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Texas State University

San Marcos, Texas, United States
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About Texas State University

Texas State University is a public, student-centered, Emerging Research University dedicated to excellence in serving the educational needs of the diverse population of Texas and the world beyond. Enrollment in fall 2013 surpassed 35,000, making Texas State the fifth largest university in the state.

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. As an Emerging Research University, Texas State offers opportunities for discovery and innovation to faculty and students.

Texas State's students come from around the globe, and these student body is diverse. Forty-eight percent of Texas State students are ethnic minorities. Texas State ranks 13th in the nation for total bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students. See the Facts and Data page for more information on our student body.

Texas State is proud to be a tobacco-free campus.

Campus information

The University bookstore provides academic tools, ancillary educational items and educational opportunities, aggregates course material information, maintains campus transaction expertise and provides funding to enrich the educational experience for Texas State students and the quality of life for Texas State students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors.

Sports facilities:

  • Track and Field Stadium
  • Bobcat Soccer Complex
  • Tennis Complex
  • Bobcat Softball Stadium
  • Bobcat Ball Park
  • Strahan Coliseum

Texas State's San Marcos campus is located in a growing community of 58,000 people in the Austin Metropolitan Area. Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities because of its location in the Texas Hill Country, where blackland prairies roll into beautiful hills.

The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and oak trees on the campus add to the charm of the university’s picturesque setting. This location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides recreational activities for students throughout the year.

The Texas State Round Rock Campus is located north of Austin. Students there can take upper-level courses leading to bachelor’s degrees and complete master’s degree and certificate programs. Students who complete their degree requirements at the Round Rock Campus earn their degrees from Texas State University.


All Residence Halls enjoy the following amenities: Lounges, Study rooms, Community Kitchens, Laundry Facilities (with cost built into room rate), Basic Cable, Wireless Internet in Common Areas, Card Key Access and more.

Residence options:

  • Traditional Hall
  • New Traditional Hall
  • Modified Traditional Hall
  • Adjoining Suite
  • Super Suite
  • Apartment Style Hall

The staffs at Off-Campus Living promote beneficial programs, provide resources, and initiate innovative services to meet the needs of the off-campus population, as well as assist the on-campus students as they move into a new community.  

Programs and services include:

  • Assistance with finding and securing off-campus housing
  • Understanding leasing and the obligations of signing a contract
  • The Off-Campus Housing Fair
  • Weekly Chat 'N' Chews! A chance for students to connect with Off-Campus Living and Off-Campus businesses


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 2 Creative Arts & Design 3 Engineering 1 Health and Medicine 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Mass Communication & Media 2


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