The pulse of the region centers on the state’s fifth largest university, Texas State University, which is an Emerging Research University, located in San Marcos. With a steadily growing enrollment, at over 38,000 students, the University provides a steady pipeline of talent to employers in the region.
Students come from around the world. In fact, 56 percent of Texas State students are ethnic minorities; the University ranks 14th in the nation for total bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students.
Among its 98 bachelor’s, 90 master’s, and 12 doctoral degree programs, Texas State offers a PhD in Material Science, Engineering, and Commercialization.