Texas State University


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Texas State University

In-state Tuition

$5,652 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$13,902 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

May 1

Application fee


Educational Resources


After discovering that an item you need (such as a book or journal) is not in the Alkek Library’s collection, you may request a copy from another library via Inter Library Loan. Normal turnaround time for documents to be received by ILL is approximately 3 to 7 days while difficult to locate items may take longer.Distance learning students that do not attend classes on the main campus, may contact the Distance Learning Librarian at 245.2351 or LK02@txstate.edu for additional document delivery assistance.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 1,358,459 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 8,330 current serial subscriptions.
  • 1,881,502 microforms.
  • 277,806 Audio/Visual items.
  • 2,782 e-books.

Museums & Art

The Wittliff Gallery brings together a comprehensive range of work from the region that represents the history of photography from the 19th century to the present day, with an emphasis on contemporary imagery. Special Collections of the Alkek Library consists of the Southwestern Writers Collection, supporting the interests of both scholarly and non-academic communities, the department encourages access to its holdings with on-site research facilities, by hosting exhibitions, lectures, and other public events.Aquarena Center, an environmental education facility, offers a variety of exhibits focusing on the endangered species of the San Marcos Springs (185,000 visitors a year). The center show cases the Aquarium with an Endangered Secies Exhibit, the floating Wetlands Walkway, Glass Bottom Boat tours and Hillside Nature Trails. Texas State also supports the Center for Initiatives in Education, the Center for International Studies, the Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies, the Center for Nature and Heritage Tourism, the Center for Professional Development and Technology, the Center for the Study of the Southwest, and the Center for Texas Music History, all housed on campus.



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 1,483 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 0 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 0 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 0 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 0 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms



nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, health service, health insurance


