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Information About Texas State University

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Texas State University is a doctoral-granting university located in the burgeoning Austin-San Antonio corridor, the largest campus in the Texas State University System, and the 4th largest in the state.

Texas State is also the lead institution of a multi-institution teaching center offering several programs in the greater north Austin area. See Round Rock Higher Education Center (RRHEC).

Texas State University at a Glance

San Marcos is situated on the edge of the legendary Texas Hill Country.

Texas State is located in San Marcos, halfway between Austin (30 miles) and San Antonio (45 miles).

  • Texas State University is a premier, student-centered public university offering baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees to students on a traditional residential campus.
  • Founded: 1899 as Southwest Texas State Normal School
  • President: Dr. Denise M. Trauth
  • Campus area: 427 acres in main campus and 4,322 acres of farm, ranch & recreational areas