You join our faculty at an exciting time.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board reclassified us as an Emerging Research University. Regarding this change, Senate Higher Education Chairwoman Judith Zaffirini commented, "I often say that Texas State University is one of the state's best-kept secrets." Here at Texas State, we live by Lyndon B. Johnson's statement: "The noblest search is the search for excellence." This reclassification will help others recognize our commitment to excellence.
As the university's student population expanded from 330 in 1903 to 34,087 in 2011, the campus, too, has grown. Today, Texas State is one of the 75 largest universities in the country.
Lyndon B. Johnson once said of education, "No other challenge concerns me more than this one. None is of greater importance to the American people." Texas State University takes on this challenge in part by recruiting talented students from all ethnicities and backgrounds. Our enrollments reflect the changing face of Texas. At least 25 percent of our full-time-equivalent undergraduate students are Hispanic. In 2011, the U.S. Department of Education recognized Texas State University as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). We are the fourth – and the largest – HSI in Texas. We also serve a large population of first-generation students and we are U.S. Military Veteran-friendly. We have many resources to support a diverse population.
We also have many resources to support you and your excellence in research, teaching and learning, and service. This New Faculty website provides one way to help ease your transition.