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 Tarleton State University

Tarleton State University - Stephenville, TX

1333 W. Washington, Stephenville, Texas 76401-0000

General information:(254)968-9000
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Associate's degree
Campus setting:Town: Remote
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:11,693(9,681 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:18 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $4,909 $5,195 $5,281 -2%
Out-of-state $11,557 $12,635 $12,793 -1%
Books and supplies $1,174 $1,174 $1,174 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $6,591 $7,540 $7,748 -3%
Other $3,381 $3,380 $3,380 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus with Family
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $16,055 $17,289 $17,583 0%
Off Campus $6,083 $6,369 $6,455 0%
Off Campus with Family $6,083 $6,369 $6,455 0%
On Campus $22,703 $24,729 $25,095 -4%
Off Campus $12,731 $13,809 $13,967 0%
Off Campus with Family $12,731 $13,809 $13,967 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,455
In-state fees $1,826
Out-of-state tuition $10,967
Out-of-state fees $1,826
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan X
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,131
In-state fee $1,446
Out-of-state tuition $8,225
Out-of-state fees $1,446
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,151 80% --
Grant or scholarship aid 839 58% $4,058,206 $4,837
Federal grants 388 27% $1,529,800 $3,943
Pell grants 359 25% $1,462,800 $4,075
Other federal grants 50 3% $67,000 $1,340
State/local government grant or scholarships 284 20% $1,221,566 $4,301
Institutional grants or scholarships 353 25% $1,306,840 $3,702
Student loan aid 861 60% $4,312,060 $5,008
Federal student loans 805 56% $4,102,560 $5,096
Other student loans 63 4% $209,500 $3,325
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 7,305 80% $20,052,800 $2,745
Pell grants 4,315 47% $17,053,127 $3,952
Federal student loans 6,180 68% $44,814,615 $7,252


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $13,351 $14,188 $15,250
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $11,303 $10,949 $11,410
$30,001 - $48,000 $12,708 $12,736 $14,181
$48,001 - $75,000 $13,556 $13,203 $14,192
$75,001 - $110,000 $14,042 $14,300 $14,628
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 11,693
Undergraduate enrollment 9,681
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,436
Graduate enrollment 2,012

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$30

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$30

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,142 1,781 2,361
Percent admitted 63% 60% 65%
Percent admitted who enrolled 60% 31% 35%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1161 74%
ACT 839 53%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 430 530
SAT Math 440 540
SAT Writing 410 510
ACT Composite 18 23
ACT English 16 23
ACT Math 18 24
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 50 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division II (with football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 3428
Baseball 29-
Basketball 1716
Football 131-
Golf -6
Softball -21
Tennis -7
Volleyball -14


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1926 Accredited


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

11/20/1997 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1988 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession002
Drug law violations34 4
Liquor law violations26616
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 002
Drug law violations 131
Liquor law violations 24416
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 120
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 011
Burglary 9720
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 120
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 7618
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate11.3%
Number in default249
Number in repayment2,193

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00363100

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Associate's degree
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations0---
Agricultural Economics38---
Agricultural Mechanization, General0---
Agricultural and Extension Education Services-11--
Agricultural/Farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling81---
Agriculture, General416--
Agronomy and Crop Science5---
Animal Sciences, General28---
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production28---
Livestock Management14---
Ornamental Horticulture13---
Category total21127--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General263--
Biomedical Sciences, General11---
Zoology/Animal Biology0---
Category total373--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General128141--
Business/Commerce, General84---
Business/Managerial Economics2---
Finance, General10---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General3618--
Management Information Systems, General32---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General43---
Office Management and Supervision7---
Category total409159--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Communication, General34---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric6---
Category total40---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General61---
Information Science/Studies-72--
Category total6172--
Education Colleges
Agricultural Teacher Education-0--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-49--
Curriculum and Instruction-28--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-7811-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-20--
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-5--
Category total-18011-
Engineering Colleges
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics0---
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering1---
Category total1---
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Engineering Technology, General2---
Industrial Technology/Technician36---
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician5---
Quality Control Technology/Technician-1--
Category total431--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General201--
Category total201--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General31---
Category total31---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Spanish Language and Literature6---
Category total6---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist12---
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician---13
Histologic Technician---13
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse40---
Category total52--26
History Colleges
History, General2314--
Category total2314--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration46--
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies844--
Category total8810--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies1236--
Category total1236--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General136--
Category total136--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other353---
Category total353---
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science-1--
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management20---
Category total201--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General25---
Kinesiology and Exercise Science135---
Category total160---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General4---
Geology/Earth Science, General10---
Hydrology and Water Resources Science0---
Physics, General4---
Category total18---
Psychology Colleges
Counseling Psychology-62--
Educational Psychology-3--
Psychology, General152---
School Psychology-5--
Category total15270--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work37---
Category total37---
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General6---
Political Science and Government, General144--
Category total384--
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew13---
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations1---
Category total14---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General7---
Fine/Studio Arts, General8---
Music, General14---
Category total29---
Grand total19795541126