Tarleton State University (228529)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,416
2022 Average Net Price
$13,755
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.36%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
87.1%
5,788 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
14,092
66.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
45.8%
935 Graduates

About

Tarleton State University (228529) is a higher education institution located in Erath County, TX. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Tarleton State University (228529) were Other Multidisciplinary Studies (260 degrees awarded), General Business (229 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (206 degrees).

In 2022, 3,463 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tarleton State University (228529). 65.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,214 degrees), 3.05 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (727 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tarleton State University (228529) is $4,416, which is $−19,580 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Tarleton State University (228529) is $4,416, which is $−19,580 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,755.

In 2022, 75% of undergraduate students attending Tarleton State University (228529) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 48% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,416
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Tarleton State University (228529) was $4,416. The cost of tuition at Tarleton State University (228529) is $−19,580 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$13,755
2022 Value
0.0218%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Tarleton State University (228529) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,755. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Tarleton State University (228529) grew by 0.0218%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,206
Room and Board
$1,050
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Tarleton State University (228529) was of $10,206 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 9.49% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,050. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.35% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

75%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
48%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

75% of undergraduate students at Tarleton State University (228529) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 4.17% with respect to 2021, when 72% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.36%
2019 Default Rate
82
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Tarleton State University (228529) was 2.36%, which represents 82 out of the 3476 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Tarleton State University (228529) received 5,788 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 45.7% annual growth. Out of those 5,788 applicants, 5,039 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.1% acceptance rate.

There were 14,092 students enrolled at Tarleton State University (228529) in 2022. 53% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Tarleton State University (228529) has an overall enrollment yield of 48.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
5,039
Accepted Out of 5,788

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Tarleton State University (228529) was 87.1% (5,039 admissions from 5,788 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 56.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 45.7%, while admissions declined by −16.8%..

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SAT Scores

53%
Submission Percentage (2022)
1,289
Scores Submitted (2022)

53% of enrolled first-time students at Tarleton State University (228529) in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Tarleton State University (228529) had a total enrollment of 14,092 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Tarleton State University (228529) is 9,369 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,723. This means that 66.5% of students enrolled at Tarleton State University (228529) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Tarleton State University (228529), both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.6% White, 22.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7.53% Black or African American, 3.48% Two or More Races, 1.16% Asian, 0.532% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0781% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Tarleton State University (228529) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.8%), followed by White Male (23.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.5%), followed by White Male (16.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tarleton State University (228529) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,092 students. The full-time enrollment at Tarleton State University (228529) is 9,369 and the part-time enrollment is 4,723. This means that 66.5% of students enrolled at Tarleton State University (228529) are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Tarleton State University (228529) was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Tarleton State University (228529) had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    8,819 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    3,141 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    1,061 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Tarleton State University (228529) is 62.6% White, 22.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7.53% Black or African American, 3.48% Two or More Races, 1.16% Asian, 0.532% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0781% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 217 students (1.54%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,097 more women than men received degrees from Tarleton State University (228529). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Tarleton State University (228529) is white (2,214 degrees awarded). There were 3.05 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (727 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Tarleton State University (228529) is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (260 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (229 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (206 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Tarleton State University (228529), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (283 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (264 degrees), and Protective Services (243 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Tarleton State University (228529) are Social workers, all other (182,548 people), Other managers (152,989 people), Police officers (144,738 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (116,066 people), and Registered nurses (63,237 people).

The most specialized majors at Tarleton State University (228529) in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (283 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (264 degrees), Protective Services (243 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (136 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (107 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Tarleton State University (228529) are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Tarleton State University (228529) are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (283 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (264 degrees), Protective Services (243 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (136 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (107 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Tarleton State University (228529) are Justice, public order, & safety activities (362,992 people), Elementary & secondary schools (307,299 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (222,799 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (142,015 people), and Individual & family services (139,759 people).

The most specialized majors at Tarleton State University (228529) are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (283 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (264 degrees), Protective Services (243 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (136 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (107 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Tarleton State University (228529).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 260 degrees awarded
  2. 229 degrees awarded
  3. 206 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Tarleton State University (228529) was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 260 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,183
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,280
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,183 degrees were awarded to men at Tarleton State University (228529), which is 0.519 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,280).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 141 degrees were awarded to men at Tarleton State University (228529) in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, which is 1 times approximately the same the 141 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 211 degrees were awarded to men at Tarleton State University (228529) in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 4.31 times more than the 49 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

30%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 30% of students graduating from Tarleton State University (228529) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Tarleton State University (228529) is Female and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.321% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,214 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    727 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    285 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tarleton State University (228529) is white (2,214 degrees awarded). There were 3.05 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (727 degrees).

0.52% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,446 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    768 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    515 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Tarleton State University (228529) is white female (1,446 degrees awarded). There were 1.88 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (768 degrees).

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Operations

Tarleton State University (228529) has an endowment valued at nearly $83.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−46.9%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Tarleton State University (228529) had a total salary expenditure of 338M. Tarleton State University (228529) employs 132 Assistant professors, 128 Associate professors and 107 Instructors. Most academics at Tarleton State University (228529) are Male Assistant professor (67), Female Instructor (66), and Female Assistant professor (65).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tarleton State University (228529) are: Management, with 162 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 139 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 123 employees.

Endowment

$83.8M
2022 Endowment
7%
decline from 2021

Tarleton State University (228529) has an endowment valued at about $83.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Tarleton State University (228529) declined 7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $37.2M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $8.51M - Federal
  2. $11.1M - State
  3. $127k - Local

As of 2022, Tarleton State University (228529) received $8.51M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11.1M from state grants and contracts, and $127k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$88.2M
2022 Salaries
6.04%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Tarleton State University (228529) paid a median of $88.2M in salaries, which represents 26.1% of their overall expenditure ($338M) and a 6.04% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$34.3M
Instructional Salaries
448
Number of Employees

In 2022, Tarleton State University (228529) paid a total of $34.3M to 448 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
132 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
162 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Tarleton State University (228529) were Assistant professor with 132 employees, Associate professor with 128 employees, and Instructor with 107 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tarleton State University (228529) were Management with 162 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 139 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 123 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Tarleton State University (228529) was Male Assistant professor with 67 employees, Female Instructor with 66 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 65 employees.

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