(AUSTIN) – The Texas State University System’s (TSUS) seven member institutions will graduate a record number of students during commencement ceremonies beginning this week. The Spring 2023 class of 10,747 expected graduates is the largest in the system’s history and five percent higher than last year.
Among the seven institutions, Sam Houston State University, Texas State University, Lamar Institute of Technology, Lamar State College Orange, and Lamar State College Port Arthur will set records for the number of graduates this spring. The increase in graduates is attributed strong enrollment growth across TSUS and a reduction in “time to degree” – the average amount of time spent pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Since 2010, the average time to degree of a TSUS student dropped from 5.2 years to 4.9 years.
"The record number of graduates this spring is evidence of our institutions’ commitment to student success,” said TSUS Chancellor Brian McCall. “We are proud to offer quality academic programs and services to help students succeed and to produce thousands of well-prepared graduates to contribute in their own unique way to the future of Texas.”
The Texas State University System is the state’s first university system, with seven institutions serving more than 88,000 students from far West Texas to the Gulf Coast. Established in 1911, the mission of TSUS is to provide high-quality, affordable degree and credential programs to meet the needs of Texas’ diverse and fast-growing economy.