 70.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 9.61%, while admissions grew by 10.1%.

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SAT Scores

67%

Submission Percentage

3,868

Scores Submitted

67% of enrolled first-time students at Texas State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Texas State University has a total enrollment of 38,808 students. The full-time enrollment at Texas State University is 30,866 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,942. This means that 79.5% of students enrolled at Texas State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Texas State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48.1% White, 34.7% Hispanic or Latino, 9.27% Black or African American, 3.35% Two or More Races, 2.31% Asian, 0.294% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.16% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Texas State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (26.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (21.6%) and White Male (20.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (32.7%), followed by White Male (18.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Texas State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38,808 students. The full-time enrollment at Texas State University is 30,866 and the part-time enrollment is 7,942. This means that 79.5% of students enrolled at Texas State University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%

2016 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 Texas State University was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Texas 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

    18,662

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    13,452

  3. Black or African American

    3,597

The enrolled student population at Texas State University is 48.1% White, 34.7% Hispanic or Latino, 9.27% Black or African American, 3.35% Two or More Races, 2.31% Asian, 0.294% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.16% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 187 students (0.482%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1531 more women than men received degrees from Texas State University. The majority of degree recipients at Texas State University are white (4,529 degrees awarded). There were 1.92 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2363 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Texas State University is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (507 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (432 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (390 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Texas State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (503 degrees awarded), English (398 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (604 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Texas State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (262,731 people), Miscellaneous managers (247,914 people), Marketing & sales managers (125,065 people), Postsecondary teachers (120,266 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (119,059 people).

The most specialized majors at Texas State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (503 degrees awarded), English (398 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (604 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (125 degrees), and Communications (552 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 Texas State University are Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, and Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists

The most specialized majors at Texas State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (503 degrees awarded), English (398 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (604 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (125 degrees), and Communications (552 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Texas State University are Elementary & secondary schools (483,050 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (305,720 people), Hospitals (239,022 people), Computer Systems Design (143,323 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (129,105 people).

The most specialized majors at Texas State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (503 degrees awarded), English (398 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (604 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (125 degrees), and Communications (552 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 Texas State University.

Most Common

  1. 507 degrees awarded

  2. 432 degrees awarded

  3. 390 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Texas State University was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 507 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,310

  2. 4,841

In 2016, 3,310 degrees were awarded to men at Texas State University, which is 0.684 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,841).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 291 degrees were awarded to men at Texas State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.51 times more than the 193 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 456 degrees were awarded to women at Texas State University in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 5.77 times more than the 79 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%

100% Completion Time

55%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 27% of students graduating from Texas State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 59% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (62.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Texas State University is Female and Asian (62.2% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0.229% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,529 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,363 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    487 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Texas State University is white (4,529 degrees awarded). There were 1.92 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2363 degrees).

1.73% of degree recipients (141 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,600 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,929 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    1,470 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Texas State University is white female (2,600 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,929 degrees).

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Operations

Texas State University has an endowment valued at nearly $167M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.71M (3.42%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Texas State University had a total expenditure of $615M. Of that $615M, they spent $247M on salaries and $615M on benefits.

Texas State University employs 469 Lecturers, 272 Associate professors, and 257 Professors. Most academics at Texas State University are Female Lecturers (257), Male Lecturers(212), and Male Professors (168).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Texas State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 479 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 381 employees, and Management with 293 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$167M

2015 Endowment

3.4%

growth from 2014

Texas State University has an endowment valued at about $167M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Texas State University grew 3.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $104M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Texas State University (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $23.3M - Federal

  2. $9.04M - State

  3. $300k - Local

As of 2015, Texas State University received $23.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $9.04M from state grants and contracts, and $300k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$247M

Salary Expenditure

$615M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Texas State University had a total expenditure of $615M. Of that $615M, they spent $247M on salaries and $615M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Texas State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$247M

2015 Salaries

6.29%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Texas State University paid a median of $247M in salaries, which represents 40.1% of their overall expenditure ($615M) and a 6.29% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.1% growth from 2013 and a 4.74% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$88.5M

Instructional Salaries

1,239

Number of Employees

In 2015, Texas State University paid a total of $88.5M to 1,239 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer

Most Common Instructor

469 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

479 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Texas State University were Lecturer with 469 employees; Associate professor with 272 employees; and Associate professor with 257 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Texas State University were Office and Administrative Support with 479 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 381 employees; and Management with 293 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Lecturer

  2. Male Lecturer

  3. Male Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Texas State University was Female Lecturer with 257 employees, Male Lecturer with 212 employees, and Male Professor with 168 employees.

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

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