22 Facts About Texas State


Texas State University is a public research university in San Marcos, Texas.

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Texas State is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity" and an emerging research university by the State of Texas.

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Faculty from the various colleges have consistently been granted Fulbright Scholarshipsresulting in Texas State's being recognized as one of the top producing universities of Fulbright Scholars.

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The 36th president of the United States, Lyndon B Johnson, graduated from the institution in 1930; Texas State University is the only college or university in Texas to have a U S president as an alumnus.

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The Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State is the largest forensics research facility in the world.

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Those changes did not occur and after Texas State continued to expand its campus in Round Rock, the university requested that the name of the city be removed from the school's name.

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In 2011 Texas State University was the 13th best four-year school for veterans according to Military Times EDGE magazine.

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Texas State University was included in The Best 386 Colleges: 2021 Edition published by The Princeton Review.

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Texas State University offers degrees in 98 bachelor programs, 93 master programs and 14 doctoral programs.

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In January 2012, Texas State University was designated an emerging research university by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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Texas State has developed a series of 5-year plans that will make it eligible to receive funds from the National Research University Fund .

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One of Texas State's facilities includes its Center for Research Commercialization that was approved by the Texas State University System Regents in May 2011 with a focus on environmental sustainability and biotechnology.

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Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State is one of seven extant human decomposition research facilities in the United States.

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Faculty from the various college have consistently been awarded Fulbright Scholar grantsresulting in Texas State's being recognized as one of the top producing universities of Fulbright Scholars.

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Texas State University has more than 300 student organizations registered with its Student Involvement department.

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Texas State has more than 30 fraternities and sororities, including 13 fraternities from the North American Interfraternity Conference, 9 fraternities and sororities from the historically African-American National Pan-Hellenic Council, 8 sororities from the National Panhellenic Conference, and 9 multicultural fraternities and sororities from the National Multicultural Greek Council.

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Texas State was a charter member of Alpha Chi when it was created as the Scholarship Societies of the South in 1927.

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Texas State has an active chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, National Service Fraternity.

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Texas State Strutters are a precision dance team formed in 1960, the first of its kind at a four-year institution in the United States.

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Oldest form of student media at Texas State was a yearbook originally called the Pedagogue and later renamed the Pedagog.

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Texas State currently competes at the NCAA Division I level and are members of the Sun Belt Conference.

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In 1920, Texas State adopted its first official mascot, the bobcat, at the urging of Oscar Strahan, who became the school's athletic director in 1919.

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