texas state university

Texas State University (also known as Texas State, or TSU) is one of the most frequently searched universities in America, according to a recent internet keyword search of American colleges.

TSU is a public research university located in San Marcos, Texas, with a satellite campus in Round Rock. The college was established in 1899, and currently serves an enrollment of roughly 39,000 students, most of them studying at the undergraduate level. 

The school's Forensic Anthropology Center is the world's largest forensics research facility. 

Texas State is one of the leading producers of Fulbright scholars, and claims numerous Olympic medalists, among others. Notable TSU alumni include MLB All-Star Paul Goldschmidt, former U.S. President Lyndon Johnson, U.S. Air Force General Robert Rutherford, and singer songwriter George Strait, to name a few. 

Texas State is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Shown above: The Texas State logo.

TSU is part of the Texas State University System, along with the following 3 other schools:

  1. Lamar University
  2. Sam Houston State University
  3. Sul Ross State University

Texas State is organized into the following 10 colleges:

  1. College of Applied Arts
  2. College of Education
  3. College of Fine Arts and Communication 
  4. College of Health Professions
  5. College of Liberal Arts 
  6. College of Science and Engineering 
  7. Graduate College
  8. Honors College 
  9. McCoy College of Business Administration 
  10. University College

Shown above: The campus of Texas State

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Texas state university Q&A

Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Texas State. 

1. Where is Texas State University?

Here is the official mailing and visiting address of the main campus of Texas State:  

Texas State University

601 University Drive

San Marcos, Texas


Here is the official mailing and visiting address of the TSU satellite campus in Round Rock:  

Texas State

1555 University Boulevard

Round Rock, Texas


Shown above: The satellite campus of Texas State in Round Rock

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2. What types of degrees are available at Texas State University?

Texas State offers a wide range of Bachelor degree programs, Masters degree programs, and PhD programs in many areas of study. 

3. What undergraduate majors are offered at Texas State University?

Here is a list of undergraduate (Bachelor degree) majors available at Texas State:

  • Accounting
  • Advertising and Mass Communication
  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural Business Management   
  • Animal Science 
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Arts and Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics 
  • Applied Sociology 
  • Aquatic Biology 
  • Art 
  • Art History
  • Athletic Training 
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Laboratory Science 
  • Communication Design 
  • Communication Disorders 
  • Communication Studies 
  • Computer Information Systems 
  • Computer Science
  • Concrete Industry Management 
  • Construction Science and Management 
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Criminal Justice  
  • Dance 
  • Digital Media  
  • Economics 
  • Electronic Media and Mass Communications 
  • Electrical Engineering 
  • Engineering Technology
  • English
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family and Child Development
  • Fashion Merchandising 
  • Finance
  • French
  • General Studies
  • Geographic Information Science 
  • Geography
  • German
  • Graphic Arts
  • Health and Fitness Management
  • Health Information Management 
  • Healthcare Administration
  • History 
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Interior Design 
  • International Studies 
  • Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Management
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication 
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Music
  • Musical Theater 
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition 
  • Philosophy
  • Photography 
  • Physical Geography
  • Physics
  • Political Science 
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration 
  • Public Relations
  • Radiation Therapy 
  • Recreation Administration 
  • Respiratory Care 
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sound Recording Technology 
  • Spanish 
  • Studio Art 
  • Technology Management
  • Theatre
  • Wildlife Biology  

Shown above: The campus Theatre Center at Texas State

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4. What graduate programs are available at Texas State University?

TSU features more than 100 graduate programs, at both the Masters and the Doctoral levels.

