Tarleton State University is a state university, located in Stephenville, Texas, that is well-known for their horse breeding program and innovative teacher education. Founded in 1899, Tarleton State is known for having one of the largest and oldest public school improvement partnerships helping more than 50 area school districts. 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.
Tarleton offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from the following colleges:
- College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
- College of Business Administration
- College of Education
- College of Health Sciences and Human Services
- College of Liberal and Fine Arts
- College of Science and Technology
- College of Graduate Studies
Several of the bachelor's and master's degrees are offered completely online.