Public University

34,087 students

Texas State University-San Marcos, a public university located in San Marcos, has 34,087 students enrolled. 15,137 prospective students applied in 2011. 11,749 (78 percent) of those students were admitted and 4,628 (39 percent) enrolled in classes. It cost $7,264 in 2011 for in-state students, compared to $15,402 for out-of-state students.

For students admitted in 2011, SAT scores ranged from 470 to 570 on critical reading, 480 to 580 on math, and 450 to 540 on writing.

Texas State University-San Marcos is represented by Congressional District 35, Jason A. Isaac in Texas House District 45, and Donna Campbell in Texas Senate District 25

601 University Drive
San Marcos, Texas 78666
(512) 245-2111

Admissions

Number of students who applied, were admitted and enrolled
Year Applicants Admitted Enrolled
2002 7,717 5,844 (75.7%) 2,748 (47.0%)
2003 8,901 6,405 (72.0%) 2,897 (45.2%)
2004 8,809 6,430 (73.0%) 2,833 (44.1%)
2005 9,361 7,148 (76.4%) 3,125 (43.7%)
2006 10,137 7,369 (72.7%) 3,050 (41.4%)
2007 11,112 5,794 (52.1%) 3,298 (56.9%)
2008 11,736 6,556 (55.9%) 3,523 (53.7%)
2009 12,459 6,595 (52.9%) 3,864 (58.6%)
2010 13,600 8,354 (61.4%) 4,101 (49.1%)
2011 15,137 11,749 (77.6%) 4,628 (39.4%)
2002200320042005200620072008200920102011
Applicants 7,7178,9018,8099,36110,13711,11211,73612,45913,60015,137
Admitted
(% of Applicants)
5,844 (75.7%)6,405 (72.0%)6,430 (73.0%)7,148 (76.4%)7,369 (72.7%)5,794 (52.1%)6,556 (55.9%)6,595 (52.9%)8,354 (61.4%)11,749 (77.6%)
Enrolled
(% of Admitted)
2,748 (47.0%)2,897 (45.2%)2,833 (44.1%)3,125 (43.7%)3,050 (41.4%)3,298 (56.9%)3,523 (53.7%)3,864 (58.6%)4,101 (49.1%)4,628 (39.4%)
Applicants, admitted and enrolled students by year

Students

Test Scores

Average SAT scores by section for enrolling students (writing section not introduced until 2006 and still not reported by some institutions)
Year Scores (25th percentile - 75th percentile)
Critical Reading Math Writing
Fall 2001 470 - 560 470 - 570 N/A
Fall 2002 470 - 560 480 - 560 N/A
Fall 2003 490 - 580 500 - 590 N/A
Fall 2004 480 - 570 490 - 580 N/A
Fall 2005 480 - 570 490 - 580 N/A
Fall 2006 480 - 570 500 - 590 N/A
Fall 2007 480 - 580 500 - 590 440 - 550
Fall 2008 470 - 570 490 - 590 460 - 560
Fall 2009 480 - 570 490 - 590 460 - 550
Fall 2010 470 - 570 490 - 590 450 - 550
Fall 2011 470 - 570 480 - 580 450 - 540
20012002200320042005200620072008200920102011
Critical Reading 470 - 560470 - 560490 - 580480 - 570480 - 570480 - 570480 - 580470 - 570480 - 570470 - 570470 - 570
Math 470 - 570480 - 560500 - 590490 - 580490 - 580500 - 590500 - 590490 - 590490 - 590490 - 590480 - 580
Writing N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A440 - 550460 - 560460 - 550450 - 550450 - 540
Critical reading, math and writing SAT scores of the 25th–75th percentile by year
(writing section not introduced until 2006 and still not reported by some institutions)

Sections

Enrollment

Number of students enrolled
1993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011
Total 20,87920,88920,91720,77620,65221,47721,76522,42323,51725,02526,30626,78327,12927,48528,12129,10530,80332,57234,087

