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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$18,658 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
22,701 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
79.5% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
2,182 Graduates

About the photo: The Percy V. Pennybacker Jr. Bridge in Austin, Texas, is a through-arch bridge across Lake Austin which connects the northern and southern sections of the Loop 360 highway, also known as the "Capital of Texas Highway."


The median in-state tuition at Texas State University is $7,234, which is $243 more than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $18,658, which is 257% of the cost for in-state students, and is $282 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

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.

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Texas State University received 22,701 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 9.6% 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.

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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, 9.3% Black or African American, 3.35% Two or More Races, 2.31% Asian, 0.29% 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 (19.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (15.7%) and White Male (14.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (2.26%), followed by White Male (1.28%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.07%).

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In 2016, 1,531 more women than men graduated from Texas State University. The majority of students graduating from Texas State University are White. These 4,529 graduates mean that there were 1.92 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2,363 graduates.

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

The most specialized major across all degree types at Texas State University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Parks, Recreation, & Leisure, with 503 graduates, followed by English with 398 graduates and Interdisciplinary Studies with 604 graduates.


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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 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Texas State University had a total expenditure of $614M. Of that $614M, they spent $246M on salaries and $67.1M on benefits.

Texas State University employs 466 Lecturers, 278 Associate professors, and 268 Professors. Most academics at Texas State University are Female Lecturers (251), Male Lecturers (215), and Male Professors (177).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Texas State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 564 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 379 employees, and Management with 289 employees.



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