About Texas State

For more than a century, our university has been united by the belief that through our love of learning and our hard work we can do great things. We are innovators and artists, investigators and inventors, entrepreneurs and idealists. We are Texas State.

Our students come from 88 countries and 49 states


of Texas State students are ethnic minorities


university in Texas for helping at-⁠risk students graduate
THECB three-year average data 


Classified as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education


• Established in 1899 as a teachers college

• Only Texas university to graduate a U.S. president – Lyndon Baines Johnson in 1930

• The Higher Education Act of 1965 was signed on campus by LBJ
Lyndon Baines Johnson signs the Higher Education Act

We have two campuses across 500 acres in San Marcos and 101 acres in Round Rock

38,000+ undergraduate and graduate students

More than 200 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees

World-class Research and Innovation

During FY20 Texas State researchers were engaged in 500 independent sponsored projects and received 285 grants.

  • The Science, Technology, and Advanced Research (STAR) Park is Texas State University’s research park dedicated to collaboration with industry, government laboratories and nonprofit research institutions to accelerate innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship in the Texas Innovation Corridor.

  • The Wittliff Collections includes the Southwestern Writers Collection, the Southwestern & Mexican Photography Collection, the Lonesome Dove Collection, and the Texas Music Collection.

  • Spring Lake and the San Marcos River form one of the most biologically diverse aquatic ecosystems in the southwestern United States, home to eight endangered species and our scientists at the Meadows Center.

  • The Texas School Safety Center prepares the state's K-12 schools and community colleges for a safer future through research, training, and technical assistance.

History and Traditions

See what we’ve done and imagine what you’ll do next.