Tarleton State University

1333 W. Washington, Stephenville, TX 76401-0000

School Details

Tarleton State University is a state university, located in Stephenville, Texas, that is well-known for their horse breeding program and innovative teacher education.


Tarleton State is known for having one of the largest and oldest public school improvement partnerships helping more than 50 area school districts. TSU was founded in 1899. In 1917, Tarleton became a member of the Texas A&M University System and, in 1959, it became a four-year degree granting institution. In 1973, the school gained status as a university. Today, TSU is one of the country’s fasting growing public universities and is recorded as the second largest institution in the Texas A&M system.

The mission statement for Tarleton State University is: 

Tarleton State University provides an academically challenging education where learning is grounded in real-world experiences and effective teaching, research, scholarship and service. As a member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is rich in history and tradition while being committed to student success and diversity. Tarleton strives to develop moral and ethical thinkers, scholars, and leaders who demonstrate civility and integrity, while contributing meaningful and responsible to a global society.

Apart from the academics, campus life is an integral part of being at TSU. TSU offers a host of different clubs, organizations, events, and other extra-curricular activities to help cultivate an enriching and fun college experience. There are over 100 different clubs and organizations at TSU, ideally these organizations can fulfill any interest or passion, as well as to supplement the student’s academic education. There are organizations ranging from sports and Greek life to service and music. As the Texas custom, students can also get involved in the rodeo program.


Students come from 26 countries and 49 states to attend TSU. Students can choose from 64 undergraduate, 21 graduate, 2 degree programs and one doctoral program. TSU’s data mining and data warehousing research endeavor to help farmers improve crop insurance. In addition, students who are at TSU for a bachelor’s degree can select programs in nursing, environmental engineering, engineering physics, international agriculture, interdisciplinary business, and communications. The graduate programs include environmental science and a doctoral program in educational administration. TSU has academic facilities and faculty experts who are there to assist all students in their academic journey.


Admission to TSU can be completed online. Applicants visit the admission page of the school’s website and can get a step-by-step analysis of the application process. About 62% of prospective students who apply are admitted and about 49% of those students actually enroll. Financial aid is aavailable to those students who are eligible. There is a host of different options that students can research for aid which includes scholarships, loans, grants and work-study programs. Around 76% of undergraduate students except some kind of financial aid in the form of scholarships or grants. Around 93% of undergraduate students take out Federal student loans. About 71% of undergraduates attend full time and 22% attend full time. Over 30% of undergraduates are 25 years of age or older and 98% are from Texas.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    Not applicable
  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctor's degree
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