Texas State University

Texas State University

Texas State's 37,979 students choose from 97 bachelor’s, 88 master’s and 12 doctoral degree programs offered by the following colleges: Applied Arts, McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, University College and The Graduate College.

Top reasons to study here

  • World-class research: With 500 faculty research projects a year in a wide variety of fields, there are many opportunities for you to get involved.
  • Beautiful Central Texas : Close to Austin and San Antonio, you’ll have access to the centers of activity for culture, commerce, government and technology.
  • 38,000+ students: Our campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock are home to a diverse community made up of students from 50 states and 74 countries.

Bachelor's programmes

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Authorized by the Texas legislature in 1899, Southwest Texas State Normal School opened its doors in 1903.


Through our nine academic colleges, Texas State offers nearly 200 undergraduate and post-graduate degrees to serve the needs of future generations of Texans. Today The Graduate College offers 100 graduate master’s and doctoral programs in the following colleges: Applied Arts, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Liberal Arts, McCoy College of Business Administration and Science. Our nationally recognized graduate programs draw applicants from across the country and around the globe. Our faculty members are renowned teachers and active researchers.


The mission of the Office of Research Development (ORD) is to provide opportunities and support to researchers in an effort to increase the number of quality proposals submitted to external sponsors.To support this mission, ORD provides a broad range of services and resources to researchers related to funding and proposal development.


Choosing a career and finding a job is an extremely complex—and often scary—process. Career Services provides individual and group assistance to undergraduates and graduate students to help you navigate your career path. Career counselors can help you:

  • Explore your skills and interests to evaluate potential educational and career paths
  • Gain hands-on experience with job shadowing, internships or part-time work
  • Conduct an effective job search and refine your resume, cover letter and interview skills
  • Access resources for veterans, minority students and other special populations

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
1001 -200
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
1249 -16
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

The University has an International Office whose mission is:

  • Serving as immigration and cultural advisers to our international students and scholars, advocating on their behalf, and providing services and information that facilitate their cultural adjustment, retention and success.
  • Assisting the university at large and our international students, alumni, scholars, faculty and staff in particular, in complying with governmental policies and regulations.
  • Promoting global awareness and internationalization at the university by facilitating international agreements, and by administering international programming through hosting and sponsoring international events.

Housing services

Housing at Texas State is unique because students choose which hall they would like to live in, so students can choose any available space in the halls. We offer a variety of living options to accommodate the diverse needs of our resident population. While styles range from traditional to apartment style, the Department of Housing and Residential life believes a traditional hall is the best for first-year students. These halls create a strong sense of community and students living in traditional halls tend to do better academically and socially.Housing is first-come, first served so make sure to sign a contract as soon as possible.

Library services

Albert B. Alkek Library is the most important information resource of the Texas State University community. The Alkek Library Collection Includes:

  • More than 1.5 million printed volumes
  • 99,700+ electronic journals
  • 506,000 e-books
  • 430+ databases.
  • Over a half-million microform & audio-visual materials.

ICT services

Operating within the Division of Information Technology, Technology Resources provides secure, robust and cost-effective information technologies to Texas State University. We deliver secure telephone, computing, and Internet access as well as provide customer-focused technical support and training to assure optimal use of information technology.

Medical services

Texas State international students are required to obtain coverage under the designated international student health insurance policy or present acceptable proof of other comparable and adequate health insurance coverage to the Student Health Center. The Student Health Center is now offering a new Travel Health Service for all Texas State students, faculty and staff.

Student Life

Campus life

Located about 20 miles outside of San Marcos in Wimberley, Texas, the University Camp is a 126-acre hideaway on the scenic Blanco River boasting two lodges, six campsites, four day-use sites, and several miles of hiking/biking trails. The University Camp is also home to the Texas State GOAL Challenge Course Program. The 3.5 mile trail system courses throughout the property and provides many scenic and nature study opportunities. Mountain biking is a popular trail activity, and portions of the trail are suitable only for experienced riders. The trail is great for family hikes and nature viewing.Swimming, wading, snorkeling, and fishing are excellent in the clear pools above and below the falls.

Sports facilities

The Bobcat Club is the principal fundraising arm of the Texas State Intercollegiate Athletics Department. The Bobcat Club has provided a way for supporters to help talented Texas State student-athletes receive a top-tier education while pursuing their goals both on and off the field of competition. The Department of Campus Recreation will be recognized as a leader in recreation and leisure services.

Student clubs

  • NACE - National Association of Colleges and Employers
  • SoACE - Southern Association of Colleges and Employers
  • CEIAINC - Cooperative Education & Internship Association
  • TxCEIA - Texas Cooperative Education & Internship Association, Inc.
  • NSEA - National Student Employment Association
  • SASEA - Southern Association of Student Employment Administrator
  • NCDA - National Career Development Association
  • SAHRMA - San Antonio Human Resources Management Association
  • AHRMA - Austin Human Resources Management Association
  • SACUCCA - San Antonio Area Colleges and Universities Career Centers Assoc.
  • CTLACC - Central Texas Liberal Arts Career Consortium


SACS - Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has reaffirmed its accreditation of Texas State UniversityABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and TechnologyACCE - American Council for Construction Education - Accredited February 2013ATMAE - Association of Technology, Management, and Applied EngineeringNSC - National Steering Committee - Concrete Industry Management Program

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My study experience at my university I get to know a lot things on my field of study especially child development and caring, child psychology, nutrition and diets as well as interior design and cloth designing I can say I'm well knowledgable

Texas State is beautiful but.....
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Texas State is a beautiful school to go to. If one is considering going into business or eduction this is the perfect university. However, for an individual going into health or medicine, this is not the university for you. The pre-med advisors are intimating and discourage students from pursuing a career in medicine. These advisors have PhDs in biology/microbiology but...

Texas State Review
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I loved my time at Texas State for the people I met, but I felt the administrative staff (NOT the professors, loved them) were not very supportive of students at times. Felt like they just wanted our money, which I guess is true.

San Marcos, Texas, United States

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