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The Texas State University System does more with less - with better result - than any other university system in Texas. With a 53 percent increase in degree production over the last decade, TSUS institutions are responding to the demands of our growing state and producing graduates who contribute to Texas' economic vitality and quality of life. The Texas State University System's state appropriation per student is 25 percent lower than the state average, and our tuition and fees are among the lowest in the state. Our Productivity Dashboard provides data on these and other important performance measures.

20 Percent Lower

Administrative Cost per Student

The average administrative cost per TSUS student was 20% lower than the average administrative cost per student across the state. Since 2010, the state average had increased by 10% while the TSUS average has increased by less than one percent.

8 Percent Lower

Tuition and Fees

TSUS tuition and fees have been consistently below the state average in every year over the past decade, 8% lower in the most recent year.

25 Percent Less

State Appropriation per Student

In 2015, the average state appropriation per TSUS student was 25% less than the average state appropriation per student for all Texas public universities.

23 Percent Decrease

State Support

Since 2005, state support as a percent of total revenue has decreased 23% for TSUS, from 40% to 31%.

83 Percent

Employed and/or Enrolled

Over the past decade, more than 80% of TSUS graduates have become employed and/or enrolled in a graduate program in Texas within one year of graduation—the highest percentage of any university system in the state.

53 Percent Increase


Over the past decade, the number of degrees awarded by TSUS has increased 53%, a growth rate that is 23% higher than the state's rate of growth.

30 Percent Increase


TSUS enrollment has increased 30% over the past 10 years, outpacing the growth rate across the state by 15%.

56 Percent

Transfer Student Graduation Rate

The graduation rate of students transferring to TSUS from a Texas two-year college is 56%, a 10% increase from 2000.

15 Percent More

Faculty Teaching

TSUS faculty taught more semester credit hours than the state average in every year since 2004, teaching 15% more semester credit hours in the most recent year.

27 Percent Less

Faculty & Staff per 1000 Students

TSUS has consistently had fewer faculty and staff per student than the state average, 27% less in the most recent year.

26 Percent Less

Space Allocation

In 2014, the average square footage per student in the TSUS was 26% less than the state average, yet the TSUS allocates 34% more of its limited space to teaching.


* "Student" refers to full-time student equivalent (FTSE).
** State averages exclude TSUS.  

Source: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board


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