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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 11,476
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $162.54
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $561.97
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 87
Median SAT/ACT 995/21
% of African American Students 8.35
% of Asian American Students 1.02
% of Hispanic Students 18.97
% of International Students 0.27
Student/Teacher Ratio 19:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 383
% of Male/% of Female Students 39/61
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 90
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 25.43
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 43.34
% of Freshmen Who Return 70.79
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 2.4

Tarleton State University

Team Name:

Texans and Texanns


1333 W. Washington, Stephenville, TX 76401











  • Tarleton’s vision is to become the premier student-focused university in Texas and beyond.
  • Ranks in Texas’s top 25 percent for six-year graduation rate and bottom 25 percent for tuition and fees, according to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
  • Member of The Texas A&M University System since 1917.
  • First-class academic resources and programs.

LIFE-CHANGING. Filled with real-world experiences tied to classroom learning. A friendly environment.

That’s Tarleton State University, a member of the Texas A&M University System, with its own brand of personal attention, unique opportunities, history, and community. Founded as John Tarleton College in 1899, the university has grown into a near-perfect model of size and scope. With cutting-edge academic facilities and faculty with extensive professional and industry experience, Tarleton provides students teacher interaction and individual attention usually associated with smaller colleges.

Located in Stephenville, an hour southwest of Fort Worth, Tarleton has centers in Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and an online “global campus.” With more than 60 bachelor’s degree programs and 30 graduate programs including a doctorate in educational leadership, Tarleton serves some 13,000 students (10,000 on the Stephenville campus) from all parts of Texas, 45 states, and more than 20 foreign countries. Tarleton’s expanded O. A. Grant Humanities Building provides state-of-the-art facilities for communication studies, digital media, and other programs. The remodeled Tarleton Center brings admissions, financial aid, the registrar, and residential living and learning all into one location as a one-stop shop. The Dick Smith Library boasts the latest in high-tech study spaces.

Tarleton soon will begin construction on a new applied sciences building with engineering laboratory space and a new academic building on its planned 80-acre Fort Worth campus along the Chisholm Trail Parkway on land donated by The Walton Group of Companies. Memorial Stadium will add nearly 2,500 seats and a new press box for Tarleton’s growing Division II fan base.

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