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Tarleton State University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Tarleton State University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Tarleton State University was awarded 397 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is histologic technician.

Overall Quality

Tarleton is ranked #963 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Tarleton held the #1,118 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Tarleton also holds the #51 spot on the Best Colleges in Texas ranking.

See all of the rankings for Tarleton State University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Tarleton?

Acceptance Rate

Tarleton State University has an acceptance rate of 58%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Tarleton.

Average Test Scores

About 71% of students accepted to Tarleton submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 570. Math scores were between 460 and 550.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Tarleton State University  ( 480 to 570 )

SAT Math Scores for Tarleton State University  ( 460 to 550 )
Tarleton received ACT scores from 47% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Tarleton State University  ( 18 to 23 )

Learn more about Tarleton State University admissions.

Tarleton State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Tarleton State University is 21 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Tarleton State University is 63%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  63 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Tarleton State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Tarleton State University is 69%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  69 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Tarleton have a four-year graduation rate of 28%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  28 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Tarleton State University.

Tarleton State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 11,893 undergraduates at Tarleton with 8,554 being full-time and 3,339 being part-time.

How Much Does Tarleton State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Tarleton is $18,979. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Tarleton

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,604 $17,132 $19,542 $21,678 $21,785

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Tarleton, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Tarleton, approximately 60% of students took out student loans averaging $10,407 a year. That adds up to $41,628 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Tarleton is 7.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Tarleton Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Tarleton make around $42,500 per year during the early years of their employment. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Tarleton State University make the most money.

Location of Tarleton State University

Located in Stephenville, Texas, Tarleton State University is a public institution. The location of Tarleton is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

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Contact details for Tarleton are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1333 W. Washington, Stephenville, TX 76401-0000
Phone: 254-968-9000

Tarleton State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 72 majors graduated from Tarleton State University. Of these students, 2,675 received undergraduate degrees and 620 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 249 $39,275
General Business/Commerce 247 $54,109
Health & Physical Education 222 $34,755
Nursing 201 $63,708
Agricultural Economics & Business 178 $39,523
General Psychology 163 $31,950
Criminal Justice & Corrections 150 $37,613
Animal Science 110 $31,423
Business Administration & Management 99 $38,589
Liberal Arts General Studies 99 $26,458

Learn more about the majors offered at Tarleton State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Tarleton

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 14,016 students took at least one online class at Tarleton State University. This is an increase from the 7,073 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 14,016 14,015
2018-2019 7,073 2,733
2017-2018 1,878 1,004
2016-2017 1,908 1,065
2015-2016 1,988 1,161

Learn more about online learning at Tarleton State University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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