Here is a list of the graduate programs at Texas State:

  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Information Technology 
  • Adult ESL
  • Adult, Professional, and Community Education 
  • Agricultural Education   
  • Anthropology
  • Aquatic Resources  
  • Athletic Training 
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Business Administration 
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Design 
  • Communication Disorders 
  • Communication Studies 
  • Computer Science 
  • Corporate Communication and Training
  • Creative Writing 
  • Criminal Justice  
  • Dementia and Aging Studies 
  • Developmental Education
  • Educational Leadership
  • Educational Technology
  • Elementary Education 
  • Engineering
  • Exercise Science
  • Family and Child Studies
  • Geographic Education 
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Geography 
  • Health Education
  • Health Information Management 
  • Healthcare Administration
  • History
  • Human Resource Management
  • Intelligence Analysis 
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Studies 
  • Legal Studies
  • Literature
  • Long Term Care Administration 
  • Management of Technical Education
  • Mass Communication 
  • Materials Engineering 
  • Mathematics
  • Math Teacher Education 
  • Merchandising and Consumer Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Music Performance
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition 
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education 
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Political Science 
  • Population and Conservation Biology
  • Professional Counseling
  • Professional Ethics
  • Psychological Research 
  • Public Administration 
  • Public History Studies
  • Reading Education
  • Recreation Management  
  • Respiratory Care 
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • School Psychology 
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Spanish 
  • Special Education 
  • Student Affairs in Higher Education
  • Sustainability Studies 
  • Teacher Certification
  • Technical Communication 
  • Technology Management
  • Theatre 
  • Therapeutic Recreation 
  • Wildlife Ecology

Go here for a list of the Doctoral (PhD) programs at Texas State.   

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5. How much does it cost to attend Texas State University?

According to the TSU website, the current estimated cost of tuition and fees per credit for an undergraduate is as follows:

              Texas residents                        Out of state enrollments 

credits     cost                                        cost

1              801.56                                    1,216.56

2           1,139.12                                    1,969.12

3           1,476.68                                    2,721.68

4           1,814.24                                    3,474.24

5           2,151.80                                    4,226.80

6           2,489.36                                    4,979.36

7           2,826.92                                    5,731.92

8           3,164.48                                    6,484.48

9           3,502.04                                    7,237.04

10         3,829.60                                    7,979.60

11         4,157.16                                    8,722.16

12         4,484.72                                    9,464.72

Additional fees may also apply, such as application fees, registration fees, and insurance fees, among others. 

Many students applying to TSU are eligible for financial aid, as long as they successfully fill out the FAFSA form. Graduate financial aid is also available. 

Above: The Performing Arts Center at Texas State.

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6. What is the Texas State University campus like?

The main campus of Texas State consists of 245 buildings and spans nearly 500 acres along Interstate 35, near the banks of the San Marcos River. The most notable building on campus is called Old Main

Surrounding the central quad are academic buildings and a bus loop. San Marcos and surrounding cities such as Austin and San Antonio are served by the Greyhound bus lines. Local transportation services include the Bobcat Shuttle.

Student housing is available, both on and off campus.  

The Round Rock campus is located roughly 20 miles north of Austin, near several hospitals and medical centers. 

Campus activities at Texas State include many clubs and organizations, such as music groups, student government associations, a school newspaper, and quite a few sororities and fraternities, as well as a variety of sports. 

The Texas State athletic teams are called the Bobcats. They play for Division I of the the NCAA, and the Sunbelt Conference. The school colors are maroon and antique gold. 

Student athletes at TSU can choose from a number of varsity teams. Intercollegiate sports for men and women at Texas State include: 

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball 

Above: The Texas State Bobcats and their gorgeous cheerleaders.

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7. What are the distance learning options at Texas State University?

For veterans, if the TSU classes you take online receive formula funding, are administered through Texas public institutions, and the charges are paid directly to the institution, online courses at TSU are covered under the Hazlewood Act

TSU offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs online, which are developed and taught by TSU professors. Online degree programs carry the same admission requirements as traditional programs do. 

Call the school using the contact info shown below. Or Check the TSU website to find out what online programs are available. 

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8. What is the contact information for Texas State University?

You can reach the main campus office of TSU in San Marcos by calling 512-245-2111. 

To contact Student Business Services, call 512-245-2544. 

To reach the Round Rock campus of TSU, call 512-716-4001. 

Above: Downtown San Marcos, Texas

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