Tarleton State University

Stephenville, TX 76401
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Tarleton State University is one of the forty-three public 4-year colleges in Texas. The campus is located in Stephenville town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 13,019 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,899 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 1,272 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 67%). Every year 46% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Tarleton's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $4,008, and fees were $3,359. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $13,752 and $3,359 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students13,019
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate67%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 22 153
Master's degree 0 2
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 81.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1926 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
11/20/1997 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/22/2014 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT950 to 1130
ACT18 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $45
Graduates $45

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$167/credit
In State Students$167/credit
Out of State Students$573/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$209/credit
In State Students$209/credit
Out of State Students$623/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $7,515 $7,515 $25,785
ADN 70 $11,690 $11,690 $40,110
BSN 125 $20,875 $20,875 $71,625
FNP 50 $10,450 $10,450 $31,150
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 87% of Tarleton State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 40% $4,491
Other Federal Grant 14% $285
State Grant & Scholarships 44% $4,856
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 53% $1,808
Federal Student Loans 63% $7,525
Private Loans 10% $11,034


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$14,634
$30,001 to $48,000$15,852
$48,001 to $75,000$18,431
$75,001 to $110,000$19,940
Over $110,000$20,078

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.
Tarleton State University
1333 W. Washington
Stephenville, TX 76401

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