The Texas State University System, founded in 1911, is the oldest multi-campus system in Texas.
It is comprised of eight institutions: Lamar University, Sam Houston State University, Sul Ross State University, Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College, Texas State University at San Marcos, Lamar Institute of Technology, Lamar State College at Orange and Lamar State College at Port Arthur.
There are 64,000 students enrolled in the System.
The total operating budget for the Texas State University System for the 2008 fiscal year is $794 million.
A nine-member board of regents appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Legislature governs the System. The board-appointed chancellor heads the administration, which is based in Austin.
The current chancellor of the Texas State University System is former state Rep. Brian McCall.