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Texas State is a public graduate school in San Marcos, Texas in the Austin Area. It has a mid-size graduate student body with an enrollment of 4,486 graduate students. Of the 76 graduate programs offered at Texas State University, 2 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at Texas State University are Social Work, Business, and Elementary Education. 42% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
4,486
Part-Time Grad Students
1,906
Research Assistants
216
Teaching Assistants
714
Racial Diversity
  • White
    53.3%
  • Hispanic
    24.6%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    7.6%
  • African American
    7.5%
  • Asian
    2.9%
  • Multiracial
    2.5%
  • Unknown
    1.2%
  • Native American
    0.3%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Nightlife
    A
Median Household Income
$37,593
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,000
National
$949
Median Home Value
$163,500
National
$184,700
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26 reviews
My first experience with Texas State as a student was amazing! After moving to a new city for my husband's studies, I realized that I underestimated the cost of living in this city. After discussing my concerns about not being able to manage my workload along with my studies, they allowed me to become part-time online. Like the first time I needed their assistance, the school's faculty and staff continues to help me succeed as a student. The only qualm that I have with the university is that some of its online professors are too disorganized to manage such a program. They need to ensure that the professors can handle the dynamics of an online course as well as help the students connect with their peers.
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I am attending Texas State University's MFA program in creative writing, which is definitely one of their most competitive graduate programs (it was ranked in the top 50 MFA programs across the country, and also has only a 10% acceptance rate for their fiction track). Texas State has lots of funding and scholarship options for graduate students so that you don't have to go into debt for your degree. I'm currently a teaching assistant and so am making about double what in-state tuition costs each year. Students here in the MFA program range a lot in personality, but most are smart, funny, fun, and down-to-earth. Same with the professors. They can be characters, but are also very generous with their support and time. Overall I love this program at Texas State, and choosing to come here was one of the best decisions I've ever made.
Texas State is a really good school for students who want to experience a university with a lot of diversity and culture. Texas State is for students who enjoy walking and getting in touch with nature. The campus life is amazing and people who attend Texas State are very open and friendly people, it won't be hard to make friends and feel at home!