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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 1,346
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $348
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $738
Yearly Room and Board $7,000+
% of Students on Financial Aid 80
Median SAT/ACT 850/17
% of African American Students 10
% of Asian American Students <1
% of Hispanic Students 57
% of International Students 1
Student/Teacher Ratio 16:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 92
% of Male/% of Female Students 53/47
Greek System? NO
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 58
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 9.6
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 18.7
% of Freshmen Who Return 58
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 10

Sul Ross State University

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400 N. Harrison St., Alpine, TX 79832











  • Birthplace of intercollegiate rodeo
  • Small class sizes and a 15:1 student faculty ratio
  • Regional law enforcement academy
  • Regional teacher certification program

AT 4,481 FEET, Sul Ross State University enjoys the distinction of Texas’s highest education. Affordability and numerous hands-on opportunities better define the only comprehensive four-year institution between San Antonio and El Paso.

Located in the scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, Sul Ross features modern facilities as well as a pleasant setting conducive to outdoor learning. Through rapidly-growing experiential learning components in the academic curriculum and the McNair Scholars Program for undergraduate research, students have access to hands-on learning experiences transcending the classroom.

Ranked among the most affordable public institutions in Texas, Sul Ross offers a total of 66 degree programs (40 undergraduate, 26 graduate) at the certificate, associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degree levels. Programs range from computer science in gaming and design to a widely-recognized hydrology program, animal and natural resource management, and the arts, sciences, education and professional studies.

With 13 NCAA-sanctioned sports (six men’s, seven women’s), intercollegiate rodeo, and a host of intramural athletics, students enjoy numerous extra-curricular opportunities. Art, theatre and music, as well as numerous clubs and organizations, provide options for virtually every interest.

Sul Ross recently installed a new multi-purpose recreational sports field, a re-surfaced football field stadium, and completed the first phase of the Campus Access Project with an open area between Lobo Village and the Warnock Science Building with student gathering places, an outdoor classroom/amphitheater, improved landscaping, and seating areas to enhance the student living and learning environment.

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