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Study at Tarleton State University

Tarleton State University is a public, coeducational, state university located in Stephenville, Texas. It was originally founded in 1899 as the John Tarleton Agricultural College and became a member of The Texas A&M University System in 1917. Tarleton State University became a four-year degree institution with the first class graduating in 1963. It offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse Course Topics. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:
  • College of Agriculture and Human Sciences
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education
  • College of Graduate Studies
  • College of Liberal and Fine Arts
  • College of Science and Technology
Tarleton State University's athletics compete at the NCAA Division II level in the Lone Star Conference. Their men's and women's sports teams are known as the Texans and the TexAnns respectively.

Profile of Tarleton State UniversityTarleton State University is in a self-contained town, in Stephenville, TX. The school is classified as a public college. Students at Tarleton State University earn degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include agricultural science and management and animal science and care.

Tarleton State University Selectivity

Tarleton State University does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 420 to 520 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 440 and 540.

Some professors at Tarleton State University are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 9, 460 students (7, 538 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
Tarleton State University makes available student meal plans. Athletic teams at the school belong to the Lone Star Conference for major sports.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Tarleton State University exists to provide an academically challenging educational experience through effective teaching, scholarship, research, and service enabling students to pursue truth and acquire understanding, knowledge, and skills necessary for establishing successful careers and becoming responsible citizens and leaders. "Tarleton State University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management506business management, MIS, business, accounting, marketing, human resources, finance, managerial economics
Liberal Arts319interdisciplinary studies, liberal arts and sciences, political science, history, English, sociology, economics, Spanish language
Education and Teaching243educational administration, teacher ed, school Counselling, agricultural teaching, physical education teaching
Agricultural Science and Management117agricultural supply, agricultural operations, agriculture, agricultural economics, agricultural mechanization
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy107health and physical Education
Family and Social Work90social work, family and consumer science
Security and Law Enforcement82criminal justice and safety
Therapy and Counselling69Counselling psychology, psychology, educational psychology
Animal Science and Care55animal science, animal husbandry, livestock management
Science53biology, zoology, chemistry, geology, hydrology and water resources
Nursing and Emergency Medicine43registered nursing
Computer Science and Engineering41information science, computer science
Media38communication studies
Engineering Technician38industrial tech, manufacturing tech, engineering technology, quality control tech
Transportation25commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation operations, aviation tech
Medical Support and Technology18clinical lab tech, histologic tech, medical lab tech
Landscaping and Horticulture16ornamental horticulture, agronomy
Conservation and Resource Management12wildlife management, environmental science
Engineering4engineering physics, environmental engineering
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
office and Administration3office management
Fine Arts3fine arts
Contact: Tarleton State UniversityTarleton State University

1333 W. Washington

Stephenville, TX 76401-0000

General Phone: (254) 968-9000


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