The Greater San Marcos region has a population of nearly 250,000 people with a labor shed of 2.4 million within a 60-mile radius of the City of San Marcos.
The workforce pipeline is diverse and robust anchored by Texas State University, an emerging research and Hispanic serving institution with over 38,000-student enrollment.
In addition, the region boasts another 24 additional colleges and universities located within a 50-mile radius of the City of San Marcos, providing a steady workforce pipeline possessing a broad base of knowledge and experience. Austin Community College-Hays Campus provides training, certificate and two-year associates degrees. Technical training in the region is provided by Gary Job Corps, the largest job corps facility in the nation.
San Marcos is home to Texas State University, the fourth largest university in Texas with 38,000+ students. Texas State is a Tier 2 Emerging Research University and a designated Hispanic Serving Institution offering 97 bachelors, 87 masters, and 112 doctoral degrees including a Ph.D. in Materials Science, Engineering and Commercialization. Other higher education institutions in the region include The University of Texas at Austin, St. Edward's University, University of Texas- San Antonio, and Austin Community College.
The unemployment rates in the Greater San Marcos region are typically lower than the United States, the State of Texas, and Texas' major MSAs. Currently, the unemployment rate for the city of San Marcos is 3.9%, according the Texas Workforce Commission.
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