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About TSUS

The Texas State University System, founded in 1911, is the first higher education system established in Texas. Beginning as an administrative means to consolidate the support and management of state teacher colleges, the System has evolved into a network of higher education institutions stretching from the Texas–Louisiana border to the Big Bend region of west Texas.

Today, eight component institutions offer a broad range of academic and career opportunities. Throughout the System, faculty and staff are preparing students to work in and contribute to our global society.

The Texas State University System is governed by a nine-member Board of Regents appointed by the governor. In addition, a nonvoting student regent is appointed annually to the board. The administration, which is headed by a board-appointed chancellor, is based in Austin, where it provides support to the System components and state government.

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Texas State University System is:

To advance and extend knowledge, learning, and culture, especially within Texas.

To provide opportunities for individuals to develop intellectually, personally, and professionally.

To prepare students to contribute to the state’s and nation’s economy, culture, and future.

To offer undergraduate and graduate instruction leading to professional certificates and undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

To provide public services that enrich the institutions, communities, and the state.

To foster creative and artistic expression that enhances the cultural richness of the state.

To support research and commercial development that result in new technologies and products which benefit the state.