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Why Texas State?

About Texas State University

San Marcos River
San Marcos River

Texas State University, a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and doctoral-granting Emerging Research institution, is located in San Marcos, the jewel of Central Texas nestled between Austin and San Antonio.  We have a diverse campus community and student body.  Our student enrollment is over 36,000; and 42% of students are ethnic minorities.  Texas State ranks among the top 20 universities in the nation for the retention and graduation of both African American and Hispanic students.  Our international students come from 72 different countries.  Texas State offers 12 doctoral degrees, 90 master's degrees, and 98 baccalaureate degrees.

Texas State University is situated at the eastern edge of the Texas Hill Country and the Edwards Plateau, a location that offers outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities.  The natural springs that form the San Marcos River are located within the Texas State campus.  The constant 72 degree Fahrenheit waters of the San Marcos River provide opportunities for swimming, tubing (rafting), and kayaking.

The Talent Development program at Texas State is unique in the nation.  We attract teachers regionally as well as  internationally (e.g., Korea, Taiwan).  Texas State University is conveniently located off Interstate Highway 35 for teachers who need to commute to campus.

Sally Salamander
The Texas Blind Salamander is only found in the San Marcos River.