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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 54 percent increase in degree production over the last decade and 80 percent of graduates employed and/or enrolled in a graduate program, 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 22 percent lower than the state average, and yet our growth rate in degree production outpaces that of the state by 11 percent. Our Productivity Dashboard provides data on these and other important performance measures.


23 Percent Lower

Administrative Cost per Student

The average administrative cost per TSUS student was 23% lower than the average administrative cost per student across the state. Since 2010, the state average had increased by 11% while the TSUS average has increased by only 2%.

22 Percent Less

State Appropriation per Student

In 2016, the average state appropriation per TSUS student was 22% less than the average state appropriation per student for all Texas public universities.

13 Percent Decrease

State Support

Since 2006, state support as a percent of total revenue has decreased 13% for TSUS, from 30% to 26%.

81 Percent

Employed and/or Enrolled

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.

54 Percent Increase


Over the past decade, the number of degrees and certificates earned at TSUS institutions has increased 54%, a growth rate that is 11% higher than that of the state.

30 Percent Increase


TSUS enrollment has increased 34% over the decade, 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 14% more semester credit hours in the most recent year.


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

Source: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board