reading, math, writing, study skills


minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, birth control


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 23% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 8% of housing units are Singles.
  • 84% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 1% of housing units are Triples.
  • 7% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 28 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 21% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 79% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Homecoming, Trick or Treat fest, Moonlight Breakfast, Bobcat Build – community service day, Bobcat Day, Jerry and Cathy Supple Folk Music Series
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 312 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Chi (Academic), Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology), Alpha Mu Alpha (Marketing), Alpha Psi Omega(Theatre/Drama), Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting), Beta Gamma Sigma (Business), Chi Sigma Iota (Counseling Honor Society), Delta Tau Alpha (Agriculture), Eta Sigma Gamma, Gamma Theta Upsilon (Geography), Golden Key International Honour Society, Honors Student Association, Lambda Pi Eta (Communication), Mitte Scholars Society at Texas State, Order of Omega (Greek Honor Society), Phi Alpha Theta (History), Phi Eta Sigma (Freshman), Phi Sigma Pi National Honors Fraternity, Phi Sigma Tau (Philosophy Honor Society), Phi Upsilon Omicron (Family& C S), Pi Sigma Alpha (Pol. Science), Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society), Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish), Sigma Iota Rho, Sigma Tau Delta (English);
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Alpha Lambda Omega Christian Sorority, Bahai Club of Texas State, Baptist Student Ministry, Beta Upsilon Chi (Brothers Under Christ), Bobcats for Christ (Christians on Campus), Brothers Under Christ-Beta Upsilon Chi, Campus Christian Community, Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU), Campus Pagan Community, CareNet at Texas State, Catholic Student Organization, Change for Life, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Christians at Texas State, Cross Talk, Dancers of the Light, Every Nation Campus Ministries, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, FUMC College Ministry, Gospel Expressions Association, Higher Ground (Lutheran-Episcopal Campus Ministry), Hillel At Texas State, Lambda Omega Alpha (Catholic), Latter Day Saint Student Association, Mu Epsilon Theta (Catholic), Muslim Student Association, Phi Beta Chi, Sigma Phi Lambda (Sisters for the Lord), Truthseekers, Unlimited Praise, Victory Campus Ministry (Champions For Christ), Young Life (Quest),
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African Student Organization (ASO), Asian Student Association, Assoc. of Mex-Amer. Students (AMAS), Black Men United (BMU), Black Student Alliance, Black Women United (Sisters Circle), First Generation Student Organization, Grupo Folklorico Ocotochtli (Dance), Harambee Dance Group, Hip Hop Congress, International Student Association, Inter-Tribal Council, Japanese Language & Culture, Latino Unidas, Mex. Am. Engineers and Scientists (MAES)
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Alpha Lambda Delta, Aquatic Biology Society, Centennial Singers, Chemistry Club, College of Education Doctoral Student Organization, COMM Club, Counseling Association at Texas State (CATS), Fashion Merchandising Association, Fine Art Student Association, Health Information Management Student Org. , LBJ Debate Society (Forensics), Marine Biology Association, Math Club at Texas State, Model Arab League Association, National Broadcasting Society, Phi Alpha (Social Work), Pi Mu Epsilon, Psychology Association, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Society of Physics Students, Society of Professional Journalists, Student Nutrition Organization, Student Organization for Geographic Information Sciences (SOGIS), The Opera Club, Campaign for the Environment at Texas State, College Democrats, College Republicans, NORML at Texas State, Stand With Democracy Matters, Accounting Club, Advertising Club, Air Force ROTC, Alpha Kappa Psi, American College of Health Care Executives, American Institute of Graphic Arts at Texas State, American Marketing Association, American Society of Interior Design, Student Chapter, Arnold Air Society, Assoc, of Student Communication Designers, Assoc. for Childhood Education International, Assoc. of Info. Tech. Professionals (AITP), Assoc. of Recreation Majors, Associated General Contractors (AGC), Association of Fiber Artists (AFA), Association of Student Physical Therapists, Audio Engineering Society, Bilingual Education Student Org. (BESO), Billiards Club, Ceramic Arts Student Association (CASA), Collegiate Entreprenuers Organization (CEO), Exercise and Sports Science Club, Family and Consumer Science Assoc. , Financial Management Association, Hispanic Business Students Assoc. (HBSA), Lambda Alpha Epsilon, Metals Guild, Multicultural Engineers & Scientists Association (MESA), National Art Education Association, Natl. Assoc. of Environmental Professionals (NAEP), Natl. Association of Home Builders, Org. of Student Social Workers (OSSW), Phi Alpha Delta (Pre Law), Phi Chi Theta (Business), Pre-Medical/Pre Dental Society, Pre-Optometry Professional Society, Pre-Physical Therapy Organization, Pre-Physician Assistant Society, Professional Business Council, Public Relations Student Soc. of America (PRSSA), Respiratory Care Student Association, San Marcos Student Reading Council, Society of Microbiology Students, Student Physical Therapy Organization (SPTO), Student Planning Organization, Tau Alpha Chi, Texas State Teachers Association – Student Program, WildLife Society, Aikido Club at Texas State, Bowling Club, Chess Club at Texas State, Club Baseball at Texas State, Cricket Club, Hockey Club at Texas State, Martial Arts Club, Outdoor Adventure Club, Surfing Club at Texas State, Swim Club at Texas State, Table Tennis, Texas State Women’s Soccer, Wakeboard Team, Arnold/Smith Hall Government, Bexar Hall CIA, Blanco Hall Government, Brogetta Hall Community Involvement Association, Butler Hall Government, College Inn Hall Community Involvement Assoc, Elliott Residents Association, Hornsby/Burleson Resident Involvement Organization, Jackson Hall Community Involvement Assoc. , Lantana Hall Community Involvement Assoc. , Laurel/Retama Hall Community Involvement Assoc. , Resident Assistant Council, San Jacinto Hall Council, San Marcos Hall Government, Sterry Hall CIA, Student Advisory Board, Residential College, Student Association of San Saba (SASS), Student Organization Under Leadership (SOUL of Falls Hall), Tower Hall Council, Alpha Phi Omega, American Red Cross Club of Texas State, Best Buddies, Boys and Girls Club at Texas State, Chi Beta Delta, Circle K. International, Four Square Committee, Gamma Sigma Sigma, Habitat For Humanity, Rotaract, SERTOMA, Students With Alternative Transportation (SWAT), Tau Beta Sigma (Band), The Network,
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) University Star (daily)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Austin, Texas (25), San Antonio, Texas (45)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): San Marcos, Texas (1)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): San Marcos, Texas (1)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 55% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 4% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,981

Greek Life

  • There are 13 fraternities
  • 6 fraternity houses
  • 5% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 7 sororities
  • 6 sorority houses
  • 5% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited

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