Texas State University prides itself on comparing favorably to multiple peer groups both in and out of the state. Within Texas, we primarily compare ourselves to other Emerging Research Universities (ERUs) as determined the the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Through the THECB Accountability System, Texas State also compares itself to five out-of-state peers of similar classification. At a national level, Texas State compares itself to multiple institutions who are similar in enrollment, diversity, mission, and state funding.
A full list of the peer institutions by peer group is available.
Annually, Texas State collects comparative data from peer institutions for use in planning and decision-making. The Office of Institutional Research administers these surveys and makes results available to participating institutions. Currently, data are collected regarding tuition, fees, and room and board costs. For each of the surveys listed below, results are available for current and past years. You may choose a specific year using the drop-down selection box within each survey.
Tuition and Fee Survey (Tuition and fee rates)
Texas State Board Survey (Student meal plans and rates)
Texas State Room Survey (Student housing capacity, occupancy, amenities, and rates)
Peer Enrollment and Degree Data
The following pivot tables present peer data on enrollment and degrees awarded at U.S. public four-year universities:
NOTE: If you are unfamiliar with using pivot tables, we have provided links to a couple of tutorials on the Self-Service Tools Help Page webpage.