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Tarleton State University (Tarleton)

1333 W. Washington, Stephenville, TX

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Tarlton provides a variety of program options for students to guide them in their growth and development. The school is located in Stephenville, Texas and publically funded. Tarlton has an annual student enrollment of over 11,000.

Areas of study available at Tarlton include but are not limited to:

  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Psychology
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies

The admissions process starts with the submission of an application, transcripts, and standardized test scores, which are then evaluated by admissions staff. Either the ACT or SAT exam can be taken in order to apply to Tarlton. Scores between 18 to 23 on the ACT or 1280 to 1580 on the SAT are needed to greatly increase your chances for admission. This school has an acceptance rate of about 63% of which only 52% decided to enroll. More information on admissions can be found at tarleton.edu.

The tuition at Tarleton State University varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay around $5,800 per year, while out-of-state residents are charged $14,000 annually. Student housing is available for students and costs about $4,700 each year. Some students at Tarleton State University may qualify for financial aid, which is generally offered as grants or student loans.

The mascot for Tarleton State University is the "Texans", and they participate in intercollegiate sports through the NCAA. Available sports offered:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)
  • Football (NCAA Division II)

Students can visit the Tarleton State University website to get a complete list of academic programs offered, admissions information, and more that is available at this school.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the students Tarleton State University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Tarleton State University has a total student population of about 12,000. The student body is made up of 87% undergraduate students and 16% graduate students.

$11,800

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $11,800. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $30 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • In-State Tuition: $3,700-$4,400
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $13,000-$15,670
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $150-$180 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $540-$650 per credit unit
  • Some programs may have tuition rates that will remain the same as the first year for up to five years.

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid87%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships67%$6,189
Receiving Student Loans62%$8,254
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Tarleton State University may provide services to students like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

Tarleton State University has an overall graduation rate which is around 43%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years22%
Graduating in 5 Years16%
Graduating in 6 Years5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1988)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2014)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2014)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Tarleton State University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Lone Star Conference)
  • Basketball (Lone Star Conference)
  • Track and Field (Lone Star Conference)
  • Football (Lone Star Conference)
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Tarleton State University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
49.67%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
87%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
19:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
22

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$5,552