Approved by the Texas State Legislature in 1899 and originally known as Southwest Texas State Normal School, Texas State University - San Marcos first opened its doors in 1903. Over the next century, the school would undergo several structural and name changes, including the Southwest Texas State Normal College, Teachers College, College and University before settling on its current incarnation in 2003. Texas State has evolved over the years from a small teachers' training institution to a major, multi-disciplinary university. President Lyndon B. Johnson is among the school's many distinguished alumni.
Texas State's mission states that it is "a public, student-centered, doctoral-granting institution dedicated to serving the educational needs of the diverse population of Texas and the world beyond."
Those living in student housing or an off campus apartment at Texas State have access to the university's exceptional academic programs. Students may pursue bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees through the school's nine colleges including the College of Applied Arts, Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration, College of Education, College of Fine Arts and Communication, College of Health Professions, College of Liberal Arts, College of Science and Engineering, University College and Graduate College.
Student living and university living at Texas State revolves around a variety of traditional campus student organizations. The university's athletic programs compete in the NCAA's Division I in men's and women's sports like baseball, basketball, football, soccer and tennis among many more.
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