Texas State University

Texas State University


Texas State values diversity in its classrooms, residence halls, dining venues and recreational events. The university offers 98 bachelor’s, 90 master’s and 12 doctoral degree programs in a supportive, academically challenging environment. Bobcats hail from across Texas and the United States, as well as from countries as far away as India, China and Israel. No matter where they come from, students find countless campus organizations that serve as enclaves of activity and support for those searching for familiar faces and customs—or wanting to discover new ones. More than 52 percent of the 34,244 undergraduates are racial or ethnic minorities; about 36 percent are of Hispanic/Latino origin. Texas State’s investment in students results in freshman-to-sophomore retention and graduation rates that rank among the highest in the state. As an Emerging Research University, Texas State offers opportunities for discovery and innovation for both students and faculty.

Programs Supporting First-Generation College Students

Open House, Fly-in, Visit Bobcat Days

Texas State holds Bobcat Days four times a year to bring prospective students to campus and allow them to visit and explore the academic and cultural environment of Texas State University. During the tour students can speak with faculty and staff about majors and coursework, speak with students from a student panel about campus life, take a campus tour and dine at the university’s student food court. Representatives from Multicultural Student Affairs also are available to visit with first-generation students.

Scholarship & Financial Aid National Hispanic Scholarship

The National Hispanic Scholarship is an $8,000 scholarship awarded over four years to eligible incoming freshmen. Scholarship applicants must be National Hispanic Scholars, score 1200 or more on a singlem SAT or 27 or more on the ACT, and be ranked in the top 15 percent of their high school class or receive an IB diploma. Learn more about National Hispanic Scholarship

Scholarship & Financial Aid LBJ Achievement Scholarship

This $2,000 scholarship is offered to incoming freshmen each year who are full-time students, live on campus and demonstrate financial need. Scholarship recipients are chosen based on application essays. Consideration will also be given to students who have participated in Upward Bound, Talent Search, Educational Opportunity Centers or subsidized free lunch or who are first-generation students. Learn more about LBJ Achievement Scholarship

Student Life & Support Student Support Services

Student Support Services assists eligible first-generation college students, low-income students and students with disabilities from all racial and ethnic backgrounds who have a need for academic and other support services in order to successfully complete their college education. Learn more about Student Support Services

Mentoring Personalized Academic and Career Exploration (PACE)

Freshmen have a unique opportunity to establish a foundation for success at the PACE Center, where they receive academic advising, career counseling and mentoring.

Student Diversity

  • 34,244
  • 43/57
  • 45%
    First-generation college students
  • n/a
    American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • 2%
  • 10%
    Black or African American
  • 36%
  • n/a
    Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • 47%
  • 4%
    Two or more races
  • <1%
    Race and/or ethnicity unknown
  • 1%

Student Success

  • 77%
    First-to-second year retention
  • 54%
    Six-year graduation
  • 50%
    Six-year graduation for underrepresented minority groups
  • 92%
    Freshmen who live on campus
  • 19%
    Undergraduates who live on campus
  • 1,384
    Full-time faculty
  • 319
    Full-time minority faculty
  • 19:1
    Student–faculty ratio
  • Top 5 Majors

    Business/Marketing, Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, Visual and Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Communication/Journalism

  • Multicultural Student Clubs and Organizations

    African Student Organization, Latino Student Organization, South Asian Student Association, First Generation Student Organization, Indian Student Association, Japanese Language and Culture, League of United Latin American Citizens, Native American Student Association, International Student Association, Bobcat Equality Alliance


Cost of Attendance

  • $19,990
  • $7,750
    In-state Tuition
  • $2,468
    Required Fees
  • $8,100
    Room and Board

Financial Aid

  • $118,159,044
    Total institutional scholarships/grants
  • $12,474
    Average aid package
  • $25,246
    Average student loan debt upon graduation (of those who borrow)
  • 37%
    Pell Grant recipients among freshmen
  • 56%
    Students with financial need
  • 95%
    Students with need awarded financial aid
  • 81%
    Students with need awarded need-based scholarship or grant aid
  • 9%
    Students with need whose need was fully met


Applicant Academics

  • 21,524
    # of applicants
  • 71%
  • n/a
    Average HS GPA
  • 23
    ACT Composite
  • 460—560
    SAT Critical Reading
  • 470—560
    SAT Math
  • 440—530
    SAT Writing
  • n/a
    SAT/ACT optional


  • 05/01
    Regular application closing date
  • $75
    Application Fee
  • $75
    Application Fee (online)
  • yes
    Fee waiver for applicants with financial need
  • n/a
    Early decision plan
  • n/a
    Early decision application closing date
  • n/a
    Early action plan
  • n/a
    Early action application closing date