Demographics

Percent of student body by ethnicity
(Reporting criteria changed over reporting period. Specifically, prior to 2011, Pacific Islander was bundled with Asian; Multiracial was introduced in 2010; and Unknown was introduced in 2010.)
1993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011
White 75.9%75.2%74.3%73.9%73.6%73.4%72.0%71.3%71.4%71.2%71.1%71.0%70.3%69.3%68.5%67.0%65.7%62.5%59.4%
Black 5.4%5.3%5.3%5.2%4.8%4.7%5.0%5.1%5.2%5.1%5.0%5.0%4.7%5.0%5.1%5.4%5.7%5.7%6.2%
Hispanic 15.8%16.4%16.9%17.4%18.0%18.1%18.2%18.3%18.1%18.1%18.3%18.6%19.9%20.6%21.4%22.6%23.5%25.2%26.5%
Asian 1.3%1.5%1.6%1.5%1.7%1.8%1.9%1.8%1.8%2.0%2.0%2.1%2.2%2.3%2.2%2.3%2.6%2.2%1.9%
Pacific Islander *****************0.1%0.1%
Native 0.5%0.5%0.7%0.7%0.7%0.6%0.6%0.6%0.5%0.6%0.6%0.6%0.6%0.6%0.6%0.6%0.7%0.5%0.4%
Multiracial *****************1.4%1.9%
International 1.0%1.1%1.2%1.3%1.2%1.3%1.4%1.7%1.9%1.9%1.9%1.7%1.5%1.5%1.5%1.4%1.0%0.7%1.1%
Unknown ******0.8%1.2%1.1%1.1%1.0%1.0%0.8%0.7%0.7%0.6%0.8%1.7%2.5%
Student body breakdown by ethnicity and total enrollment

Race / Ethnicity

Price Trends

Average total cost for in-state and out-of-state students by year
Year In-State Costs Out-Of-State Costs Books & Supplies Room & Board
2000 $3,316 $9,766 $750 $5,156
2001 $3,578 $9,908 $750 $5,317
2002 $3,750 $10,290 $950 $6,400
2003 $3,900 $10,510 $950 $6,500
2004 $4,550 $11,770 $950 $6,600
2005 $5,360 $13,040 $950 $6,800
2006 $4,698 $11,298 $950 $6,800
2007 $6,506 $14,846 $978 $6,800
2008 $5,776 $12,520 $1,000 $6,960
2009 $6,168 $12,816 $1,050 $7,310
2010 $6,458 $13,898 $1,050 $7,310
2011 $7,264 $15,402 $1,060 $7,310
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011
In-State Tuition $3,316 $3,578 $3,750 $3,900 $4,550 $5,360 $4,698 $6,506 $5,776 $6,168 $6,458 $7,264
Out-Of-State Tuition $9,766 $9,908 $10,290 $10,510 $11,770 $13,040 $11,298 $14,846 $12,520 $12,816 $13,898 $15,402
Books & Supplies $750 $750 $950 $950 $950 $950 $950 $978 $1,000 $1,050 $1,050 $1,060
Room & Board $5,156 $5,317 $6,400 $6,500 $6,600 $6,800 $6,800 $6,800 $6,960 $7,310 $7,310 $7,310
Total costs for in-state and out-of-state students by year

Total Costs

Tuition and Fees for in-state and out-of-state students by year

Tuition

Graduation Rates

Percent of first-time, full-time students who graduated in four, five or six years
Graduation Rates (Bachelor's Degree)
Year 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year
FY 1999 16.00% 42.10% 50.60%
FY 2000 19.70% 43.30% 52.90%
FY 2001 19.70% 45.50% 54.30%
FY 2002 19.30% 46.20% 56.50%
FY 2003 22.30% 48.00% 56.10%
FY 2004 22.70% 50.80% 58.60%
FY 2005 24.90% 51.30% 61.40%
FY 2006 23.80% 53.60% 61.90%
FY 2007 26.30% 52.90% 63.70%
FY 2008 27.30% 55.30% 63.80%
FY 2009 30.10% 55.00% 65.50%
FY 2010 29.80% 55.10% 64.40%
2011 None% None% 64.10%
1999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011
4-Year 16.00%19.70%19.70%19.30%22.30%22.70%24.90%23.80%26.30%27.30%30.10%29.80%N/A
5-Year 42.10%43.30%45.50%46.20%48.00%50.80%51.30%53.60%52.90%55.30%55.00%55.10%N/A
6-Year 50.60%52.90%54.30%56.50%56.10%58.60%61.40%61.90%63.70%63.80%65.50%64.40%64.10%
Percent of first-time, full-time students who graduated in four, five or six years

Graduations