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 Texas State University-San Marcos

Texas State University-San Marcos - San Marcos, TX

601 University Dr, San Marcos, Texas 78666

General information:(512)245-2111
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Master's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:Town: Distant
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:34,087(28,959 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:20 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
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
More than 3%
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 $6,168 $6,458 $7,264 -11%
Out-of-state $12,816 $13,898 $15,402 -10%
Books and supplies $1,050 $1,050 $1,060 -1%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,310 $7,310 $7,310 0%
Other $3,620 $3,620 $3,650 -1%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,520 $7,520 $7,520 0%
Other $3,410 $3,410 $3,440 -1%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,060 $3,090 $3,120 -1%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $18,148 $18,438 $19,284 -5%
Off Campus $18,148 $18,438 $19,284 -5%
Off Campus with Family $10,278 $10,598 $11,444 -9%
On Campus $24,796 $25,878 $27,422 -7%
Off Campus $24,796 $25,878 $27,422 -7%
Off Campus with Family $16,926 $18,038 $19,582 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,226
In-state fees $2,038
Out-of-state tuition $13,364
Out-of-state fees $2,038
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,518
In-state fee $1,512
Out-of-state tuition $10,152
Out-of-state fees $1,512
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 3,106 77% --
Grant or scholarship aid 2,092 52% $18,942,772 $9,055
Federal grants 1,511 37% $7,239,147 $4,791
Pell grants 1,509 37% $6,248,772 $4,141
Other federal grants 1,363 34% $990,375 $727
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,800 45% $9,930,733 $5,517
Institutional grants or scholarships 594 15% $1,772,892 $2,985
Student loan aid 2,338 58% $13,954,513 $5,969
Federal student loans 2,196 54% $10,900,877 $4,964
Other student loans 499 12% $3,053,636 $6,120
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 13,558 49% $82,672,967 $6,098
Pell grants 9,799 36% $38,100,488 $3,888
Federal student loans 15,202 55% $106,168,642 $6,984


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 $9,816 $9,752 $8,838
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 $12,494 $12,555 $11,141
$30,001 - $48,000 $8,787 $8,215 $7,591
$48,001 - $75,000 $12,386 $12,516 $10,938
$75,001 - $110,000 $14,547 $16,488 $15,801
$110,001 and more $15,756 $16,479 $15,879

• 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 34,087
Undergraduate enrollment 28,959
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 3,808
Graduate enrollment 5,128

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$60

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$40

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 14,878 6,079 8,799
Percent admitted 77% 74% 80%
Percent admitted who enrolled 74% 31% 31%
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 3316 71%
ACT 1132 24%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 470 570
SAT Math 480 580
SAT Writing 450 540
ACT Composite 21 25
ACT English 19 25
ACT Math 20 25
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, 53 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division I-AAMenWomen
All Track Combined 4753
Baseball 35-
Basketball 2022
Football 120-
Golf 98
Soccer -30
Softball -20
Tennis -8
Volleyball -20


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1925 Accredited


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

09/01/1976 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist

05/16/1986 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

09/01/1970 Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education

Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration

07/01/1990 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists

09/15/2000 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

09/01/1975 Accredited
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee

Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs

02/29/2012 Pre-Accredited
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee

Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs

02/29/2012 Pre-Accredited


Illegal weapons possession101
Drug law violations144231 255
Liquor law violations201160192
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 001
Drug law violations 72131100
Liquor law violations 405681
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 123
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 021
Aggravated assault 325
Burglary 504144
Motor vehicle theft 023
Arson 221
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 001
Aggravated assault 103
Burglary 413826
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 110
• (!) 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 Rate5.8%
Number in default333
Number in repayment5,699

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00361500

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 Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Master's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate Doctor's degree - professional practice
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations0----
Agriculture, General0----
Animal Sciences, General8----
Category total45----
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning22----
Category total22----
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
American/United States Studies/Civilization4----
Asian Studies/Civilization7----
European Studies/Civilization2----
Near and Middle Eastern Studies8----
Category total21----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Animal Physiology0----
Aquatic Biology/Limnology0-3--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General1-14--
Botany/Plant Biology0----
Microbiology, General0----
Population Biology--7--
Wildlife Biology17----
Zoology/Animal Biology3----
Category total176-43--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General3-931-
Business/Managerial Economics1----
Fashion Merchandising84----
Finance, General13----
Management Information Systems, General1--6-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General3----
Category total1067-1417-
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design0----
Recording Arts Technology/Technician0----
Category total16----
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Mass Communication/Media Studies0-23--
Public Relations/Image Management0----
Radio and Television1----
Category total368-23--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General1-316-
Category total71-316-
Education Colleges
Adult and Continuing Education Administration-7---
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching--7--
Agricultural Teacher Education--9--
Bilingual and Multilingual Education--11--
Biology Teacher Education--0--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--41--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching--0--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-254--
Educational/Instructional Technology--9--
Elementary Education and Teaching--173--
Health Teacher Education--3--
History Teacher Education--2--
Mathematics Teacher Education-015--
Music Teacher Education--4--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching--38--
Reading Teacher Education--11--
Secondary Education and Teaching--64--
Special Education and Teaching, General--316-
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education--9--
Category total-94816-
Engineering Colleges
Computer Software Engineering--4--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering15----
Industrial Engineering16----
Manufacturing Engineering14----
Category total45-4--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician59----
Engineering Technology, General11----
Industrial Technology/Technician3-15--
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician10----
Category total83-15--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing--18--
English Language and Literature, General12-18--
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing--0--
Rhetoric and Composition4-206-
Category total327-656-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General26----
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General0----
Human Development and Family Studies, General0-11--
Human Nutrition--96-
Category total124-206-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature3----
German Language and Literature0----
Spanish Language and Literature8-8--
Category total64-8--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer12-4--
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist13----
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General42-23--
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator37--15-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management41-373-
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management---7-
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist11----
Physical Therapy/Therapist--0-0
Public Health Education and Promotion18----
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist26----
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy--7--
Category total200-71310
History Colleges
History, General9-112-
Category total130-112-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration--20--
Criminal Justice/Police Science81----
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies130----
Category total223-20--
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal--3216-
Category total--3216-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies81----
Category total81----
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General3-0--
Mathematics, General1-2--
Category total47-2--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Accounting and Computer Science--7--
Dispute Resolution---40-
International/Global Studies45-9--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0-15--
Category total597-3140-
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science1-15--
Land Use Planning and Management/Development--11--
Natural Resources/Conservation, General-5---
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management10----
Category total65526--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science294----
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General0-18--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management24----
Category total352-18--
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Category total27--3-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General0-5--
Physics, General0-3--
Category total22-8--
Psychology Colleges
Counseling Psychology--58--
Health/Medical Psychology--15--
Psychology, General2----
School Psychology--0--
Category total319-73--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration23-36--
Social Work43-57--
Category total66-93--
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General1----
Geographic Information Science and Cartography035--
International Relations and Affairs34----
Political Science and Government, General13-22--
Category total4421166--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General0----
Dance, General26----
Design and Visual Communications, General1-3--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General0-5--
Fine/Studio Arts, General8----
Interior Design44----
Jazz/Jazz Studies0----
Music Performance, General10----
Music, General1-24--
Musical Theatre6----
Category total457-32--
Grand total1072501230