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, you will find professionals committed to preparing students for working and contributing to our global society. The academic and professional programs we offer help them make sound decisions in life and become contributors in their communities.
The Texas State University System member institutions include:
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.
The Texas State University System provides centralized support services to the System's eight member institutions. These include legal counsel, accounting, financial audit, academic program planning, contract administration, government relations and communications services.
The Texas State University System consists of eight institutions located throughout Texas: Lamar University, Sam Houston State University, Sul Ross State University, Texas State University, Lamar Institute of Technology, Lamar State College-Orange, Lamar State College-Port Arthur, and Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College.
The System Office is located at 208 E. 10th Street, Suite 600, Austin, TX, 78701.
TSUS is Texas' third-largest of six university systems in Texas, with enrollment exceeding 78,000 students in the fall 2012 semester.
The Texas Legislature appropriated $2.2 million to fund the System Office for Fiscal Year 2011. The state appropriation for the System Office and all eight institutions combined was $311.7 million for the same fiscal year.
The Texas State University System is governed by a nine-member Board of Regents appointed by the governor. A chancellor selected by the Board of Regents is the chief executive officer of the System.
Our universities and colleges offer a wide range of academic and job training opportunities, from welding certificates to doctoral degrees. You can search for degree programs at our eight institutions using our Degree Finder. Additionally, each institution maintains a list of available degrees and certificates on its website.
Each institution sets its own tuition and fees. However, tuition and fees at many of our institutions are among the lowest of all Texas public universities. Check the Admissions Pages on each institution's website for current tuition and fee information.
The Texas State University System's mission is to provide a high-quality education that is affordable and accessible in order to enrich the lives of all potential students and enable them to become productive and contributing members of society.