Tarleton State University

Tarleton State University

Tarleton State University is a public, coeducational, state university located in Stephenville, Texas. It was originally founded in 1899 as the John Tarleton Agricultural College and became a member of The Texas A&M University System in 1917. Tarleton State University became a four-year degree institution with the first class graduating in 1963. It offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Agriculture & Human Sciences
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education
  • College of Graduate Studies
  • College of Liberal & Fine Arts
  • College of Science & Technology

Tarleton State University's athletics compete at the NCAA Division II level in the Lone Star Conference. Their men's and women's sports teams are known as the Texans and the TexAnns respectively.

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Tarleton State University
1333 W. Washington
Stephenville , TX 76401-0000
General Phone: (254) 968-9000

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Tarleton State University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management546business, business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, human resources, MIS, marketing
Liberal Arts362Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, economics, political science, sociology, history
Education and Teaching256educational administration, school counseling, teacher ed, agricultural teaching, physical education teaching
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy156health and physical education
Therapy and Counseling104psychology, counseling psychology, educational psychology
Agricultural Science and Management101agriculture, agricultural operations, agricultural economics, agricultural supply, agricultural mechanization
Security and Law Enforcement89criminal justice and safety
Family and Social Work87family and consumer science, social work
Animal Science and Care76animal husbandry, animal science, livestock management
Science65biology, zoology, chemistry, geology, hydrology and water resources, physics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine60registered nursing
Media51communication studies
Computer Science and Engineering41computer and info science, information science, computer science
Engineering Technician26engineering technology, industrial tech, manufacturing tech, quality control tech
Transportation23aviation tech, commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation operations
Conservation and Resource Management21environmental science, wildlife management
Landscaping and Horticulture20ornamental horticulture, agronomy
Medical Support and Technology17medical lab tech, clinical lab tech, histologic tech
Office and Administration13office management
Fine Arts5fine arts
Engineering4engineering physics, environmental engineering
Drama and Performing Arts1drama

Number of programs and degrees for Tarleton State University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,70656
Master's degree43720
Doctor's degree121
Associate's degree62

Tarleton State University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Tarleton State University had a total enrollment of 9,460 students (8,151 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 79%
Graduate 21%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 76%
Black 11%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 21%
20-21 21%
22-24 20%
25-29 13%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 8%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Tarleton State University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 62 %
Part-Time 63 %

Tarleton State University Room and Board (2007)

Tarleton State University offers campus housing for 1,690 of its 8,151 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Stephenville, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Tarleton State University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal430530
SAT Math440540
SAT Writing420510
ACT Verbal1722
ACT Math1823
ACT Composite1823

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT74%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT58%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Tarleton State University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,613
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,357
Room and board $ 6,152
Room charge $ 3,122
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,500
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 3,500

Financial Aid:
Tarleton State University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 363100)

Tarleton State University Faculty

Tarleton State University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track5342
Non-tenured and not on tenure track5076

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year13$100,5012*
Associate professorcalendar year8$92,49312$94,870
Assistant professorcalendar year15$76,15616$65,003
Instructorcalendar year6$70,93612$63,793
Lecturercalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year42$86,05844$74,709

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year36$80,57714$73,510
Associate professoracademic year37$64,66521$61,640
Assistant professoracademic year53$53,62750$49,649
Instructoracademic year18$48,60729$38,176
Lectureracademic year11$35,9994$32,012
All faculty totalacademic year155$60,687118$51,197

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Tarleton State University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Lone Star Conference
Basketball Lone Star Conference
Baseball Lone Star Conference
Track Lone Star Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports04646

Tarleton State University Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Mechanization, General
Agricultural/Farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling
Agriculture, General

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production
Livestock Management

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Engineering Physics
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering

Engineering Technician
Engineering Technology, General
Industrial Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Quality Control Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Agronomy and Crop Science
Ornamental Horticulture

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Histologic Technician

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Office And Administration
Office Management and Supervision

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
Physics, General
Zoology/Animal Biology

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Educational Psychology
Psychology, General

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

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What Sets Tarleton State University Apart:

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% of degrees in agricultural science and management
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Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 12%Tarleton State University Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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Top 13%Tarleton State University % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 16%Tarleton State University Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of accepted students who choose to enroll
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% of degrees in business and management
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% of degrees in animal science and care
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Top 17%Tarleton State University % of degrees in animal science and care

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