As an Emerging Research University, Texas State provides opportunities for discovery and innovation to faculty and students. The university offers bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degree programs in the colleges of Applied Arts, McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, University College and The Graduate College.
Texas State's main campus is in San Marcos, a growing community of 58,000 people in the southern Austin metropolitan area. Its Round Rock Campus is located north of Austin. Students there can take upper-level courses leading to several bachelor’s degrees and selected complete master’s degree and certificate programs.