If you’re looking for an academic environment that not only challenges but welcomes and supports you, you’ve come to the right place. We are a doctoral-granting institution and home to more than 34,000 students, including 28,000 undergraduates.Texas State University is the fifth largest university in Texas. We really are the Rising Star of Texas.
Proud of our heritage as a teaching institution, Texas State offers 96 undergraduate degree programs, including the newest in engineering and nursing, and a combined 99 master’s and Ph.D. programs. Texas State is also home to one of the fastest-growing Honors Colleges in the state.
Situated in one of the most dynamic regions of the state, San Marcos is centrally located between Austin, the seat of state government (30 miles away), and San Antonio, the cultural heart of the state (45 miles away).
A medium-sized city of 50,000, the San Marcos lifestyle includes the largest outdoor outlet mall in the state, a variety of mom-and-pop eateries that will satisfy your cravings for downhome barbeque and Tex-Mex, as well as the same national restaurants, shops, movie theatres, banks, and hotels located in your local area. For the outdoor enthusiast, San Marcos is home to two rivers, golf courses for the traditional as well as Frisbee golfer, the picturesque Texas Hill Country, and a moderate winter climate.