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Tarleton State University

Stephenville, TX


About This Campus

Tarleton is a vibrant learning community with nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a doctorate in education, within seven colleges: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Service, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology. There are over 120 student organizations, 12 NCAA athletic teams, 14 recreational sports teams, and 10 club sports teams. TSU is a distinctly student-centered campus, with a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. The campus is very diverse with students coming from 46 states and 32 foreign countries. Stephenville allows students to earn a high quality education, while staying in an area that feels just like home and with a lot of history. Tarleton ranks in the bottom 25% for tuition and related costs. Tarleton State University is an institution that is over 100 years old and therefore, incredibly rich in tradition.

Location Information

From TSU students can reach the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in 1-2 hours. The Tarleton campus sits in the center of Stephenville and enriches the lives of students with a traditional college experience, offering more than 18 on campus living options, a gym, study areas and variety of student organizations that meet on campus. Students at the Stephenville campus have the opportunity for field learning and internship experience with many of the local businesses.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Stephenville
Population | 20,607
Enrollment | 13,115
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home (B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/26-12/11
Spring | 01/13-05/06

Campus Diversity

White | 66%
Black | 9%
Hispanic/Latino | 19%
Asian | 1%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 3%
Other | 1%


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs

Notable Academic Programs

  • Agricultural Business
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Animal Sciences

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Sciences, Animal Sciences

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Digital Arts, Theater Art

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, Business Law, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, Industrial Management, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Communication

Criminal Justice: Administration of Justice, Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Geosciences, Science

Economics: Economics

Engineering: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

English: English, Technical Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Wildlife Management

General Studies: Gender Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Geographic Information Sciences & Emergency Management

Health and Safety Sciences: Health Science, Kinesiology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nursing, Public Health

History: History

Industrial Studies: Construction Management, Industrial Administration and Management, Industrial Technology

Information Studies: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Technology

International Studies: International Studies

Languages: Spanish

Mathematics: Mathematics

Military Sciences: Army ROTC

Performing Arts: Music, Performance, Theater Arts/Drama

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology

Technology: Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Veterinary Technology


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 523.00 paper, N/A computer or 69.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 03/05/20.
  • Estimated cost: $2704.8.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 19
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 19
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 03/05/20.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee $50 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
NSE Program Fee $150 Year Plan A Mandatory
Housing Deposit $100 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Athletic Fee $286 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Recreation Fee $100 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Health Service Fee $73.65 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Health Insurance $947 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Parking Fee $85 Year Plan A & B Optional
University Services Fee $1334.25 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Student Center Fee $39.60 Semester Plan A Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $947 per semester.

Financial Aid

Host Payment (Plan A)
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 003631

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 03/05/20

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 35% living on campus
  • Suite: $3200
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $705
  • Proximity to campus: 1
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1030 declining balance plan.
  • $1385 per semester for 10 meals per week.
  • $1800 per semester for 17 meals per week.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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