Tradition, Pride & Spirit - Tarleton's Legacy
With its main campus in Stephenville, an hour southwest of Fort Worth, Tarleton State University offers the value of a Texas A&M University System degree with its own brand of personal attention, individual opportunities, history, tradition and community.
Tarleton is a vibrant learning community with nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a doctorate in education, within five colleges—agricultural and environmental sciences, business administration, education, liberal and fine arts, and science and technology. Tarleton’s research centers include the renowned Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research and the Southwest Regional Dairy Center. Recent additions to the Stephenville campus include a state of the art Nursing Building, and a new $25 million living and learning residence hall for 500 students is under construction.
And Tarleton has extended the reach of state-supported, affordable education by expanding online undergraduate and graduate programs and classes in Waco, Midlothian and the Southwest Metroplex Center in Fort Worth.
Tarleton offers a traditional, residential college experience with a lively campus atmosphere, intercollegiate athletics, dozens of student organizations and cultural attractions. Students benefit from the personal attention, warmth and faculty interaction found at smaller, liberal arts institutions.
Get to Know Us
|Established||September 4, 1899|
|Joined A&M System||1917|
|Colors||Purple and White|
|Athletic Affiliation||Lone Star Conference|
|Fall 2014 enrollment||11,708|
|Number of faculty||578|
|Number of staff||506|
|Student / Faculty Ratio||20 to 1|
|Students Come From||220 Texas counties, 41 states, and 24 foreign countries|
|Athletics||Men (Texans): Baseball, Basketball, Track & Field, Cross Country, and Football
Women (TexAnns): Softball, Basketball, Volleyball, Track & Field, Cross Country, Tennis, and Golf
|Recreational Sports||Fall Team Sports: 3 on 3 Basketball, Flag Football, Volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate Frisbee
Spring Team Sports: Basketball, Softball, Volleyball, Sand Volleyball, Dodgeball, Wallyball
Individual/Dual Sports: Racquetball, Rock Climbing, Hiking, Disc Golf, Badminton, Tennis, and more.
|Estimated Cost per Academic Year**||$19,786|
|2014-2015 Operating Budget||$168 million|
|Undergraduate Degree Programs||65+|
|Graduate Degree Programs||20+|
|Doctorate Degree Programs||1|
|Associate Degree Programs||2|
**Total estimate includes tuition fees for 15 hours, room and board, transportation, personal expenses, books and supplies. Ranks among the most affordable public four-year universities in Texas.
Tarleton ranks in the Top 25% for 6 Yr Graduation Rate and in the Bottom 25% for Tuition and Related Costs