Texas State University is a student-centered comprehensive university with over 1,200 full-time faculty, many of them award-winning scholars in their fields. Since 2012 it has the designation of an Emerging Research University.
Founded in 1899, Texas State is now the fifth largest public university in the state, with a culturally diverse student body. Texas State ranks 3rd among the 10 largest Texas public universities in the retention and the graduation of both African-American and Hispanic students and is 17th in the nation in number of Hispanic students it graduates.
Our student enrollment is over 34,000 with a graduate student enrollment of over 4,000. Texas State offers 91 master’s degrees and 13 doctoral degrees which accommodate a wide variety of interests. Our distinguished faculty, nationally and internationally recognized graduate programs, and commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship create a nurturing and engaging environment for graduate study.
Texas State Setting
Texas State University is situated at the eastern edge of the Texas Hill Country and the Edwards Plateau, a setting that offers outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities. The natural springs that form the San Marcos River are located within the Texas State campus and its constant 72° Fahrenheit waters provide opportunities for swimming, river rafting, and canoeing. And if you enjoy shopping, San Marcos is home to one of the largest discount store malls with over 250 brand name stores.
The cities of Austin and San Antonio are approximately 30 miles north and 45 miles south of San Marcos, respectively, along I-35. This ideal location offers easy access to the best that these thriving cities have to offer. Austin, the capitol of Texas, is perhaps best known as the center of the Texas music scene but also offers many cultural, educational, recreational, and gastronomic delights. Likewise, San Antonio is a city steeped in history dating to the 1500’s and boasts of venues such as the River Walk, Sea World, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and the Alamo. In addition, it is home to the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association.