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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 1,651
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $276.97
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $634.87
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 74
Median SAT/ACT 920/17
% of African American Students 8.6
% of Asian American Students <1
% of Hispanic Students 50
% of International Students 0.002
Student/Teacher Ratio 15:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 86
% of Male/% of Female Students 53/47
Greek System? NO
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 69
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 12.8
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 24.6
% of Freshmen Who Return 52
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 16.2

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 one of the few comprehensive four-year institutions between San Antonio and El Paso.

Located in the scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, Sul Ross features modern facilities as well as a setting conducive to outdoor learning. Through 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 at the certificate, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree levels.

With twelve NCAA-sanctioned sports, an intercollegiate rodeo, and a host of intramural athletics, students enjoy numerous extracurricular opportunities. Art, theatre, music, and numerous clubs and organizations provide options for virtually every interest.

As an outgrowth of Sul Ross’s main campus in Alpine, Texas, campuses in Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Uvalde, collectively known as the Middle Rio Grande Campuses (MRGC), provide upper-level, undergraduate, and graduate educational opportunities.

MRGC offer thirteen bachelor’s degrees in applied science, business administration, education, liberal arts, nursing, and science, with a majority of classes offered online or via teleconference. Each campus houses distance-learning capabilities that provide real-time interaction among professors and students in class and via interactive television.

Master’s degrees in education include programs leading to principal and superintendent certification, bilingual teaching, and counseling. The master’s in college teaching provides pedagogy classes, as well as eighteen hours within the student’s chosen specialization. MRGC’s online MBA accommodates working adults who are ready to expand their leadership and administrative skills in competitive business environments.

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