Angelo State University is a public, four-year institution of higher education that focuses on liberal arts, sciences, and professional disciplines, and is located in the city of San Angelo, Texas.
A community rallied and even supported a self-imposed tax, in order to establish San Angelo Junior College in 1928. The college continued operations throughout the Great Depression, adopting the title San Angelo College, and later changing the name once more, to San Angelo University in 1969. Academic and athletic programs continued to expand throughout the twentieth century, especially due to the driving forces of the G.I. Bill and the Baby Boomer generation. By 2011, the student population had grown to more than 7,000 students.
Today, Angelo State University is a member of the Texas Tech University System and is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Angelo State University’s mission statement includes: “In a learning-centered environment distinguished by its integration of teaching, research, creative endeavor, service and co-curricular experiences, ASU prepares students to be responsible citizens and to have productive careers.” Angelo State University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Wide ranging extracurricular activities are available on the 268-acre campus. ASU supports over 100 student organizations, some of which include: fraternities and sororities, professional organizations, student government, honor societies, religious organizations, and special interest organizations. With 25 intramural and club sports, athletic opportunities range from flag football and ultimate frisbee to table tennis and the 5k fun run. Angelo State University sponsors 13 intercollegiate teams that compete in NCAA Division II and the Lone Star Conference. Varsity sports include men and women’s outdoor track and field, men’s baseball, men and women’s basketball, men’s football, women’s golf, women’s soccer, women’s softball, and women’s volleyball.
About 6,900 students are enrolled in Angelo State University, with 98 percent of students declaring in-state residency. About 56 percent of students are White, 29 percent Hispanic, and 9 percent Black. Female students make up 54 percent of the population. Four percent of undergraduate students are enrolled in distance-only education, while 60 percent of graduate students enroll in distance-only programs. The student-to-faculty ratio is 20:1.
Angelo State University awards more than 40 undergraduate degrees, 20 master’s degrees, and one doctorate in 100-plus majors and concentrations. Programs are housed in the following colleges: College of Business, College of Education, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health and Human Services, and the College of Graduate Studies. More than ten pre-professional programs include, but are not limited to: Chiropractic, Dentistry, Engineering, Law, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Physical Therapy, Physician’s Assistant, and Veterinary Medicine. Students have access to academic resources ranging from remedial services, and academic and career counseling services to employment services for students.
Special learning opportunities at Angelo State University also include: ROTC (Air Force), teacher certification, distance education, and study abroad programs. Study abroad experiences are offered in Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Costa Rica, Panama, South Africa, and more countries. Eligible students can choose to enroll in an eight-week program, summer program, semester program, or an academic year program.
DISTANCE AND ONLINE EDUCATION
Online undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs are offered at ASU. Seven online undergraduate degrees include programs, such as Border and Homeland Security (B.S.S.), Cultural Fluency and Security Studies (B.C.F.S.S.), and Intelligence, Security Studies, and Analysis (B.S.S.). Graduate students have more than ten different online master’s degree options, some of which include Business Administration (M.B.A.), Curriculum and Instruction, Advanced Instructor (M.A.), Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), and Security Studies (M.S.S.). Online undergraduate certificates focus on studies in security and criminal justice, while online graduate certificates offer programs in education, nursing, and security. Distance education students have access to ASU library resources, disability services, and online tutoring.
COSTS AND FINANCIAL AID
Tuition at Angelo State University is dependent on state residency. Estimated undergraduate tuition for in-state students is $7,575 and $17,395 for out-of-state students.
To apply for aid, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Types of available aid include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEO Grant, TEACH Grant, Texas Public Education Grant, TEXAS Grant, Ram Grant, Parent PLUS Loan, Stafford Loans, alternative education loans, employment, and scholarships. There are more than 300 endowed and university sponsored scholarship programs available, including the Carr Academic Scholarship, which is awarded to one out of every six students at Angelo State University. Angelo State initiated the "Blue and Gold Guarantee" in 2009, which provides full tuition and mandatory fees for all accepted Texas first year students whose families earn $40,000 or less annually. In addition, the university’s Veterans Educational and Transitional Services partners with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and the Texas Veterans Commission to provide benefits for qualifying veterans, military personnel, and their dependents.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Doctorate degree
Adult Age Enrollments:1,976
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