Arkansas State University (Arkansas State) vs. Texas State University (TXST)

Two Rivalry Colleges in Sun Belt Conference

  • Both Arkansas State University (Arkansas State) and Texas State University (TXST) are public.
  • Arkansas State is located in Jonesboro, AR and TXST is located in San Marcos, TX.
  • TXST has more expensive tuition of $22,559 than Arkansas State ($13,312).
  • Arkansas State has tighter acceptance rate of 66.02% than TXST (72.98%).
  • Arkansas State has higher SAT scores of 1,100 than TXST (1,080).
  • TXST is larger with 38,171 students than Arkansas State (13,190 students).
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#3 in Arkansas
Rankings#131 in National Universities
#11 in Texas
Public, 4-yearsSchool TypePublic, 4-years
Jonesboro, ARLocationSan Marcos, TX
Arkansas StateKnown asTXST
1 Year Certificate
2 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Offered DegreesBachelor's
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Research University (high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (high research activity)
Tuition & Fees
$7,456 Arkansas residents
$13,312 out-of-state
Undergraduate$11,135 Texas residents
$22,559 out-of-state
$6,718 Arkansas residents
$11,956 out-of-state
Graduate$9,060 Texas residents
$17,220 out-of-state
$8,371Financial Aid$8,408
$30 undergraduate
$30 graduate
Application Fee$75 undergraduate
$55 graduate
66.02%Acceptance Rate72.98%
1,100 SAT, 22 ACTTest Scores1,080 SAT, 23 ACT
Student Population
13,190Total Students38,171
5,823Online Enrollment3,449
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
53%Graduation Rate56%
Transfer-out Rate
78%Retention Rate80%
$36,600Average Earning after Graduation$51,100
Special Learning Opportunities and Student Services
Online Degree/Certificate Program Offered for Both Undergraduate and GraduateDistance Learning (Online Classes)Online Degree/Certificate Program Offered for Both Undergraduate and Graduate
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certifiate
Special OpportunitiesROTC
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certifiate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 3,200)On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 6,853)
$7,548 average annual costs
Not offered or not ReportedMeal PlanNot offered or not Reported
Faculties and Staffs
15 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio21 to 1
536 Full-time
187 Part-time
Number of Faculties1,298 Full-time
389 Part-time
1,569 Full-time
378 Part-time
Number of Staffs3,466 Full-time
459 Part-time
$66,895 for Faculties
$44,531 Part-time
Average Salary$77,450 for Faculties
$63,027 Part-time
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2022-2023