The Texas State University System, founded in 1911, is the first higher education system established in Texas. Beginning as an administrative means to consolidate the support and management of state teacher colleges, the System has evolved into a network of higher education institutions stretching from the Texas–Louisiana border to the Big Bend region of west Texas.
Today, eight component institutions offer a broad range of academic and career opportunities. Throughout the System, you will find professionals committed to preparing students for working and contributing to our global society. The academic and professional programs we offer help them make sound decisions in life and become contributors in their communities.
The Texas State University System member institutions include:
- Lamar University
- Sam Houston State University
- Sul Ross State University
- Texas State University
- Lamar Institute of Technology
- Lamar State College - Orange
- Lamar State College - Port Arthur
- Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College
The Texas State University System is governed by a nine-member Board of Regents appointed by the governor. In addition, a nonvoting student regent is appointed annually to the board. The administration, which is headed by a board-appointed chancellor, is based in Austin, where it provides support to the System components and state government.
The Texas State University System's mission is to provide a high-quality education that is affordable and accessible in order to enrich the lives of all potential students and enable them to become productive and contributing members of society