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For more than 100 years, The Texas State University System has been helping our state prosper. After all, we have a long history of producing a well-prepared workforce with the skills and talents to impact a wide spectrum of fields and disciplines. Our degree programs are grounded in the career-oriented practicalities of today’s economic environment, which means we produce graduates who are innovative, imaginative, and ready to lead. Below are some key statistics that bear out our remarkable record of success.

18 Percent BelowTuition and Fees

The Texas State University System’s average tuition and fees are 18 percent below the state average of $6,349 (based on fall 2011 tuition and fees).


80 Percentemployed or in graduate school

More than 80 percent of all System graduates are employed or in graduate or professional school within one year of graduating – the highest percentage of any Texas university system.

20 Percent MoreFaculty Teaching

System faculty members teach 20 percent more student credit hours per full-time faculty than the state average.


70 Percent IncreaseDegrees Awarded

The System produces more than 16,000 degrees and certificates per year, a 70 percent increase over the past decade. This growth in degree production exceeds the state’s growth by almost 50 percent.


28 Percent LowerSystem Appropriation Per Degree

The System’s average annual appropriation per degree awarded is 28 percent lower than the state’s average (state average excludes System data).


50 Percent MoreSystem Growth

The System has grown by nearly 50 percent over the past decade, almost one-third higher than the average growth in the state.


37 Percent MoreSix-Year Graduation Rate

The six-year graduation rate in the System has grown by 37 percent over the past decade, far exceeding changes in the state average rate.


 Source: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board