Texas State University - USA

601 University Drive,SAN MARCOS,Texas,United States,78666

Year Of Estabishment



496 (approx)

Acceptance Crireria

Profile Dependent



College Address

601 University Dr

College website

College Contact

+1 512-245-2111




No.of students

36,790 (approx)





Texas State University is a state university which was established in year 1899. It is located in San Macros, Texas, United States along with a campus expanded over 457-acres. University runs on motto ?The noblest search is the search for excellence?. Its president is Denise Trauth and provost is Eugene Bourgeois.

According to Forbes, Texas State was ranked at #487 nationally and at #119 in south. U.S. News & World Reports ranked it at #12 under Best World Regional Universities in year 2015. Texas State was ranked as one of the Best American Value Colleges by The Princeton Review. Military Times EDGE magazine stated it as 13 best four-year schools for veterans. This university?s College of Education was ranked at #140 by U.S. News & World Reports nationally, Master of Fine Arts has been ranked at #45 by Poets & Writers and for university?s online social work program has also been ranked at #7 for School of Social Work.

University is affiliated to Texas State University System, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities and Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration. Texas State has been nicknamed as ?Bobcats? and has 16 varsity sports teams competing in NCAA Division I-Sun Belt.


Texas State?s main campus is located in San Macros, Texas, United States with a campus expanded over 457 acres, it includes Old Main, farm, ranch land, commercial incubators, residential, recreational areas Round Rock Campus and Alkek Library. The Quad campus is located in between academic buildings and university?s bus stop. It has two horses named the Fighting Stallions which are located in The Quad and is 17 foot high aluminium sculptures. Texas Methodist University?s campus was used for shooting in NBC TV series Friday Night Lights.


Texas?s schools are:

  • College of Applied Arts
  • McCoy College of Business Administration
  • College of Education
  • College of Fine Arts and Communication
  • College of Health Professions
  • Honors College
  • The Graduate College
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science and Engineering
  • University College


Some of Texas?s departments are:

  • Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC)
  • Agriculture
  • Criminal Justice
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Military Science (Army ROTC)
  • Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies
  • Social Work
  • Accounting
  • Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods
  • Finance and Economics
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Counselling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Health and Human Performance
  • Art and Design
  • Communication Studies
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Music
  • Theatre and Dance
  • Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Communication Disorders
  • Health Administration
  • Health Information Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Respiratory Care
  • St. David's School of Nursing

Teaching Standards

At Texas State faculty provided are highly qualified and are very well experienced. Students are assisted in each and every matter whether it is academic or non-academic issue. At its campus students never feel that they are away from home or any other problems are solved by faculty present at campus.   


Texas State University provides 97 undergraduate programs, 87 graduate programs and 12 doctoral programs which are supported by various colleges and departments. Some of university?s major courses are:

  • Marketing
  • Social Work
  • Criminal Justice
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Communication Studies

Student Facilities

University has over 300 student organizations which include Greek organizations, common interest groups, academic groups, sports clubs, honors societies and service groups. Its organizations are registered with Campus Activities and Student Organizations (CASO). It also has 30 fraternities and sororities which are member of national Greek councils, Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council and Panhellenic Council.

Some of Intrerfraternity Council organizations are:

  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Theta Chi
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Omega Delta Phi
  • Sigma Chi

Some of National Pan-Hellenic Council organizations are:

  • Zeta Phi Beta
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta

Panhellenic Council includes organizations includes:

  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Zeta

Multicultural Greek Council includes organizations such as:

  • Kappa Delta Chi
  • Phi Beta Chi
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Phi Iota Alpha

Texas State also publishes its own yearbook named University Star which covers news regarding college, sports, trends and opinions. It was first published in year 1904 as the Pedagogue which was later discontinued due to lack of student interest and cost to publish. Now it continues as University Star, published every Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Five times during summer it is published and The Star is university?s website which includes podcasts, videos and blogs adding to the print version of the University Star.

Texas State sports teams presently compete in NCAA Division I being members of Sunbelt Conference. They have triumphed in various sports from national and regional championship along with being a medallist in Olympic Games.


This university offers on and off-campus housing to their students. Each and every hall or residence is maintained and developed by a residence director or apartment manager and they also serve as mediators, resource and mentors to new students. It has over 21 halls of residence:

  • Arnold and Smith Halls
  • Beretta and Brogdon Halls
  • Bexar Hall
  • Blanco Hall
  • Bobcat Village
  • Burleson and Hornsby Halls
  • Butler Hall
  • Chautauqua
  • College Inn
  • Elliott Hall
  • Falls Hall
  • Gaillardia
  • Jackson Hall
  • Lantana Hall
  • Laurel Hall
  • Retama Hall
  • San Jacinto Hall
  • San Marcos Hall
  • Sayers Hall
  • Sterry Hall
  • Tower Hall

All halls of residence are provided with basic amenities required by students while living away from home. Halls of residence has on an average 6,353 beds in its traditional dorms, halls and apartments.

Notable Alumni

Lyndon B. Johnson who was 36th President of the United States, Tomás Rivera Chicano author, poet and educator, Powers Boothe an American television and film actor, George Strait an American singer, actor and music producer and General Robert L. Rutherfod who was a former General in United States Air Force and commander of United States Transportation Command, are all notable alumni of Texas State University. Some more notable alumni of this university are:

  • Rod Keller, Segway Inc. President
  • Griffon Ramsey, Chainsaw artist
  • F. Ann Millner, Weber State University president
  • Fred Evans, former NFL football player
  • Heloise, Columnist
  • Kyle Park, Country singer
  • Buddy Garcia, interim 2012 member of the Texas Railroad Commission
  • John Sharp, Texas A&M University System Chancellor


Scholarships are provided to the students so that they show excellence academically while being Texas State?s student. Students have to apply for scholarships whether they are national or international student. Some of university?s scholarship programs are:

  • Freshman Scholarships
  • Transfer Scholarships
  • Continuing Scholarships
  • Graduate Scholarships
  • International Scholarships
  • College and Departmental Scholarships
  • Receiving Outside Scholarships
  • Scholarship Workshop
  • Honors College Scholarships
  • Terry Foundation

A wide range of scholarships are offered in academic scholarships which are competitively based. More than scholarships amount $43, 000 are provided by college every year. Scholarships help students who are financially unable to pursue higher education to study further. 

Courses Offered

Master of Arts, Major in Adult Education - Adult ESL Concentration (Thesis)

Masters | Full Time (42 credit hours)

17 Jan

Bachelor of Science (BS), Major in Public Relations and Mass Communication (Concentration in Digital Media)

Bachelors | Full Time (4 years)

17 Jan

Master of Arts (M.A.), Major in Rhetoric and Composition - Non-Thesis Option

Masters | Full Time (33 credit hours)

17 Jan

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) Major in Studio Art (Metals Specialization)

Bachelors | Full Time (4 years)

17 Jan

Master of Arts (M.A.), Major in Sustainability Studies - Non-Thesis Option

Masters | Full Time (33 credit hours)

17 Jan

Master of Education (M.Ed.), Major in Mathematics

Masters | Full Time (36 credit hours)

17 Jan
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